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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 27 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.22% 1.29% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 7.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Median daily rate £405 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
60 71 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.29% 18.30% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 17
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Southport - 6 £450 -
Liverpool +5 2 £410 +60.78%
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (71.43%) VoIP
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (57.14%) Unix
5 8 (57.14%) Windows
5 8 (57.14%) CISSP
6 7 (50.00%) IBM
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 7 (50.00%) Apple
6 7 (50.00%) SSCP
6 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (50.00%) LogRhythm
6 7 (50.00%) Splunk
6 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
6 7 (50.00%) ELK Stack
6 7 (50.00%) QRadar
6 7 (50.00%) SANS
6 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Open Source
7 5 (35.71%) Information Security
7 5 (35.71%) Wireless
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) DHCP
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Jetty
1 1 (7.14%) Mongrel
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Google App Engine
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Firewall
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 10 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (71.43%) VoIP
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
5 5 (35.71%) Wireless
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) FTP
7 3 (21.43%) HTTP
7 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (21.43%) IPsec
7 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 2 (14.29%) BGP
8 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 2 (14.29%) SSH
8 2 (14.29%) TACACS
8 2 (14.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Redis
2 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Support
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) ELK Stack
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) FlexPod
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Unix
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (35.71%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Open Source
4 4 (28.57%) Case Management
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Security Operations
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) SANS
2 7 (50.00%) SSCP
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) CCSA
6 1 (7.14%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) QRadar
2 4 (28.57%) Kibana
2 4 (28.57%) logstash
3 3 (21.43%) RSA enVision
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Apple
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
1 7 (50.00%) LogRhythm
1 7 (50.00%) Splunk
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Brocade
3 2 (14.29%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) VMware