Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 61 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.72% 1.68% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.99% 9.80% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
South Yorkshire median daily rate £260 £330 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -21.89% +25.19%
10th Percentile £200 £113 £288
90th Percentile £680 £411 £443
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £361 £465
% change year-on-year -10.03% -22.31% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.80 £95.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -80.21% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.80 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -42.15% +96.97% -34.00%

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 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 87 153 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 11.85% 17.09% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 111 112
South Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -4.07% +1.18%
10th Percentile £208 £255 £238
90th Percentile £544 £550 £624
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -12.86% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -32.83% +7.33%
10th Percentile £15.33 £13.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £18.11 £65.40 £41.03
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £14.20
% change year-on-year +2.40% +10.04% -2.07%

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

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in South Yorkshire

VPN
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

VPN
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 6 December 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
Sheffield +10 17 £225 -33.82% 6
VPN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 9 (45.00%) Service Management
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 8 (40.00%) Citrix
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) MCITP
5 8 (40.00%) Smartphone
5 8 (40.00%) ServiceNow
5 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (40.00%) BitLocker
6 5 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) German Language
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) MySQL
7 4 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
7 4 (20.00%) SonarQube
7 4 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (20.00%) AWS CloudTrail

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 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (20.00%) AWS
1 4 (20.00%) AWS CloudTrail
1 4 (20.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (20.00%) CloudFront
1 4 (20.00%) PaaS
1 4 (20.00%) Route 53
1 4 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LAN
1 10 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) HTTP
4 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.00%) MPLS
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) VoIP
5 2 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) GitLab
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (20.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (20.00%) German Language
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (15.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) e-Health
3 1 (5.00%) LIMS
3 1 (5.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) CentOS
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 9 (45.00%) Service Management
4 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Microservices
6 3 (15.00%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Network Management
7 2 (10.00%) Operations Management
7 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.00%) Analytics
8 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
8 1 (5.00%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) MCITP
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) BitLocker
3 4 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Grafana
1 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (20.00%) Packer
1 4 (20.00%) Prometheus
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
1 4 (20.00%) Rancher
1 4 (20.00%) Terraform
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (20.00%) Black Duck
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto