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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 1.55% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 9.82% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 13
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£220 £135 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £15.67 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.45% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £12.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 £26.00 £76.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Manchester -17 20 £298 +120.37% 14
Cheshire +5 5 £170 -60.00% 5
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (36.54%) OSPF
3 19 (36.54%) Windows
4 18 (34.62%) Juniper
5 17 (32.69%) CCNA
6 16 (30.77%) BGP
6 16 (30.77%) Firewall
7 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
7 15 (28.85%) WAN
8 14 (26.92%) MS Office
8 14 (26.92%) Blackberry
9 13 (25.00%) CCNP
9 13 (25.00%) Wireless
9 13 (25.00%) MPLS
9 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 12 (23.08%) Citrix
10 12 (23.08%) LAN
10 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (19.23%) SSL
12 10 (19.23%) ITIL
12 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
12 10 (19.23%) BT
13 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
13 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
13 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (17.31%) CCIE
13 9 (17.31%) Wi-Fi

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (13.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) Lync
5 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) MS Office
2 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) OSPF
2 16 (30.77%) BGP
2 16 (30.77%) Firewall
3 15 (28.85%) WAN
4 13 (25.00%) Wireless
4 13 (25.00%) MPLS
5 12 (23.08%) LAN
5 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 11 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (19.23%) SSL
8 9 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (15.38%) VLAN
9 8 (15.38%) Broadband
10 7 (13.46%) L2TP
10 7 (13.46%) RSVP
10 7 (13.46%) VRRP
10 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
10 7 (13.46%) IPv4
10 7 (13.46%) IPv6
10 7 (13.46%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 5 (9.62%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) IP Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) Network Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.77%) Desktop Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (13.46%) iPad
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.77%) Handset
6 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.85%) Statistics
7 1 (1.92%) Open Source
7 1 (1.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.38%) UNIX
5 7 (13.46%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Vista
7 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.85%) Android
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.85%) NetWare
9 2 (3.85%) AIX
9 2 (3.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Service Management
3 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.69%) Coaching
4 4 (7.69%) ITSM
5 3 (5.77%) Project Management
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.77%) SIEM
5 3 (5.77%) Change Control
6 2 (3.85%) Line Management
6 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.85%) ERP
6 2 (3.85%) Network Design
6 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (32.69%) CCNA
3 13 (25.00%) CCNP
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (17.31%) CCIE
5 8 (15.38%) JNCIA
5 8 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 7 (13.46%) CCIP
7 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (7.69%) CISSP
8 3 (5.77%) MCDST
9 1 (1.92%) GCIA
9 1 (1.92%) GCIH
9 1 (1.92%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.92%) CCSE
9 1 (1.92%) CEH
9 1 (1.92%) CCSA
9 1 (1.92%) MCSE
9 1 (1.92%) MCSA
9 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
1 3 (5.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.85%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (3.85%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 18 (34.62%) Juniper
4 12 (23.08%) Citrix
5 10 (19.23%) BT
6 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
6 6 (11.54%) Avaya
6 6 (11.54%) HP
7 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
8 4 (7.69%) Nortel
8 4 (7.69%) VMware
8 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.77%) Websense
10 2 (3.85%) MobileIron
10 2 (3.85%) F5
10 2 (3.85%) Axway
10 2 (3.85%) Nokia
10 2 (3.85%) Novell
10 2 (3.85%) StorageTek
10 2 (3.85%) Lotus
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