The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 44 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.27% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 3.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£193 £298 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +80.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 54 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.02% 14.59% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 49
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.05 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
Cambridgeshire

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 July 2014.

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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (50.00%) Internet
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (40.00%) Copywriting
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) MOS
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (20.00%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
5 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (10.00%) Junos
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) IPv6
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Writer
1 4 (40.00%) Author
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Author
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Copywriting
2 3 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) DNA
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MOS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
2 2 (20.00%) Imperva
3 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Mitel
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