The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 16 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.65% - 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 52.00% - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£260 - £229
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 - £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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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 Ipswich region.

Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 14.71% 11.88% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 13
Average daily rate £275 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £24.06 £22.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -6.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (68.18%) TCP/IP
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 13 (59.09%) UNIX
4 11 (50.00%) LAN
4 11 (50.00%) Firewall
5 10 (45.45%) IPsec
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco
7 8 (36.36%) DNS
7 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 8 (36.36%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
7 8 (36.36%) PKI
7 8 (36.36%) Network Security
8 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 7 (31.82%) VMware
8 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
8 7 (31.82%) Network Management
9 6 (27.27%) Splunk
9 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
9 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (27.27%) VLAN
9 6 (27.27%) Solaris
9 6 (27.27%) Oracle
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 6 (27.27%) Web Services
9 6 (27.27%) WAN
9 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
10 5 (22.73%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) TCP/IP
2 11 (50.00%) LAN
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) IPsec
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 8 (36.36%) Network Security
5 6 (27.27%) VLAN
5 6 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) SSH
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 3 (13.64%) SSL
8 2 (9.09%) DHCP
8 2 (9.09%) MPLS
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (4.55%) OSPF
9 1 (4.55%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) IT Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Assistant
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) PKI
2 5 (22.73%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) UNIX
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Network Management
2 6 (27.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCSA
3 3 (13.64%) CCSE
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCIP
5 1 (4.55%) HND
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) KVM
4 1 (4.55%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) Splunk
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
6 2 (9.09%) SonicWALL
6 2 (9.09%) McAfee
6 2 (9.09%) Sophos
6 2 (9.09%) Apple
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Tandberg