The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 151 112 145
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +33
Contract jobs citing VPN 105 167 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 1.71% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.97% 9.84% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 91 44
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £300 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.20 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £33.20 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
VPN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1507 1697 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.92% 17.40% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 931 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Berkshire -1 35 £375 -11.76% 4
Surrey +8 23 £425 +11.11% 10
Hampshire -7 15 £369 -4.83% 18
Buckinghamshire +11 14 £331 -30.26% 5
Middlesex +13 12 £438 -2.77%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £190 -45.71% 4
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
East Sussex +3 1 £225 -32.07%
Kent -1 1 £130 - 6
West Sussex -12 1 £501 +43.00% 3
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 South East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 130 (49.81%) Cisco
2 129 (49.43%) Firewall
3 124 (47.51%) Windows
4 94 (36.02%) LAN
5 91 (34.87%) WAN
6 73 (27.97%) Microsoft
7 67 (25.67%) SSL
8 65 (24.90%) DNS
9 60 (22.99%) Linux
10 56 (21.46%) MPLS
10 56 (21.46%) MS Excel
10 56 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
11 55 (21.07%) Internet
12 54 (20.69%) Juniper
12 54 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 54 (20.69%) Active Directory
13 53 (20.31%) CheckPoint
13 53 (20.31%) ITIL
13 53 (20.31%) Network Security
14 51 (19.54%) IPsec
15 50 (19.16%) Data Centre
16 44 (16.86%) Cisco ASA
16 44 (16.86%) Windows Server
17 43 (16.48%) VMware
18 41 (15.71%) DHCP
19 40 (15.33%) Degree
20 38 (14.56%) CCNP
21 36 (13.79%) Finance
21 36 (13.79%) BGP
21 36 (13.79%) F5

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (4.60%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.30%) Apache
3 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.53%) IIS
4 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (21.46%) MS Excel
2 27 (10.34%) MS Office
3 14 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.30%) ProjectWise
5 5 (1.92%) MS Project
6 4 (1.53%) Acrobat
7 3 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.68%) PaaS
3 7 (2.68%) SaaS
4 6 (2.30%) IaaS
5 4 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.53%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.53%) Office 365
6 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (49.43%) Firewall
2 94 (36.02%) LAN
3 91 (34.87%) WAN
4 67 (25.67%) SSL
5 65 (24.90%) DNS
6 56 (21.46%) MPLS
7 55 (21.07%) Internet
8 54 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 53 (20.31%) Network Security
10 51 (19.54%) IPsec
11 44 (16.86%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (15.71%) DHCP
13 36 (13.79%) BGP
14 33 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
15 31 (11.88%) VoIP
16 27 (10.34%) VLAN
17 22 (8.43%) OSPF
18 21 (8.05%) HTTP
18 21 (8.05%) Wireless
19 16 (6.13%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) MySQL
3 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.92%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.77%) Ant
4 2 (0.77%) Maven
4 2 (0.77%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.38%) GitLab
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (13.79%) Finance
2 34 (13.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.83%) Marketing
4 5 (1.92%) Billing
4 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Korean Language
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 2 (0.77%) Back Office
7 2 (0.77%) French Language
7 2 (0.77%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) German Language
7 2 (0.77%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 49 (18.77%) Analyst
3 34 (13.03%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.34%) Architect
5 22 (8.43%) Security Engineer
6 20 (7.66%) Network Analyst
7 18 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (6.51%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (6.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (5.36%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (4.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (4.98%) Project Manager
12 12 (4.60%) Firewall Engineer
12 12 (4.60%) Windows Engineer
13 11 (4.21%) Administrator
13 11 (4.21%) Service Analyst
13 11 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (3.83%) Consultant
14 10 (3.83%) Network Architect
14 10 (3.83%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.36%) CSS
2 13 (4.98%) Middleware
3 10 (3.83%) .NET
4 7 (2.68%) 802.1X
5 6 (2.30%) Web Services
5 6 (2.30%) XML
6 4 (1.53%) LAMP
7 3 (1.15%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.77%) boto
