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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 90 107 86
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.63% 1.16% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 7.43% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 37
Median daily rate £315 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £224 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £552 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £358 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £23.37 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +86.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.67 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+13.97% -1.47%
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
460 444 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.66% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 196 282
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +8 23 £320 -24.70% 5
Essex +9 8 £228 -12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 3 £195 -44.28% 2
Bedfordshire -5 3 £175 -23.91% 1
Norfolk - 3 - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 45 (70.31%) Firewall
2 32 (50.00%) Cisco
3 30 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (37.50%) Juniper
5 23 (35.94%) CheckPoint
5 23 (35.94%) CCNA
5 23 (35.94%) Windows
6 20 (31.25%) Linux
7 18 (28.13%) DNS
8 17 (26.56%) CCNP
9 15 (23.44%) WAN
10 14 (21.88%) LAN
11 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
12 11 (17.19%) VMware
12 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
13 10 (15.63%) Office 365
14 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.06%) Network Security
14 9 (14.06%) Wireless
15 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (12.50%) ITIL
15 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
15 8 (12.50%) VLAN
16 7 (10.94%) Local Government
16 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (10.94%) CentOS
16 7 (10.94%) Palo Alto
16 7 (10.94%) HP
16 7 (10.94%) Red Hat

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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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.81%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Project
2 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (70.31%) Firewall
2 18 (28.13%) DNS
3 15 (23.44%) WAN
4 14 (21.88%) LAN
5 9 (14.06%) Network Security
5 9 (14.06%) Wireless
6 8 (12.50%) VLAN
7 7 (10.94%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.94%) OSPF
8 6 (9.38%) BGP
8 6 (9.38%) IPsec
8 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.81%) DHCP
9 5 (7.81%) EIGRP
9 5 (7.81%) Internet
9 5 (7.81%) SAN
10 4 (6.25%) iSCSI
11 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (4.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (4.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) GCC
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.94%) Local Government
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Legal
3 3 (4.69%) Automotive
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.75%) Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.13%) Qt
1 2 (3.13%) RESTful
1 2 (3.13%) Yocto
2 1 (1.56%) COM
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.25%) EMV
4 3 (4.69%) NHS
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) PDA
6 1 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 20 (31.25%) Linux
3 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.94%) CentOS
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.13%) Unix
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (12.50%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Information Security
2 7 (10.94%) Project Management
3 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.81%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.25%) Change Management
5 4 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.69%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.69%) Network Design
7 2 (3.13%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.13%) Open Source
7 2 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.13%) SDLC
7 2 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.13%) C
1 2 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) Python
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (35.94%) CCNA
3 17 (26.56%) CCNP
4 3 (4.69%) CCDA
4 3 (4.69%) CCIE
5 2 (3.13%) CCDE
6 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CCA
6 1 (1.56%) CCSA
6 1 (1.56%) CISA
6 1 (1.56%) CISM
6 1 (1.56%) CISSP
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) GSEC
6 1 (1.56%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.25%) SLA
4 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) vSphere
4 4 (6.25%) iptables
5 2 (3.13%) Firmware
5 2 (3.13%) NFS
6 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.56%) Netcool
3 1 (1.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Cisco
2 24 (37.50%) Juniper
3 23 (35.94%) CheckPoint
4 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.19%) VMware
5 7 (10.94%) HP
5 7 (10.94%) Palo Alto
5 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.81%) Dell
7 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.25%) Veeam
8 3 (4.69%) Citrix
8 3 (4.69%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.13%) Apple
9 2 (3.13%) F5
9 2 (3.13%) Meru Networks
9 2 (3.13%) NetApp
10 1 (1.56%) FireEye
10 1 (1.56%) Infor
10 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
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