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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 128 124 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 118 132 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 1.51% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.39% 8.33% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 58
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 18
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% +51.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £41.25 £32.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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
1847 1584 2055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 18.13% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 723 605
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 94 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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
Berkshire +18 60 £356 -5.00% 12
Surrey -7 21 £360 +54.01% 11
Kent -1 9 £145 -55.38% 7
Hampshire -20 9 £315 -11.26% 13
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £320 +8.01% 3
East Sussex - 4 £243 - 3
Oxfordshire -6 3 £295 - 1
West Sussex -2 2 £220 -51.11% 2
Middlesex -4 1 £500 +37.93%
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 146 (60.08%) Firewall
2 135 (55.56%) Cisco
3 102 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
4 101 (41.56%) Windows
5 80 (32.92%) CheckPoint
6 75 (30.86%) LAN
7 73 (30.04%) Juniper
8 72 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 69 (28.40%) MPLS
10 67 (27.57%) WAN
10 67 (27.57%) Cisco ASA
11 66 (27.16%) IPsec
12 60 (24.69%) Microsoft
13 57 (23.46%) OSPF
14 52 (21.40%) CCIE
15 51 (20.99%) BGP
16 50 (20.58%) DNS
16 50 (20.58%) VoIP
16 50 (20.58%) Telecoms
17 45 (18.52%) Windows 7
18 44 (18.11%) CCNP
19 42 (17.28%) ITIL
19 42 (17.28%) Load Balancing
20 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
21 37 (15.23%) MS Office
21 37 (15.23%) Network Management
22 35 (14.40%) Security Cleared
22 35 (14.40%) Nokia
23 34 (13.99%) Cisco PIX
24 33 (13.58%) SC Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.94%) Apache
3 8 (3.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.29%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.47%) IIS
5 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.23%) Lync
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (15.23%) MS Office
2 31 (12.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.82%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.17%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) IaaS
2 2 (0.82%) PaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (60.08%) Firewall
2 75 (30.86%) LAN
3 69 (28.40%) MPLS
4 67 (27.57%) WAN
4 67 (27.57%) Cisco ASA
5 66 (27.16%) IPsec
6 57 (23.46%) OSPF
7 51 (20.99%) BGP
8 50 (20.58%) DNS
8 50 (20.58%) VoIP
9 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
10 34 (13.99%) Cisco PIX
11 33 (13.58%) SNMP
12 28 (11.52%) Network Security
12 28 (11.52%) DHCP
13 27 (11.11%) FWSM
14 24 (9.88%) Wireless
15 23 (9.47%) Ethernet
16 22 (9.05%) Internet
17 20 (8.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.23%) MySQL
2 3 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.41%) DB2
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (20.58%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.00%) Finance
3 7 (2.88%) Dutch Language
4 4 (1.65%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (24.69%) Network Engineer
2 39 (16.05%) IP Engineer
3 37 (15.23%) Design Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Analyst
5 17 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (6.58%) Security Engineer
7 14 (5.76%) Architect
8 12 (4.94%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.53%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.12%) Consultant
11 9 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (2.88%) Service Analyst
13 7 (2.88%) Server Engineer
14 6 (2.47%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (2.47%) Deskside Support
14 6 (2.47%) Senior Security Engineer
14 6 (2.47%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.88%) .NET
2 5 (2.06%) Middleware
3 3 (1.23%) CSS
3 3 (1.23%) WAP
3 3 (1.23%) OLE
4 2 (0.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.41%) ODBC
5 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.17%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.76%) iPhone
2 14 (5.76%) iPad
3 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.29%) PKI
6 7 (2.88%) SecurID
7 4 (1.65%) CESG
8 2 (0.82%) Wiki
8 2 (0.82%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 1 (0.41%) Firmware
9 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.41%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) PDA
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 101 (41.56%) Windows
2 45 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 29 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (11.11%) Linux
5 23 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (9.05%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.35%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.88%) UNIX
9 7 (2.88%) Android
10 5 (2.06%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.23%) SUSE
11 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) AIX
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.28%) ITIL
1 42 (17.28%) Load Balancing
2 37 (15.23%) Network Management
3 29 (11.93%) Network Architecture
4 18 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (6.58%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (6.58%) Network Design
6 13 (5.35%) Project Management
6 13 (5.35%) ITSM
7 12 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (4.12%) Validation
9 9 (3.70%) Service Management
9 9 (3.70%) Information Security
9 9 (3.70%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.29%) Migration
11 7 (2.88%) Asset Management
11 7 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (2.47%) Demand Forecasting
12 6 (2.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.76%) SQL
2 7 (2.88%) Java
2 7 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.47%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.47%) VBScript
4 5 (2.06%) C
5 4 (1.65%) C++
6 2 (0.82%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) Python
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 102 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (21.40%) CCIE
3 44 (18.11%) CCNP
4 35 (14.40%) Security Cleared
5 33 (13.58%) SC Cleared
6 28 (11.52%) CCSP
7 26 (10.70%) CCNA
8 25 (10.29%) CISSP
9 23 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (7.00%) Degree
10 17 (7.00%) CCDP
11 16 (6.58%) Check Point Certification
11 16 (6.58%) MCSE
12 6 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.06%) CCSE
14 4 (1.65%) CCIP
14 4 (1.65%) MCSA
14 4 (1.65%) MCP
15 3 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.41%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 72 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.29%) ISA Server
4 7 (2.88%) Terminal Services
4 7 (2.88%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.47%) vSphere
6 5 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.65%) XenApp
8 3 (1.23%) Snort
8 3 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.23%) KVM
9 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.41%) UAG
10 1 (0.41%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.70%) FortiGate
1 9 (3.70%) SCCM
2 6 (2.47%) WSUS
3 5 (2.06%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.23%) SCOM
4 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.23%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 135 (55.56%) Cisco
2 80 (32.92%) CheckPoint
3 73 (30.04%) Juniper
4 60 (24.69%) Microsoft
5 35 (14.40%) Nokia
6 27 (11.11%) F5
7 26 (10.70%) HP
7 26 (10.70%) Citrix
8 25 (10.29%) VMware
9 22 (9.05%) Redback
10 21 (8.64%) Radware
11 19 (7.82%) Blue Coat
12 15 (6.17%) Huawei
13 13 (5.35%) Ericsson
13 13 (5.35%) Apple
14 12 (4.94%) McAfee
15 10 (4.12%) Avaya
15 10 (4.12%) Symantec
16 8 (3.29%) Lotus
17 7 (2.88%) NetApp
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