8 2 (0.77%) JSON
8 2 (0.77%) SAML
8 2 (0.77%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.77%) XMPP
9 1 (0.38%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.38%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.38%) REST
9 1 (0.38%) RESTful
9 1 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.16%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.75%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.60%) PKI
5 9 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
6 8 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.15%) BYOD
8 3 (1.15%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.15%) FMCG
8 3 (1.15%) iSeries
8 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.15%) Replication
8 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.77%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 124 (47.51%) Windows
2 60 (22.99%) Linux
3 44 (16.86%) Windows Server
4 22 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 19 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.13%) Unix
8 15 (5.75%) CentOS
8 15 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.21%) Solaris
11 10 (3.83%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.45%) AIX
13 8 (3.07%) Windows XP
14 6 (2.30%) VMS
15 5 (1.92%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.92%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.53%) Debian
16 4 (1.53%) Windows 8
17 3 (1.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.31%) ITIL
2 35 (13.41%) Load Balancing
3 29 (11.11%) Network Design
4 23 (8.81%) Project Management
5 22 (8.43%) Change Management
6 21 (8.05%) Mentoring
7 18 (6.90%) Migration
8 15 (5.75%) Configuration Management
8 15 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (5.75%) Service Management
9 13 (4.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (4.60%) Analytics
10 12 (4.60%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.60%) Information Security
10 12 (4.60%) Presales
10 12 (4.60%) SIEM
11 11 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.21%) Patch Management
12 10 (3.83%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (3.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.20%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.90%) Python
3 13 (4.98%) Perl
4 10 (3.83%) C
5 9 (3.45%) Ruby
5 9 (3.45%) VBScript
6 8 (3.07%) SQL
7 7 (2.68%) C++
7 7 (2.68%) Java
7 7 (2.68%) PHP
8 5 (1.92%) C#
8 5 (1.92%) VB
9 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.38%) Lisp
10 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (15.33%) Degree
3 38 (14.56%) CCNP
4 29 (11.11%) CCNA
4 29 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 26 (9.96%) SC Cleared
6 19 (7.28%) CCIE
7 15 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (4.98%) MCSE
9 11 (4.21%) CCSE
10 10 (3.83%) CCSA
10 10 (3.83%) CISSP
11 9 (3.45%) CCVP
11 9 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
11 9 (3.45%) MCSA
12 8 (3.07%) MCSD
13 7 (2.68%) GCIH
14 5 (1.92%) GCIA
14 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) SLA
2 12 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.92%) COBIT
4 5 (1.92%) COSO
4 5 (1.92%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.92%) SAS 70
5 3 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.77%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 54 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.21%) vSphere
5 9 (3.45%) vCloud
6 8 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.30%) XenApp
9 5 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.53%) Postfix
11 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.77%) Docker
12 2 (0.77%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.77%) Snort
12 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.77%) Xen
13 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (4.60%) Puppet
1 12 (4.60%) SCCM
2 9 (3.45%) SCOM
2 9 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (3.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.30%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.92%) RSA Security Analytics
6 4 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.53%) SCDPM
6 4 (1.53%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.53%) SCSM
6 4 (1.53%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.15%) Ansible
7 3 (1.15%) BMC Marimba
7 3 (1.15%) DameWare
7 3 (1.15%) logstash
8 2 (0.77%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 130 (49.81%) Cisco
2 73 (27.97%) Microsoft
3 54 (20.69%) Juniper
4 53 (20.31%) CheckPoint
5 43 (16.48%) VMware
6 36 (13.79%) F5
7 24 (9.20%) Citrix
8 23 (8.81%) Blue Coat
9 17 (6.51%) Intel Security
10 14 (5.36%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.83%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.07%) Oracle
12 8 (3.07%) Symantec
13 7 (2.68%) LogRhythm
13 7 (2.68%) Sourcefire
14 6 (2.30%) ArcSight
14 6 (2.30%) FireEye
14 6 (2.30%) GFI Software
14 6 (2.30%) IronPort
14 6 (2.30%) Rapid7
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