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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / North West
Rank 97 100 114
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 34 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.55% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 10.38% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 8
Median daily rate £450 £473 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £158 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
Median hourly rate £19.81 £16.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
395 578 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.42% 14.92% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 318 198
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +1 16 £600 +14.28% 3
Manchester +21 14 £450 +26.31% 15
Lancashire +5 1 £263 -34.37% 2
Merseyside +1 1 £350 - 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 57 (69.51%) Firewall
2 56 (68.29%) Windows
3 55 (67.07%) LAN
4 53 (64.63%) WAN
5 41 (50.00%) VoIP
6 39 (47.56%) Linux
7 37 (45.12%) TCP/IP
8 31 (37.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 31 (37.80%) Patch Management
9 30 (36.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 30 (36.59%) Unix
10 29 (35.37%) Apple
11 28 (34.15%) SSCP
11 28 (34.15%) CISSP
11 28 (34.15%) SANS
12 25 (30.49%) QRadar
12 25 (30.49%) ELK Stack
12 25 (30.49%) Active Directory
12 25 (30.49%) Splunk
13 23 (28.05%) Network Monitoring
14 21 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
15 20 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (23.17%) Cisco
17 18 (21.95%) Citrix
18 17 (20.73%) IBM
18 17 (20.73%) Intel Security
18 17 (20.73%) VLAN
18 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
18 17 (20.73%) LogRhythm

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 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.54%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.10%) IIS
4 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.44%) Apache
6 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.44%) nginx
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.22%) JBoss
7 1 (1.22%) Jetty
7 1 (1.22%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Office
2 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (4.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.88%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (4.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.22%) GitHub
5 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (69.51%) Firewall
2 55 (67.07%) LAN
3 53 (64.63%) WAN
4 41 (50.00%) VoIP
5 37 (45.12%) TCP/IP
6 17 (20.73%) VLAN
7 13 (15.85%) DHCP
8 11 (13.41%) DNS
9 10 (12.20%) SAN
10 8 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (9.76%) MPLS
10 8 (9.76%) Wireless
11 7 (8.54%) IPsec
12 6 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (6.10%) Network Security
13 5 (6.10%) SSL
14 4 (4.88%) Ethernet
14 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (3.66%) Internet
15 3 (3.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) Redis
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.22%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.22%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.22%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.22%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
1 15 (18.29%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.20%) Security Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Technical Support
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.66%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.49%) ELK Stack
2 11 (13.41%) Web Services
3 7 (8.54%) RESTful
4 4 (4.88%) boto
4 4 (4.88%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) JSON
4 4 (4.88%) YAML
5 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.22%) .NET
6 1 (1.22%) J2EE
6 1 (1.22%) LAMP
6 1 (1.22%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.88%) NHS
5 4 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.66%) BYOD
6 3 (3.66%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.22%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.22%) AS400
8 1 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.22%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) PKI
8 1 (1.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 56 (68.29%) Windows
2 39 (47.56%) Linux
3 30 (36.59%) Unix
4 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
7 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.88%) CentOS
8 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.44%) Android
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.22%) Solaris
10 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Patch Management
1 31 (37.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 30 (36.59%) Vulnerability Management
3 23 (28.05%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (24.39%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (19.51%) Case Management
6 13 (15.85%) Security Monitoring
7 12 (14.63%) Information Security
8 11 (13.41%) Security Operations
9 9 (10.98%) Analytics
9 9 (10.98%) Open Source
10 8 (9.76%) Data Analytics
10 8 (9.76%) ITIL
10 8 (9.76%) Network Design
10 8 (9.76%) SIEM
11 7 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (8.54%) DevOps
11 7 (8.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (6.10%) Load Balancing
12 5 (6.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) Python
2 9 (10.98%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) Perl
4 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.66%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.44%) Ruby
6 2 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (34.15%) CISSP
1 28 (34.15%) SANS
1 28 (34.15%) SSCP
2 21 (25.61%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
4 16 (19.51%) CCNA
5 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (9.76%) MCSE
8 6 (7.32%) CCNP
9 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (4.88%) AWS Certification
11 3 (3.66%) CCIE
11 3 (3.66%) MCSA
12 2 (2.44%) CCDP
12 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.22%) CWNA
13 1 (1.22%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (30.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.54%) Docker
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.88%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.88%) vSphere
6 3 (3.66%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.44%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.44%) XenApp
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.22%) vCloud
8 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (30.49%) QRadar
2 9 (10.98%) Kibana
2 9 (10.98%) logstash
2 9 (10.98%) SCCM
3 8 (9.76%) Nessus
3 8 (9.76%) Nexpose
3 8 (9.76%) Nmap
3 8 (9.76%) Puppet
4 6 (7.32%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.10%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.10%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.10%) RSA enVision
5 5 (6.10%) SCOM
6 3 (3.66%) Ansible
6 3 (3.66%) Salt
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.44%) Terraform
8 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (35.37%) Apple
2 25 (30.49%) Splunk
3 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
4 19 (23.17%) Cisco
5 18 (21.95%) Citrix
6 17 (20.73%) IBM
6 17 (20.73%) Intel Security
6 17 (20.73%) LogRhythm
7 14 (17.07%) VMware
8 9 (10.98%) HP
9 8 (9.76%) ArcSight
9 8 (9.76%) Intel
9 8 (9.76%) NetWitness
9 8 (9.76%) Qualys
10 7 (8.54%) Dell
10 7 (8.54%) Lotus
11 6 (7.32%) F5
12 5 (6.10%) Canon
12 5 (6.10%) Symantec
13 4 (4.88%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
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