Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 141 109
Rank change year-on-year +47 -32 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.49% 1.03% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.26% 3.70% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 4
North East median daily rate £478 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.03% +0.16% -8.30%
10th Percentile £196 £138 £270
90th Percentile £737 £369 £394
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
North East median hourly rate - £42.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +211.11% -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 266 757 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.88% 27.81% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 487 170
North East median daily rate £340 £320 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -18.21% +20.38%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £227
90th Percentile £538 £453 £653
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 77 52
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +31.76% -29.17%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £42.58
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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

VPN
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 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the North East

VPN
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

VPN
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 19 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +43 5 £525 +69.35% 2
Durham -2 1 £105 -71.03% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Facilities Management
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence

VPN
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Digital Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Associate Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Facilities Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) PMBOK
2 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) ThinPrint
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Aruba
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) F5