The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 34 36 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +28
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 37 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.01% 4.16% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.86% 21.39% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 1
Median daily rate £600 £525 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +208.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 173 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.87% 19.46% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 104 81
Median daily rate £338 £473 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Macclesfield - 5 £600 -
Chester +1 1 - - 3
Warrington -10 1 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) VLAN
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) DHCP
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 5 (27.78%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) NHS
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
7 4 (22.22%) YAML
7 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (22.22%) Amazon S3
7 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (22.22%) Puppet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon S3
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (22.22%) AWS CloudTrail
1 4 (22.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (22.22%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) VLAN
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
4 7 (38.89%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 2 (11.11%) 802.11
8 2 (11.11%) SSL
8 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) Wireless Security
9 1 (5.56%) BGP
9 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (5.56%) MPLS
9 1 (5.56%) SSH
9 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Check Point Support
4 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) boto
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) JSON
1 4 (22.22%) YAML
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) ERP
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Data Security
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) AWS Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CWNA
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Docker
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Kubernetes
1 4 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (11.11%) Salt
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
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