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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 0.57% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 3.09% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £338 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £359 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £429 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
45 97 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.47% 18.44% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 53 55
Average daily rate £338 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £8.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 1 £400 +14.28% 2
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (50.00%) Meraki

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Meraki
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft