The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 27 April 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 / Warrington
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 52 -
Rank change year-on-year +41 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 5.43% 1.56% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 6.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £300 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +4.48% +0.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.51% -4.74%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 19 86 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 20.65% 22.34% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 52 22
Median daily rate £300 £444 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +70.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £66.50 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +565.00% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Warrington

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Warrington

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Warrington over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Warrington region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) PaaS
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) PSTN
4 1 (16.67%) SSH
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Azure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Check Point Support
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet