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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 43 30
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.80% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.69% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £334 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
34 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.88% 17.11% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 12
Average daily rate £296 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) IBM Notes
4 9 (56.25%) PeopleSoft
4 9 (56.25%) Lotus
5 8 (50.00%) Acrobat
5 8 (50.00%) Adobe
5 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (50.00%) Internet
5 8 (50.00%) DameWare
5 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (50.00%) Release Management
5 8 (50.00%) Change Control
5 8 (50.00%) Software Distribution
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (31.25%) Firewall
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) PBX
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
9 3 (18.75%) VLAN
9 3 (18.75%) Billing
9 3 (18.75%) VSAT

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (56.25%) IBM Notes
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Acrobat
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) PBX
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) ADSL
5 3 (18.75%) CTI
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) FTP
5 3 (18.75%) ISDN
5 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 3 (18.75%) MRTG
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) VSAT
6 2 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) OSPF
General
1 3 (18.75%) Billing
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Technical Services Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Change Control
2 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (50.00%) Release Management
2 8 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Network Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) DameWare
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Lotus
2 9 (56.25%) PeopleSoft
3 8 (50.00%) Adobe
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
7 2 (12.50%) Apple
8 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.25%) Juniper
8 1 (6.25%) WatchGuard