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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 104 101
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 32 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.82% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.93% 6.56% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £212 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £348 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £14.45 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £20.05 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.17 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -38.98%
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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
462 381 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.73% 12.43% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 141
Average daily rate £324 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 38
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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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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 +3 20 £300 - 7
Cheshire -6 7 £238 -2.75% 8
Merseyside -13 4 - - 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 46 (55.42%) Firewall
2 42 (50.60%) Cisco
3 39 (46.99%) Windows
4 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (33.73%) Citrix
6 24 (28.92%) DNS
7 23 (27.71%) SSL
8 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
8 22 (26.51%) LAN
8 22 (26.51%) WAN
9 21 (25.30%) BGP
9 21 (25.30%) Network Security
10 20 (24.10%) Juniper
10 20 (24.10%) DHCP
11 19 (22.89%) OSPF
12 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
13 17 (20.48%) CCIE
13 17 (20.48%) VoIP
14 16 (19.28%) UNIX
14 16 (19.28%) CCNP
14 16 (19.28%) CCNA
14 16 (19.28%) CheckPoint
14 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (19.28%) Network Management
14 16 (19.28%) Information Security
15 14 (16.87%) IIS
15 14 (16.87%) HSRP
15 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
16 13 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (16.87%) IIS
2 11 (13.25%) Apache
3 10 (12.05%) IBM Notes
4 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) PaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (55.42%) Firewall
2 24 (28.92%) DNS
3 23 (27.71%) SSL
4 22 (26.51%) LAN
4 22 (26.51%) WAN
5 21 (25.30%) BGP
5 21 (25.30%) Network Security
6 20 (24.10%) DHCP
7 19 (22.89%) OSPF
8 17 (20.48%) VoIP
9 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (16.87%) HSRP
11 13 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (15.66%) Wireless
11 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
12 12 (14.46%) MPLS
12 12 (14.46%) SAN
13 11 (13.25%) Internet
13 11 (13.25%) IPv4
13 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Publishing
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Local Government
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) IP Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Implementation Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Security Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Consultant
5 9 (10.84%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Network Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Architect
8 6 (7.23%) Network Support
9 5 (6.02%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Security Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Security Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Network Security Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Web Services
2 3 (3.61%) XML
2 3 (3.61%) SAML
2 3 (3.61%) JSON
2 3 (3.61%) OAuth
2 3 (3.61%) REST
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.61%) Handset
4 3 (3.61%) PKI
4 3 (3.61%) Life Science
4 3 (3.61%) iPad
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.99%) Windows
2 16 (19.28%) UNIX
3 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (9.64%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.82%) Solaris
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.20%) Android
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Information Security
1 16 (19.28%) Network Management
2 7 (8.43%) Migration
2 7 (8.43%) ITIL
3 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.23%) Load Balancing
4 4 (4.82%) Network Architecture
4 4 (4.82%) Change Control
5 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (3.61%) Open Source
5 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (3.61%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.61%) Service Management
5 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.61%) SOA
6 2 (2.41%) Data Management
6 2 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.41%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) Java
1 3 (3.61%) Perl
1 3 (3.61%) SQL
1 3 (3.61%) Python
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby
2 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (34.94%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.48%) CCIE
3 16 (19.28%) CCNP
3 16 (19.28%) CCNA
4 12 (14.46%) JNCIP
5 11 (13.25%) JNCIA
6 10 (12.05%) CCIP
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (7.23%) Degree
8 5 (6.02%) MCSE
9 4 (4.82%) CCA
9 4 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.82%) CISSP
9 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.82%) CCEE
9 4 (4.82%) CCAA
10 3 (3.61%) ISACA
10 3 (3.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) MetaFrame
2 8 (9.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 8 (9.64%) XenApp
3 4 (4.82%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.20%) NFS
6 1 (1.20%) Samba
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Nagios
1 4 (4.82%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.41%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Opsview
3 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.20%) MOM
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (50.60%) Cisco
2 28 (33.73%) Citrix
3 22 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 20 (24.10%) Juniper
5 16 (19.28%) CheckPoint
6 10 (12.05%) Lotus
6 10 (12.05%) BT
7 9 (10.84%) AppSense
8 7 (8.43%) VMware
8 7 (8.43%) Clearswift
9 6 (7.23%) EMC
10 5 (6.02%) F5
11 4 (4.82%) SurfControl
11 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.61%) Infoblox
13 2 (2.41%) Aruba
13 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.41%) Veeam
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