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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 143 105 96
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 1.25% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.29% 9.18% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 13
Median daily rate £343 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £186 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £445 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 9
Median hourly rate - £17.92 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
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
607 501 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.62% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 235 182
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -38 9 £305 +1.66% 10
Cheshire -12 6 £285 +41.43% 2
Merseyside -7 2 £400 - 3
Lancashire - 2 £275 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 31 (50.00%) Cisco
3 28 (45.16%) LAN
4 27 (43.55%) DNS
5 23 (37.10%) SSL
5 23 (37.10%) DHCP
5 23 (37.10%) Windows
6 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
7 19 (30.65%) ITIL
7 19 (30.65%) WAN
7 19 (30.65%) Network Security
7 19 (30.65%) Palo Alto
8 18 (29.03%) SSH
8 18 (29.03%) Citrix
9 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
10 16 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (24.19%) Juniper
11 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
11 15 (24.19%) Blackberry
11 15 (24.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 15 (24.19%) IPsec
12 14 (22.58%) CCNP
13 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
13 13 (20.97%) Wireless
13 13 (20.97%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (19.35%) Fortinet
14 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
15 11 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (17.74%) VLAN
15 11 (17.74%) BGP

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 15 (24.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (8.06%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Office
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (62.90%) Firewall
2 28 (45.16%) LAN
3 27 (43.55%) DNS
4 23 (37.10%) DHCP
4 23 (37.10%) SSL
5 19 (30.65%) Network Security
5 19 (30.65%) WAN
6 18 (29.03%) SSH
7 15 (24.19%) IPsec
8 13 (20.97%) TCP/IP
8 13 (20.97%) Wireless
9 11 (17.74%) BGP
9 11 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (17.74%) VLAN
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (14.52%) VoIP
12 8 (12.90%) OSPF
13 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (9.68%) MPLS
14 5 (8.06%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Law
2 7 (11.29%) Legal
2 7 (11.29%) Local Government
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
4 3 (4.84%) French Language
4 3 (4.84%) German Language
4 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Architect
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Network Architect
5 9 (14.52%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Lead Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Data Migration Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Data Migration Lead
8 4 (6.45%) Lead Data Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Migration Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.45%) iSeries
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.84%) Handset
4 3 (4.84%) iPad
4 3 (4.84%) Statistics
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.61%) HACMP
6 1 (1.61%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.61%) Informatics
6 1 (1.61%) Life Science
6 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 17 (27.42%) Windows 7
3 8 (12.90%) Unix
4 6 (9.68%) Linux
5 5 (8.06%) Android
5 5 (8.06%) Apple iOS
5 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (14.52%) Change Control
5 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.29%) Service Management
6 6 (9.68%) Document Management
6 6 (9.68%) Information Security
6 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (8.06%) Migration
8 4 (6.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (6.45%) Network Design
8 4 (6.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (4.84%) ITSM
9 3 (4.84%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.84%) Web Filtering
10 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Lisp
2 2 (3.23%) Perl
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.58%) CCNP
3 12 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 9 (14.52%) MCDST
6 7 (11.29%) CCNA
6 7 (11.29%) MOS
7 6 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.84%) CCIE
10 2 (3.23%) CCDP
10 2 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (3.23%) CLAS
11 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.61%) CCSP
11 1 (1.61%) CISSP
11 1 (1.61%) GIAC
11 1 (1.61%) IBM AIX Certification
11 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) GPFS
2 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.61%) vCloud
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.23%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.61%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (30.65%) Palo Alto
3 18 (29.03%) Citrix
4 15 (24.19%) Juniper
4 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.35%) Fortinet
6 7 (11.29%) CheckPoint
6 7 (11.29%) VMware
7 5 (8.06%) F5
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) Nokia
9 2 (3.23%) Aruba
10 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.61%) Huawei
10 1 (1.61%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.61%) Mitel
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.61%) Siemens
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