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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 91 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 33 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 1.23% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.55% 8.31% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 31
Median daily rate £279 £330 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £237 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £33.37 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.54% +166.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
386 385 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.93% 14.74% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 198 287
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £31.37 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -3 12 £243 -35.20% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £125 -68.75% 4
Essex +7 7 £381 +41.20%
Bedfordshire -1 3 £415 +0.60%
Norfolk - 1 £235 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 53 (62.35%) Firewall
2 42 (49.41%) Cisco
3 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (37.65%) Windows
5 27 (31.76%) Juniper
5 27 (31.76%) CCNA
6 25 (29.41%) DNS
6 25 (29.41%) LAN
6 25 (29.41%) WAN
7 23 (27.06%) CheckPoint
8 22 (25.88%) Linux
9 20 (23.53%) CCNP
10 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
10 19 (22.35%) Wireless
11 18 (21.18%) TCP/IP
11 18 (21.18%) ITIL
12 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
13 15 (17.65%) Network Security
13 15 (17.65%) VMware
14 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
15 12 (14.12%) Internet
16 10 (11.76%) IPsec
16 10 (11.76%) OSPF
16 10 (11.76%) PCI DSS
16 10 (11.76%) Office 365
16 10 (11.76%) Network Design
16 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
17 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (10.59%) BGP
17 9 (10.59%) EIGRP

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.06%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.53%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (62.35%) Firewall
2 25 (29.41%) DNS
2 25 (29.41%) LAN
2 25 (29.41%) WAN
3 19 (22.35%) Wireless
4 18 (21.18%) TCP/IP
5 15 (17.65%) Network Security
6 12 (14.12%) Internet
7 10 (11.76%) IPsec
7 10 (11.76%) OSPF
8 9 (10.59%) BGP
8 9 (10.59%) EIGRP
9 8 (9.41%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.41%) DHCP
9 8 (9.41%) VLAN
10 7 (8.24%) ISDN
10 7 (8.24%) MPLS
10 7 (8.24%) VoIP
11 6 (7.06%) Broadband
11 6 (7.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) GIS
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.24%) Local Government
3 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (3.53%) Automotive
4 3 (3.53%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Dutch Language
5 2 (2.35%) Finance
5 2 (2.35%) German Language
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Network Support
6 6 (7.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) COM
3 1 (1.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) EMV
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) e-Health
6 1 (1.18%) Handset
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Linux
3 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.24%) CentOS
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) Unix
8 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.71%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) Network Design
3 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.24%) Information Security
4 7 (8.24%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.06%) Network Management
5 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.06%) Project Management
6 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.53%) Change Management
8 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.35%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.35%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.35%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.35%) Java
1 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) Python
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (31.76%) CCNA
3 20 (23.53%) CCNP
4 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.88%) CCIE
6 3 (3.53%) CCDA
6 3 (3.53%) CCDE
7 2 (2.35%) CISA
7 2 (2.35%) CISM
7 2 (2.35%) CISSP
7 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCA
8 1 (1.18%) CCSA
8 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.18%) MCP
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (4.71%) SLA
4 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.18%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) vSphere
4 4 (4.71%) iptables
5 2 (2.35%) Firmware
5 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) NFS
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) DameWare
2 5 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.71%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.18%) Netcool
4 1 (1.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (49.41%) Cisco
2 27 (31.76%) Juniper
3 23 (27.06%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.65%) VMware
5 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.59%) Citrix
7 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.06%) HP
9 5 (5.88%) Dell
9 5 (5.88%) Fortinet
9 5 (5.88%) Palo Alto
10 4 (4.71%) LANDesk
10 4 (4.71%) Veeam
11 3 (3.53%) Kaspersky
11 3 (3.53%) Meru Networks
12 2 (2.35%) F5
12 2 (2.35%) Google
12 2 (2.35%) Lotus
12 2 (2.35%) NetApp
12 2 (2.35%) Oracle
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