Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 145 110
Rank change year-on-year +27 -35 +55
Contract jobs citing VPN 52 60 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.29% 1.19% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.79% 9.38% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 29
Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £413 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.58% -10.71% +15.50%
10th Percentile £200 £154 £400
90th Percentile £526 £528 £488
England median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.59 £25.91 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +25.55% -14.92%
10th Percentile £21.80 £14.14 £11.43
90th Percentile £25.39 £79.20 £33.24
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.85 £18.70
% change year-on-year -7.16% +0.80% -6.50%

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 482 640 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.92% 12.74% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 419 350
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +4.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £239 £197
90th Percentile £575 £575 £528
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 33
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +19.72% +1.43%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.70 £10.15
90th Percentile £42.50 £31.95 £33.83
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.18
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.01% -27.28%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +30 27 £425 - 20
South Yorkshire -15 17 £243 -41.21% 4
North Yorkshire -2 4 £235 -43.37% 6
East Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 30 (57.69%) Firewall
2 27 (51.92%) Cisco
3 26 (50.00%) Windows
4 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
5 20 (38.46%) LAN
6 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
7 15 (28.85%) ITIL
8 13 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (23.08%) Service Management
9 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
9 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
10 11 (21.15%) Citrix
10 11 (21.15%) WAN
11 10 (19.23%) DNS
11 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (19.23%) Migration
12 9 (17.31%) Asset Management
12 9 (17.31%) BitLocker
12 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
12 9 (17.31%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (17.31%) MCITP
13 8 (15.38%) Smartphone
13 8 (15.38%) ServiceNow
13 8 (15.38%) Finance
13 8 (15.38%) DHCP
13 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
14 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP

VPN
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 5 (9.62%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Azure
2 5 (9.62%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) AWS
3 2 (3.85%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Route 53
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) Firewall
2 20 (38.46%) LAN
3 11 (21.15%) WAN
4 10 (19.23%) DNS
4 10 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (15.38%) DHCP
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.46%) VLAN
7 6 (11.54%) MPLS
7 6 (11.54%) Network Security
8 5 (9.62%) Internet
9 4 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (7.69%) SSL
9 4 (7.69%) VoIP
10 3 (5.77%) ADSL
10 3 (5.77%) BGP
10 3 (5.77%) ISDN
10 3 (5.77%) SAN
10 3 (5.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) German Language
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.92%) Social Housing
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Administrator
2 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Firewall Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) X-Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 8 (15.38%) Smartphone
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.85%) Handset
4 2 (3.85%) IVR
4 2 (3.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) CESG
5 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.54%) Check Point GAiA
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) CentOS
5 1 (1.92%) Debian
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (23.08%) Service Management
4 11 (21.15%) Mentoring
5 10 (19.23%) Migration
6 9 (17.31%) Asset Management
6 9 (17.31%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (5.77%) DevOps
10 3 (5.77%) High Availability
10 3 (5.77%) ITSM
10 3 (5.77%) Network Management
10 3 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (5.77%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) C
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) MCITP
3 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.62%) CCNA
5 4 (7.69%) CCSA
5 4 (7.69%) CCSE
6 3 (5.77%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) CCA
8 1 (1.92%) CCAA
8 1 (1.92%) CCIE
8 1 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) BitLocker
3 4 (7.69%) vSphere
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) iptables
5 2 (3.85%) KVM
5 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) Firmware
6 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
4 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 11 (21.15%) Citrix
5 8 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 7 (13.46%) VMware
7 6 (11.54%) SolarWinds
8 5 (9.62%) F5
9 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
10 3 (5.77%) Avaya
10 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.77%) HP
10 3 (5.77%) Sophos
10 3 (5.77%) Veeam
11 2 (3.85%) Dell KACE
11 2 (3.85%) Juniper
11 2 (3.85%) Meraki
11 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.85%) Verint