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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 112 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.94% 0.91% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.41% 6.99% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 17
Median daily rate £423 £311 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.74% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £159 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £408 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -3.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.90 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.10 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 312 372 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.68% 12.98% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 211 276
Median daily rate £425 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £197 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 23
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £40.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +3 13 £420 +28.73% 12
North Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 2 £450 +200.00% 1
VPN
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 (65.96%) Cisco
2 29 (61.70%) Firewall
3 23 (48.94%) F5
4 19 (40.43%) IPsec
5 16 (34.04%) VLAN
5 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.04%) Windows
5 16 (34.04%) Palo Alto
6 14 (29.79%) LAN
7 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
8 10 (21.28%) Wireless
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (19.15%) Akamai
9 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (19.15%) CCNA
9 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
11 7 (14.89%) VMware
11 7 (14.89%) Juniper
11 7 (14.89%) Internet
11 7 (14.89%) MPLS
11 7 (14.89%) CCNP
11 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP

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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 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.13%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Akamai
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.51%) Office 365
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 19 (40.43%) IPsec
3 16 (34.04%) VLAN
4 14 (29.79%) LAN
5 11 (23.40%) WAN
6 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (21.28%) Wireless
7 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (14.89%) Internet
9 7 (14.89%) MPLS
9 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
10 6 (12.77%) BGP
10 6 (12.77%) OSPF
10 6 (12.77%) SSL
11 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (8.51%) IP Telephony
13 3 (6.38%) DHCP
13 3 (6.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Team Leader
3 8 (17.02%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Lead Network Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Azure Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Information Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.38%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.13%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.26%) CatOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.77%) Information Security
2 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
3 5 (10.64%) High Availability
3 5 (10.64%) People Management
4 4 (8.51%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.38%) Service Design
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Perl
2 2 (4.26%) Python
2 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) CCNA
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCNP
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CCDA
4 2 (4.26%) CCIE
4 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) JNCIA
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.13%) DameWare
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Cisco
2 23 (48.94%) F5
3 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) Palo Alto
4 7 (14.89%) Juniper
4 7 (14.89%) VMware
5 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) Blue Coat
6 5 (10.64%) Intel Security
6 5 (10.64%) Symantec
7 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
7 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.51%) FireEye
7 4 (8.51%) GFI Software
7 4 (8.51%) LogRhythm
7 4 (8.51%) Rapid7
7 4 (8.51%) Sourcefire
7 4 (8.51%) TippingPoint
8 3 (6.38%) Veeam
9 2 (4.26%) Extreme Networks