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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 39 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.33% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 5.00% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £327
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +16.89%

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
50 40 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.39% 12.54% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 12
Median daily rate £340 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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 1 £350 - 2
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) VoIP
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
3 7 (77.78%) CISSP
3 7 (77.78%) Apple
3 7 (77.78%) SSCP
3 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (77.78%) Splunk
3 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (77.78%) LogRhythm
3 7 (77.78%) Patch Management
3 7 (77.78%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (77.78%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (77.78%) QRadar
3 7 (77.78%) SANS
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) SIEM
5 4 (44.44%) Redis
5 4 (44.44%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (44.44%) logstash
5 4 (44.44%) Kibana
5 4 (44.44%) Case Management
5 4 (44.44%) Management Information System

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Jetty
1 1 (11.11%) Mongrel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) Google App Engine
1 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (88.89%) WAN
3 7 (77.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (77.78%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) FWSM
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) IPsec
6 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Travis CI
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Security Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Cyber Attack
1 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Unix
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (77.78%) Network Monitoring
1 7 (77.78%) Patch Management
1 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 7 (77.78%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (55.56%) Open Source
3 4 (44.44%) Case Management
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security
3 4 (44.44%) SIEM
4 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) CISSP
1 7 (77.78%) SANS
1 7 (77.78%) SSCP
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Xen
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) QRadar
2 4 (44.44%) Kibana
2 4 (44.44%) logstash
3 3 (33.33%) RSA enVision
4 1 (11.11%) Nagios
4 1 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Apple
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
1 7 (77.78%) LogRhythm
1 7 (77.78%) Splunk
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Brocade
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
3 1 (11.11%) VMware