The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 33 36
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.82% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.26% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.92 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.94%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.41% 15.64% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 16
Median daily rate £363 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £358 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.92 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.90% -50.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Chester region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Chester region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 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 Chester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (71.43%) Local Government
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) iPad

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 5 (71.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (57.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (71.43%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) ICT Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Handset
3 1 (14.29%) iPad
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco