The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 31 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.85% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 7.14% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
Merseyside

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

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.41% 13.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) RSVP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) RSVP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Handset
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper