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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 0.25% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £263 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
24 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.03% 16.83% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 28
Median daily rate £525 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 4 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 4 (80.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (80.00%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Canon
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (80.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
1 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DMZ
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (20.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LAMP
1 1 (20.00%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) OWASP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Docker
3 1 (20.00%) vCloud
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
1 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
2 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (20.00%) Kibana
2 1 (20.00%) logstash
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Rundeck
2 1 (20.00%) Salt
2 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Canon
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) EqualLogic
3 3 (60.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Black Duck
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Sonatype
4 1 (20.00%) Veracode