The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Merseyside 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 29 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.93% 1.70% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 14.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £175 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.94% 11.49% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 4
Average daily rate £375 £463 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +76.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
North West

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Liverpool -6 2 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) Statistics
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Time Management
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) DSL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) SLA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) DSL
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe
3 2 (33.33%) HP