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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 62 59
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 1.49% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 13.00% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Median daily rate £363 £283 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -0.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 133 100 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.29% 11.47% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 42
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the North East

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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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham -3 1 £363 -
VPN
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) CCSE
4 5 (41.67%) Network Design
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Juniper
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) SSL
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) MCSA
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) PBX
7 2 (16.67%) WAN
7 2 (16.67%) EMC
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix

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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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (41.67%) SSL
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) PBX
5 2 (16.67%) Skype
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) DSL
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) FTP
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) IPsec
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) SMTP
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Server Hardening
4 1 (8.33%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Mitel