Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 146 145
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 60 60 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.35% 1.11% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.02% 7.37% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 48
Yorkshire median daily rate £462 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.71% +30.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £197 £304 £175
90th Percentile £488 £588 £475
England median daily rate £398 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +104.16% -15.55%
10th Percentile £12.83 £15.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £29.68 £33.00 £13.78
England median hourly rate £18.10 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.82% +21.43% -2.78%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 665 814 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.96% 15.08% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 486 553
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £169 £239 £205
90th Percentile £550 £551 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.69% -15.76%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.03 £9.63
90th Percentile £33.20 £47.13 £44.00
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in 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 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
West Yorkshire +6 31 £450 -2.70% 11
South Yorkshire +23 13 £423 +4.00% 1
North Yorkshire +15 13 £475 +11.76% 2
East Yorkshire -6 2 - -
VPN
England

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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 35 (58.33%) Cisco
2 32 (53.33%) Windows
3 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.00%) LAN
4 21 (35.00%) Information Security
5 20 (33.33%) WAN
5 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 19 (31.67%) Linux
7 17 (28.33%) Firewall
8 16 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 15 (25.00%) Finance
10 14 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
10 14 (23.33%) Android
10 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
11 13 (21.67%) Apache Hive
11 13 (21.67%) MapReduce
11 13 (21.67%) HBase
11 13 (21.67%) Big Data
11 13 (21.67%) Big Data Analytics
11 13 (21.67%) Kafka
11 13 (21.67%) Apache Flume
11 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
11 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
11 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (21.67%) Data Analytics
11 13 (21.67%) GitHub
11 13 (21.67%) Analytics
11 13 (21.67%) Sqoop
11 13 (21.67%) DevOps

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (21.67%) Apache Spark
2 11 (18.33%) IBM Notes
3 8 (13.33%) OpenStack
4 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.33%) Acrobat
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Eikon
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.67%) GitHub
2 4 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) LAN
2 20 (33.33%) WAN
3 17 (28.33%) Firewall
4 14 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (18.33%) Wireless
6 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.67%) Internet
7 7 (11.67%) SSL
7 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (6.67%) MPLS
8 4 (6.67%) VoIP
9 3 (5.00%) BGP
9 3 (5.00%) BIG-IP
9 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (5.00%) WLAN
10 2 (3.33%) Broadband
10 2 (3.33%) MRTG
10 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (3.33%) SAN
10 2 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Apache Hive
1 13 (21.67%) Big Data
1 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
1 13 (21.67%) HBase
1 13 (21.67%) Impala
1 13 (21.67%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.00%) Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.67%) Electronics
5 4 (6.67%) Marketing
6 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 12 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Mac Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Information Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Kafka
1 13 (21.67%) Spark Streaming
2 12 (20.00%) Sensu
3 6 (10.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.67%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 13 (21.67%) BYOD
3 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) PDA
5 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.67%) CMDB
6 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Android
3 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (18.33%) Mac OS
5 7 (11.67%) Unix
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.00%) Debian
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Information Security
2 13 (21.67%) Analytics
2 13 (21.67%) Big Data Analytics
2 13 (21.67%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (21.67%) Data Analytics
2 13 (21.67%) DevOps
2 13 (21.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (21.67%) ETL
2 13 (21.67%) MapReduce
3 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.33%) Coaching
5 9 (15.00%) Open Source
6 6 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Python
1 13 (21.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.67%) CCNP
5 3 (5.00%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (3.33%) Degree
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.67%) MCSA
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.67%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Apache Flume
2 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) Prometheus
2 8 (13.33%) Ansible
3 6 (10.00%) Nexpose
4 4 (6.67%) SCCM
4 4 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.33%) DameWare
5 2 (3.33%) Netcool
6 1 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (21.67%) Citrix
3 13 (21.67%) Juniper
4 11 (18.33%) Lotus
5 10 (16.67%) F5
6 9 (15.00%) Symantec
7 8 (13.33%) Blue Coat
7 8 (13.33%) GFI Software
7 8 (13.33%) McAfee
8 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
8 6 (10.00%) FireEye
8 6 (10.00%) LogRhythm
8 6 (10.00%) Rapid7
8 6 (10.00%) Sourcefire
8 6 (10.00%) TippingPoint
9 4 (6.67%) Remedy
9 4 (6.67%) SAP
10 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.00%) Motorola