The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 110 90 103
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.02% 1.72% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.82% 12.29% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 14
Average daily rate
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£265 £356 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +29.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £168 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £454 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
VPN
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 East of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
533 423 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.45% 13.97% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 227 149
Average daily rate £313 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 60
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +6 12 £265 - 1
Bedfordshire +16 6 £195 -11.36%
Suffolk -9 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -22 4 £338 +29.80% 3
Essex -8 2 £325 - 2
Norfolk - 1 £338 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 39 (58.21%) Firewall
2 33 (49.25%) Windows
3 27 (40.30%) LAN
3 27 (40.30%) WAN
3 27 (40.30%) Cisco
4 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
5 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
5 19 (28.36%) VMware
6 18 (26.87%) ITIL
7 17 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
9 14 (20.90%) Citrix
9 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.90%) SharePoint
10 13 (19.40%) MPLS
11 12 (17.91%) BGP
11 12 (17.91%) MS Office
11 12 (17.91%) CCNP
11 12 (17.91%) HP
11 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
12 11 (16.42%) Internet
13 10 (14.93%) OSPF
13 10 (14.93%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.93%) Wireless
13 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
14 9 (13.43%) Degree
14 9 (13.43%) Project Management
14 9 (13.43%) Juniper
14 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (20.90%) SharePoint
2 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.46%) WorkSite
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.99%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) MS Office
2 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.49%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (58.21%) Firewall
2 27 (40.30%) WAN
2 27 (40.30%) LAN
3 14 (20.90%) TCP/IP
4 13 (19.40%) MPLS
5 12 (17.91%) BGP
6 11 (16.42%) Internet
7 10 (14.93%) OSPF
7 10 (14.93%) Wireless
8 8 (11.94%) Network Security
8 8 (11.94%) HSRP
9 7 (10.45%) VRRP
9 7 (10.45%) DNS
10 6 (8.96%) WLAN
11 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (7.46%) SSL
11 5 (7.46%) VoIP
12 4 (5.97%) SAN
12 4 (5.97%) DHCP
12 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (14.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) French Language
2 3 (4.48%) German Language
3 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 5 (7.46%) Network Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Technical Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.48%) IT Support
9 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) HTML
1 4 (5.97%) HTML5
2 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.49%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.93%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (11.94%) PKI
4 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.97%) iPhone
5 3 (4.48%) iPad
5 3 (4.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.49%) AS400
7 1 (1.49%) Handset
7 1 (1.49%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.49%) CCTV
7 1 (1.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.48%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.49%) UNIX
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Project Management
3 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.45%) Change Control
5 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.96%) Process Management
5 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
5 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.46%) Quality Management
6 5 (7.46%) Identity Management
6 5 (7.46%) Information Security
6 5 (7.46%) Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) Data Analytics
6 5 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.97%) Change Management
7 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.48%) CAD
8 3 (4.48%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.91%) CCNP
3 9 (13.43%) Degree
4 8 (11.94%) CCNA
5 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (5.97%) MCP
6 4 (5.97%) MCSE
6 4 (5.97%) CCIE
7 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.48%) SSCP
8 2 (2.99%) CISM
8 2 (2.99%) CISSP
9 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.49%) MCSA
9 1 (1.49%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.99%) COBIT
3 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) vSphere
4 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.46%) XenServer
6 4 (5.97%) XenApp
7 3 (4.48%) Terminal Server
7 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.99%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.97%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.99%) OVSD
3 2 (2.99%) OpenView
3 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.49%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.49%) RANCID
4 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
4 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 27 (40.30%) Cisco
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (28.36%) VMware
3 14 (20.90%) Citrix
4 12 (17.91%) HP
5 9 (13.43%) Juniper
6 7 (10.45%) F5
6 7 (10.45%) MobileIron
7 6 (8.96%) Symantec
8 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.97%) Sophos
8 4 (5.97%) Wyse
9 3 (4.48%) Mapinfo
9 3 (4.48%) McAfee
9 3 (4.48%) Google
9 3 (4.48%) Lotus
9 3 (4.48%) Adobe
10 2 (2.99%) Apple
10 2 (2.99%) CommVault
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