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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.54% 0.73% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 6.35% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £465 £275 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.09% -5.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.84 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+122.41% -24.67%
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
135 126 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.17% 11.53% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 76 69
Median daily rate £403 £413 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +35.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +13 1 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) WAN
1 7 (70.00%) Juniper
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Forcepoint
5 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) CCIE
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (20.00%) SmoothWall
6 2 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (20.00%) CLAS
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

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 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) FTP
6 1 (10.00%) HTTP
6 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) CLAS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (10.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (10.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Application Rationalisation
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCDP
4 2 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (20.00%) CLAS
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (20.00%) RMADS
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Lotus