Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 109 163
Rank change year-on-year -26 +54 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 59 72 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.19% 1.73% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.42% 11.43% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 42
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £465 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +16.25% +27.49%
10th Percentile £150 £403 £300
90th Percentile £504 £488 £588
England median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.91 £28.27 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.35% +16.56% +94.16%
10th Percentile £14.14 £15.88 £15.43
90th Percentile £79.20 £33.83 £32.88
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.68 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.71% -1.68% +10.14%

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 626 630 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.62% 15.10% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 350 490
Yorkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £243 £197 £247
90th Percentile £574 £528 £550
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 41
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.38% +1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.09 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.85 £34.41 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.50% -23.79% +18.75%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -33 28 £413 -7.04% 25
South Yorkshire -3 18 £413 -2.37% 5
North Yorkshire +1 12 £415 -12.63% 6
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 32 (54.24%) Cisco
1 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 19 (32.20%) IPsec
2 19 (32.20%) WAN
3 18 (30.51%) Windows
3 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
4 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
4 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (27.12%) MPLS
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (25.42%) LAN
6 15 (25.42%) Wireless
6 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
7 13 (22.03%) Linux
7 13 (22.03%) Network Security
8 12 (20.34%) DNS
8 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
9 10 (16.95%) CCNP
9 10 (16.95%) Juniper
10 9 (15.25%) CCNA
10 9 (15.25%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (15.25%) Shell Script
10 9 (15.25%) CCSA
10 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (13.56%) Network Design
11 8 (13.56%) JIRA
11 8 (13.56%) Big Data
11 8 (13.56%) VMware
11 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development

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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 7 (11.86%) Apache Spark
1 7 (11.86%) Confluence
2 6 (10.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) GitHub
2 7 (11.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (11.86%) Office 365
3 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (54.24%) Firewall
2 19 (32.20%) IPsec
2 19 (32.20%) WAN
3 16 (27.12%) MPLS
4 15 (25.42%) LAN
4 15 (25.42%) Wireless
5 13 (22.03%) Network Security
6 12 (20.34%) DNS
7 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (13.56%) DHCP
8 8 (13.56%) OSPF
8 8 (13.56%) SSL
8 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
9 7 (11.86%) VoIP
10 6 (10.17%) Skype
11 5 (8.47%) BGP
12 4 (6.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (6.78%) FTP
12 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
13 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Big Data
2 7 (11.86%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.69%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.69%) Bigtable
4 1 (1.69%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.69%) DTS
4 1 (1.69%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (13.56%) JIRA
2 7 (11.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (11.86%) Bitbucket
2 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (8.47%) Retail
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Architect
3 6 (10.17%) Cloud Developer
3 6 (10.17%) Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
4 4 (6.78%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.69%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.08%) Replication
3 2 (3.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) EPoS
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.03%) Linux
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) CentOS
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) HPUX
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (13.56%) Network Design
2 7 (11.86%) DevOps
2 7 (11.86%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Kanban
2 7 (11.86%) Metadata Management
2 7 (11.86%) Scrum
3 5 (8.47%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (8.47%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
4 4 (6.78%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.08%) Change Management
5 3 (5.08%) Coaching
5 3 (5.08%) Migration
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) Shell Script
2 7 (11.86%) Bash Shell
2 7 (11.86%) Java
2 7 (11.86%) Python
3 4 (6.78%) SQL
4 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.95%) CCNP
3 9 (15.25%) CCNA
3 9 (15.25%) CCSA
3 9 (15.25%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (8.47%) CCDE
5 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) CCDP
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.69%) CCSE
8 1 (1.69%) CEH
8 1 (1.69%) CISM
8 1 (1.69%) CISSP
8 1 (1.69%) Degree
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) VCP5
8 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) Docker
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Ansible
1 7 (11.86%) Kubernetes
1 7 (11.86%) Terraform
2 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.69%) SCSM
4 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
2 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) Juniper
4 8 (13.56%) VMware
5 7 (11.86%) SaltStack
6 6 (10.17%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.78%) Aruba
7 4 (6.78%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.78%) Infoblox
7 4 (6.78%) Meraki
7 4 (6.78%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.78%) Veeam
8 3 (5.08%) F5
8 3 (5.08%) Sophos
9 2 (3.39%) ESET
9 2 (3.39%) Google
9 2 (3.39%) HP
9 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.39%) Splunk