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 3 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.75% 1.59% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.46% 7.14% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £319 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -52.30%
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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
74 84 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.50% 22.28% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
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 3 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 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) B2B
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) CISSP
6 1 (12.50%) CCIE
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) 3Com

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) MPLS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) Hedge funds
3 1 (12.50%) BYOD
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) B2B
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
1 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) SSCP
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) 3Com
3 1 (12.50%) Altiris
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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