Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 91 139
Rank change year-on-year +6 +48 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 0.66% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 3.09% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 14
North East median daily rate £300 £371 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.19% +36.24% -26.10%
10th Percentile £218 £181 £138
90th Percentile £489 £687 £369
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North East median hourly rate £14.78 - £42.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £19.88
% change year-on-year -3.31% -8.93% +13.57%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 210 259 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.80% 21.21% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 206 413
North East median daily rate £365 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% - -23.53%
10th Percentile £208 £195 £205
90th Percentile £533 £538 £467
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 65
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £14.31 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.71% -48.89% +30.23%
10th Percentile £13.96 £9.30 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £31.40 £36.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the North East

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the North East over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the North East

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Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham +5 18 £265 -1.85%
Tyne and Wear -3 3 £388 -26.19% 6
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Wireless
3 13 (61.90%) Network Security
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
4 11 (52.38%) BGP
5 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
5 10 (47.62%) MPLS
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
7 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco
8 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (19.05%) CCNP
10 4 (19.05%) CCNA
10 4 (19.05%) LAN
10 4 (19.05%) Coaching
10 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (14.29%) Line Management
11 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 3 (14.29%) Aruba
11 3 (14.29%) ITIL
11 3 (14.29%) Windows
11 3 (14.29%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 2 (9.52%) Finance
12 2 (9.52%) Wyse

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Wireless
3 13 (61.90%) Network Security
4 11 (52.38%) BGP
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
5 10 (47.62%) MPLS
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
9 2 (9.52%) DHCP
9 2 (9.52%) DNS
9 2 (9.52%) SMS
10 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
10 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
10 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
1 7 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Communications Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Communications Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Communications Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Service Delivery
2 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) Coaching
3 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Line Management
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
5 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) High Availability
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Product Management
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNA
2 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) CCDP
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) CISM
4 1 (4.76%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Aruba
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) F5
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
3 2 (9.52%) Wyse
4 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Meraki
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft