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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.33% - 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.27% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.06% 13.39% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 29
Average daily rate £330 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 15 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.14 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 12 (66.67%) MPLS
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) Imperva
7 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (33.33%) Junos
7 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (33.33%) VLAN
7 6 (33.33%) WatchGuard
7 6 (33.33%) DNA
7 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (33.33%) ISDN
7 6 (33.33%) SSL
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (27.78%) 3PAR
9 4 (22.22%) Multicast
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
9 4 (22.22%) Juniper
10 3 (16.67%) Nokia
10 3 (16.67%) Apple
10 3 (16.67%) IPv6
10 3 (16.67%) HP
10 3 (16.67%) LAN
10 3 (16.67%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) MPLS
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
4 6 (33.33%) VLAN
4 6 (33.33%) ISDN
4 6 (33.33%) SSL
4 6 (33.33%) Junos
5 4 (22.22%) Multicast
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) IPv6
6 3 (16.67%) Internet
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) VoIP
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
7 1 (5.56%) WLAN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Lead Network Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) DNA
1 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Data Security
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) MCSA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
1 2 (11.11%) MOS
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCIP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCIE
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) OPNET
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Imperva
2 6 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 5 (27.78%) 3PAR
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) Nokia
5 3 (16.67%) Apple
5 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 3 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Remedy
6 2 (11.11%) Mitel
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.56%) Polycom