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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 103 87 103
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.95% 1.54% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 10.80% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 17
Average daily rate £363 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
358 361 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.83% 14.30% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 51
Average hourly rate £21.69 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +1 8 - - 17
Bedfordshire +9 6 £413 +96.42% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £225 -9.09% 3
Suffolk -4 3 £363 +31.81% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (54.39%) Cisco
2 30 (52.63%) Firewall
3 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (47.37%) MPLS
4 27 (47.37%) WAN
5 25 (43.86%) CCNP
6 23 (40.35%) LAN
7 19 (33.33%) Network Security
8 18 (31.58%) Windows
8 18 (31.58%) OSPF
8 18 (31.58%) Juniper
8 18 (31.58%) BGP
8 18 (31.58%) EIGRP
9 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
10 15 (26.32%) DNS
11 14 (24.56%) HP
11 14 (24.56%) Network Design
12 13 (22.81%) SSL
12 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
12 13 (22.81%) Internet
13 12 (21.05%) Citrix
14 11 (19.30%) JNCIP
14 11 (19.30%) Load Balancing
15 10 (17.54%) Degree
15 10 (17.54%) IPsec
15 10 (17.54%) VMware
15 10 (17.54%) CCIE
15 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
15 10 (17.54%) CCNA
16 9 (15.79%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (8.77%) Lync
1 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (52.63%) Firewall
2 27 (47.37%) MPLS
2 27 (47.37%) WAN
3 23 (40.35%) LAN
4 19 (33.33%) Network Security
5 18 (31.58%) BGP
5 18 (31.58%) EIGRP
5 18 (31.58%) OSPF
6 15 (26.32%) DNS
7 13 (22.81%) Internet
7 13 (22.81%) SSL
8 10 (17.54%) IPsec
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.79%) VoIP
10 7 (12.28%) FTP
10 7 (12.28%) IMAP
10 7 (12.28%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (12.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Big Data
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.26%) German Language
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Juniper Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Designer
7 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) PKI
2 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) CMDB
3 1 (1.75%) e-Health
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) SecurID
3 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.58%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.53%) Unix
4 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Network Design
2 11 (19.30%) Load Balancing
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 8 (14.04%) Migration
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) ERP
6 2 (3.51%) High Availability
6 2 (3.51%) Network Management
6 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.51%) SIEM
6 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (1.75%) Change Control
7 1 (1.75%) Data Analytics
7 1 (1.75%) Presales
7 1 (1.75%) Records Management
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (43.86%) CCNP
3 11 (19.30%) JNCIP
4 10 (17.54%) CCIE
4 10 (17.54%) CCNA
4 10 (17.54%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) CCSA
5 7 (12.28%) CCSE
5 7 (12.28%) JNCIS
5 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) JNCIA
6 6 (10.53%) JNCIE
6 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) CCDP
8 2 (3.51%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.75%) HNC
9 1 (1.75%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (7.02%) MetaFrame
3 4 (7.02%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) OpenView
2 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.26%) OVSD
4 2 (3.51%) Nessus
5 1 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.75%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Cisco
2 18 (31.58%) Juniper
3 14 (24.56%) HP
4 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
5 12 (21.05%) Citrix
6 10 (17.54%) VMware
7 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 8 (14.04%) F5
9 6 (10.53%) Blue Coat
9 6 (10.53%) Fortinet
10 5 (8.77%) IronPort
10 5 (8.77%) Tufin
11 4 (7.02%) Symantec
12 3 (5.26%) Aruba
12 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
13 1 (1.75%) Brocade
13 1 (1.75%) iManage
13 1 (1.75%) Riverbed
13 1 (1.75%) Sourcefire
13 1 (1.75%) Splunk