Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 67 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 +33 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 1.90% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.27% 12.85% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 6
Cheshire median daily rate £361 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.27% -6.47% +54.55%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £270
90th Percentile £479 £500 £469
North West median daily rate £425 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +8.97% +11.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £10.35 £41.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.27% - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £42.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.53% +87.22% +33.61%

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 163 179 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.24% 14.82% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 131 215
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £265
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £15.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.56% -27.02% +24.70%
10th Percentile £12.65 £10.88 £12.70
90th Percentile £42.50 £66.13 £38.25
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -7.18%

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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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +1 3 £350 +16.67% 4
Chester -5 3 £425 +9.68%
Crewe - 2 £84 -
Macclesfield - 1 £630 -
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North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) Office 365
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (40.00%) VoIP
6 8 (40.00%) Migration
7 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (30.00%) MPLS
8 6 (30.00%) Juniper
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
9 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 5 (25.00%) LDAP
9 5 (25.00%) SAN
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Public Cloud
9 5 (25.00%) Skype
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server

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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 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (10.00%) Serverless
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 12 (60.00%) LAN
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) VoIP
4 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) SAN
6 5 (25.00%) Skype
7 4 (20.00%) BGP
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (20.00%) OSPF
8 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (10.00%) DMZ
10 1 (5.00%) DNS
10 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) boto
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 5 (25.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Active Listening
6 3 (15.00%) Change Control
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.00%) DevOps
7 2 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard