The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 30 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.82% 1.26% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.20% 7.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £405 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+107.01% -25.00%
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
61 67 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.18% 16.92% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 13
Median daily rate £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.44% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 4 £410 +60.78% 2
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (28.57%) SMTP
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) FlexPod
4 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) FWSM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (28.57%) FWSM
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) NX-OS
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) TACACS
4 2 (28.57%) Telnet
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Security Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) FlexPod
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CISSP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Brocade
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) Infoblox