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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 30 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.70% - 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% - 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
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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
96 53 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.40% 15.73% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 31
Average daily rate £335 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% -9.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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

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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 21 October 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) MPLS
3 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
6 6 (30.00%) ISDN
6 6 (30.00%) SSL
6 6 (30.00%) DNA
6 6 (30.00%) WatchGuard
6 6 (30.00%) VLAN
6 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (30.00%) Imperva
6 6 (30.00%) Junos
6 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (25.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) LAN
8 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (20.00%) Juniper
8 4 (20.00%) Multicast

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) MPLS
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (30.00%) ISDN
4 6 (30.00%) SSL
4 6 (30.00%) VLAN
4 6 (30.00%) Junos
5 4 (20.00%) Multicast
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 3 (15.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) IPv6
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) BGP
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.00%) tcpdump
8 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
8 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
8 1 (5.00%) DWDM
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) UNIX
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) DNA
1 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Data Security
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCP
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) MCSA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (10.00%) MOS
1 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) CCIP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) OPNET
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) WatchGuard
3 6 (30.00%) Imperva
4 5 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (20.00%) Juniper
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia
6 3 (15.00%) Apple
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 2 (10.00%) Polycom
7 2 (10.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (10.00%) Mitel
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) Clearswift