The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.07% 1.86% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 23.08% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £413 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £354 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £560 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
32 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.07% 8.07% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 15
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £330 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
3 12 (80.00%) LAN
3 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (73.33%) SSL
4 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (73.33%) CCNP
5 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (60.00%) DNS
6 9 (60.00%) VoIP
6 9 (60.00%) Internet
7 8 (53.33%) CCVP
8 6 (40.00%) OSPF
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (20.00%) F5
10 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
11 2 (13.33%) SLA
11 2 (13.33%) Windows
11 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
11 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (13.33%) Network Security
11 2 (13.33%) VMware
12 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
12 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 12 (80.00%) WAN
3 11 (73.33%) SSL
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (60.00%) DNS
5 9 (60.00%) Internet
5 9 (60.00%) VoIP
6 6 (40.00%) OSPF
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (13.33%) Network Security
9 1 (6.67%) BGP
9 1 (6.67%) IPsec
9 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
9 1 (6.67%) LDAP
9 1 (6.67%) SAN
9 1 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (60.00%) Security Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Administrator
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Administrator
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 8 (53.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 8 (53.33%) Network Administrator
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall Administrator
5 7 (46.67%) Network Security Administrator
5 7 (46.67%) Security Administrator
5 7 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 5 (33.33%) Network Systems Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) CCNP
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) CCVP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) KVM
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos