The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 27 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 133 125
Rank change year-on-year +49 -8  
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.96% 4.46% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 10
Median daily rate £390 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £192 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 5
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £15.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 - £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.31% +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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 460 583 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.62% 15.36% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 327 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Manchester +35 32 £350 +3.70% 12
Cheshire +34 18 £400 +12.67% 9
Merseyside -4 5 £400 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 47 (51.65%) Firewall
2 43 (47.25%) LAN
3 41 (45.05%) WAN
3 41 (45.05%) Windows
4 33 (36.26%) Cisco
5 31 (34.07%) TCP/IP
6 29 (31.87%) Linux
7 25 (27.47%) VoIP
8 21 (23.08%) DNS
9 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
9 18 (19.78%) DevOps
10 17 (18.68%) Patch Management
10 17 (18.68%) IBM
10 17 (18.68%) Apple
10 17 (18.68%) Unix
10 17 (18.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
11 16 (17.58%) Splunk
11 16 (17.58%) Vulnerability Management
11 16 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (17.58%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (17.58%) Citrix
11 16 (17.58%) MPLS
11 16 (17.58%) LogRhythm
11 16 (17.58%) Elastic Stack
11 16 (17.58%) QRadar
12 15 (16.48%) SANS
12 15 (16.48%) SSCP
12 15 (16.48%) CISSP
12 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.40%) IIS
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) Jetty
5 2 (2.20%) Mongrel
5 2 (2.20%) nginx
5 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.69%) Office 365
4 6 (6.59%) SaaS
5 4 (4.40%) PaaS
6 3 (3.30%) IaaS
7 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.20%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (51.65%) Firewall
2 43 (47.25%) LAN
3 41 (45.05%) WAN
4 31 (34.07%) TCP/IP
5 25 (27.47%) VoIP
6 21 (23.08%) DNS
7 16 (17.58%) MPLS
8 14 (15.38%) DHCP
9 13 (14.29%) OSPF
10 12 (13.19%) VLAN
11 11 (12.09%) BGP
11 11 (12.09%) Wireless
12 9 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (9.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (9.89%) IPsec
12 9 (9.89%) Network Security
12 9 (9.89%) SSL
13 8 (8.79%) EIGRP
14 7 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Redis
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.40%) GitLab
3 2 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.20%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Law
3 1 (1.10%) Local Government
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) Administrator
3 9 (9.89%) Architect
3 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Consultant
6 6 (6.59%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.49%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (8.79%) SAML
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) RESTful
5 4 (4.40%) .NET
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.20%) J2EE
6 2 (2.20%) JSON
6 2 (2.20%) OAuth
6 2 (2.20%) REST
6 2 (2.20%) Servlets
6 2 (2.20%) XML
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.89%) Data Centre
1 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.59%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.49%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (5.49%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.40%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.30%) PKI
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
6 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Handset
7 1 (1.10%) iPad
7 1 (1.10%) iPhone
7 1 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Linux
3 17 (18.68%) Unix
4 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.49%) SUSE
7 5 (5.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.49%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) CentOS
8 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.10%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) DevOps
2 17 (18.68%) Patch Management
2 17 (18.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (17.58%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (17.58%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (17.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 15 (16.48%) Load Balancing
5 11 (12.09%) Information Security
5 11 (12.09%) Open Source
6 10 (10.99%) ITIL
6 10 (10.99%) Security Operations
6 10 (10.99%) SIEM
7 9 (9.89%) Case Management
7 9 (9.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.79%) Network Design
9 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.59%) Process Improvement
10 6 (6.59%) Service Management
11 5 (5.49%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) Python
2 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.40%) Ruby
2 4 (4.40%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) Java
3 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.48%) CISSP
2 15 (16.48%) SANS
2 15 (16.48%) SSCP
3 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (8.79%) CCNP
6 7 (7.69%) CCNA
7 4 (4.40%) ISEB
7 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.20%) CCSP
10 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.10%) Degree
10 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.10%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.10%) MCDST
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.10%) PMO
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.49%) vSphere
4 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) Docker
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.20%) Xen
6 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) QRadar
2 9 (9.89%) Kibana
2 9 (9.89%) logstash
3 8 (8.79%) Terraform
4 6 (6.59%) Ansible
5 4 (4.40%) Puppet
6 3 (3.30%) RSA enVision
6 3 (3.30%) SCCM
7 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) Cisco
2 18 (19.78%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.68%) Apple
3 17 (18.68%) IBM
4 16 (17.58%) Citrix
4 16 (17.58%) LogRhythm
4 16 (17.58%) Splunk
5 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 13 (14.29%) VMware
7 10 (10.99%) F5
8 8 (8.79%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.79%) Juniper
9 7 (7.69%) Lotus
10 3 (3.30%) Avaya
10 3 (3.30%) Dell
10 3 (3.30%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.30%) Synology
10 3 (3.30%) Veeam
11 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
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