The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 45 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.46% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +26.66%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 47 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 34.72% 10.73% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 19 29
Median daily rate £425 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Lancashire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft