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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.56% 1.63% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 12.36% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +41.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £313 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £418 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -33.98%
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
99 89 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.61% 13.19% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 51 31
Average daily rate £325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.00 £23.20 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Colchester +8 1 £350 -12.50% 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) FirePass
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) FirePass
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) MGCP
4 1 (14.29%) HSRP
4 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (14.29%) FCoE
4 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Implementation Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Zeacom
3 1 (14.29%) F5