Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 40 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.23% 0.93% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 5.56% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Liverpool median daily rate £190 £410 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.66% +60.78% -
10th Percentile £180 £378 £181
90th Percentile £340 £476 £372
Merseyside median daily rate £190 £400 £255
% change year-on-year -52.50% +56.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Liverpool median hourly rate - - -
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -

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 Liverpool with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Liverpool
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 58 72 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 14.25% 16.67% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 38
Liverpool median daily rate £322 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.43% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £133 £131 £143
90th Percentile £437 £505 £479
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -18.75% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Liverpool median hourly rate £11.13 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.47% +28.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £9.36 £14.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £13.99 £28.06 £23.75
Merseyside median hourly rate £10.47 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -34.56% +28.00% -39.76%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Liverpool over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Terraform
3 2 (40.00%) GitLab
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) PABX
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) GitLab
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE
2 3 (60.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Terraform
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Meraki