The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.85% 0.42% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.90% 3.03% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £298 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £298 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £298 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
143 99 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.31% 13.87% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 60
Average daily rate £325 £298 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% -9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.05 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Cambridgeshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Cambridgeshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 6 £193 -35.29% 2
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) Copywriting
3 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) MOS
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) RoboHelp

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) HTTPS
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) ISDN
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) Multicast
5 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
5 1 (9.09%) Junos
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) WLAN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) IPv6
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Writer
1 4 (36.36%) Author
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Author
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Copywriting
2 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
4 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) DNA
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MOS
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCP
2 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (9.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) WatchGuard
3 2 (18.18%) Imperva
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Mitel
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