Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 86 127
Rank change year-on-year -1 +41 -23
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.23% 1.04% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.98% 5.39% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 3
North East median daily rate £300 £625 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +72.41% +28.21%
10th Percentile £206 £263 £356
90th Percentile £373 £638 £369
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North East median hourly rate £14.78 - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.07% -10.77% -10.26%

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 213 241 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.38% 19.31% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 188 194
North East median daily rate £415 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.29% -13.00% +12.90%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £218
90th Percentile £540 £534 £511
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 31
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £29.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.90% +1.72% +43.21%
10th Percentile £11.09 £14.31 £17.00
90th Percentile £45.15 £44.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -14.00%

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 22 April 2019.

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 22 April 2019. 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 +6 10 £330 -47.20% 2
Durham -11 7 £244 -9.72%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) CentOS
3 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
3 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Puppet
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) MCSE
6 3 (17.65%) MCSA
6 3 (17.65%) Xen

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) Wireless
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Bitbucket
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) CentOS
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Debian
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 3 (17.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCSA
2 3 (17.65%) MCSE
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) KVM
1 3 (17.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 3 (17.65%) Consul
2 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (17.65%) Packer
2 3 (17.65%) Terraform
3 2 (11.76%) Ansible
3 2 (11.76%) Check_MK
3 2 (11.76%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) Aruba
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
3 2 (11.76%) Wyse