The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.02% 3.03% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 15.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.92 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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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
28 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.29% 19.48% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 3
Average daily rate £400 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £320 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -42.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VPN
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 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Handset
1 3 (100.00%) MCDST
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Handset
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco