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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% - 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% - 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £225 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
49 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.14% 17.89% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 31
Average daily rate £393 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016, 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 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) Aruba
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) VPLS
5 1 (12.50%) WAAS
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
1 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Aruba
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel
5 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk