Period
to 23 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 60 69
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 +17
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.92% 1.81% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 12.94% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 21
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -35.00% +17.99%
10th Percentile £81 £169 £388
90th Percentile £360 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £340 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -24.44% +5.88% +31.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £9.50 £18.31 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.12% -18.61% +33.61%
10th Percentile £9.25 £11.18 £15.92
90th Percentile £9.75 £38.25 £27.91
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year +31.25% -4.99% +1.02%

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 183 170 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.96% 13.96% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 99 237
Cheshire median daily rate £333 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £133 £194 £235
90th Percentile £520 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -4.33% -1.99%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.25 £15.44
90th Percentile £36.00 £23.48 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.77
% change year-on-year -1.45% -2.93% -6.47%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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
Warrington +5 5 £350 +16.67% 7
Crewe - 2 £82 - 2
Chester -1 1 £200 -
Northwich - 1 £360 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 7 (58.33%) VoIP
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Capacity Management
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Office 365
3 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 4 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop

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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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) VoIP
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) 802.11
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) SMS
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (8.33%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Capacity Management
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (16.67%) Active Listening
3 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Progress
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas