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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 114 104 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.93% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 6.18% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 1
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£310 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.70 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £19.90 £19.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.92 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.31%
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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
464 437 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.53% 15.01% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 219 172
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 43
Average hourly rate £21.75 £24.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% +30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -7 15 £350 +16.66% 8
Cheshire +7 10 £290 -32.16% 7
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
3 22 (43.14%) Cisco
3 22 (43.14%) Firewall
4 20 (39.22%) Windows 7
5 19 (37.25%) MS Office
6 17 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 15 (29.41%) ITIL
8 14 (27.45%) Windows XP
8 14 (27.45%) Juniper
8 14 (27.45%) Wireless
9 13 (25.49%) Citrix
10 11 (21.57%) SLA
10 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
10 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (17.65%) LAN
13 8 (15.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (15.69%) Service Management
13 8 (15.69%) Finance
13 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
13 8 (15.69%) SSL
13 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
13 8 (15.69%) HP
14 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (13.73%) WAN
14 7 (13.73%) ITSM
14 7 (13.73%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (15.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (37.25%) MS Office
2 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) Firewall
2 14 (27.45%) Wireless
3 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.65%) LAN
5 8 (15.69%) SSL
6 7 (13.73%) WAN
6 7 (13.73%) OSPF
7 6 (11.76%) VLAN
7 6 (11.76%) BGP
8 4 (7.84%) Network Security
8 4 (7.84%) Internet
8 4 (7.84%) IPsec
8 4 (7.84%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.88%) DNS
9 3 (5.88%) DHCP
9 3 (5.88%) TACACS
9 3 (5.88%) NetScreen
9 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
10 2 (3.92%) Junos
10 2 (3.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) IT Support
5 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Network Support
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Senior IT Support
7 2 (3.92%) IP Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.73%) iPad
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Statistics
6 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.92%) SecurID
6 2 (3.92%) Handset
7 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.96%) Open Source
7 1 (1.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (27.45%) Windows XP
4 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.88%) Android
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.92%) UNIX
8 2 (3.92%) AIX
8 2 (3.92%) Solaris
8 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.92%) NetWare
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 7 (13.73%) ITSM
3 7 (13.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (11.76%) Change Control
5 4 (7.84%) Coaching
5 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) Web Development
6 3 (5.88%) Time Management
6 3 (5.88%) SIEM
6 3 (5.88%) Product Management
6 3 (5.88%) Release Management
6 3 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) VB
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
3 2 (3.92%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.76%) CCNA
4 5 (9.80%) CISSP
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (5.88%) MCSE
6 3 (5.88%) CCNP
7 2 (3.92%) MCITP
7 2 (3.92%) MCDST
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.92%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.92%) JNCIE
7 2 (3.92%) PMP
7 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.96%) MCSA
8 1 (1.96%) MCP
8 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.96%) CCIE
8 1 (1.96%) CCDP
8 1 (1.96%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.92%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.96%) NFS
4 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 3 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.92%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.92%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.92%) OpenView
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) Microsoft
2 22 (43.14%) Cisco
3 14 (27.45%) Juniper
4 13 (25.49%) Citrix
5 8 (15.69%) HP
6 6 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.80%) CA
7 5 (9.80%) Symantec
8 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.84%) VMware
9 3 (5.88%) Websense
10 2 (3.92%) MobileIron
10 2 (3.92%) F5
10 2 (3.92%) Axway
10 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 2 (3.92%) McAfee
10 2 (3.92%) EMC
10 2 (3.92%) Adobe
10 2 (3.92%) Sun
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