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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 139 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 128 169 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.74% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 9.44% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 43
Median daily rate £392 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £315 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £33.20 £124.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+122.41% -24.67%
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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
1560 1791 1827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.00% 18.43% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 966 864
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 128 98
Median hourly rate £41.00 £27.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% +33.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 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 -3 39 £350 -17.64% 10
Surrey +14 33 £425 +6.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +18 25 £275 -38.88% 4
Hampshire -13 19 £335 -11.84% 8
Middlesex +8 12 £438 -
East Sussex +4 1 £225 -32.07%
Kent -3 1 £130 -72.48% 7
Oxfordshire -23 1 £450 +28.57% 2
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 144 (48.81%) Firewall
2 139 (47.12%) Windows
3 137 (46.44%) Cisco
4 102 (34.58%) WAN
5 101 (34.24%) LAN
6 88 (29.83%) Microsoft
7 83 (28.14%) DNS
8 70 (23.73%) SSL
9 68 (23.05%) Linux
10 67 (22.71%) TCP/IP
11 64 (21.69%) MS Excel
12 63 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
13 62 (21.02%) Internet
13 62 (21.02%) MPLS
14 61 (20.68%) IPsec
15 60 (20.34%) Juniper
16 59 (20.00%) Active Directory
17 58 (19.66%) Network Security
18 55 (18.64%) ITIL
19 54 (18.31%) DHCP
19 54 (18.31%) Data Centre
20 53 (17.97%) Windows Server
20 53 (17.97%) CheckPoint
21 47 (15.93%) Telecoms
22 46 (15.59%) Load Balancing
23 45 (15.25%) Degree
23 45 (15.25%) VMware
24 44 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
25 43 (14.58%) BGP
26 41 (13.90%) CCNP

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 17 (5.76%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.03%) Apache
2 6 (2.03%) IIS
2 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.69%) IBM Notes
3 5 (1.69%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.02%) SAS
5 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 64 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.81%) MS Office
3 10 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.71%) ProjectWise
5 5 (1.69%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.41%) IaaS
3 13 (4.41%) PaaS
4 9 (3.05%) SaaS
5 7 (2.37%) Office 365
6 6 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.36%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.36%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.36%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (48.81%) Firewall
2 102 (34.58%) WAN
3 101 (34.24%) LAN
4 83 (28.14%) DNS
5 70 (23.73%) SSL
6 67 (22.71%) TCP/IP
7 62 (21.02%) Internet
7 62 (21.02%) MPLS
8 61 (20.68%) IPsec
9 58 (19.66%) Network Security
10 54 (18.31%) DHCP
11 44 (14.92%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (14.58%) BGP
13 34 (11.53%) VoIP
14 33 (11.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 30 (10.17%) VLAN
16 28 (9.49%) HTTP
17 26 (8.81%) Wireless
18 25 (8.47%) OSPF
19 23 (7.80%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.36%) MySQL
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) GIS
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.36%) JIRA
2 4 (1.36%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.68%) Ant
4 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) AppScan
5 1 (0.34%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.34%) GitLab
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (15.93%) Telecoms
2 36 (12.20%) Finance
3 16 (5.42%) Marketing
4 5 (1.69%) Billing
5 4 (1.36%) Korean Language
6 3 (1.02%) Back Office
6 3 (1.02%) French Language
6 3 (1.02%) German Language
6 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.02%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (1.02%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.68%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (19.66%) Network Engineer
2 43 (14.58%) Analyst
3 40 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 33 (11.19%) Architect
5 25 (8.47%) Security Engineer
6 20 (6.78%) Network Analyst
6 20 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (5.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.75%) Azure Engineer
11 14 (4.75%) Consultant
12 13 (4.41%) Administrator
12 13 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
13 12 (4.07%) Network Architect
13 12 (4.07%) Service Analyst
13 12 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.73%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.12%) CSS
