The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.52% 1.08% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 14.29% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£295 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -3.77%
VPN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.13% 7.54% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 16
Average daily rate £325 £325 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.20 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £17.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -3 1 £295 -
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 1 (14.29%) 3G
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) BT
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
4 1 (14.29%) 4G
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Intune
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 1 (14.29%) BT
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft