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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 76 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 2.68% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 15.00% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate
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£202 £320 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% +10.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.92 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.50 £38.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £17.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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
139 140 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.11% 17.83% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 50
Average daily rate £420 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester -2 3 - - 2
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) VLAN
6 3 (18.75%) MCDST
6 3 (18.75%) PKI
6 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 3 (18.75%) Handset
6 3 (18.75%) PaaS
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
6 3 (18.75%) JSON
6 3 (18.75%) OAuth
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) SAML
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Identity Management
6 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.25%) SSH
5 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Network Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Deskside Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
1 3 (18.75%) OAuth
1 3 (18.75%) REST
1 3 (18.75%) SAML
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
1 3 (18.75%) Handset
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Service Management
1 3 (18.75%) Identity Management
1 3 (18.75%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MCDST
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Opsview
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Websense
4 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) HP