The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 17 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 4.72% 2.22% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 11.11% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£360 £225 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.92 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.77% +7.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 22.05% 20.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 3
Average daily rate £360 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Guildford region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Guildford region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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%) Telecoms
2 9 (60.00%) IPsec
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
2 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 9 (60.00%) CCIE
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) SNMP
3 8 (53.33%) Nokia
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
3 8 (53.33%) Radware
3 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 8 (53.33%) Redback
3 8 (53.33%) Huawei
3 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (53.33%) Network Management
4 7 (46.67%) FWSM
4 7 (46.67%) HSRP
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (46.67%) LTE
4 7 (46.67%) Network Architecture
4 7 (46.67%) RSVP
4 7 (46.67%) VRRP
4 7 (46.67%) OSPF
4 7 (46.67%) UMTS
4 7 (46.67%) VoIP
4 7 (46.67%) Ericsson

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 9 (60.00%) MPLS
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
1 9 (60.00%) IPsec
2 8 (53.33%) BGP
2 8 (53.33%) SNMP
3 7 (46.67%) UMTS
3 7 (46.67%) VoIP
3 7 (46.67%) RSVP
3 7 (46.67%) VRRP
3 7 (46.67%) OSPF
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (46.67%) LTE
3 7 (46.67%) FWSM
3 7 (46.67%) HSRP
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) FTP
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 10 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Design Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IP Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Validation
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
1 8 (53.33%) Network Management
2 7 (46.67%) Network Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CCIE
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) Juniper
1 8 (53.33%) Nokia
1 8 (53.33%) Radware
1 8 (53.33%) Redback
1 8 (53.33%) Huawei
2 7 (46.67%) Ericsson
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (6.67%) Toshiba