Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 77 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 0.83% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 6.15% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £350 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -24.73% -2.11%
10th Percentile £103 £228 £166
90th Percentile £422 £500 £600
North West median daily rate £401 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +14.64% -15.15% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £17.31
North West median hourly rate £15.32 £21.35 £19.63
% change year-on-year -28.27% +8.79% +16.54%

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 148 179 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.99% 13.45% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 131 142
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £264 £183 £213
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -26.76% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £22.70 £56.38
North West median hourly rate £18.25 £18.13 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +0.69% +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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 December 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 15 December 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 +4 8 £363 +6.62% 1
Crewe - 2 £80 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £575 -
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (57.14%) Office 365
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) DHCP
4 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Avaya
7 2 (14.29%) Intranet
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon S3
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (14.29%) Amazon ELB

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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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon S3
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (14.29%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (14.29%) Serverless
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
1 9 (64.29%) TCP/IP
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
3 7 (50.00%) DHCP
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) Intranet
5 2 (14.29%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (14.29%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Check Point Support
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) boto
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Active Listening
2 2 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) AWS Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Avaya
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper