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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 109 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 44 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.11% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.68% 8.79% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £225 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £207 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £327 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 9
Average hourly rate £17.92 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £14.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.67 £18.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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
507 387 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.07% 12.62% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 161 129
Average daily rate £350 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 27 £293 +225.00% 18
Cheshire -12 10 £424 +30.38% 11
Merseyside -11 7 - - 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 45 (54.88%) Cisco
2 38 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (41.46%) Firewall
4 33 (40.24%) Windows
5 29 (35.37%) BGP
6 28 (34.15%) CCNA
7 27 (32.93%) OSPF
8 26 (31.71%) CCIE
8 26 (31.71%) Citrix
8 26 (31.71%) LAN
9 25 (30.49%) WAN
9 25 (30.49%) CCNP
10 24 (29.27%) MPLS
10 24 (29.27%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (28.05%) HSRP
11 23 (28.05%) UNIX
12 22 (26.83%) Juniper
12 22 (26.83%) BT
13 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
14 20 (24.39%) IPv4
14 20 (24.39%) Ethernet
14 20 (24.39%) Linux
14 20 (24.39%) Telecoms
15 19 (23.17%) BT 21CN
15 19 (23.17%) JNCIA
15 19 (23.17%) JNCIP
15 19 (23.17%) Junos
15 19 (23.17%) IOS XR
15 19 (23.17%) L2TP
15 19 (23.17%) RSVP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 13 (15.85%) IIS
2 11 (13.41%) Apache
3 9 (10.98%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Office
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (41.46%) Firewall
2 29 (35.37%) BGP
3 27 (32.93%) OSPF
4 26 (31.71%) LAN
5 25 (30.49%) WAN
6 24 (29.27%) Cisco IOS
6 24 (29.27%) MPLS
7 23 (28.05%) HSRP
8 20 (24.39%) Ethernet
8 20 (24.39%) IPv4
9 19 (23.17%) IPv6
9 19 (23.17%) DNS
9 19 (23.17%) Broadband
9 19 (23.17%) L2TP
9 19 (23.17%) RSVP
9 19 (23.17%) VRRP
9 19 (23.17%) IOS XR
9 19 (23.17%) BT 21CN
9 19 (23.17%) Junos
10 18 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.22%) MySQL
General
1 20 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
3 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Operations Engineer
2 19 (23.17%) IP Engineer
2 19 (23.17%) Implementation Engineer
3 17 (20.73%) Analyst
4 14 (17.07%) Network Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Security Engineer
6 10 (12.20%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (9.76%) Citrix Analyst
9 7 (8.54%) Network Analyst
10 6 (7.32%) Consultant
11 5 (6.10%) Network Support
11 5 (6.10%) Network Consultant
11 5 (6.10%) Architect
12 4 (4.88%) Security Analyst
13 3 (3.66%) Network Technician
13 3 (3.66%) Network Administrator
13 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
13 3 (3.66%) Administrator
13 3 (3.66%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
1 3 (3.66%) XML
1 3 (3.66%) SAML
1 3 (3.66%) JSON
1 3 (3.66%) OAuth
1 3 (3.66%) REST
2 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.88%) Life Science
2 3 (3.66%) PKI
3 2 (2.44%) Handset
3 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.24%) Windows
2 23 (28.05%) UNIX
3 20 (24.39%) Linux
4 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.88%) Solaris
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Information Security
2 12 (14.63%) Network Management
3 7 (8.54%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) ITIL
4 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.88%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.66%) Change Control
6 3 (3.66%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.66%) Service Management
6 3 (3.66%) SOA
6 3 (3.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.44%) Data Management
7 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.44%) Network Design
7 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.22%) SIEM
8 1 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) Java
2 2 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (1.22%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) Ruby
3 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (34.15%) CCNA
3 26 (31.71%) CCIE
4 25 (30.49%) CCNP
5 19 (23.17%) CCIP
5 19 (23.17%) JNCIA
5 19 (23.17%) JNCIP
6 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.88%) CCA
7 4 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.88%) CISSP
7 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (4.88%) MCSE
7 4 (4.88%) CCEE
7 4 (4.88%) CCAA
8 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.66%) ISACA
8 3 (3.66%) CISMP
8 3 (3.66%) Degree
8 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.76%) MetaFrame
2 8 (9.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (9.76%) XenApp
3 4 (4.88%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.22%) iptables
5 1 (1.22%) Samba
5 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) SCOM
2 2 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.22%) MOM
3 1 (1.22%) Nagios
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) Opsview
Vendors
1 45 (54.88%) Cisco
2 26 (31.71%) Citrix
3 22 (26.83%) Juniper
3 22 (26.83%) BT
4 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.07%) CheckPoint
6 9 (10.98%) Lotus
6 9 (10.98%) AppSense
7 7 (8.54%) Clearswift
7 7 (8.54%) VMware
8 5 (6.10%) EMC
8 5 (6.10%) Avaya
9 4 (4.88%) Nortel
9 4 (4.88%) SurfControl
9 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.44%) F5
11 2 (2.44%) HP
12 1 (1.22%) NetApp
12 1 (1.22%) Websense
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