The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 136 122 112
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 6.53% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 7
Median daily rate £413 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £260 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
558 475 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.86% 12.78% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 240 185
Median daily rate £385 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Manchester -8 13 £338 +12.50% 6
Cheshire -8 5 £465 +69.09% 5
Merseyside -1 3 £438 - 4
Lancashire - 2 £275 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) WAN
3 24 (43.64%) LAN
4 23 (41.82%) Windows
5 21 (38.18%) Cisco
6 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
6 19 (34.55%) ITIL
7 17 (30.91%) DNS
8 16 (29.09%) SSL
9 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (25.45%) DHCP
9 14 (25.45%) Juniper
9 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
10 13 (23.64%) Citrix
11 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
12 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 11 (20.00%) MS Office
12 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
12 11 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 10 (18.18%) Palo Alto
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
13 10 (18.18%) IPsec
13 10 (18.18%) CCNP
13 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.36%) Wireless
14 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (16.36%) Network Security
14 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 25 (45.45%) WAN
3 24 (43.64%) LAN
4 17 (30.91%) DNS
5 16 (29.09%) SSL
6 14 (25.45%) DHCP
7 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 10 (18.18%) IPsec
9 9 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (16.36%) Network Security
9 9 (16.36%) Wireless
10 8 (14.55%) BGP
10 8 (14.55%) SSH
10 8 (14.55%) VLAN
10 8 (14.55%) VoIP
11 7 (12.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (12.73%) MPLS
12 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (9.09%) Internet
13 5 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) GoCD
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Law
2 7 (12.73%) Legal
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) French Language
4 3 (5.45%) German Language
4 3 (5.45%) Local Government
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Network Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
6 6 (10.91%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Designer
8 3 (5.45%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Network Designer
8 3 (5.45%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 11 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.64%) e-Learning
3 2 (3.64%) iSeries
3 2 (3.64%) Life Science
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
4 1 (1.82%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.82%) Informatics
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Windows 7
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Unix
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) Linux
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.45%) Android
7 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (10.91%) Document Management
3 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.91%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (10.91%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.27%) Change Control
5 4 (7.27%) ITSM
5 4 (7.27%) Network Design
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Network Management
6 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.64%) SIEM
7 2 (3.64%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Lisp
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) CCNP
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) MCDST
5 7 (12.73%) MOS
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (9.09%) CCNA
8 4 (7.27%) CCIE
9 3 (5.45%) CCDP
9 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.64%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.64%) CLAS
10 2 (3.64%) MCSE
11 1 (1.82%) CCSP
11 1 (1.82%) CISSP
11 1 (1.82%) Degree
11 1 (1.82%) GIAC
11 1 (1.82%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.64%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) GPFS
3 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.82%) vCloud
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (3.64%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.82%) Cacti
2 1 (1.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.82%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Packer
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Cisco
2 14 (25.45%) Juniper
3 13 (23.64%) Citrix
4 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 7 (12.73%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.91%) VMware
8 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.27%) F5
9 4 (7.27%) HP
10 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
10 3 (5.45%) IBM
10 3 (5.45%) Nokia
11 2 (3.64%) Infor
11 2 (3.64%) Lotus
11 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.64%) Siemens
12 1 (1.82%) Aruba
12 1 (1.82%) Polycom
12 1 (1.82%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £12 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago