Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 0.83% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.15% 5.19% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 19
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.73% -2.11% +63.79%
10th Percentile £245 £234 £260
90th Percentile £495 £549 £550
North West median daily rate £345 £411 £400
% change year-on-year -16.11% +2.81% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £19.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.54% -
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £21.06 £16.67
% change year-on-year +3.41% +26.35% -1.01%

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 184 231 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.82% 15.95% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 145 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £242 £231
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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
Chester - 4 £325 -
Warrington +17 3 £340 - 4
Northwich - 1 £360 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (33.33%) SAML
4 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Office 365
5 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (26.67%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Network Design
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management

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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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (13.33%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) SaaS
3 2 (13.33%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (6.67%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (20.00%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Intranet
4 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) SAML
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) OAuth
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.67%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) SABSA
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCSP
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CWNA
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
6 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Progress
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas