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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.84% 0.27% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.11% 3.13% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate £134 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
45 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.57% 8.74% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 8
Average daily rate £238 £390 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.10% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £279 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £468 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) ITIL
4 11 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (45.45%) WAN
6 9 (40.91%) IBM Notes
6 9 (40.91%) PeopleSoft
6 9 (40.91%) Lotus
7 8 (36.36%) Internet
7 8 (36.36%) Acrobat
7 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
7 8 (36.36%) Adobe
7 8 (36.36%) DameWare
7 8 (36.36%) Firewall
7 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
7 8 (36.36%) Release Management
7 8 (36.36%) Change Control
7 8 (36.36%) Software Distribution
8 7 (31.82%) Wireless
8 7 (31.82%) CCNP
8 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
8 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (31.82%) Juniper
9 6 (27.27%) MPLS
9 6 (27.27%) Intel Security
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (40.91%) IBM Notes
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Acrobat
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (45.45%) WAN
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) Internet
4 7 (31.82%) Wireless
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (27.27%) MPLS
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) PBX
7 3 (13.64%) ADSL
7 3 (13.64%) CTI
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) FTP
7 3 (13.64%) ISDN
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) MRTG
7 3 (13.64%) tcpdump
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) WLAN
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Android
4 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Change Control
2 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 8 (36.36%) Release Management
2 8 (36.36%) Software Distribution
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) Network Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) PHP
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) CCNP
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCIE
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CCSA
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (4.55%) CCSP
5 1 (4.55%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) HP APS
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) HIPAA
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Samba
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) DameWare
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) Lotus
3 9 (40.91%) PeopleSoft
4 8 (36.36%) Adobe
5 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
5 7 (31.82%) Juniper
6 6 (27.27%) Intel Security
6 6 (27.27%) SolarWinds
7 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
7 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
8 3 (13.64%) Forcepoint
8 3 (13.64%) Polycom
8 3 (13.64%) WatchGuard
9 2 (9.09%) Apple
10 1 (4.55%) 3Com
10 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
10 1 (4.55%) HP
10 1 (4.55%) Nokia
10 1 (4.55%) TippingPoint
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