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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 56 52 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.43% 0.74% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 4.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.78
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.35%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 95 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 21.21% 17.69% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 56 49
Median daily rate £475 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £159 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.51 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.54% -30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Doncaster -5 1 - -
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) AlienVault
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

VPN
Top Related 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) TACACS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Database Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (20.00%) SIEM
1 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (20.00%) DameWare
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) AlienVault
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam