The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.59% 3.52% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 13.46% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £300 £90 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -76.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 52 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.11% 26.13% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 26
Average daily rate £420 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +19.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
South East

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 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Nortel
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) NEC
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) PBX
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) SAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) PBX
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) UAG
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Nortel
2 3 (37.50%) NEC
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint