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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 28 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.99% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £16.72
% change year-on-year -20.51% -0.29%  

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 45 57 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 22.17% 13.07% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 15
Median daily rate £500 £363 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.00% +13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £447 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Lancashire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 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
Lancaster - 2 - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management

VPN
Top Related 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Canon
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) VMware