The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Chester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 20 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 1.27% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 5.26% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.12% 24.05% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
Average daily rate £275 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.28 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +102.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
Cheshire

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) VLAN
1 7 (87.50%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (75.00%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (62.50%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 5 (62.50%) Firmware
3 5 (62.50%) DMZ
3 5 (62.50%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) BGP
4 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (50.00%) F5
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
6 2 (25.00%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) VLAN
2 6 (75.00%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (62.50%) DMZ
3 5 (62.50%) Internet
3 5 (62.50%) BGP
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) HTTP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Firmware
2 2 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Dell
4 2 (25.00%) EMC