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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 139 114 105
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.71% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.21% 4.78% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% +42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £280 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.92 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% +21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £16.67 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.57 £21.00 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -17 12 £350 -6.66% 12
Cheshire -9 8 £275 -5.17% 3
Merseyside - 5 £255 - 1
Lancashire -11 2 £150 - 2
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 39 (52.70%) Cisco
3 37 (50.00%) Firewall
4 26 (35.14%) WAN
5 25 (33.78%) DNS
5 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
7 22 (29.73%) LAN
8 21 (28.38%) DHCP
8 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
8 21 (28.38%) Wireless
9 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
10 19 (25.68%) Citrix
11 18 (24.32%) VoIP
12 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (20.27%) Network Security
13 15 (20.27%) Juniper
13 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (18.92%) BGP
14 14 (18.92%) VMware
14 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
15 13 (17.57%) Network Management
15 13 (17.57%) OSPF
15 13 (17.57%) CCNP
16 12 (16.22%) SSL
16 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (16.22%) XenApp
16 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
17 11 (14.86%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.70%) Lync
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.35%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (50.00%) Firewall
2 26 (35.14%) WAN
3 25 (33.78%) DNS
4 22 (29.73%) LAN
5 21 (28.38%) DHCP
5 21 (28.38%) Wireless
6 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 18 (24.32%) VoIP
8 15 (20.27%) Network Security
9 14 (18.92%) BGP
10 13 (17.57%) OSPF
11 12 (16.22%) SSL
12 11 (14.86%) SAN
12 11 (14.86%) IPsec
13 9 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (9.46%) VLAN
14 7 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (9.46%) MPLS
14 7 (9.46%) Internet
14 7 (9.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (4.05%) Local Government
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.35%) French Language
3 1 (1.35%) German Language
3 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Network Support
5 7 (9.46%) Network Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Network Administrator
6 6 (8.11%) Administrator
6 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
7 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Network Security Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Technical Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Handset
3 4 (5.41%) iPad
4 3 (4.05%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.05%) Statistics
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Life Science
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 9 (12.16%) UNIX
7 5 (6.76%) Linux
8 4 (5.41%) Solaris
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Network Management
2 8 (10.81%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (6.76%) Network Design
4 5 (6.76%) Information Security
4 5 (6.76%) Service Management
4 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.41%) Change Control
5 4 (5.41%) Software Deployment
5 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.05%) Open Source
6 3 (4.05%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) Perl
1 3 (4.05%) Python
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (17.57%) CCNP
3 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (14.86%) CCNA
5 8 (10.81%) CCIE
6 6 (8.11%) MCSE
6 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
7 5 (6.76%) CCEE
7 5 (6.76%) Degree
7 5 (6.76%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.41%) CCA
8 4 (5.41%) CCAA
8 4 (5.41%) JNCIP
8 4 (5.41%) MCDST
9 3 (4.05%) JNCIA
9 3 (4.05%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.70%) CCIP
11 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.81%) QA
3 7 (9.46%) SLA
4 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 24 (32.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) XenApp
3 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.81%) MetaFrame
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.05%) XenServer
6 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.05%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) Cisco
2 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (25.68%) Citrix
4 15 (20.27%) Juniper
5 14 (18.92%) VMware
6 10 (13.51%) AppSense
7 7 (9.46%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) EMC
8 6 (8.11%) BT
9 5 (6.76%) Aruba
9 5 (6.76%) F5
9 5 (6.76%) Avaya
10 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.05%) NetApp
11 3 (4.05%) Lotus
11 3 (4.05%) Websense
11 3 (4.05%) Toshiba
11 3 (4.05%) Infoblox
11 3 (4.05%) Fortinet
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