The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.68% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 4.76% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
57 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.92% 9.63% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 10 5
Average daily rate £320 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Load Balancing
2 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
2 7 (77.78%) F5
2 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) NX-OS
3 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (66.67%) Network Security
3 6 (66.67%) SSL
4 5 (55.56%) TippingPoint
4 5 (55.56%) Tufin
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (55.56%) McAfee
4 5 (55.56%) Blue Coat
4 5 (55.56%) ProxySG
4 5 (55.56%) CISSP
4 5 (55.56%) Nokia
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) CCSP
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CCDP
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) CCSE
5 4 (44.44%) CCSA
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (66.67%) Network Security
2 6 (66.67%) NX-OS
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) Multicast
5 1 (11.11%) ADSL
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCSA
2 4 (44.44%) CCSE
2 4 (44.44%) CCSP
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (33.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) ProxySG
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
2 7 (77.78%) Fortinet
2 7 (77.78%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
4 5 (55.56%) Nokia
4 5 (55.56%) TippingPoint
4 5 (55.56%) Tufin
4 5 (55.56%) McAfee
4 5 (55.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) HP