Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 74 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 +32
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.66% 1.47% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.49% 11.38% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £361 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.38% -6.93% -13.89%
10th Percentile £171 £105 £305
90th Percentile £438 £438 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £22.50 £10.35 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.44% -44.61% -21.35%
10th Percentile £18.38 £9.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.63 £11.41 £66.80
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +22.24% +31.25% -18.66%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 126 167 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.28% 12.93% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 78 93
Cheshire median daily rate £423 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £221
90th Percentile £588 £540 £530
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +10.61% -30.53%
10th Percentile £14.18 £11.40 £10.88
90th Percentile £25.38 £40.63 £65.00
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.26% +11.29% -26.19%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 7 £358 -
Chester +15 3 £425 -
Macclesfield +3 2 £173 -72.62%
Crewe -5 2 - -
Alderley Edge - 2 - -
Warrington +6 1 £440 +25.71%
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Law
5 6 (35.29%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) CCIE
6 5 (29.41%) CCNP
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Service Management
6 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
6 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
6 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
6 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) F5
6 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Mimecast
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
3 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
4 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (29.41%) Multicast
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (17.65%) DMZ
5 3 (17.65%) EIGRP
5 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) OSPF
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
1 7 (41.18%) Law
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Financial Institution
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior IT Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) iPhone
3 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
1 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
1 5 (29.41%) Service Management
1 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
2 2 (11.76%) Server Building
2 2 (11.76%) Server Management
2 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Active Listening
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) BCP
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCIE
1 5 (29.41%) CCNP
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) F5
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) Meraki
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Infoblox