The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 49 55
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.67% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.75% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.45% 17.82% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 43
Average daily rate £438 £275 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -31.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £184 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Essex region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Essex

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Essex region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) SMTP
1 7 (100.00%) FTP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) IPsec
1 7 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (100.00%) IMAP
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (85.71%) MPLS
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
2 6 (85.71%) LDAP
3 5 (71.43%) Unix
4 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (42.86%) CCNP
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Juniper
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) JNCIP
6 2 (28.57%) Automotive
7 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) VRRP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) DNS
1 7 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) FTP
1 7 (100.00%) IMAP
1 7 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 7 (100.00%) IPsec
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
1 7 (100.00%) OSPF
1 7 (100.00%) SMTP
1 7 (100.00%) SSL
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) LDAP
2 6 (85.71%) MPLS
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IP Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) VMware