The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 1.05% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +3.63%
VPN
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.33% 24.21% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Median daily rate £400 £215 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £121 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

VPN
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) OPNET
1 1 (100.00%) e-Health
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Monitoring
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) OpenView
1 1 (100.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP