The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 37 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.39% - 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% - 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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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 Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.47% 19.02% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 26
Average daily rate £450 £365 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £423 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.11% -25.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Kent

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

VPN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) System Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) BCP
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) WSUS
6 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Windows
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) BCP
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (87.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) VMware