The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 80 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.43% 2.49% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 14.41% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 0
Median daily rate £190 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +10.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.95%
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
93 118 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.40% 17.28% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 85 32
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.67 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -17 3 £190 -40.25% 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) DameWare
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) BMC
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
3 2 (33.33%) Acrobat
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Acrobat
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) BMC Marimba
1 2 (33.33%) DameWare
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus
2 2 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec