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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 1.98% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 11.24% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £180 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -48.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.77%
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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
117 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.73% 17.59% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 30 43
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £180 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Average hourly rate £24.56 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.45% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £27.50 £36.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 - 2 - -
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) EMC
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) RTP
5 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
5 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) Migration

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
2 3 (23.08%) RTP
2 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
2 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) FirePass
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Voice Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) ITSM
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) EMC
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Brocade
3 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Zeacom
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) Altiris
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle