The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Ipswich region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 15 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 9.41% - 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 59.26% - 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 7 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.88% 9.86% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 24
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 21 (91.30%) TCP/IP
2 19 (82.61%) UNIX
3 18 (78.26%) SQL
4 17 (73.91%) Firewall
5 16 (69.57%) Windows
6 14 (60.87%) Linux
6 14 (60.87%) DNS
6 14 (60.87%) Shell Script
6 14 (60.87%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
6 14 (60.87%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (56.52%) Puppet
7 13 (56.52%) NoSQL
7 13 (56.52%) JSON
7 13 (56.52%) Replication
7 13 (56.52%) Web Services
7 13 (56.52%) XML
8 12 (52.17%) SAN
9 10 (43.48%) DevOps
10 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (30.43%) LAN
11 7 (30.43%) IPsec
11 7 (30.43%) PKI
12 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
13 5 (21.74%) HP
13 5 (21.74%) Sun Certification
13 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
13 5 (21.74%) Cisco
13 5 (21.74%) Microsoft

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) TCP/IP
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) DNS
3 14 (60.87%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (52.17%) SAN
5 7 (30.43%) LAN
5 7 (30.43%) IPsec
6 5 (21.74%) VLAN
6 5 (21.74%) Network Security
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 2 (8.70%) SSL
8 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 2 (8.70%) SSH
9 1 (4.35%) DHCP
9 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Web Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Security Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) JSON
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
1 13 (56.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Replication
2 7 (30.43%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) UNIX
2 16 (69.57%) Windows
3 14 (60.87%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) Network Management
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (4.35%) Information Management
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 14 (60.87%) Shell Script
2 14 (60.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Sun Certification
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) CCSE
2 2 (8.70%) CCSA
3 1 (4.35%) GPEN
3 1 (4.35%) OSCP
3 1 (4.35%) CEH
3 1 (4.35%) GIAC
3 1 (4.35%) CISMP
3 1 (4.35%) ACCA
3 1 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (17.39%) KVM
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (56.52%) Puppet
3 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) VMware
1 5 (21.74%) Splunk
2 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) ForgeRock
2 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.35%) Vyatta
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