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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.61% 0.38% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 2.56% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +14.31%
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
128 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.56% 14.66% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.27 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £50.00
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 2015. 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 -13 6 £318 +7.79% 2
Bicester - 1 £100 -
Faringdon - 1 £375 - 2
Thame - 1 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 27 (84.38%) Firewall
2 26 (81.25%) WAN
3 20 (62.50%) CISSP
4 19 (59.38%) Cisco
5 18 (56.25%) Fortinet
6 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
6 17 (53.13%) F5
6 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
7 16 (50.00%) SSL
7 16 (50.00%) Juniper
7 16 (50.00%) Data Centre
8 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (46.88%) CCNA
9 14 (43.75%) Network Security
9 14 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (43.75%) Strategic Planning
9 14 (43.75%) NX-OS
10 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
10 13 (40.63%) ProxySG
10 13 (40.63%) TippingPoint
10 13 (40.63%) Tufin
10 13 (40.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (40.63%) Nokia
10 13 (40.63%) McAfee
10 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
11 12 (37.50%) CCSA
11 12 (37.50%) CCDP
11 12 (37.50%) CCSP
11 12 (37.50%) CCNP
11 12 (37.50%) LAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) Firewall
2 26 (81.25%) WAN
3 16 (50.00%) SSL
4 14 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
4 14 (43.75%) Network Security
4 14 (43.75%) NX-OS
5 13 (40.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (37.50%) LAN
7 5 (15.63%) MPLS
8 4 (12.50%) VoIP
8 4 (12.50%) Wireless
9 3 (9.38%) ADSL
10 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
11 1 (3.13%) DNS
11 1 (3.13%) Multicast
11 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
11 1 (3.13%) SSH
11 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) RSpec
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Security Architect
4 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 6 (18.75%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Build Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) EMC VNX
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Load Balancing
2 14 (43.75%) Strategic Planning
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 11 (34.38%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (21.88%) Information Security
5 7 (21.88%) Security Architecture
6 5 (15.63%) Security Management
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) People Management
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) CISSP
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CCNA
3 12 (37.50%) CCDP
3 12 (37.50%) CCSP
3 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 12 (37.50%) CCSA
3 12 (37.50%) CCSE
4 5 (15.63%) ISSAP
5 2 (6.25%) CCVP
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) MCSA
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (34.38%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.13%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) Fortinet
3 17 (53.13%) CheckPoint
3 17 (53.13%) F5
4 16 (50.00%) Juniper
5 13 (40.63%) Nokia
5 13 (40.63%) McAfee
5 13 (40.63%) TippingPoint
5 13 (40.63%) Tufin
5 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) Websense
8 1 (3.13%) Draytek
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Adobe
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