Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 62 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 +14 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.66% 0.60% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 5.63% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Lancashire median daily rate £100 - £275
North West median daily rate £355 £405 £355
% change year-on-year -12.35% +14.08% +10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £19.00
North West median hourly rate £24.89 £21.06 £16.67
% change year-on-year +18.17% +26.35% -1.01%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 101 71 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.25% 10.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 79
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £225 £173 £168
90th Percentile £550 £600 £643
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.75% -61.72% +103.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £25.00 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) LLU
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) iptables
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson

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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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LLU
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Core Network Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Lead Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) iptables
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware