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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 32 34
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 1.48% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.25% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £325 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.15%
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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
57 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.54% 23.62% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £43.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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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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 27 January 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) MPLS
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (35.71%) Junos
5 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
5 5 (35.71%) DNA
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (28.57%) ISDN
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) SSL
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 4 (28.57%) WatchGuard
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
6 4 (28.57%) Imperva
7 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Multicast
7 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) LAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Junos
3 5 (35.71%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) ISDN
4 4 (28.57%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) Multicast
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) IPv6
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) BGP
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 1 (7.14%) DWDM
7 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Lead Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (35.71%) DNA
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) CCIE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCIP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenServer
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) WatchGuard
2 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
2 4 (28.57%) Imperva
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) Dell
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
3 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 2 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Mitel
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Apple