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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 65 64
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 1.64% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.23% 8.29% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £325 £600 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +47.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £445 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £600 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +51.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 65 193 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.29% 19.82% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 120 68
Median daily rate £338 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £264 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.05 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.85% +50.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 3 £388 - 3
Warrington +19 1 £300 -50.00% 5
VPN
North West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) VLAN
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) DHCP
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) DNS
7 6 (28.57%) Network Design
8 5 (23.81%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (23.81%) VoIP
9 4 (19.05%) Python
9 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) Perl
9 4 (19.05%) NHS
9 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) JSON
9 4 (19.05%) YAML
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon S3
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (19.05%) Puppet
9 4 (19.05%) Amazon SQS

VPN
Top Related 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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon S3
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (19.05%) AWS CloudFormation
1 4 (19.05%) AWS CloudTrail
1 4 (19.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (19.05%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 9 (42.86%) VLAN
3 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
7 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (14.29%) Network Security
8 3 (14.29%) SSL
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 2 (9.52%) 802.11
9 2 (9.52%) BGP
9 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
9 2 (9.52%) OSPF
9 2 (9.52%) Wireless Security
10 1 (4.76%) IPsec
10 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.76%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) boto
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) JSON
1 4 (19.05%) YAML
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
2 4 (19.05%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.52%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (9.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) AWS Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) CWNA
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Docker
2 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
1 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.52%) Salt
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
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