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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 114 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 1.07% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 8.09% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £137 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £389 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £13.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.10 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £16.84 £19.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +5.25%
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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
448 383 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.29% 13.23% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 179 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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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
Cheshire +4 9 £290 -32.16% 4
Manchester -14 9 £375 +163.15% 3
Lancashire -11 2 - - 1
Merseyside -6 1 - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 28 (44.44%) Cisco
3 27 (42.86%) Firewall
4 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
5 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
6 22 (34.92%) Wireless
7 21 (33.33%) MS Office
8 19 (30.16%) LAN
9 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
10 17 (26.98%) ITIL
11 16 (25.40%) Juniper
11 16 (25.40%) SLA
12 15 (23.81%) WAN
13 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
13 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (20.63%) HP
14 12 (19.05%) Citrix
14 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (19.05%) VLAN
15 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (17.46%) Internet
15 11 (17.46%) BGP
15 11 (17.46%) Blackberry
16 10 (15.87%) CCNP
16 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (15.87%) DNS
16 10 (15.87%) DHCP
16 10 (15.87%) iPad
17 9 (14.29%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) MS Office
2 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.86%) Firewall
2 22 (34.92%) Wireless
3 19 (30.16%) LAN
4 15 (23.81%) WAN
5 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
6 12 (19.05%) VLAN
7 11 (17.46%) Internet
7 11 (17.46%) BGP
8 10 (15.87%) DNS
8 10 (15.87%) DHCP
9 6 (9.52%) OSPF
10 5 (7.94%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (7.94%) Network Security
10 5 (7.94%) DMZ
10 5 (7.94%) MPLS
10 5 (7.94%) Ethernet
10 5 (7.94%) SSL
11 4 (6.35%) IPsec
11 4 (6.35%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (14.29%) Desktop Support
1 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) IT Support
5 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Network Support
7 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.17%) Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.17%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Blackberry
2 10 (15.87%) iPad
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.94%) Firmware
5 4 (6.35%) Statistics
5 4 (6.35%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.76%) iPhone
7 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
7 2 (3.17%) Handset
7 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
7 2 (3.17%) EqualLogic
7 2 (3.17%) PDA
7 2 (3.17%) SecurID
8 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.59%) Open Source
8 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX
7 2 (3.17%) Linux
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Service Management
2 8 (12.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 6 (9.52%) Change Control
5 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.94%) ITSM
6 4 (6.35%) Change Management
6 4 (6.35%) Migration
6 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security
7 3 (4.76%) Web Development
7 3 (4.76%) Product Management
7 3 (4.76%) Time Management
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Release Management
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
1 3 (4.76%) VB
2 2 (3.17%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.87%) CCNP
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.11%) MCSE
3 7 (11.11%) CCNA
4 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) CISSP
5 4 (6.35%) MCSA
5 4 (6.35%) MCP
5 4 (6.35%) MCTS
6 3 (4.76%) MCITP
6 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.17%) PMP
7 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCDST
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.17%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.17%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.59%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.59%) NFS
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.17%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.59%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Cisco
2 25 (39.68%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.40%) Juniper
4 13 (20.63%) HP
5 12 (19.05%) Citrix
6 7 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 6 (9.52%) F5
7 6 (9.52%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.94%) VMware
8 5 (7.94%) Symantec
8 5 (7.94%) CA
9 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.35%) Dell
10 3 (4.76%) Toshiba
10 3 (4.76%) Websense
10 3 (4.76%) Remedy
10 3 (4.76%) McAfee
10 3 (4.76%) EMC
10 3 (4.76%) Apple
11 2 (3.17%) NetApp
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