The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 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 Oxford 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.48% 1.87% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 16.00% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £238 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.21% +13.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 25 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.00% 11.68% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
Oxfordshire

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

VPN
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix