Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 November 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - +36 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.90% - 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% - 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Chester median daily rate £325 - £414
10th Percentile £216 - £354
90th Percentile £380 - £472
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £408 £475
% change year-on-year -14.11% -14.21% +63.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £16.84
Cheshire median hourly rate - £19.63 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +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 Chester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 39 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.48% 12.67% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 37
Chester median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £236 £333 £331
90th Percentile £493 £530 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -3.06% -38.76%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Chester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Chester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) CWNA
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) 802.11
4 1 (25.00%) SMS
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) 802.11
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CWNA
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet