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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.49% 0.36% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 10.00% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
71 10 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.32% 3.56% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 3 30
Average daily rate £280 £150 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £250 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
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VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) ITSM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PC Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix