Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 43 55
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.23% 1.99% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 11.01% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Merseyside median daily rate £200 £400 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +56.86% -
10th Percentile £180 £375 £181
90th Percentile £400 £571 £372
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 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 70 109 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.34% 18.11% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 48
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +25.49%
10th Percentile £146 £176 £150
90th Percentile £438 £523 £479
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +28.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £10.57 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.10 £28.48 £23.75
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Merseyside

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Merseyside

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Merseyside

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Merseyside

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Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Merseyside 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
Liverpool +1 6 £200 -51.22%
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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Terraform
3 3 (50.00%) GitLab
3 3 (50.00%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IPsec
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) PABX
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) GitLab
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE
2 4 (66.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible
1 3 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki