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 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 89 98 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 57 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.85% 1.24% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.69% 8.20% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 15
Average daily rate
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£345 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.35 £76.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
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
533 366 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.27% 15.15% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 145 221
Average daily rate £345 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 59
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -39.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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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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
Hertfordshire -15 19 £160 -51.87% 7
Cambridgeshire +20 18 £345 - 3
Essex -13 9 £406 +125.69% 2
Bedfordshire -15 6 £275 -8.33% 2
Suffolk +7 4 £375 +42.85%
Norfolk - 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 75 (69.44%) Windows
2 49 (45.37%) Firewall
3 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 33 (30.56%) Cisco
4 33 (30.56%) TCP/IP
5 31 (28.70%) DNS
6 29 (26.85%) HP
7 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 27 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 27 (25.00%) Linux
9 24 (22.22%) SQL
9 24 (22.22%) MS Office
9 24 (22.22%) UNIX
9 24 (22.22%) LAN
10 22 (20.37%) MS Excel
10 22 (20.37%) Internet
10 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
11 20 (18.52%) MPLS
11 20 (18.52%) WAN
12 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (15.74%) SAN
14 16 (14.81%) Blackberry
14 16 (14.81%) ITIL
14 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
15 15 (13.89%) Replication
15 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
15 15 (13.89%) Puppet
15 15 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (12.96%) Web Services
16 14 (12.96%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.85%) lighttpd
5 2 (1.85%) Apache
5 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.85%) Node.js
5 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (22.22%) MS Office
2 22 (20.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (45.37%) Firewall
2 33 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 31 (28.70%) DNS
4 24 (22.22%) LAN
5 22 (20.37%) Internet
6 20 (18.52%) MPLS
6 20 (18.52%) WAN
7 17 (15.74%) SAN
8 14 (12.96%) VLAN
9 13 (12.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (12.04%) VoIP
9 13 (12.04%) Ethernet
10 12 (11.11%) SSL
10 12 (11.11%) DHCP
11 10 (9.26%) Wireless
12 9 (8.33%) IPsec
13 8 (7.41%) Junos
14 7 (6.48%) Network Security
14 7 (6.48%) BGP
15 6 (5.56%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Subversion
1 2 (1.85%) Selenium
1 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (12.04%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 9 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 25 (23.15%) Analyst
3 16 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.96%) Service Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (11.11%) Developer
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) Lead Network Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Architect
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) Web Services
1 14 (12.96%) XML
2 13 (12.04%) JSON
3 3 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) HTML
4 2 (1.85%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 15 (13.89%) Replication
3 13 (12.04%) PKI
4 7 (6.48%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.63%) Statistics
7 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.78%) Clustering
8 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.93%) Open Source
10 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.93%) iPad
10 1 (0.93%) CESG
10 1 (0.93%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 75 (69.44%) Windows
2 27 (25.00%) Linux
2 27 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 24 (22.22%) UNIX
4 22 (20.37%) Windows 7
5 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.63%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.70%) Solaris
8 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.78%) Android
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) DevOps
3 10 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (7.41%) DNA
5 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.56%) Migration
5 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.70%) Data Security
7 4 (3.70%) Information Security
7 4 (3.70%) Resource Management
8 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.78%) Network Management
8 3 (2.78%) Data Entry
8 3 (2.78%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.22%) SQL
2 16 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 13 (12.04%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.41%) Java
5 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.93%) VB6
7 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (8.33%) CCNP
3 6 (5.56%) CCNA
3 6 (5.56%) Sun Certification
3 6 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.56%) CCSE
3 6 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.63%) Degree
5 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.78%) CCSA
6 3 (2.78%) CISSP
6 3 (2.78%) MCP
6 3 (2.78%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) CISA
7 2 (1.85%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.85%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 36 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.70%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) KVM
5 3 (2.78%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.85%) Xen
6 2 (1.85%) XenServer
7 1 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.93%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
7 1 (0.93%) Snort
7 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) Puppet
1 15 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (11.11%) OpenView
2 12 (11.11%) OVSD
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (5.56%) SCCM
5 4 (3.70%) Nagios
6 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.78%) SCOM
6 3 (2.78%) WSUS
6 3 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.93%) OPNET
8 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) Cisco
2 29 (26.85%) HP
3 28 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.04%) Juniper
4 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
4 13 (12.04%) VMware
5 12 (11.11%) Citrix
6 11 (10.19%) Symantec
7 9 (8.33%) Altiris
8 6 (5.56%) WatchGuard
8 6 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 6 (5.56%) Imperva
8 6 (5.56%) F5
9 5 (4.63%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.70%) SonicWALL
10 4 (3.70%) Apple
10 4 (3.70%) Sophos
10 4 (3.70%) Nokia
10 4 (3.70%) Dell
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