Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 145 168
Rank change year-on-year +46 +23 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 44 56 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.47% 1.15% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.55% 8.92% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 16
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £360 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -14.03% +4.69%
10th Percentile £246 £177 £160
90th Percentile £555 £528 £575
England median daily rate £400 £425 £399
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.58% -4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.80 £22.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.36% +51.67% -21.05%
England median hourly rate £14.80 £17.50 £15.87
% change year-on-year -15.43% +10.31% -12.35%

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 417 628 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.96% 12.88% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 404 408
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +4.62% -0.91%
10th Percentile £179 £252 £187
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 37
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.30 £14.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +4.44% -13.82%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £12.45
90th Percentile £43.75 £19.15 £36.79
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

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 20 February 2020.

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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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 20 February 2020. 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 +21 17 £375 -4.83% 20
North Yorkshire +12 14 £313 +68.92% 13
South Yorkshire +35 11 £520 +57.65% 7
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (40.91%) Cisco
2 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (38.64%) Firewall
3 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 15 (34.09%) LAN
4 15 (34.09%) Office 365
5 14 (31.82%) WAN
5 14 (31.82%) Windows
6 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (27.27%) MPLS
7 11 (25.00%) Citrix
7 11 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 10 (22.73%) Azure
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.73%) VMware
9 9 (20.45%) VLAN
9 9 (20.45%) DNS
9 9 (20.45%) Linux
9 9 (20.45%) OSPF
10 8 (18.18%) BGP
10 8 (18.18%) AWS
10 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
11 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.91%) DevOps
11 7 (15.91%) CCNA
11 7 (15.91%) IPv6
12 6 (13.64%) SSL
12 6 (13.64%) DHCP
12 6 (13.64%) Service Management
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA

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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 4 (9.09%) nginx
2 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Office 365
2 10 (22.73%) Azure
3 8 (18.18%) AWS
4 5 (11.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (11.36%) PaaS
5 4 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (9.09%) Amazon S3
5 4 (9.09%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (9.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (9.09%) CloudFront
5 4 (9.09%) Route 53
5 4 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (6.82%) IaaS
7 2 (4.55%) GitHub
8 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) Firewall
2 16 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 15 (34.09%) LAN
4 14 (31.82%) WAN
5 12 (27.27%) MPLS
6 9 (20.45%) DNS
6 9 (20.45%) OSPF
6 9 (20.45%) VLAN
7 8 (18.18%) BGP
8 7 (15.91%) IPv6
9 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.64%) DHCP
9 6 (13.64%) SSL
10 5 (11.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (11.36%) IPv4
10 5 (11.36%) NetScaler
11 4 (9.09%) HTTP
11 4 (9.09%) VXLAN
11 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) GitLab
1 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 4 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.55%) German Language
1 2 (4.55%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 4 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (6.82%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (4.55%) Jinja
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) CESG
2 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) e-Health
3 1 (2.27%) LIMS
3 1 (2.27%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 9 (20.45%) Linux
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.64%) CentOS
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.55%) Debian
7 2 (4.55%) Unix
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) DevOps
2 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (13.64%) Service Management
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
3 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (9.09%) ITSM
4 4 (9.09%) Microservices
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Project Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) Network Optimisation
6 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) CCNA
3 5 (11.36%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) CCIE
4 2 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 2 (4.55%) JNCIP
4 2 (4.55%) MCITP
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) COBIT
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) Docker
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) vCloud
6 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 5 (11.36%) Puppet
2 5 (11.36%) Terraform
3 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 4 (9.09%) Grafana
3 4 (9.09%) Packer
3 4 (9.09%) Prometheus
3 4 (9.09%) Rancher
3 4 (9.09%) SCCM
4 3 (6.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.55%) WSUS
6 1 (2.27%) Nagios
6 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Cisco
2 11 (25.00%) Citrix
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.73%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Dell
5 4 (9.09%) Black Duck
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.09%) F5
5 4 (9.09%) Juniper
6 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.82%) Veeam
7 2 (4.55%) Aruba
7 2 (4.55%) Dell KACE
7 2 (4.55%) Huawei
7 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.55%) Sophos
8 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.27%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.27%) Perforce