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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 18 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.01% 1.41% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 5.36% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.17 £16.84 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.65% +12.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
27 56 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.30% 26.29% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 15
Average daily rate £400 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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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

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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 19 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Handset
3 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Lync
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) DMZ
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
General
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) Handset
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) iPad
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCDST
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat