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 3 months to 27 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 119 106
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13  
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.53% 1.03% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 7.07% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 28
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.63 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.83% +8.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.31% +20.63%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 304 410 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.00% 14.53% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 258 248
Median daily rate £375 £420 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +35.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 22
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -48.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.30 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
West Yorkshire +17 19 £400 +6.66% 11
South Yorkshire +8 7 £363 -14.70% 3
North Yorkshire +6 4 £475 +30.94% 3
East Yorkshire -3 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
3 22 (43.14%) Cisco
4 21 (41.18%) Firewall
5 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (25.49%) LAN
6 13 (25.49%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (23.53%) Citrix
8 11 (21.57%) WAN
8 11 (21.57%) Internet
9 10 (19.61%) Lotus
9 10 (19.61%) McAfee
9 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
9 10 (19.61%) IBM Notes
9 10 (19.61%) Android
9 10 (19.61%) BYOD
9 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 9 (17.65%) Wireless
11 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
11 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
11 8 (15.69%) Coaching
12 7 (13.73%) F5
12 7 (13.73%) Mac OS
12 7 (13.73%) ITIL

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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 10 (19.61%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Eikon
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) Firewall
2 13 (25.49%) Cisco IOS
2 13 (25.49%) LAN
3 11 (21.57%) Internet
3 11 (21.57%) WAN
4 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.65%) Wireless
5 6 (11.76%) SSL
6 5 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (9.80%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (5.88%) IPsec
7 3 (5.88%) OSPF
8 2 (3.92%) DHCP
8 2 (3.92%) DNS
8 2 (3.92%) MPLS
8 2 (3.92%) VLAN
8 2 (3.92%) WLAN
9 1 (1.96%) Network Security
9 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Electronics
4 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (11.76%) Analyst
2 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Information Security Specialist
3 5 (9.80%) Information Specialist
3 5 (9.80%) Security Specialist
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (7.84%) IT Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Security Technician
5 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Mac Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
1 10 (19.61%) BYOD
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (3.92%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.96%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Android
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.73%) Mac OS
5 6 (11.76%) Unix
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) CatOS
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 8 (15.69%) Coaching
3 7 (13.73%) Information Security
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (9.80%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 5 (9.80%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.80%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (9.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.88%) Change Control
5 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) Change Management
6 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.92%) Line Management
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.76%) CCNA
2 6 (11.76%) CCNP
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.92%) MCSE
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) CCDA
5 1 (1.96%) CCIE
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (7.84%) Nexpose
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.96%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (43.14%) Cisco
3 12 (23.53%) Citrix
4 10 (19.61%) Lotus
4 10 (19.61%) McAfee
5 7 (13.73%) F5
5 7 (13.73%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) ArcSight
6 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.84%) FireEye
6 4 (7.84%) GFI Software
6 4 (7.84%) Juniper
6 4 (7.84%) LogRhythm
6 4 (7.84%) Rapid7
6 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
6 4 (7.84%) Symantec
6 4 (7.84%) TippingPoint
7 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.88%) Reuters
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