The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.18% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
10 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.76% 22.47% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £100 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -72.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) OpenView
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (87.50%) Broadband
2 7 (87.50%) ISDN
2 7 (87.50%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) OPNET
2 7 (87.50%) e-Health
2 7 (87.50%) Network Management
2 7 (87.50%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (75.00%) Network Security
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
4 5 (62.50%) Fault Management
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) Validation
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
7 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (12.50%) MPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Broadband
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) ISDN
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
3 6 (75.00%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Multicast
4 1 (12.50%) RIP
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAAS
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Network Support
1 7 (87.50%) Network Support Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Support
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) e-Health
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Management
1 7 (87.50%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Fault Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) CiscoWorks
1 7 (87.50%) OpenView
1 7 (87.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint