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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 40 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.34% 2.73% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 19.05% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £325 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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
43 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.83% 14.33% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 26
Median daily rate £250 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £255 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.44% -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 July 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%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP

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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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) IPv6
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
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
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Contingency Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 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%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
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%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) VMware