The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 44 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.85% 0.57% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 3.45% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £228 £260 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +172.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -13.15%
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
90 87 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.83% 16.54% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 34 72
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £27.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £34.00 £70.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Brentwood +10 1 - - 1
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Witham - 1 £575 -
Basildon - 1 £113 - 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 Essex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) CCNA
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) Office 365
5 6 (30.00%) CCNP
5 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (30.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security
6 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
6 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
7 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) EMV
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
7 4 (20.00%) Legal
8 3 (15.00%) Automotive

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Wireless
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) Extranet
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (20.00%) EMV
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Information Security
2 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Case Management
6 1 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) People Management
6 1 (5.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
6 1 (5.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CCNA
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCDA
4 1 (5.00%) CCA
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
4 1 (5.00%) CISM
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Infor
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.00%) SAP