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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 8 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 13.16% 2.30% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 62.50% 20.00% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £390
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -5.12%
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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
24 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 21.05% 11.49% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 24
Average daily rate £375 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (85.00%) UNIX
3 16 (80.00%) SQL
4 15 (75.00%) Windows
4 15 (75.00%) Firewall
5 12 (60.00%) Linux
6 11 (55.00%) Web Services
6 11 (55.00%) XML
6 11 (55.00%) DNS
6 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
6 11 (55.00%) Replication
6 11 (55.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (55.00%) JSON
6 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
6 11 (55.00%) Puppet
6 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
6 11 (55.00%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (50.00%) DevOps
8 9 (45.00%) SAN
8 9 (45.00%) LAN
9 8 (40.00%) PKI
9 8 (40.00%) IPsec
10 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (30.00%) Network Security
11 6 (30.00%) VMware
11 6 (30.00%) HP
11 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (25.00%) Splunk
12 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
12 5 (25.00%) Network Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) TCP/IP
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) DNS
3 11 (55.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (45.00%) SAN
4 9 (45.00%) LAN
5 8 (40.00%) IPsec
6 6 (30.00%) Network Security
7 5 (25.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 3 (15.00%) SSL
8 3 (15.00%) SSH
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Programmer
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Web Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Web Services
1 11 (55.00%) XML
1 11 (55.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Replication
2 8 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) UNIX
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) Network Management
2 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) Shell Script
2 11 (55.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCSE
2 3 (15.00%) CCSA
3 2 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ACCA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Puppet
1 11 (55.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) VMware
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Splunk
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.00%) ForgeRock
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp