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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 22 28
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - 1.72% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 9.09% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.75% 18.88% 14.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 10
Average daily rate £375 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £503 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Nortel
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Online Games
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Games

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Nortel
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds