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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 67 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.64% 1.55% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 8.74% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +103.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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
113 103 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.36% 17.76% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 49
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £384 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 34
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 2 £239 -26.53%
Peterborough - 1 £170 -
Huntingdon - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) MPLS
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Firewall
7 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
7 9 (39.13%) Ethernet
8 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
9 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
9 7 (30.43%) HP
9 7 (30.43%) Citrix
9 7 (30.43%) DNA
9 7 (30.43%) VLAN
9 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (30.43%) Junos
10 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (26.09%) Imperva
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (26.09%) WatchGuard
10 6 (26.09%) ISDN
10 6 (26.09%) SSL
11 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
11 5 (21.74%) DNS
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) Multicast
11 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
11 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
12 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) MPLS
2 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) Ethernet
4 7 (30.43%) VLAN
4 7 (30.43%) Junos
5 6 (26.09%) ISDN
5 6 (26.09%) SSL
6 5 (21.74%) Multicast
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) IPv6
7 4 (17.39%) Internet
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) WAN
8 3 (13.04%) LAN
8 3 (13.04%) DWDM
9 2 (8.70%) VoIP
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
10 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Deskside Support
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) MSMQ
2 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
3 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 3 (13.04%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 4 (17.39%) UNIX
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.70%) Android
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) DNA
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MOS
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.70%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (13.04%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Imperva
3 6 (26.09%) WatchGuard
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) 3PAR
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
6 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 3 (13.04%) McAfee
6 3 (13.04%) Clearswift
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Mitel
7 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
7 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) Nokia
7 2 (8.70%) Apple
7 2 (8.70%) Polycom