The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 21
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim - - 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 39 31 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 11.82% 36.47% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 10
Median daily rate £363 £388 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +93.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £308 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in County Antrim

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in County Antrim

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for VPN.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (100.00%) Polycom
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Veeam
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (100.00%) IT Asset Management
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (100.00%) IT Asset Management
1 3 (100.00%) Network Architecture
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Polycom
1 3 (100.00%) Symantec
1 3 (100.00%) Veeam
1 3 (100.00%) VMware