The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.72% 0.73% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 3.75% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£265 £265 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
82 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.67% 19.51% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 20
Average daily rate £290 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 19
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Cambridge region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 4 (33.33%) HSRP
5 4 (33.33%) WLAN
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) VRRP
5 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Juniper
7 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) CCNP
7 2 (16.67%) SSCP
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) VRRP
5 4 (33.33%) HSRP
5 4 (33.33%) WLAN
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (8.33%) VLAN
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) WebEx
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Security Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Network Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Handset
4 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) CMDB
4 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) ISMS
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) B2B
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
2 1 (8.33%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) SSCP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MOS
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (8.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Nokia
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) BT
3 1 (8.33%) 3Com
3 1 (8.33%) Altiris
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) HP
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