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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Kent
Rank 37 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.10% 0.80% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 6.98% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £375 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +14.28%

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
39 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.29% 11.53% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 30
Median daily rate £350 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £189 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017, 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 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Wyse
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (50.00%) AppSense
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (50.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall

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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) IMAP
3 1 (16.67%) IPv4
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Social Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) AppSense
1 3 (50.00%) CA
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Wyse
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix