The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
54 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.74% 6.55% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 9
Average daily rate £300 £374 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +55.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £235 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +62.50%
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VPN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory