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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.75% 1.23% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.11% 5.77% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£308 £193 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.74% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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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
89 104 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.35% 21.27% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 19
Average daily rate £284 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £198 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 19
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -21.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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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 4 August 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 August 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 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) CCNP
6 4 (26.67%) WLAN
6 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) VRRP
6 4 (26.67%) HSRP
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (20.00%) CCIE
7 3 (20.00%) B2B
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) VoIP
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) SLA
8 2 (13.33%) Juniper
8 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) VRRP
6 4 (26.67%) WLAN
6 4 (26.67%) HSRP
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) MPLS
8 2 (13.33%) VoIP
9 1 (6.67%) Internet
9 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (6.67%) WebEx
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Security Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) CMDB
4 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) B2B
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
2 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) ISMS
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) SSCP
5 1 (6.67%) CISM
5 1 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MOS
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) 3Com
3 1 (6.67%) Altiris
3 1 (6.67%) Aruba
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) HP