The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 37 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.65% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 2.94% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+103.44% -23.68%
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
39 68 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.62% 14.50% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 55
Median daily rate £325 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 1 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
3 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) OWASP
3 1 (25.00%) LTE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) nginx
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
2 1 (25.00%) IPv4
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) MegaStream
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SDH
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (25.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (25.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
1 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) OWASP
1 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) vCloud
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) CFEngine
1 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Rundeck
1 1 (25.00%) Salt
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Black Duck
3 1 (25.00%) Canon
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) Sonatype
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (25.00%) Veracode
3 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media