2 20 (6.78%) .NET
3 15 (5.08%) XML
4 14 (4.75%) Middleware
5 7 (2.37%) 802.1X
5 7 (2.37%) Web Services
6 5 (1.69%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.36%) LAMP
8 3 (1.02%) XMPP
9 2 (0.68%) boto
9 2 (0.68%) JSON
9 2 (0.68%) REST
9 2 (0.68%) SAML
9 2 (0.68%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.68%) SOAP
10 1 (0.34%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.34%) HTML
10 1 (0.34%) HTML5
10 1 (0.34%) OAuth
10 1 (0.34%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 23 (7.80%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.73%) RSA SecurID
6 8 (2.71%) PKI
6 8 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.69%) Replication
9 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.36%) BYOD
9 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.36%) iSeries
9 4 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.02%) FMCG
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 139 (47.12%) Windows
2 68 (23.05%) Linux
3 53 (17.97%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 21 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.10%) Unix
7 18 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (5.76%) CentOS
8 17 (5.76%) Ubuntu
8 17 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.05%) Solaris
9 9 (3.05%) VMS
10 7 (2.37%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.03%) AIX
12 5 (1.69%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.36%) Debian
13 4 (1.36%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.02%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.64%) ITIL
2 46 (15.59%) Load Balancing
3 30 (10.17%) Project Management
4 29 (9.83%) Network Design
5 26 (8.81%) Mentoring
6 25 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 22 (7.46%) Change Management
8 20 (6.78%) Migration
8 20 (6.78%) Presales
9 17 (5.76%) Information Security
9 17 (5.76%) Service Management
9 17 (5.76%) Workflow
10 16 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (5.42%) Incident Management
11 15 (5.08%) Process Improvement
12 13 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (4.07%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (4.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.86%) PowerShell
2 19 (6.44%) C
3 18 (6.10%) Python
4 16 (5.42%) VBScript
5 15 (5.08%) C++
5 15 (5.08%) SQL
6 13 (4.41%) Perl
7 11 (3.73%) C#
7 11 (3.73%) VB
8 9 (3.05%) Java
8 9 (3.05%) Ruby
9 7 (2.37%) PHP
10 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.34%) Korn
12 1 (0.34%) Lisp
12 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (15.25%) Degree
3 41 (13.90%) CCNP
4 31 (10.51%) CCNA
5 26 (8.81%) SC Cleared
5 26 (8.81%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (6.78%) CCIE
7 20 (6.78%) MCSE
8 14 (4.75%) MCSA
9 13 (4.41%) MCSD
10 9 (3.05%) CCSA
10 9 (3.05%) CCSE
10 9 (3.05%) CCVP
10 9 (3.05%) CISSP
11 8 (2.71%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (2.03%) CISM
13 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) SLA
2 12 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.69%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.36%) COBIT
5 4 (1.36%) COSO
5 4 (1.36%) SAS 70
6 3 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.02%) PMBOK
6 3 (1.02%) RMADS
6 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.41%) vSphere
5 10 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (3.05%) vCloud
7 8 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.37%) XenApp
9 5 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.36%) Postfix
10 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.68%) Docker
11 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.68%) Xen
12 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (6.10%) Puppet
2 15 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (4.75%) SCCM
3 14 (4.75%) SCOM
4 11 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.03%) Nexpose
7 5 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.69%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.36%) BMC Marimba
8 4 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (1.36%) DameWare
8 4 (1.36%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.36%) SCSM
8 4 (1.36%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.02%) Ansible
9 3 (1.02%) Nessus
10 2 (0.68%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 137 (46.44%) Cisco
2 88 (29.83%) Microsoft
3 60 (20.34%) Juniper
4 53 (17.97%) CheckPoint
5 45 (15.25%) VMware
6 39 (13.22%) F5
7 27 (9.15%) Blue Coat
8 26 (8.81%) Citrix
9 20 (6.78%) Red Hat
10 14 (4.75%) Intel Security
11 13 (4.41%) Palo Alto
12 9 (3.05%) Oracle
13 8 (2.71%) IronPort
14 7 (2.37%) Adobe
14 7 (2.37%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (2.37%) Sourcefire
14 7 (2.37%) Symantec
15 6 (2.03%) ArcSight
15 6 (2.03%) Huawei
15 6 (2.03%) TippingPoint
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