Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 126 147
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 69 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.39% 1.35% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.58% 9.00% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 37
Yorkshire median daily rate £361 £462 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.81% +8.71% +30.77%
10th Percentile £142 £197 £304
90th Percentile £500 £488 £588
England median daily rate £400 £398 £425
% change year-on-year +0.63% -6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -40.00% +104.16%
10th Percentile £14.52 £12.83 £15.60
90th Percentile £73.10 £29.68 £33.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £21.25
% change year-on-year +3.31% -14.82% +21.43%

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 652 667 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.13% 15.00% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 399 467
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £251 £169 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +5.99% +0.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 42
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% +4.11% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.22 £11.03
90th Percentile £26.25 £33.20 £47.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £22.67
% change year-on-year +7.74% -18.11% +10.57%

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 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +4 38 £413 -8.33% 22
South Yorkshire -1 16 £320 -24.26% 6
North Yorkshire -1 12 £415 -12.63% 3
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 54 (78.26%) Firewall
2 36 (52.17%) Cisco
3 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 26 (37.68%) WAN
6 25 (36.23%) DNS
7 23 (33.33%) Windows
8 22 (31.88%) LAN
8 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
8 22 (31.88%) CheckPoint
9 21 (30.43%) Windows Server
10 17 (24.64%) IPsec
10 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
11 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
11 14 (20.29%) Linux
11 14 (20.29%) Systems Engineering
12 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (18.84%) Coaching
12 13 (18.84%) Public Cloud
12 13 (18.84%) IaaS
12 13 (18.84%) SaaS
12 13 (18.84%) PaaS
12 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
13 12 (17.39%) Network Security
13 12 (17.39%) JIRA
13 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
13 12 (17.39%) VoIP
13 12 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (17.39%) Wireless

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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 11 (15.94%) Confluence
2 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.90%) WordPress
5 1 (1.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.45%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.84%) IaaS
2 13 (18.84%) PaaS
2 13 (18.84%) SaaS
3 11 (15.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 11 (15.94%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (15.94%) Amazon S3
3 11 (15.94%) Amazon SQS
3 11 (15.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (15.94%) AWS Lambda
3 11 (15.94%) Route 53
3 11 (15.94%) Serverless
3 11 (15.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (5.80%) Office 365
6 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (78.26%) Firewall
2 26 (37.68%) WAN
3 25 (36.23%) DNS
4 22 (31.88%) LAN
4 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
5 17 (24.64%) IPsec
6 12 (17.39%) Network Security
6 12 (17.39%) VoIP
6 12 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (17.39%) Wireless
7 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (15.94%) DHCP
7 11 (15.94%) ICMP
8 8 (11.59%) MPLS
8 8 (11.59%) OSPF
8 8 (11.59%) VLAN
9 7 (10.14%) SSL
10 5 (7.25%) Skype
11 4 (5.80%) BGP
11 4 (5.80%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.45%) DTS
3 1 (1.45%) Firebird
3 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (17.39%) JIRA
2 11 (15.94%) GitLab
2 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
1 7 (10.14%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (11.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.80%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.35%) Junior
9 3 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Public Cloud
2 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.29%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.90%) CentOS
6 2 (2.90%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) HPUX
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
1 14 (20.29%) Systems Engineering
2 13 (18.84%) Coaching
3 12 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.94%) Auto-Scaling
4 11 (15.94%) DevOps
4 11 (15.94%) Open Source
4 11 (15.94%) Software Delivery
5 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (13.04%) ITIL
5 9 (13.04%) Project Management
6 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.14%) Business Continuity
7 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.25%) Proactive Monitoring
10 4 (5.80%) Change Management
10 4 (5.80%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.90%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) CCSA
4 9 (13.04%) CCNA
4 9 (13.04%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (10.14%) CCNP
6 4 (5.80%) CCDP
7 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.90%) CCIE
8 2 (2.90%) CCSE
8 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.90%) Degree
9 1 (1.45%) CEH
9 1 (1.45%) CISM
9 1 (1.45%) CISSP
9 1 (1.45%) MCSA
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) Firmware
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) Xen
6 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCSM
2 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.90%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.88%) CheckPoint
4 10 (14.49%) VMware
5 7 (10.14%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.25%) Aruba
6 5 (7.25%) Meraki
7 4 (5.80%) Citrix
7 4 (5.80%) F5
7 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.80%) Veeam
8 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.35%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) Infoblox
8 3 (4.35%) Juniper
8 3 (4.35%) Sophos
9 2 (2.90%) ESET
9 2 (2.90%) Lotus
9 2 (2.90%) Splunk
9 2 (2.90%) Trend Micro