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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 102 48
Rank change year-on-year +60 -54  
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.78% 1.21% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 3.05% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Median daily rate £363 £310 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.93% +5.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £348 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +26.66%  

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 87 557 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 22.54% 39.59% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 348 54
Median daily rate £342 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.93% +7.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £218 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £423 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 43 13
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £19.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +63 2 £450 +45.16%
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
VPN
North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) NX-OS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) NX-OS
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
2 1 (33.33%) Telepresence
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds