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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 46 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.02% 0.79% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.22% 4.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £363 £266 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 61 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 19.83% 16.09% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 20
Median daily rate £450 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +81.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £238 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 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 24 June 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) BYOD
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Lotus
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) OSPF
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP

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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 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) SNMP
3 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) AWS Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mac Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
1 4 (57.14%) BYOD
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Android
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Lotus
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
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