Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 129 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.01% 1.23% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 9.38% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 23
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.63% +63.27%
10th Percentile £419 £304 £287
90th Percentile £480 £588 £482
Yorkshire median daily rate £462 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +8.71% +30.77% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £25.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.04% -13.81%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -40.00% +104.16% -15.55%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 396 469 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.96% 13.12% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 277 347
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.81%
10th Percentile £193 £231 £249
90th Percentile £543 £554 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 39
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -12.08% -16.13%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.40 £22.58 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.69% -15.76%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in West Yorkshire

VPN
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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Leeds -5 24 £450 -18.18% 6
Wakefield -5 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - - 1
Pudsey - 2 - -
VPN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (51.61%) LAN
2 15 (48.39%) WAN
3 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 14 (45.16%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) ETL
4 12 (38.71%) Python
4 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) Shell Script
4 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (38.71%) Information Security
4 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (38.71%) Hadoop
4 12 (38.71%) Apache Hive
4 12 (38.71%) MapReduce
4 12 (38.71%) HBase
4 12 (38.71%) Big Data
4 12 (38.71%) Big Data Analytics
4 12 (38.71%) Kafka
4 12 (38.71%) Apache Flume
4 12 (38.71%) Data Analytics
4 12 (38.71%) GitHub
4 12 (38.71%) Analytics
4 12 (38.71%) Sqoop
4 12 (38.71%) DevOps
4 12 (38.71%) Impala
4 12 (38.71%) Spark Streaming
4 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
5 11 (35.48%) Prometheus
5 11 (35.48%) Sensu
5 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared

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Co-occurring 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 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
2 8 (25.81%) OpenStack
3 7 (22.58%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) GitHub
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) LAN
2 15 (48.39%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (19.35%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) MPLS
6 2 (6.45%) BGP
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
7 1 (3.23%) 3G
7 1 (3.23%) ADSL
7 1 (3.23%) Broadband
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) DNS
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) IPsec
7 1 (3.23%) SSL
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) VPLS
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) Apache Hive
1 12 (38.71%) Big Data
1 12 (38.71%) Hadoop
1 12 (38.71%) HBase
1 12 (38.71%) Impala
1 12 (38.71%) Sqoop
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (12.90%) Marketing
4 3 (9.68%) Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Mac Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Kafka
1 12 (38.71%) Spark Streaming
2 11 (35.48%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Blackberry
2 7 (22.58%) BYOD
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.23%) CMDB
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Android
4 7 (22.58%) Mac OS
4 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Analytics
1 12 (38.71%) Big Data Analytics
1 12 (38.71%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (38.71%) Data Analytics
1 12 (38.71%) DevOps
1 12 (38.71%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (38.71%) ETL
1 12 (38.71%) Information Security
1 12 (38.71%) MapReduce
2 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Open Source
5 6 (19.35%) Coaching
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 2 (6.45%) Network Design
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Python
1 12 (38.71%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Apache Flume
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Prometheus
2 8 (25.81%) Ansible
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.23%) Netcool
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) Lotus
4 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.23%) Altiris
6 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) F5
6 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) NetMotion Wireless
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Reuters
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) VMware