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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.56% 1.90% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 11.90% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Median daily rate £195 £308 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +123.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+107.01% -25.00%
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
52 84 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.61% 15.97% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 48
Median daily rate £363 £265 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £223 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £406 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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

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 25 August 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 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8

VPN
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) VMware