The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 38 30
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.88% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.32% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £334 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
VPN
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.72% 11.99% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 12
Median daily rate £369 £348 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £453 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £23.25 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £17.40 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £28.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Oxford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 4 (50.00%) Lotus
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (50.00%) PBX
5 4 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (37.50%) IIS
6 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
6 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 3 (37.50%) ADSL
6 3 (37.50%) ISDN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) DHCP
6 3 (37.50%) FTP
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Adobe
6 3 (37.50%) Acrobat
6 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (37.50%) CTI
6 3 (37.50%) Internet
6 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (37.50%) DameWare
6 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Acrobat
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) PBX
3 3 (37.50%) ADSL
3 3 (37.50%) CTI
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) FTP
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) ISDN
3 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 3 (37.50%) MRTG
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) VSAT
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 3 (37.50%) Billing
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) Software Distribution
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) DameWare
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Lotus
2 4 (50.00%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (12.50%) Apple