The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 28 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)
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.80% 1.56% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.23% 8.70% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +25.69% +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 Liverpool with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 26 46 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 9.35% 17.97% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 68 22
Median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £306 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £494 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Liverpool

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Liverpool

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) vSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 4 (80.00%) GitLab
2 4 (80.00%) Terraform
2 4 (80.00%) Ansible
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) GitLab
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (80.00%) Server Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 5 (100.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Ansible
1 4 (80.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) VMware