The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 22 21
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.61% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 16.67% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.78% 9.68% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 15
Average daily rate £438 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £228 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
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 Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Middlesex region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Middlesex region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) CCVP
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 1 (33.33%) BYOD
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCVP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix