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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 108 140 109
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -31
Contract jobs citing VPN 42 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 0.69% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 5.32% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 14
Median daily rate £375 £313 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £415 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.67 £17.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.67% -12.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.35 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.35 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
525 583 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.00% 13.03% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 329 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.30% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 25 £350 - 7
Merseyside +11 10 £405 +58.82%
Lancashire +23 4 - - 2
Cheshire +8 3 £408 +48.18% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 43 (65.15%) WAN
2 40 (60.61%) Firewall
3 38 (57.58%) LAN
4 37 (56.06%) Windows
5 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (34.85%) TCP/IP
7 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 22 (33.33%) VoIP
8 21 (31.82%) Cisco
9 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
10 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 18 (27.27%) Linux
11 17 (25.76%) VMware
12 16 (24.24%) Unix
12 16 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (22.73%) CCNA
13 15 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 14 (21.21%) ITIL
14 14 (21.21%) CISSP
14 14 (21.21%) Splunk
15 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (19.70%) LogRhythm
15 13 (19.70%) Patch Management
15 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
15 13 (19.70%) QRadar
15 13 (19.70%) ELK Stack
15 13 (19.70%) SANS
15 13 (19.70%) Citrix
15 13 (19.70%) Apple
15 13 (19.70%) SSCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.58%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.06%) IIS
5 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.03%) Apache
6 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.03%) nginx
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.52%) JBoss
7 1 (1.52%) Jetty
7 1 (1.52%) Mongrel
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 8 (12.12%) MS Office
2 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 43 (65.15%) WAN
2 40 (60.61%) Firewall
3 38 (57.58%) LAN
4 23 (34.85%) TCP/IP
5 22 (33.33%) VoIP
6 12 (18.18%) SAN
7 11 (16.67%) DHCP
7 11 (16.67%) DNS
8 10 (15.15%) MPLS
8 10 (15.15%) SSL
8 10 (15.15%) Wireless
9 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (12.12%) IPsec
10 7 (10.61%) Internet
10 7 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (10.61%) VLAN
11 6 (9.09%) Network Security
11 6 (9.09%) WLAN
12 5 (7.58%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Redis
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) GoCD
3 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.52%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (3.03%) Banking
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
1 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
2 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) ELK Stack
2 7 (10.61%) Web Services
3 5 (7.58%) RESTful
4 2 (3.03%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.52%) .NET
5 1 (1.52%) J2EE
5 1 (1.52%) LAMP
5 1 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.52%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.55%) BYOD
6 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.03%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.03%) e-Learning
6 2 (3.03%) FlexPod
6 2 (3.03%) Life Science
6 2 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.52%) Health Informatics
7 1 (1.52%) Informatics
7 1 (1.52%) PKI
7 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.27%) Linux
4 16 (24.24%) Unix
5 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.03%) CentOS
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
2 15 (22.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (21.21%) ITIL
4 13 (19.70%) Patch Management
4 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (13.64%) Information Security
7 8 (12.12%) Open Source
8 7 (10.61%) Migration
8 7 (10.61%) SIEM
9 6 (9.09%) Case Management
9 6 (9.09%) Security Operations
10 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
11 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (6.06%) ITSM
11 4 (6.06%) Network Design
11 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (6.06%) Service Management
11 4 (6.06%) Technical Analysis
12 3 (4.55%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) Python
3 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.55%) Java
4 3 (4.55%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.73%) CCNA
3 14 (21.21%) CISSP
4 13 (19.70%) SANS
4 13 (19.70%) SSCP
5 12 (18.18%) CCNP
5 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (12.12%) MCSE
9 5 (7.58%) CCIE
10 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.55%) CCDP
11 3 (4.55%) MCSA
12 1 (1.52%) CCSA
12 1 (1.52%) CCSE
12 1 (1.52%) CCSP
12 1 (1.52%) HP ASE
12 1 (1.52%) HP MASE
12 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) vSphere
4 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.03%) vCloud
6 1 (1.52%) Docker
6 1 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.52%) Xen
6 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) QRadar
2 7 (10.61%) Kibana
2 7 (10.61%) logstash
3 5 (7.58%) SCCM
4 4 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.06%) RSA enVision
4 4 (6.06%) SCOM
5 2 (3.03%) Cacti
5 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (3.03%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.52%) Ansible
6 1 (1.52%) Nagios
6 1 (1.52%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (1.52%) Packer
6 1 (1.52%) Salt
6 1 (1.52%) Terraform
6 1 (1.52%) WSUS
6 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Cisco
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.76%) VMware
4 14 (21.21%) Splunk
5 13 (19.70%) Apple
5 13 (19.70%) Citrix
5 13 (19.70%) IBM
5 13 (19.70%) LogRhythm
6 12 (18.18%) HP
7 8 (12.12%) Juniper
8 6 (9.09%) Dell
8 6 (9.09%) Intel Security
9 5 (7.58%) Fortinet
9 5 (7.58%) Lotus
10 4 (6.06%) Canon
10 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
10 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.06%) Symantec
10 4 (6.06%) Veeam
11 3 (4.55%) F5
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