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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.53% 2.12% 4.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 14.71% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£315 £295 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +84.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £295 £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -11.67%
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
42 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.16% 14.41% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 30
Average daily rate £450 £295 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% +84.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £246 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £320 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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
(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
West Malling - 1 £325 -
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 10 (62.50%) ITIL
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (50.00%) WAN
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) MS Office
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
5 6 (37.50%) System Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
6 5 (31.25%) ITSM
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Lotus
6 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
6 5 (31.25%) iPhone
6 5 (31.25%) iPad
6 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Office 365
9 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (12.50%) BCP
9 2 (12.50%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (31.25%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) RIP
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Deskside Support
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Deskside Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Deskside Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
1 5 (31.25%) iPhone
1 5 (31.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) System Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
3 5 (31.25%) ITSM
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) BCP
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) CCIE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) Lotus
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) F5
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