The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 106 92 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 1.34% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.24% 9.18% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
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£290 £233 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.73% -28.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £138 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £395 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 11
Average hourly rate £17.92 £37.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.21% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.42 £14.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £41.20 £19.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +32.81%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 15 £280 -18.84% 6
Manchester -12 6 £400 +180.70% 5
Lancashire -12 4 £225 -
Merseyside +1 2 - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 40 (63.49%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Firewall
3 28 (44.44%) Cisco
4 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
5 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
6 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
6 23 (36.51%) Wireless
7 21 (33.33%) MS Office
7 21 (33.33%) LAN
8 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 17 (26.98%) WAN
9 17 (26.98%) SLA
9 17 (26.98%) ITIL
10 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (22.22%) HP
11 14 (22.22%) Juniper
11 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (20.63%) Internet
12 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
13 12 (19.05%) Citrix
13 12 (19.05%) CCNP
14 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (17.46%) VLAN
15 10 (15.87%) iPad
15 10 (15.87%) BGP
15 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
15 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (15.87%) DNS
15 10 (15.87%) DHCP
16 9 (14.29%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 7 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Apache
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) Firewall
2 23 (36.51%) Wireless
3 21 (33.33%) LAN
4 17 (26.98%) WAN
5 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
5 13 (20.63%) Internet
6 11 (17.46%) VLAN
7 10 (15.87%) BGP
7 10 (15.87%) DNS
7 10 (15.87%) DHCP
8 6 (9.52%) Ethernet
8 6 (9.52%) MPLS
8 6 (9.52%) Network Security
9 5 (7.94%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (7.94%) OSPF
9 5 (7.94%) SSL
9 5 (7.94%) DMZ
10 4 (6.35%) ADSL
10 4 (6.35%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Analyst
1 10 (15.87%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) IT Support
6 4 (6.35%) Network Support
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.76%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
1 10 (15.87%) iPad
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Firmware
3 4 (6.35%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.35%) Statistics
3 4 (6.35%) iPhone
4 3 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.17%) PDA
5 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 2 (3.17%) SecurID
5 2 (3.17%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (63.49%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 18 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.76%) Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.76%) UNIX
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
4 7 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (7.94%) Project Management
5 5 (7.94%) Change Control
5 5 (7.94%) ITSM
5 5 (7.94%) Information Security
5 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.76%) Product Management
7 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.76%) Change Management
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Release Management
7 3 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) VB
1 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.05%) CCNP
3 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (14.29%) CCNA
5 7 (11.11%) MCSE
6 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.35%) MCTS
7 4 (6.35%) MCSA
7 4 (6.35%) MCP
7 4 (6.35%) CISSP
8 3 (4.76%) MCITP
8 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.17%) PMP
9 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.17%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.17%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.17%) MCDST
10 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.35%) XenApp
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.76%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.17%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Cisco
2 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.22%) Juniper
3 14 (22.22%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) Citrix
5 6 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 6 (9.52%) F5
6 5 (7.94%) Fortinet
6 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.94%) Symantec
6 5 (7.94%) CA
7 4 (6.35%) Dell
7 4 (6.35%) VMware
8 3 (4.76%) AppSense
8 3 (4.76%) Toshiba
8 3 (4.76%) Apple
8 3 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (3.17%) Websense
9 2 (3.17%) Remedy
9 2 (3.17%) EMC
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