Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 26 September 2018 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 53 78
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.05% 1.88% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.61% 10.37% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £423 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +4.00% +47.73%
10th Percentile £100 £371 £187
90th Percentile £475 £443 £464
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £465 £400
% change year-on-year -11.29% +16.25% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £95.00 - £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.91 £28.27 £24.25
% change year-on-year -8.35% +16.56% +94.16%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 155 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 17.63% 18.12% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 78 118
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £224 £213 £248
90th Percentile £538 £629 £554
Yorkshire median daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -37.78% +81.16%
10th Percentile £13.95 £11.50 £12.45
90th Percentile £81.45 £14.50 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.91 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +1.43% +7.69%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in South Yorkshire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in South Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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
Sheffield +2 12 £413 +13.79% 4
Doncaster 0 3 £105 -75.86% 1
VPN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (44.44%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) Python
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Kanban
3 7 (38.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
3 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 7 (38.89%) Confluence
3 7 (38.89%) Big Data
3 7 (38.89%) GitHub
3 7 (38.89%) Bitbucket
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) Metadata Management
3 7 (38.89%) Ansible
3 7 (38.89%) Docker
3 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 7 (38.89%) SaltStack
3 7 (38.89%) Apache Spark
3 7 (38.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (38.89%) Kubernetes
3 7 (38.89%) Terraform
3 7 (38.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 7 (38.89%) Apache Spark
1 7 (38.89%) Confluence
2 4 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) GitHub
1 7 (38.89%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 1 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (5.56%) SaaS
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (27.78%) MPLS
3 4 (22.22%) DHCP
3 4 (22.22%) OSPF
3 4 (22.22%) Skype
3 4 (22.22%) VoIP
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 3 (16.67%) IPsec
4 3 (16.67%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.11%) 802.11
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.11%) FCoE
5 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (11.11%) H.323
5 2 (11.11%) IPv6
5 2 (11.11%) Junos
5 2 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Big Data
1 7 (38.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.56%) BigQuery
2 1 (5.56%) Bigtable
2 1 (5.56%) DTS
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) JIRA
2 7 (38.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (38.89%) Bitbucket
2 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (38.89%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Cloud Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps
1 7 (38.89%) Kanban
1 7 (38.89%) Metadata Management
1 7 (38.89%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Data Science
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Ticket Management
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
1 7 (38.89%) Java
1 7 (38.89%) Python
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Ansible
1 7 (38.89%) Kubernetes
1 7 (38.89%) Terraform
2 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) SaltStack
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Meraki
3 3 (16.67%) Sophos
3 3 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (11.11%) Aruba
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.56%) Tableau