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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 117 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 172 124 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 1.33% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 6.72% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 44 59
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £145 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £485 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £336 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.17% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +91.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.75 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £124.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +14.31%
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
1815 1846 1624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.10% 19.85% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 877 746
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 101 103
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
Berkshire -13 48 £425 +6.25% 6
Hampshire +29 36 £373 +20.16% 3
Surrey -5 24 £400 +14.28% 11
Buckinghamshire +4 23 £475 +48.43% 3
Oxfordshire -1 19 £363 +22.88% 4
West Sussex -6 11 £356 +61.93% 2
Kent 0 9 £475 +227.58% 4
East Sussex 0 3 £331 +36.59%
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 200 (61.92%) Firewall
2 188 (58.20%) Cisco
3 136 (42.11%) LAN
4 127 (39.32%) WAN
5 119 (36.84%) Windows
6 105 (32.51%) CheckPoint
7 101 (31.27%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (30.65%) SSL
9 89 (27.55%) DNS
9 89 (27.55%) VMware
10 80 (24.77%) Juniper
11 77 (23.84%) Telecoms
12 76 (23.53%) TCP/IP
13 75 (23.22%) CCNA
14 72 (22.29%) Active Directory
15 69 (21.36%) Linux
15 69 (21.36%) MPLS
16 65 (20.12%) CCNP
17 63 (19.50%) IPsec
18 62 (19.20%) Microsoft
19 61 (18.89%) ITIL
20 60 (18.58%) F5
20 60 (18.58%) Data Centre
21 57 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
22 56 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 56 (17.34%) DHCP
23 55 (17.03%) Load Balancing
24 52 (16.10%) BGP
25 51 (15.79%) OSPF
26 50 (15.48%) Security Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (8.05%) IIS
2 22 (6.81%) Apache
3 21 (6.50%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.10%) Lync
7 8 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.17%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.86%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.93%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.93%) nginx
10 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.62%) CMS
12 1 (0.31%) Node.js
12 1 (0.31%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.91%) MS Office
3 16 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.93%) MS Project
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.02%) IaaS
3 9 (2.79%) PaaS
4 8 (2.48%) SoftLayer
4 8 (2.48%) Sumo Logic
4 8 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (1.86%) Office 365
7 4 (1.24%) SaaS
8 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 200 (61.92%) Firewall
2 136 (42.11%) LAN
3 127 (39.32%) WAN
4 99 (30.65%) SSL
5 89 (27.55%) DNS
6 76 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 69 (21.36%) MPLS
8 63 (19.50%) IPsec
9 57 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 56 (17.34%) DHCP
11 52 (16.10%) BGP
12 51 (15.79%) OSPF
13 49 (15.17%) Network Security
14 46 (14.24%) Wireless
15 45 (13.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (12.38%) SAN
17 38 (11.76%) VoIP
18 36 (11.15%) VLAN
19 35 (10.84%) Ethernet
20 33 (10.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.55%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.55%) MySQL
5 3 (0.93%) DB2
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.62%) Big Data
6 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.02%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.17%) Subversion
5 6 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.55%) Maven
6 5 (1.55%) JIRA
6 5 (1.55%) Ant
7 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) RSpec
8 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 77 (23.84%) Telecoms
2 39 (12.07%) Finance
3 8 (2.48%) Back Office
4 6 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.55%) Billing
6 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Legal
7 3 (0.93%) Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Games
8 2 (0.62%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 79 (24.46%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.48%) Architect
3 32 (9.91%) Analyst
4 27 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (8.05%) Support Engineer
6 21 (6.50%) Consultant
7 18 (5.57%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.95%) Security Engineer
8 16 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (4.33%) Network Support
10 13 (4.02%) Administrator
10 13 (4.02%) Network Analyst
10 13 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (3.41%) Network Support Engineer
11 11 (3.41%) Security Architect
11 11 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.10%) Network Security Engineer
13 9 (2.79%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.02%) .NET
2 10 (3.10%) CSS
2 10 (3.10%) Middleware
3 9 (2.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (2.79%) 802.1X
4 8 (2.48%) Grails
4 8 (2.48%) Spring
5 7 (2.17%) Web Services
6 4 (1.24%) XML
6 4 (1.24%) LAMP
6 4 (1.24%) boto
7 3 (0.93%) REST
7 3 (0.93%) SOAP
8 2 (0.62%) JSF
8 2 (0.62%) jQuery
8 2 (0.62%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.62%) HTML
9 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.31%) OAuth
9 1 (0.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 60 (18.58%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.76%) PKI
3 30 (9.29%) Management Information System
4 29 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.64%) Replication
6 11 (3.41%) SecurID
7 9 (2.79%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.79%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.48%) e-Health
8 8 (2.48%) Statistics
9 6 (1.86%) Clustering
10 5 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.24%) CESG
11 4 (1.24%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (1.24%) NHS
11 4 (1.24%) RMADS
11 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
12 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 119 (36.84%) Windows
2 69 (21.36%) Linux
3 35 (10.84%) Windows 7
4 34 (10.53%) UNIX
5 30 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (5.26%) Solaris
9 10 (3.10%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.93%) AIX
13 2 (0.62%) VMS
13 2 (0.62%) Android
13 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.31%) CentOS
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.89%) ITIL
2 55 (17.03%) Load Balancing
3 27 (8.36%) Information Security
3 27 (8.36%) Migration
3 27 (8.36%) Kalman Filter
4 24 (7.43%) Project Management
5 22 (6.81%) Security Management
6 20 (6.19%) Network Design
7 17 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 15 (4.64%) Change Management
8 15 (4.64%) Network Architecture
9 14 (4.33%) Capacity Management
9 14 (4.33%) Strategic Planning
10 13 (4.02%) PRINCE2
10 13 (4.02%) Validation
10 13 (4.02%) Service Management
10 13 (4.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (3.72%) DevOps
11 12 (3.72%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.22%) PowerShell
2 28 (8.67%) Python
3 20 (6.19%) SQL
4 19 (5.88%) C
4 19 (5.88%) Ruby
5 16 (4.95%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.33%) C++
6 14 (4.33%) Perl
7 9 (2.79%) VBScript
8 8 (2.48%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.86%) Java
9 6 (1.86%) C#
10 4 (1.24%) VB
11 3 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.31%) PHP5
12 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 101 (31.27%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (23.22%) CCNA
3 65 (20.12%) CCNP
4 50 (15.48%) Security Cleared
5 42 (13.00%) SC Cleared
6 33 (10.22%) CISSP
7 31 (9.60%) CCSE
8 27 (8.36%) Degree
9 21 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (6.19%) CCSA
11 17 (5.26%) CCDP
12 16 (4.95%) CCSP
13 11 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (3.10%) CCIE
14 10 (3.10%) DV Cleared
15 9 (2.79%) MCSE
16 8 (2.48%) MCSA
16 8 (2.48%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (2.17%) CCIP
17 7 (2.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.64%) SLA
2 12 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (3.41%) HIPAA
4 9 (2.79%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (1.24%) QA
7 3 (0.93%) COSO
7 3 (0.93%) COBIT
8 2 (0.62%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 72 (22.29%) Active Directory
2 56 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.67%) vSphere
4 25 (7.74%) XenApp
5 16 (4.95%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.33%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.33%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.86%) Sendmail
7 6 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.55%) HDFS
8 5 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.93%) Snort
9 3 (0.93%) Samba
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.93%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.93%) vCloud
10 2 (0.62%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.62%) XenServer
10 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (5.88%) SCCM
1 19 (5.88%) Puppet
2 17 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.95%) Nagios
4 8 (2.48%) CA Spectrum
4 8 (2.48%) Vagrant
4 8 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.86%) MIMEsweeper
5 6 (1.86%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (1.55%) Zenoss
6 5 (1.55%) SCOM
6 5 (1.55%) Nessus
7 4 (1.24%) WSUS
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.93%) Opsview
8 3 (0.93%) Ansible
8 3 (0.93%) Cacti
8 3 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 188 (58.20%) Cisco
2 105 (32.51%) CheckPoint
3 89 (27.55%) VMware
4 80 (24.77%) Juniper
5 62 (19.20%) Microsoft
6 60 (18.58%) F5
7 38 (11.76%) Blue Coat
8 34 (10.53%) Citrix
9 24 (7.43%) HP
10 23 (7.12%) McAfee
11 22 (6.81%) Nokia
12 19 (5.88%) Oracle
12 19 (5.88%) Fortinet
13 18 (5.57%) IronPort
14 14 (4.33%) Tufin
14 14 (4.33%) Splunk
15 13 (4.02%) TippingPoint
15 13 (4.02%) Websense
16 12 (3.72%) Red Hat
16 12 (3.72%) Avaya
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