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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 101 107 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs citing VPN 41 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 0.90% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 6.91% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 12
Average daily rate
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£318 £178 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.87% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £282 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £327 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.81% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -57.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.63% -19.73%
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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
462 362 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.52% 12.98% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 155 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 58
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 March 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
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 March 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 +1 29 £318 +135.18% 3
Cheshire +8 9 £408 - 11
Merseyside -13 2 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 37 (56.92%) Cisco
2 31 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (40.00%) CCNA
4 25 (38.46%) Windows
4 25 (38.46%) OSPF
5 23 (35.38%) BGP
5 23 (35.38%) Firewall
5 23 (35.38%) CCNP
6 22 (33.85%) MPLS
7 21 (32.31%) Citrix
7 21 (32.31%) Cisco IOS
8 20 (30.77%) CCIE
8 20 (30.77%) BT
9 19 (29.23%) Juniper
10 18 (27.69%) IPv4
10 18 (27.69%) Linux
10 18 (27.69%) Broadband
10 18 (27.69%) Ethernet
10 18 (27.69%) Telecoms
10 18 (27.69%) HSRP
11 17 (26.15%) Junos
11 17 (26.15%) BT 21CN
11 17 (26.15%) JNCIA
11 17 (26.15%) JNCIP
11 17 (26.15%) L2TP
11 17 (26.15%) RSVP
11 17 (26.15%) VRRP
11 17 (26.15%) UNIX
11 17 (26.15%) IPv6

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 12 (18.46%) IIS
2 11 (16.92%) Apache
3 10 (15.38%) IBM Notes
4 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.62%) Lync
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Office
2 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) PaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) OSPF
2 23 (35.38%) BGP
2 23 (35.38%) Firewall
3 22 (33.85%) MPLS
4 21 (32.31%) Cisco IOS
5 18 (27.69%) HSRP
5 18 (27.69%) Broadband
5 18 (27.69%) Ethernet
5 18 (27.69%) IPv4
6 17 (26.15%) IPv6
6 17 (26.15%) L2TP
6 17 (26.15%) RSVP
6 17 (26.15%) VRRP
6 17 (26.15%) BT 21CN
6 17 (26.15%) Junos
7 16 (24.62%) SSL
8 15 (23.08%) WAN
9 14 (21.54%) LAN
10 12 (18.46%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MySQL
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
General
1 18 (27.69%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.31%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Local Government
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Operations Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) IP Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Implementation Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Network Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Network Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Network Security Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Remote Desktop Support
9 2 (3.08%) Network Technician
9 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Web Services
1 3 (4.62%) XML
1 3 (4.62%) SAML
1 3 (4.62%) JSON
1 3 (4.62%) OAuth
1 3 (4.62%) REST
2 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) PKI
3 3 (4.62%) Life Science
4 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Handset
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 18 (27.69%) Linux
3 17 (26.15%) UNIX
4 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.08%) NetWare
8 2 (3.08%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) Information Security
2 7 (10.77%) ITIL
3 5 (7.69%) Network Management
4 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.62%) SOA
4 3 (4.62%) Service Management
4 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.08%) Migration
5 2 (3.08%) Data Management
5 2 (3.08%) Network Design
5 2 (3.08%) ITSM
6 1 (1.54%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.54%) SIEM
6 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.54%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.54%) Coaching
6 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) Java
2 2 (3.08%) VBScript
2 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.54%) Python
3 1 (1.54%) Ruby
3 1 (1.54%) Perl
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (40.00%) CCNA
3 23 (35.38%) CCNP
4 20 (30.77%) CCIE
5 17 (26.15%) JNCIA
5 17 (26.15%) JNCIP
5 17 (26.15%) CCIP
6 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
7 3 (4.62%) CISMP
7 3 (4.62%) ISACA
8 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) Degree
8 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.54%) MCP
9 1 (1.54%) MCSE
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
9 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
1 2 (3.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) ISA Server
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) Samba
4 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (3.08%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.08%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.54%) Opsview
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.54%) MOM
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) Cisco
2 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.31%) Citrix
4 20 (30.77%) BT
5 19 (29.23%) Juniper
6 12 (18.46%) CheckPoint
7 10 (15.38%) Lotus
8 7 (10.77%) Clearswift
9 6 (9.23%) VMware
10 5 (7.69%) Avaya
11 4 (6.15%) Nortel
11 4 (6.15%) SurfControl
12 3 (4.62%) HP
13 2 (3.08%) Novell
13 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
14 1 (1.54%) ArcSight
14 1 (1.54%) Capita
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