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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.95% 2.93% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% 16.33% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £450 £315 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +6.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Canterbury - 1 £201 -
Tonbridge - 1 £450 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) SNMP
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
1 5 (55.56%) Nagios
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless
1 5 (55.56%) Cryptography
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
1 5 (55.56%) Statistics
1 5 (55.56%) Grails
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Security
1 5 (55.56%) Analytics
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) Vagrant
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (55.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
1 5 (55.56%) SoftLayer
1 5 (55.56%) Sumo Logic
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
1 5 (55.56%) Splunk

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (55.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (55.56%) SoftLayer
1 5 (55.56%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SNMP
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
1 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) IPv6
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
1 5 (55.56%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Grails
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Cryptography
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
1 5 (55.56%) Statistics
2 2 (22.22%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Analytics
1 5 (55.56%) Computer Security
1 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Nagios
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
2 2 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Splunk
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) SAP