Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 53 78
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -23
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.17% 1.75% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 8.64% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
South Yorkshire median daily rate £145 £423 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.68% +4.00% +47.73%
10th Percentile £96 £288 £338
90th Percentile £436 £443 £464
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £462 £425
% change year-on-year -10.71% +8.71% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £95.00 - £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.42% -4.00% +100.16%

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 147 162 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 17.21% 20.20% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 105 121
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +2.35% +32.81%
10th Percentile £251 £238 £281
90th Percentile £560 £633 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 17
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £23.08 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.91% +7.33% +74.09%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.00 £12.90
90th Percentile £73.43 £41.03 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.43 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.19% +3.04% +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

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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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Doncaster +1 4 £145 -66.67% 1
Sheffield -5 3 £120 - 7
VPN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) Sophos
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
5 2 (20.00%) Aruba
5 2 (20.00%) Meraki
5 2 (20.00%) FCoE
5 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

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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 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Skype
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) FCoE
4 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (20.00%) H.323
4 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) SMTP
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) DTS
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Metadata Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Sophos
1 3 (30.00%) Veeam
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Aruba
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Meraki
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau