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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / East of England
Rank 99 101 90
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.00% 1.14% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.79% 8.06% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 17
Median daily rate £193 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.89% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £270 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £374 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Median hourly rate £17.25 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.89%

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
363 335 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.37% 14.15% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 182 180
Median daily rate £334 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.79% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £238 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 66
Median hourly rate £19.90 £41.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.04% +79.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.76 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -5 7 £195 - 7
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £265 -17.18% 3
Essex - 5 £155 -
Bedfordshire 0 2 - -
Suffolk -7 1 £150 -58.62%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 27 (51.92%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) TCP/IP
2 22 (42.31%) Cisco
3 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (36.54%) LAN
3 19 (36.54%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) Wireless
4 17 (32.69%) WAN
5 16 (30.77%) ITIL
5 16 (30.77%) Network Security
6 15 (28.85%) Juniper
7 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
8 13 (25.00%) Network Design
9 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 12 (23.08%) DNS
9 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 11 (21.15%) ISDN
10 11 (21.15%) Internet
11 10 (19.23%) Broadband
11 10 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (17.31%) Network Management
13 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 7 (13.46%) DHCP
14 7 (13.46%) MPLS
14 7 (13.46%) CCNP
14 7 (13.46%) CCNA
15 6 (11.54%) Citrix
15 6 (11.54%) OSPF
15 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint

VPN
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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) TCP/IP
3 19 (36.54%) LAN
3 19 (36.54%) Wireless
4 17 (32.69%) WAN
5 16 (30.77%) Network Security
6 12 (23.08%) DNS
7 11 (21.15%) Internet
7 11 (21.15%) ISDN
8 10 (19.23%) Broadband
9 7 (13.46%) DHCP
9 7 (13.46%) MPLS
10 6 (11.54%) OSPF
10 6 (11.54%) VoIP
11 5 (9.62%) BGP
11 5 (9.62%) IPsec
11 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
12 4 (7.69%) SSL
12 4 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Dutch Language
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) German Language
2 2 (3.85%) Legal
2 2 (3.85%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) Network Support
4 9 (17.31%) Analyst
5 8 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
6 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (9.62%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) IT Support
7 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco Support
9 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
10 2 (3.85%) Network Support Technician
10 2 (3.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) e-Health
4 2 (3.85%) Handset
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.77%) Unix
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 13 (25.00%) Network Design
3 10 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (17.31%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Information Security
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) ERP
6 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.85%) Office Automation
6 2 (3.85%) People Management
6 2 (3.85%) Process Management
6 2 (3.85%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.85%) Threat Management
6 2 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.92%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.92%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Java
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) CCNA
3 7 (13.46%) CCNP
4 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CCIE
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) CISA
6 2 (3.85%) CISM
6 2 (3.85%) CISSP
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CCDE
7 1 (1.92%) CCSA
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.92%) MCP
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) HL7
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) DameWare
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool
3 1 (1.92%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) Juniper
3 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) Apple
5 4 (7.69%) F5
5 4 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.85%) Avaya
6 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.85%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) Lotus
6 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.85%) Remedy
6 2 (3.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe
7 1 (1.92%) Mercator
7 1 (1.92%) Mitel
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle