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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 141 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 8.61% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 13
Median daily rate £400 £313 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +27.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £183 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £440 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.94%
VPN
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
600 511 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.94% 13.13% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 234 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -26 11 £270 -10.00% 5
Cheshire -10 7 £355 -19.31% 1
Merseyside -4 2 £400 - 3
Lancashire - 2 £275 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 41 (51.25%) Firewall
2 35 (43.75%) Cisco
3 31 (38.75%) LAN
4 28 (35.00%) DNS
4 28 (35.00%) Wireless
5 26 (32.50%) SSL
5 26 (32.50%) Windows
6 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 23 (28.75%) WAN
7 23 (28.75%) DHCP
8 22 (27.50%) Citrix
8 22 (27.50%) Network Security
8 22 (27.50%) Apple iOS
9 19 (23.75%) Android
9 19 (23.75%) ITIL
9 19 (23.75%) Palo Alto
10 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (22.50%) Blackberry
10 18 (22.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (22.50%) IPsec
10 18 (22.50%) Windows 7
10 18 (22.50%) SSH
11 17 (21.25%) CCNP
11 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
12 15 (18.75%) Juniper
13 14 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (17.50%) Mobile Device Management
14 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
14 13 (16.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (16.25%) Management Information System

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 18 (22.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.25%) Firewall
2 31 (38.75%) LAN
3 28 (35.00%) DNS
3 28 (35.00%) Wireless
4 26 (32.50%) SSL
5 23 (28.75%) DHCP
5 23 (28.75%) WAN
6 22 (27.50%) Network Security
7 18 (22.50%) IPsec
7 18 (22.50%) SSH
8 14 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (16.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
10 12 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (15.00%) VoIP
11 11 (13.75%) BGP
11 11 (13.75%) VLAN
12 8 (10.00%) MPLS
12 8 (10.00%) OSPF
13 6 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Banking
2 7 (8.75%) Law
2 7 (8.75%) Legal
2 7 (8.75%) Local Government
3 3 (3.75%) French Language
3 3 (3.75%) German Language
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (16.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Administrator
6 7 (8.75%) Firewall Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Lead Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
9 4 (5.00%) Data Migration Architect
9 4 (5.00%) Data Migration Lead
9 4 (5.00%) Lead Data Architect
9 4 (5.00%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Blackberry
2 13 (16.25%) Handset
2 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
3 12 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.00%) iSeries
7 3 (3.75%) iPad
7 3 (3.75%) Statistics
8 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.50%) PKI
9 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.25%) HACMP
9 1 (1.25%) Health Informatics
9 1 (1.25%) Informatics
9 1 (1.25%) NHS
9 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Apple iOS
3 19 (23.75%) Android
4 18 (22.50%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.00%) Unix
6 7 (8.75%) Linux
7 6 (7.50%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.50%) NetWare
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.25%) AIX
11 1 (1.25%) Solaris
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 13 (16.25%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (13.75%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (11.25%) Change Control
6 9 (11.25%) Service Management
7 7 (8.75%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (7.50%) Document Management
8 6 (7.50%) Information Security
8 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.50%) Migration
9 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.00%) ITSM
10 4 (5.00%) Network Design
10 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (3.75%) Coaching
11 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
11 3 (3.75%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) Lisp
3 3 (3.75%) VBScript
4 2 (2.50%) Perl
4 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.25%) CCNP
3 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.25%) MCDST
6 7 (8.75%) CCNA
6 7 (8.75%) MOS
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.00%) CCIE
10 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.50%) CCDP
10 2 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.50%) CLAS
11 1 (1.25%) CEH
11 1 (1.25%) CISSP
11 1 (1.25%) GIAC
11 1 (1.25%) IBM AIX Certification
11 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.50%) RMADS
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.25%) GPFS
3 1 (1.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.25%) vCloud
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.50%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 35 (43.75%) Cisco
2 22 (27.50%) Citrix
3 19 (23.75%) Palo Alto
4 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
5 15 (18.75%) Juniper
6 12 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 8 (10.00%) VMware
8 7 (8.75%) CheckPoint
9 6 (7.50%) HP
10 5 (6.25%) F5
10 5 (6.25%) IBM
11 3 (3.75%) Lotus
11 3 (3.75%) Nokia
12 2 (2.50%) Aruba
12 2 (2.50%) Novell
13 1 (1.25%) AppSense
13 1 (1.25%) Huawei
13 1 (1.25%) IronPort
13 1 (1.25%) Mitel
13 1 (1.25%) Polycom
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