The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Essex region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 49 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.59% 0.95% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.48% 5.56% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £283 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% +6.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.00% +13.63%
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 72 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.79% 17.02% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 33 14
Average daily rate £400 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £173 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.30 £45.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
VPN
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford -6 1 - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 5 (33.33%) Dell
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Information Security
7 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (20.00%) Wyse
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (20.00%) WSUS
7 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) SSL
3 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.67%) MGCP
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) FirePass
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) SSCP
2 2 (13.33%) GIAC
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (13.33%) GSEC
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Dell
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Wyse
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Zeacom
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) Altiris
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) TippingPoint