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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 29 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.39% 0.97% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.71% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-28.06% +7.65%

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
28 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.28% 14.56% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 4
Median daily rate £425 - £105
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 Belfast region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
1 6 (60.00%) Symantec
1 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
1 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (60.00%) Polycom
1 6 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (60.00%) Veeam
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (60.00%) Network Architecture
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 6 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
2 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) FireEye
2 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (40.00%) SevOne
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) FortiGate

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) DWDM
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) MPLS
2 4 (40.00%) SSL
2 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (40.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 6 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (60.00%) IT Asset Management
1 6 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) JNCIE
1 4 (40.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 4 (40.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Polycom
1 6 (60.00%) Symantec
1 6 (60.00%) Veeam
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Aruba
2 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) FireEye
2 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (40.00%) IronPort
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
2 4 (40.00%) Radware
2 4 (40.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (40.00%) SevOne
2 4 (40.00%) Sourcefire