The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 30 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 50
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 1.73% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 14.12% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Median daily rate - £283 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 85 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.65% 12.27% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 36
Median daily rate £385 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.08% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Tyne and Wear

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for VPN.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Linux

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) NFS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco