The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.62% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 4.44% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.00% 14.71% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 11
Average daily rate £420 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 2 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Handset
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) RSVP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Handset
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) CCEA
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) VMware