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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.03% 1.10% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 5.00% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£488 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 - £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 - £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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
40 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.47% 22.06% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 24
Average daily rate £425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £122 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 1
Tonbridge - 3 £500 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Security
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet
2 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) SoftLayer
2 4 (40.00%) Splunk
2 4 (40.00%) Sumo Logic
2 4 (40.00%) Nagios
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
2 4 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 4 (40.00%) Spring
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) Grails
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (30.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) SoftLayer
1 4 (40.00%) Sumo Logic
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
2 4 (40.00%) SNMP
2 4 (40.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Spring
1 4 (40.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (40.00%) Grails
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Cryptography
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Security
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Nagios
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Vagrant
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Splunk
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware