The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.45% 0.15% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.39% 1.23% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£345 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
VPN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
158 81 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 21.50% 12.00% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 33 40
Average daily rate £330 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £39.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 14 £338 - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (56.00%) MPLS
4 12 (48.00%) Firewall
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (32.00%) DNA
7 8 (32.00%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (32.00%) Junos
7 8 (32.00%) VLAN
8 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (28.00%) ITIL
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco
8 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (24.00%) HP
9 6 (24.00%) Citrix
9 6 (24.00%) Juniper
9 6 (24.00%) SSL
9 6 (24.00%) ISDN
9 6 (24.00%) WatchGuard
9 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (24.00%) Multicast
9 6 (24.00%) Imperva
9 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
10 5 (20.00%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) MPLS
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (32.00%) VLAN
4 8 (32.00%) Junos
5 6 (24.00%) Multicast
5 6 (24.00%) ISDN
5 6 (24.00%) SSL
6 5 (20.00%) IPv6
6 5 (20.00%) Internet
6 5 (20.00%) BGP
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (16.00%) LAN
7 4 (16.00%) WAN
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 3 (12.00%) VoIP
8 3 (12.00%) DWDM
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.00%) tcpdump
10 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (24.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (12.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.00%) UNIX
4 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Android
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) DNA
1 8 (32.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Data Security
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (16.00%) CCNP
2 3 (12.00%) CCNA
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MOS
3 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
3 2 (8.00%) MCP
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) XenServer
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (8.00%) Nagios
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 6 (24.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) WatchGuard
3 6 (24.00%) Imperva
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 6 (24.00%) Juniper
4 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) Nokia
5 3 (12.00%) Apple
6 2 (8.00%) Remedy
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Clearswift
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Mitel
6 2 (8.00%) Polycom
6 2 (8.00%) MobileIron