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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 64 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.75% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 6.54% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Median daily rate £465 £238 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.17% -14.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.42 £17.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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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
130 107 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.67% 11.40% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 58 62
Median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 13
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 8 (61.54%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) LAN
5 6 (46.15%) SSL
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 5 (38.46%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) CCNP
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) MPLS
8 3 (23.08%) Linux
8 3 (23.08%) CCIE
8 3 (23.08%) Forcepoint
8 3 (23.08%) Service Management
9 2 (15.38%) ITSM
9 2 (15.38%) Wireless
9 2 (15.38%) CCDP

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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 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) FTP
6 1 (7.69%) HTTP
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) HACMP
3 1 (7.69%) Health Informatics
3 1 (7.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (7.69%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
5 2 (15.38%) CCDP
5 2 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (15.38%) CLAS
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (7.69%) CCSP
6 1 (7.69%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (15.38%) JSP 440
1 2 (15.38%) RMADS
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Juniper
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Forcepoint
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) Nokia
6 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat