The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.55% - 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
VPN
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 22.22% 19.14% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 5
Average daily rate £444 £260 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.76% -38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £258 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Warrington region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Warrington region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 23 (62.16%) Firewall
2 18 (48.65%) DNS
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco
3 17 (45.95%) LAN
4 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
5 14 (37.84%) SSH
5 14 (37.84%) Network Security
5 14 (37.84%) SSL
5 14 (37.84%) DHCP
6 13 (35.14%) IPsec
6 13 (35.14%) Android
6 13 (35.14%) Apple iOS
7 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
7 12 (32.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (32.43%) AirWatch
7 12 (32.43%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (29.73%) Wireless
8 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
9 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
10 9 (24.32%) VLAN
10 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (24.32%) Change Control
10 9 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
10 9 (24.32%) Handset
11 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (21.62%) WAN
12 7 (18.92%) CCNP
12 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) Firewall
2 18 (48.65%) DNS
3 17 (45.95%) LAN
4 14 (37.84%) DHCP
4 14 (37.84%) Network Security
4 14 (37.84%) SSH
4 14 (37.84%) SSL
5 13 (35.14%) IPsec
6 12 (32.43%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (29.73%) Wireless
8 9 (24.32%) VLAN
9 8 (21.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (21.62%) WAN
10 4 (10.81%) BGP
10 4 (10.81%) FabricPath
10 4 (10.81%) IPv4
10 4 (10.81%) IPv6
10 4 (10.81%) MPLS
10 4 (10.81%) OSPF
10 4 (10.81%) TRILL
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Network Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Lead Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Data Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Data Centre Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Data Migration Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Data Migration Lead
5 4 (10.81%) Lead Data Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Migration Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.11%) Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (24.32%) Handset
2 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
3 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (10.81%) iSeries
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) HACMP
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Android
1 13 (35.14%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
3 9 (24.32%) Change Control
3 9 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (13.51%) Information Security
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design
6 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) SOA
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.70%) Open Source
7 1 (2.70%) Security Operations
7 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.51%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) CCDP
5 2 (5.41%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (5.41%) CLAS
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.41%) JSP 440
1 2 (5.41%) RMADS
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) Palo Alto
3 7 (18.92%) Juniper
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.51%) F5
5 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
5 5 (13.51%) IBM
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Nokia
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat