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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 100 117
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.03% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 7.41% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 2
Average daily rate
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£310 £225 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £387 £216
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.17 £15.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.50 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.84 £19.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
479 405 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 13.91% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 205 182
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 52
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% +55.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -9 13 £350 +152.25% 6
Cheshire +11 11 £290 -32.16% 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (67.27%) Windows
2 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
4 24 (43.64%) Cisco
5 23 (41.82%) Firewall
5 23 (41.82%) Windows 7
6 20 (36.36%) MS Office
7 17 (30.91%) Wireless
8 16 (29.09%) Blackberry
8 16 (29.09%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 15 (27.27%) Juniper
10 14 (25.45%) Citrix
10 14 (25.45%) SLA
11 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (20.00%) LAN
12 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (18.18%) iPad
13 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (14.55%) Service Management
14 8 (14.55%) Finance
14 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (14.55%) SSL
14 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
14 8 (14.55%) WAN
14 8 (14.55%) HP
14 8 (14.55%) SCCM

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
1 8 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) Lync
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (36.36%) MS Office
2 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) Firewall
2 17 (30.91%) Wireless
3 11 (20.00%) LAN
4 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.55%) SSL
5 8 (14.55%) WAN
6 7 (12.73%) BGP
7 6 (10.91%) OSPF
7 6 (10.91%) VLAN
7 6 (10.91%) Internet
8 5 (9.09%) Network Security
9 4 (7.27%) IPsec
9 4 (7.27%) DNS
9 4 (7.27%) DHCP
9 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
10 3 (5.45%) TACACS
10 3 (5.45%) NetScreen
11 2 (3.64%) Multicast
11 2 (3.64%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Local Government
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Desktop Support
2 9 (16.36%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) IT Support
7 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.27%) Team Leader
7 4 (7.27%) Network Support
8 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (5.45%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop Support
9 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 2 (3.64%) Senior IT Support
9 2 (3.64%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Blackberry
2 10 (18.18%) iPad
3 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
4 4 (7.27%) Statistics
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.64%) Handset
5 2 (3.64%) SecurID
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Windows 7
3 15 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Vista
6 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.45%) Android
8 2 (3.64%) NetWare
8 2 (3.64%) AIX
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) Linux
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.64%) UNIX
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Service Management
3 7 (12.73%) ITSM
3 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (10.91%) Change Control
5 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.27%) Coaching
6 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) Time Management
7 3 (5.45%) Product Management
7 3 (5.45%) Web Development
7 3 (5.45%) SIEM
8 2 (3.64%) Network Management
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) VB
3 2 (3.64%) C
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.73%) MCSE
4 6 (10.91%) CCNA
5 5 (9.09%) CISSP
5 5 (9.09%) CCNP
6 4 (7.27%) MCP
6 4 (7.27%) MCSA
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (7.27%) MCTS
7 3 (5.45%) MCITP
8 2 (3.64%) JNCIP
8 2 (3.64%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.64%) MCDST
8 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) PMP
8 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.82%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.64%) OpenView
3 2 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.64%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.64%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) Cisco
3 15 (27.27%) Juniper
4 14 (25.45%) Citrix
5 8 (14.55%) HP
6 6 (10.91%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 5 (9.09%) CA
7 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (9.09%) Symantec
8 4 (7.27%) VMware
9 3 (5.45%) Websense
9 3 (5.45%) F5
9 3 (5.45%) Remedy
10 2 (3.64%) McAfee
10 2 (3.64%) Nokia
10 2 (3.64%) Novell
10 2 (3.64%) StorageTek
10 2 (3.64%) Lotus
10 2 (3.64%) Apple
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