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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.86% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 4.23% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £428 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.16% +140.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £428 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £428 £216
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.92 £16.84 £18.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -6.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £15.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £16.84 £19.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.92 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.29% -3.31%
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
139 189 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.59% 20.24% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 91 82
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £226 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 11
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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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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
Warrington - 5 £280 - 3
Chester +11 3 - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Northwich - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 8 (42.11%) Juniper
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) Wireless
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) SSL
7 5 (26.32%) SLA
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) Symantec
7 5 (26.32%) BGP
7 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (26.32%) VLAN
8 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
8 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
8 4 (21.05%) OSPF
8 4 (21.05%) IPsec
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (21.05%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) CA
9 3 (15.79%) LAN
9 3 (15.79%) WAN
9 3 (15.79%) VB
9 3 (15.79%) MS Office
9 3 (15.79%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) SSL
3 5 (26.32%) VLAN
3 5 (26.32%) BGP
4 4 (21.05%) IPsec
4 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) TACACS
5 3 (15.79%) NetScreen
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) Junos
7 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) HTTP
7 1 (5.26%) DMZ
7 1 (5.26%) Internet
7 1 (5.26%) DNS
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.53%) iPad
3 2 (10.53%) Handset
3 2 (10.53%) SecurID
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) Android
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Release Management
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) Product Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) VB
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CISSP
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.53%) PMP
1 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
1 2 (10.53%) MCDST
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) GCIA
2 1 (5.26%) GCIH
2 1 (5.26%) CEH
2 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
1 8 (42.11%) Juniper
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.79%) CA
5 3 (15.79%) Websense
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) F5
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