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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 74 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.58% 0.61% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 4.35% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £285 £202 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.43% -37.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £202 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £202 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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
183 138 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.82% 14.07% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 51
Median daily rate £385 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 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 - 4 £425 - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 20 (60.61%) LAN
2 20 (60.61%) SSL
2 20 (60.61%) Cisco
3 19 (57.58%) DNS
4 15 (45.45%) DHCP
4 15 (45.45%) Palo Alto
5 14 (42.42%) Juniper
5 14 (42.42%) SSH
5 14 (42.42%) Network Security
6 13 (39.39%) IPsec
7 11 (33.33%) WAN
7 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) VLAN
8 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
9 9 (27.27%) CCNP
9 9 (27.27%) Citrix
9 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (27.27%) Change Control
9 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (24.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (24.24%) Windows
11 7 (21.21%) ITIL
11 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
12 6 (18.18%) Linux
12 6 (18.18%) CCNA
12 6 (18.18%) Blackberry

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 6 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (15.15%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) Firewall
2 20 (60.61%) LAN
2 20 (60.61%) SSL
3 19 (57.58%) DNS
4 15 (45.45%) DHCP
5 14 (42.42%) Network Security
5 14 (42.42%) SSH
6 13 (39.39%) IPsec
7 11 (33.33%) WAN
8 10 (30.30%) VLAN
9 8 (24.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (12.12%) BGP
10 4 (12.12%) FabricPath
10 4 (12.12%) IPv4
10 4 (12.12%) IPv6
10 4 (12.12%) MPLS
10 4 (12.12%) OSPF
10 4 (12.12%) TRILL
11 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 5 (15.15%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Architect
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Network Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Lead Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Centre Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration Lead
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Data Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Migration Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) ICT Support
6 2 (6.06%) Network Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 4 (12.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (12.12%) iSeries
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) HACMP
5 1 (3.03%) Handset
5 1 (3.03%) Health Informatics
5 1 (3.03%) Informatics
5 1 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.15%) Android
3 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
3 5 (15.15%) Unix
3 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Change Control
1 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
1 9 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Information Security
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
4 4 (12.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) Network Design
5 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) CCNP
4 6 (18.18%) CCNA
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (9.09%) CCIE
7 2 (6.06%) CCDP
7 2 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (6.06%) CLAS
8 1 (3.03%) CCSP
8 1 (3.03%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (3.03%) MCDST
8 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.06%) RMADS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) Palo Alto
3 14 (42.42%) Juniper
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Citrix
6 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 6 (18.18%) VMware
7 5 (15.15%) F5
7 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
7 5 (15.15%) IBM
8 2 (6.06%) HP
8 2 (6.06%) Nokia
9 1 (3.03%) Red Hat