Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 135 146 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 60 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.24% 0.80% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 5.90% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 28
Yorkshire median daily rate £360 £475 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +20.63% +22.09%
10th Percentile £187 £170 £262
90th Percentile £525 £575 £575
England median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.81 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -40.00% +104.16%
10th Percentile £13.76 £13.05 £13.05
90th Percentile £30.36 £16.95 £33.00
England median hourly rate £16.91 £17.07 £19.31
% change year-on-year -0.95% -11.62% +8.80%

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 642 593 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.31% 13.54% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 371 427
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £170 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -12.54% +26.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.99 £11.81
90th Percentile £19.59 £39.48 £35.88
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 January 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 January 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 +39 42 £425 -17.48% 29
South Yorkshire -6 11 £330 -7.04% 3
North Yorkshire -11 4 £320 -32.63% 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 48 (80.00%) Firewall
2 33 (55.00%) Cisco
3 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 25 (41.67%) WAN
5 24 (40.00%) DNS
6 22 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (31.67%) LAN
7 19 (31.67%) CheckPoint
8 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (28.33%) SaaS
10 15 (25.00%) PaaS
10 15 (25.00%) IaaS
10 15 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
10 15 (25.00%) Windows
10 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
11 14 (23.33%) Mentoring
11 14 (23.33%) Public Cloud
12 13 (21.67%) Software Delivery
12 13 (21.67%) Coaching
12 13 (21.67%) Auto-Scaling
12 13 (21.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 13 (21.67%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (21.67%) Serverless
12 13 (21.67%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (21.67%) DevOps
12 13 (21.67%) GitLab
12 13 (21.67%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (21.67%) Virtual Private Cloud

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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%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 22 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (28.33%) SaaS
3 15 (25.00%) IaaS
3 15 (25.00%) PaaS
4 13 (21.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 13 (21.67%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (21.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (21.67%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (21.67%) Route 53
4 13 (21.67%) Serverless
4 13 (21.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (20.00%) Amazon S3
5 12 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (80.00%) Firewall
2 25 (41.67%) WAN
3 24 (40.00%) DNS
4 19 (31.67%) LAN
5 18 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (21.67%) ICMP
7 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (18.33%) VoIP
8 11 (18.33%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (15.00%) MPLS
9 9 (15.00%) OSPF
10 8 (13.33%) BGP
10 8 (13.33%) DHCP
10 8 (13.33%) NX-OS
10 8 (13.33%) VPLS
11 7 (11.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (11.67%) VLAN
12 5 (8.33%) Network Security
12 5 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 13 (21.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) DTS
2 1 (1.67%) Firebird
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) GitLab
1 13 (21.67%) Jenkins
1 13 (21.67%) JIRA
1 13 (21.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
2 10 (16.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Junior
7 3 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
7 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.67%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Public Cloud
2 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.33%) Check Point GAiA
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
2 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
2 14 (23.33%) Mentoring
3 13 (21.67%) Auto-Scaling
3 13 (21.67%) Coaching
3 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
3 13 (21.67%) DevOps
3 13 (21.67%) Open Source
3 13 (21.67%) Software Delivery
4 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (13.33%) Project Management
5 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.67%) SC Cleared
2 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) CCNP
4 8 (13.33%) CCIE
5 7 (11.67%) CCSA
6 5 (8.33%) CCNA
6 5 (8.33%) CCSE
7 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (5.00%) CCDP
7 3 (5.00%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.33%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) Firmware
3 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) SCSM
2 1 (1.67%) Terraform
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Cisco
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 19 (31.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (5.00%) HP
8 2 (3.33%) ESET
8 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.33%) Juniper
8 2 (3.33%) Meraki
8 2 (3.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.67%) Aruba
9 1 (1.67%) F5
9 1 (1.67%) Google
9 1 (1.67%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.67%) Lotus
9 1 (1.67%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.67%) WatchGuard