The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.28% 1.90% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 9.46% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
VPN
Cambridgeshire

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
65 74 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.06% 20.11% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 32
Median daily rate £413 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £420 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Robot Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) VPLS
4 1 (16.67%) WAAS
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Robot Framework
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) HIPAA
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) VMware