Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 71 98
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.68% 1.26% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.25% 8.79% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Cheshire median daily rate £381 £399 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -10.39% +61.82%
10th Percentile £316 £304 £351
90th Percentile £438 £500 £470
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +0.65% -3.13% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +426.00% -25.77%
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £65.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year -63.50% +426.00% -25.77%

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 166 182 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.64% 14.30% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 139 165
Cheshire median daily rate £389 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £279 £242 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £635
North West median daily rate £393 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.25 £24.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +47.01% -3.97%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £67.25 £20.63
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%

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 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 17 October 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 10 £363 - 7
Chester -1 3 £425 +19.30% 2
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 18 (81.82%) LAN
1 18 (81.82%) WAN
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Office 365
3 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (63.64%) TCP/IP
4 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
4 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (54.55%) Cisco
6 11 (50.00%) VMware
7 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
8 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (36.36%) DNS
9 8 (36.36%) DHCP
10 7 (31.82%) ITIL
10 7 (31.82%) Network Security
11 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (27.27%) Juniper
11 6 (27.27%) MPLS
11 6 (27.27%) Migration
11 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (22.73%) SAN
12 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
12 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
12 5 (22.73%) VoIP
12 5 (22.73%) LDAP

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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 (22.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (68.18%) Office 365
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) LAN
1 18 (81.82%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) DHCP
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
5 7 (31.82%) Network Security
6 6 (27.27%) MPLS
7 5 (22.73%) SAN
7 5 (22.73%) Skype
7 5 (22.73%) VoIP
8 4 (18.18%) BGP
8 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
8 4 (18.18%) OSPF
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (9.09%) DMZ
10 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (4.55%) Multicast
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Check Point Support
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) Capacity Management
5 4 (18.18%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
8 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Juniper
4 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard