The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 89 91 102
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.95% 1.15% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 10.05% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 2
Median daily rate £420 £326 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.73% +27.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -3.56%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 183 219 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.42% 11.42% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 130 152
Median daily rate £420 £387 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.52% +29.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £21.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in West Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Leeds -6 7 £450 +37.93% 5
Bradford +1 1 £375 - 2
Halifax - 1 £265 -
Keighley - 1 - -
VPN
Yorkshire

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 23 (65.71%) Firewall
3 19 (54.29%) F5
4 18 (51.43%) IPsec
5 15 (42.86%) VLAN
5 15 (42.86%) Palo Alto
6 12 (34.29%) LAN
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) WAN
8 10 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (25.71%) Akamai
9 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (22.86%) Windows
10 8 (22.86%) CCNA
10 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
10 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (20.00%) MPLS
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
12 6 (17.14%) VMware
12 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 6 (17.14%) CCNP
12 6 (17.14%) SQL
13 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (14.29%) High Availability
13 5 (14.29%) People Management

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Top Related IT Skills in West 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 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Akamai
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 18 (51.43%) IPsec
3 15 (42.86%) VLAN
4 12 (34.29%) LAN
5 10 (28.57%) WAN
6 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (11.43%) BGP
9 4 (11.43%) OSPF
10 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
10 3 (8.57%) Wireless
11 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
11 2 (5.71%) Internet
11 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.71%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Team Leader
3 8 (22.86%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Azure Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.57%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.57%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (5.71%) Exchange Support
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Server Support
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) CatOS
3 2 (5.71%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
3 5 (14.29%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) People Management
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Service Design
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security
6 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Perl
2 2 (5.71%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) CCNA
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCDA
4 2 (5.71%) CCIE
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) JNCIA
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 19 (54.29%) F5
3 15 (42.86%) Palo Alto
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) VMware
6 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (5.71%) Juniper
7 2 (5.71%) Nokia
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) Veeam
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.86%) Riverbed