The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 46 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.16% 0.90% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.41% 6.67% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £26.50 £18.71
% change year-on-year
-33.01% +41.63%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 30 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.06% 13.51% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 17
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -6.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
VPN
North West

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) SLA
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Apple
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (50.00%) AppSense
4 3 (50.00%) iPad
4 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) iPhone
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) SSL
6 1 (16.67%) Nortel
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) NHS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) iPhone
1 3 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Kaspersky
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Nortel
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya