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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 23 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.05% 1.36% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 9.68% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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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
18 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.23% 14.09% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 9
Average daily rate £400 £363 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) EFT
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) EFT
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) ActionScript
1 2 (40.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft