Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 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)
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 78 49
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.33% 0.31% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.72% 1.60% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 16
Sheffield median daily rate - £406 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +47.73% -
South Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £406 £275
% change year-on-year +4.00% +47.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Sheffield median hourly rate - - £9.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £35.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +191.67% +20.00%

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 Sheffield with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 134 188 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 19.79% 19.52% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 109 100
Sheffield median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £243 £305 £182
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £433 £446 £325
% change year-on-year -3.08% +37.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Sheffield median hourly rate £23.08 £45.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.72% +264.37% -66.16%
10th Percentile £19.60 £12.43 £9.20
90th Percentile £39.48 £47.50 £43.80
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £21.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +7.33% +74.09% -38.54%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Sheffield

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Sheffield

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (66.67%) Android
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) BYOD
4 5 (55.56%) Coaching
5 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) Lotus
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Mac OS
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) ITSM
7 2 (22.22%) DameWare
7 2 (22.22%) Adobe
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
7 2 (22.22%) Remedy
7 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (22.22%) Internet
7 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (22.22%) WebEx
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Deskside Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Blackberry
2 6 (66.67%) BYOD
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Android
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Mac OS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Coaching
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) DameWare
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Lotus
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 2 (22.22%) Bomgar
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 1 (11.11%) Reuters