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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 74 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 71 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.28% 0.95% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.27% 6.42% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £300 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +5.25%
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
465 358 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.96% 14.79% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 141 259
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 43 77
Average hourly rate £25.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 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
Hertfordshire +8 28 £185 -32.72% 6
Suffolk +3 19 £375 +42.85%
Cambridgeshire +5 14 £345 - 3
Essex -5 6 £350 +94.44% 2
Bedfordshire -22 4 £248 -10.00% 7
Norfolk - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 52 (48.15%) Firewall
3 38 (35.19%) TCP/IP
4 37 (34.26%) Cisco
5 34 (31.48%) Active Directory
6 33 (30.56%) DNS
7 30 (27.78%) HP
8 27 (25.00%) Internet
9 26 (24.07%) UNIX
9 26 (24.07%) Windows XP
10 24 (22.22%) Linux
10 24 (22.22%) SQL
10 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 24 (22.22%) LAN
11 22 (20.37%) SAN
11 22 (20.37%) MS Office
12 19 (17.59%) XML
13 18 (16.67%) ITIL
13 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 18 (16.67%) WAN
13 18 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (15.74%) Puppet
14 17 (15.74%) MPLS
14 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
15 16 (14.81%) VLAN
15 16 (14.81%) Reverse Proxy
15 16 (14.81%) VMware
15 16 (14.81%) Shell Script
16 15 (13.89%) Blackberry
16 15 (13.89%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.85%) Node.js
3 2 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.85%) lighttpd
3 2 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (20.37%) MS Office
2 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.85%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (48.15%) Firewall
2 38 (35.19%) TCP/IP
3 33 (30.56%) DNS
4 27 (25.00%) Internet
5 24 (22.22%) LAN
6 22 (20.37%) SAN
7 18 (16.67%) WAN
8 17 (15.74%) MPLS
9 16 (14.81%) VLAN
9 16 (14.81%) Reverse Proxy
10 13 (12.04%) Wireless
10 13 (12.04%) VoIP
10 13 (12.04%) SSL
11 11 (10.19%) Ethernet
11 11 (10.19%) IPsec
11 11 (10.19%) Network Security
12 10 (9.26%) DHCP
13 8 (7.41%) BGP
13 8 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (5.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.89%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.85%) Selenium
2 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 13 (12.04%) Manufacturing
2 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
4 4 (3.70%) Games
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Billing
5 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.30%) Analyst
3 16 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Support Engineer
5 14 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Security Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (4.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Technical Writer
11 4 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Author
11 4 (3.70%) Technical Author
12 3 (2.78%) Architect
12 3 (2.78%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) XML
2 15 (13.89%) JSON
2 15 (13.89%) Web Services
3 5 (4.63%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Blackberry
1 15 (13.89%) Replication
2 12 (11.11%) PKI
3 7 (6.48%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.63%) Statistics
5 4 (3.70%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.85%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.93%) Open Source
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) e-Health
8 1 (0.93%) iPad
8 1 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (59.26%) Windows
2 26 (24.07%) UNIX
2 26 (24.07%) Windows XP
3 24 (22.22%) Linux
4 15 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.56%) Solaris
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.67%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) DevOps
3 9 (8.33%) Migration
4 8 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
5 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (5.56%) DNA
6 6 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.63%) Network Management
7 5 (4.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.70%) Resource Management
8 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.70%) Data Security
9 3 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.78%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.78%) Data Entry
9 3 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (1.85%) Dependency Management
10 2 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.22%) SQL
2 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
3 16 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.33%) Java
5 4 (3.70%) C
6 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.19%) CCNP
3 10 (9.26%) CCNA
4 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.48%) CCSE
5 7 (6.48%) Sun Certification
6 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.63%) MCSE
7 5 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.63%) Degree
8 4 (3.70%) CCSA
9 3 (2.78%) MCP
9 3 (2.78%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.85%) MOS
10 2 (1.85%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.85%) MCSA
10 2 (1.85%) CCIE
10 2 (1.85%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.56%) KVM
4 3 (2.78%) vSphere
5 2 (1.85%) Xen
5 2 (1.85%) XenServer
5 2 (1.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.93%) XenApp
6 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (15.74%) Puppet
3 13 (12.04%) OpenView
3 13 (12.04%) OVSD
4 9 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.78%) SCCM
6 3 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.85%) Nagios
7 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.93%) OPNET
8 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.93%) SCOM
8 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Cisco
2 30 (27.78%) HP
3 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.81%) VMware
5 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
6 11 (10.19%) Juniper
7 10 (9.26%) Symantec
8 8 (7.41%) Altiris
9 7 (6.48%) Citrix
10 6 (5.56%) Oracle
10 6 (5.56%) EMC
10 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.56%) F5
11 5 (4.63%) Splunk
11 5 (4.63%) Apple
11 5 (4.63%) Riverbed
11 5 (4.63%) WatchGuard
12 4 (3.70%) SonicWALL
12 4 (3.70%) Imperva
12 4 (3.70%) Nokia
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