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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 33 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.38% 4.04% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.00% 30.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £130 £488 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +96.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+79.31% -19.44%
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
50 40 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.01% 13.47% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 38
Median daily rate £200 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security

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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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Grid Computing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki
2 1 (33.33%) VMware