Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 55 87
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 20 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.55% 2.50% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.98% 17.42% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 10
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £394 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -12.50% +47.54%
10th Percentile £129 £302 £256
90th Percentile £438 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +29.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £10.35 £18.68 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.61% -21.35% +50.79%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.50 £15.92
90th Percentile £11.41 £66.80 £28.01
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £19.67
% change year-on-year +31.25% -18.66% +9.77%

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 167 155 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.96% 14.34% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 89 234
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £224 £263
90th Percentile £539 £508 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.44% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -30.53% +31.94%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.88 £15.92
90th Percentile £40.63 £65.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% -26.19% +15.83%

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

VPN
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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -10 4 £350 +16.67% 3
Chester -8 3 £425 +9.68% 1
Crewe - 3 £82 -
Macclesfield 0 1 £630 +5.00%
VPN
North West

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 12 (60.00%) VoIP
4 11 (55.00%) LAN
5 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 10 (50.00%) Migration
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (50.00%) Office 365
5 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) ITIL
6 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) MPLS
7 8 (40.00%) SAN
7 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (40.00%) LDAP
7 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
7 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (40.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) Capacity Management
7 8 (40.00%) Public Cloud
7 8 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (25.00%) Juniper
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

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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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (10.00%) Serverless
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 12 (60.00%) VoIP
4 11 (55.00%) LAN
5 9 (45.00%) MPLS
6 8 (40.00%) SAN
6 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) Network Security
8 4 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (20.00%) Skype
9 3 (15.00%) BGP
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (15.00%) OSPF
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (10.00%) DMZ
10 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (5.00%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (5.00%) Multicast
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 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Agent
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) boto
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (20.00%) Replication
4 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Capacity Management
3 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Active Listening
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (40.00%) 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft