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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 121 84 99
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 69 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 2.20% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 14.71% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £410 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
512 469 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.42% 14.95% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 246 135
Average daily rate £325 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £172 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 69 43
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.60 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -10 11 £350 +1.44% 5
Hertfordshire -16 7 £600 +247.82% 4
Bedfordshire +11 2 £271 -1.36%
Suffolk -17 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £338 -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (55.74%) Firewall
2 28 (45.90%) Windows
3 27 (44.26%) WAN
4 26 (42.62%) LAN
5 25 (40.98%) Cisco
6 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
7 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.87%) VMware
9 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (24.59%) ITIL
10 13 (21.31%) MPLS
10 13 (21.31%) BGP
10 13 (21.31%) Citrix
10 13 (21.31%) CCNP
10 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
11 12 (19.67%) OSPF
12 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
12 11 (18.03%) HP
12 11 (18.03%) MS Office
12 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
13 10 (16.39%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
13 10 (16.39%) DNS
13 10 (16.39%) Wireless
14 9 (14.75%) Juniper
14 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
14 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
15 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
15 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (13.11%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.56%) WorkSite
4 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.28%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.64%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (55.74%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) WAN
3 26 (42.62%) LAN
4 13 (21.31%) MPLS
4 13 (21.31%) BGP
5 12 (19.67%) OSPF
6 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
7 10 (16.39%) DNS
7 10 (16.39%) Wireless
8 8 (13.11%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (13.11%) Network Security
9 7 (11.48%) HSRP
9 7 (11.48%) VRRP
9 7 (11.48%) Internet
9 7 (11.48%) DHCP
10 6 (9.84%) WLAN
11 5 (8.20%) VoIP
11 5 (8.20%) EIGRP
11 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (6.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) French Language
2 2 (3.28%) German Language
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.64%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Network Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Architect
3 5 (8.20%) Network Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Network Architect
4 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Network Administrator
5 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.92%) Administrator
5 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Security Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.28%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Web Services
1 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.39%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.56%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.64%) BYOD
6 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) CCTV
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) AS400
6 1 (1.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.75%) Windows XP
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.64%) UNIX
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Change Control
3 5 (8.20%) Information Security
3 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.20%) Project Management
3 5 (8.20%) Process Management
3 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (6.56%) Analytics
4 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.56%) Quality Management
4 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.56%) Data Analytics
4 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.92%) B2B
5 3 (4.92%) Migration
5 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.31%) CCNP
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 6 (9.84%) CCNA
5 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (6.56%) CCIE
6 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.92%) SSCP
7 2 (3.28%) CISM
7 2 (3.28%) HP ASE
7 2 (3.28%) CISSP
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.28%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.64%) MCP
8 1 (1.64%) HNC
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.28%) COBIT
3 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) vSphere
4 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.56%) XenServer
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.28%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.64%) Snort
8 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.28%) OpenView
2 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.64%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.64%) RANCID
3 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.64%) OVSD
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 17 (27.87%) VMware
4 13 (21.31%) Citrix
5 11 (18.03%) HP
6 9 (14.75%) Juniper
7 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.84%) Symantec
8 5 (8.20%) F5
9 3 (4.92%) Brocade
9 3 (4.92%) Lotus
9 3 (4.92%) McAfee
9 3 (4.92%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.92%) Aruba
10 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.28%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.28%) Splunk
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