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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 98 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 36 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 1.27% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 8.89% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 10
Average daily rate
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£270 £323 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £219 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £418 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.75 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £10.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £10.50 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -48.33%
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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
531 416 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.54% 14.33% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 202 146
Average daily rate £313 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 77
Average hourly rate £32.75 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.39% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +8 12 £290 -1.69% 8
Hertfordshire -17 9 £215 -32.81% 6
Bedfordshire +14 6 £160 - 1
Suffolk +4 4 - - 2
Essex -7 4 £350 -12.50% 1
Norfolk +4 1 £225 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 42 (56.00%) Windows
2 33 (44.00%) Firewall
3 26 (34.67%) LAN
4 24 (32.00%) WAN
4 24 (32.00%) Cisco
5 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (25.33%) MS Office
7 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (24.00%) VMware
8 17 (22.67%) ITIL
8 17 (22.67%) Internet
9 16 (21.33%) Citrix
10 15 (20.00%) HP
11 14 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
11 14 (18.67%) MPLS
11 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
12 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (17.33%) PKI
12 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
12 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.33%) BGP
13 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.00%) MobileIron
14 9 (12.00%) Wireless
14 9 (12.00%) SLA
14 9 (12.00%) Juniper
14 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
14 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.67%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (8.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.00%) WorkSite
8 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.33%) IIS
9 1 (1.33%) CMS
9 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.33%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Office
2 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) TeleForm
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (44.00%) Firewall
2 26 (34.67%) LAN
3 24 (32.00%) WAN
4 17 (22.67%) Internet
5 14 (18.67%) MPLS
6 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (13.33%) BGP
8 9 (12.00%) Wireless
9 8 (10.67%) OSPF
10 7 (9.33%) VoIP
10 7 (9.33%) DNS
10 7 (9.33%) Network Security
11 6 (8.00%) HSRP
11 6 (8.00%) VLAN
12 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (6.67%) IPsec
12 5 (6.67%) VRRP
12 5 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (5.33%) SAN
13 4 (5.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (10.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.33%) French Language
2 4 (5.33%) German Language
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.67%) Finance
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.33%) Local Government
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
6 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) IT Support
8 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Desktop Support
10 3 (4.00%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) HTML
1 7 (9.33%) HTML5
2 1 (1.33%) Middleware
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) PKI
2 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.33%) iPhone
5 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.00%) SecurID
5 3 (4.00%) iPad
5 3 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.67%) Wiki
6 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.33%) AS400
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.33%) Handset
7 1 (1.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.00%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (9.33%) Linux
7 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.00%) UNIX
8 3 (4.00%) Solaris
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.33%) Android
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.33%) CentOS
10 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.67%) Project Management
3 7 (9.33%) Identity Management
4 6 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (6.67%) Migration
5 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (6.67%) Change Control
5 5 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.33%) Network Management
6 4 (5.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.33%) Information Security
6 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.33%) Process Management
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.00%) CAD
7 3 (4.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) CCNP
3 7 (9.33%) CCNA
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.00%) MCSE
6 3 (4.00%) MCP
6 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.67%) CCIE
7 2 (2.67%) CISSP
7 2 (2.67%) CISM
7 2 (2.67%) SSCP
8 1 (1.33%) HND
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) COBIT
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (5.33%) vSphere
3 4 (5.33%) XenApp
4 3 (4.00%) Terminal Server
4 3 (4.00%) XenServer
4 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.67%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (1.33%) Snort
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) OVSD
1 6 (8.00%) OpenView
2 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.67%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) Nessus
5 1 (1.33%) Nmap
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.33%) RANCID
5 1 (1.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.00%) VMware
3 16 (21.33%) Citrix
4 15 (20.00%) HP
5 9 (12.00%) MobileIron
5 9 (12.00%) Juniper
6 7 (9.33%) McAfee
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle
7 6 (8.00%) Lotus
7 6 (8.00%) Symantec
8 5 (6.67%) F5
8 5 (6.67%) Splunk
9 4 (5.33%) Wyse
10 3 (4.00%) Remedy
10 3 (4.00%) Sophos
10 3 (4.00%) Mapinfo
10 3 (4.00%) JDA
10 3 (4.00%) Adobe
10 3 (4.00%) Google
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