The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.68% 0.84% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 7.41% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £345 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +137.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +21.87%
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
23 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.66% 11.30% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 17
Median daily rate £325 £285 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -32.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £240 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 £325 -5.79%
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) AppSense
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CA
3 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Wyse
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) IMAP
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) AppSense
2 3 (60.00%) CA
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Wyse
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg