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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 22 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.42% 1.19% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 5.41% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.25%
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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
24 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.02% 22.02% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 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 £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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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 22 August 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 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
1 7 (77.78%) Wireless
1 7 (77.78%) VLAN
1 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
2 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Firmware
2 5 (55.56%) DMZ
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
3 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
3 4 (44.44%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
1 7 (77.78%) Wireless
1 7 (77.78%) VLAN
2 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
2 5 (55.56%) DMZ
2 5 (55.56%) Internet
2 5 (55.56%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (44.44%) NetScaler
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) HTTP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Storage Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Firmware
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Handset
2 2 (22.22%) EqualLogic
2 2 (22.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Blue Coat
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) VMware