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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 34 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 2.90% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.90% 14.21% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
Median daily rate £325 £600 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +41.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £335 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% +43.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.42 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-25.35% +10.16%

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
67 190 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.16% 20.41% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 112 74
Median daily rate £338 £475 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £245 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield - 3 £600 - 1
Warrington +8 2 £300 -50.00% 1
Chester +3 2 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 11 (50.00%) LAN
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) VLAN
4 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) Network Design
6 5 (22.73%) Network Security
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) VoIP
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) Python
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) Perl
7 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
7 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) CCNA
7 4 (18.18%) NHS
7 4 (18.18%) YAML
7 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (18.18%) Amazon S3
7 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (18.18%) Puppet
7 4 (18.18%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (13.64%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon S3
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (18.18%) AWS CloudTrail
1 4 (18.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (18.18%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
1 11 (50.00%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) VLAN
2 9 (40.91%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Network Security
4 5 (22.73%) VoIP
5 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.64%) SSL
6 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) 802.11
7 2 (9.09%) BGP
7 2 (9.09%) Wireless Security
8 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.55%) IPsec
8 1 (4.55%) MPLS
8 1 (4.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.55%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Technician
5 1 (4.55%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) boto
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) JSON
1 4 (18.18%) YAML
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) NHS
2 3 (13.64%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Network Design
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 4 (18.18%) DevOps
2 4 (18.18%) High Availability
2 4 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Data Security
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
1 4 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) AWS Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CWNA
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Docker
2 4 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.09%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (18.18%) Kubernetes
1 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.09%) Salt
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Lotus
5 2 (9.09%) AppSense
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) VMware