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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.11% 0.69% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.59% 4.55% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £18.84
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -21.70%
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
128 88 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.52% 15.28% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 36 34
Average daily rate £403 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.14% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -41.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £37.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 -1 2 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 6 (37.50%) Service Management
1 6 (37.50%) ITSM
1 6 (37.50%) Workflow
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
1 6 (37.50%) SSL
1 6 (37.50%) SaaS
1 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) MPLS
4 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) PKI
4 3 (18.75%) Brocade
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) RTP
4 3 (18.75%) Linux

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LDAP
1 6 (37.50%) SSL
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) RTP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Broadband
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) Implementation Consultant
2 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) Web Services
1 6 (37.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Service Management
1 6 (37.50%) ITSM
1 6 (37.50%) Workflow
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) OWASP
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) MetaFrame
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) ServiceNow
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Brocade
3 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle