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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.09% 2.36% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 17.07% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate
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£145 £325 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% +160.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
VPN
South East

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
66 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.68% 13.80% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - - 3
Rochester - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
West Malling - - - - 2
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Lotus
4 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
4 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
4 5 (41.67%) iPhone
4 5 (41.67%) iPad
4 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
4 5 (41.67%) ITSM
5 4 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) RIP
3 1 (8.33%) OSPF
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Deskside Support
3 4 (33.33%) Deskside Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Deskside Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
1 5 (41.67%) iPhone
1 5 (41.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Lotus
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint