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 23 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 104 104
Rank change year-on-year +21 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.33% 0.97% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.50% 7.52% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 11
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.27 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +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 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 200 266 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.96% 12.93% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 168 161
Median daily rate £375 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £531 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -65.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 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 3 months to 23 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
Leeds +8 13 £413 +13.79% 9
Bradford - 5 £400 - 1
VPN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
4 10 (31.25%) LAN
5 9 (28.13%) WAN
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
8 6 (18.75%) BYOD
8 6 (18.75%) McAfee
8 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
8 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.75%) Citrix
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (18.75%) CCNA
8 6 (18.75%) Banking
8 6 (18.75%) Android
9 5 (15.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (15.63%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (15.63%) Internet
9 5 (15.63%) IBM Notes
9 5 (15.63%) Lotus
9 5 (15.63%) VMware
9 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
9 5 (15.63%) Data Loss Prevention
10 4 (12.50%) Coaching
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus

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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 5 (15.63%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Eikon
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
4 5 (15.63%) Internet
4 5 (15.63%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.38%) IPsec
6 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) MPLS
7 2 (6.25%) OSPF
7 2 (6.25%) Wireless
7 2 (6.25%) WLAN
8 1 (3.13%) BGP
8 1 (3.13%) DNS
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security
8 1 (3.13%) SAN
8 1 (3.13%) SSL
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Electronics
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Security Technician
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 6 (18.75%) BYOD
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Android
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.25%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Data Loss Prevention
1 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 4 (12.50%) Coaching
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.25%) Line Management
3 2 (6.25%) People Management
3 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
3 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Service Design
4 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) CCNA
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNP
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) CCDA
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) McAfee
4 5 (15.63%) Lotus
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) Bloomberg
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) F5
5 3 (9.38%) Reuters
6 2 (6.25%) Nokia
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) Veeam
7 1 (3.13%) Altiris
7 1 (3.13%) NetMotion Wireless
7 1 (3.13%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: Yesterday