The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.05% 1.04% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.93% 6.90% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£408 £325 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -71.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -13.15%
VPN
North West

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
135 116 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.67% 15.10% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 52
Average daily rate £350 £363 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £647 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 1 £440 - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 4
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
5 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (21.43%) SAML
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) PaaS
5 3 (21.43%) Local Government
5 3 (21.43%) PKI
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) JSON

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) Broadband
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) SNMP
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) 3G
4 1 (7.14%) IPv4
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Network Technician
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Technician
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) SAML
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
1 3 (21.43%) OAuth
1 3 (21.43%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Handset
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) SIEM
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCDST
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) MOM
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight