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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 17 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.51% 1.52% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 4.11% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
Surrey

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
48 73 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 42.11% 36.87% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 8
Average daily rate £350 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £244 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 2 (22.22%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) HSRP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Huawei
4 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) HSRP
4 2 (22.22%) RSVP
4 2 (22.22%) SNMP
4 2 (22.22%) VRRP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) SMTP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) WebEx
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) IP Design Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) LAN Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) WAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
3 1 (11.11%) RHCT
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat