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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South East
Rank 128 103 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 111 156 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.52% 1.90% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.12% 9.56% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 75 66
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £143 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.15 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +16.92%

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 1632 1861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.36% 19.90% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 889 898
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 98 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -11 28 £350 -12.50% 3
Surrey +16 26 £375 -6.25% 4
Hampshire -6 22 £375 -15.73% 8
Buckinghamshire +16 20 £450 -18.18% 10
Oxfordshire -9 4 £375 +160.86% 3
West Sussex -12 4 £450 - 2
Kent -11 3 £375 -16.66% 2
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 5
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 122 (57.01%) Cisco
2 107 (50.00%) Firewall
3 82 (38.32%) Windows
4 72 (33.64%) LAN
5 68 (31.78%) WAN
6 58 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
8 54 (25.23%) DNS
9 53 (24.77%) SSL
10 50 (23.36%) Microsoft
10 50 (23.36%) Security Cleared
11 49 (22.90%) Linux
11 49 (22.90%) CheckPoint
12 48 (22.43%) CCNP
13 47 (21.96%) VMware
14 43 (20.09%) SC Cleared
14 43 (20.09%) Cisco Nexus
14 43 (20.09%) Data Centre
15 38 (17.76%) Active Directory
15 38 (17.76%) ITIL
16 35 (16.36%) MS Office
16 35 (16.36%) TCP/IP
16 35 (16.36%) CCNA
17 33 (15.42%) F5
17 33 (15.42%) Network Security
18 32 (14.95%) Juniper
18 32 (14.95%) Internet
19 30 (14.02%) MPLS
19 30 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (13.55%) Degree

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 7 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.87%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (16.36%) MS Office
2 24 (11.21%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.21%) Office 365
4 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.40%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 107 (50.00%) Firewall
2 72 (33.64%) LAN
3 68 (31.78%) WAN
4 57 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (25.23%) DNS
6 53 (24.77%) SSL
7 43 (20.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (16.36%) TCP/IP
9 33 (15.42%) Network Security
10 32 (14.95%) Internet
11 30 (14.02%) MPLS
12 29 (13.55%) BGP
13 27 (12.62%) OSPF
13 27 (12.62%) VoIP
13 27 (12.62%) Wireless
14 22 (10.28%) VLAN
15 21 (9.81%) IPsec
15 21 (9.81%) SAN
16 20 (9.35%) DHCP
17 15 (7.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) Data Lake
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Metasploit
2 5 (2.34%) JIRA
3 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Ant
6 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.47%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.47%) GitLab
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (8.88%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.41%) Finance
3 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.40%) Billing
4 3 (1.40%) Legal
4 3 (1.40%) Local Government
5 2 (0.93%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (22.43%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.62%) Analyst
3 25 (11.68%) Architect
4 21 (9.81%) Support Engineer
5 20 (9.35%) Security Engineer
6 18 (8.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (8.41%) Consultant
7 17 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (7.48%) Administrator
8 16 (7.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (6.07%) Desktop Support
9 13 (6.07%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (5.14%) Network Analyst
11 11 (5.14%) Network Architect
12 10 (4.67%) Firewall Engineer
13 9 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 9 (4.21%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 9 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.27%) Middleware
3 3 (1.40%) ELK Stack
3 3 (1.40%) SAML
4 2 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.47%) boto
5 1 (0.47%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) RESTful
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.61%) PKI
4 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.80%) Replication
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.87%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.87%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.40%) Clustering
7 3 (1.40%) CMDB
7 3 (1.40%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) iPad
7 3 (1.40%) iPhone
8 2 (0.93%) VCE vBlock
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.32%) Windows
2 49 (22.90%) Linux
3 25 (11.68%) Windows 7
4 22 (10.28%) CentOS
4 22 (10.28%) Windows Server
5 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (8.41%) Unix
7 16 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.67%) Ubuntu
9 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.74%) Android
10 8 (3.74%) Solaris
10 8 (3.74%) Windows 10
10 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.34%) AIX
12 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.76%) ITIL
2 21 (9.81%) Load Balancing
3 18 (8.41%) Network Design
4 13 (6.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 12 (5.61%) Migration
6 11 (5.14%) Information Security
7 9 (4.21%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.21%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (4.21%) Project Management
7 9 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.21%) Service Management
8 8 (3.74%) Change Management
9 7 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.27%) Analytics
9 7 (3.27%) Coaching
9 7 (3.27%) Patch Management
9 7 (3.27%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (3.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (2.80%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 6 (2.80%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.88%) Python
2 15 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.07%) Perl
4 8 (3.74%) C
5 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.80%) Ruby
6 4 (1.87%) SQL
7 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.93%) C++
8 2 (0.93%) Java
8 2 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (23.36%) Security Cleared
3 48 (22.43%) CCNP
4 43 (20.09%) SC Cleared
5 35 (16.36%) CCNA
6 29 (13.55%) Degree
7 13 (6.07%) CCDP
8 11 (5.14%) CCVP
9 10 (4.67%) CCSE
10 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (3.74%) CISSP
11 8 (3.74%) MCSE
12 7 (3.27%) AWS Certification
12 7 (3.27%) CEH
12 7 (3.27%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (3.27%) JNCIS
13 6 (2.80%) RHCT
14 5 (2.34%) CCIE
14 5 (2.34%) MCP
14 5 (2.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.87%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.93%) COBIT
5 2 (0.93%) COSO
5 2 (0.93%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.93%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (17.76%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.94%) vSphere
4 13 (6.07%) vCloud
5 9 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.74%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.34%) ProxySG
7 5 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.34%) XenApp
8 4 (1.87%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.93%) Snort
10 2 (0.93%) Xen
11 1 (0.47%) KVM
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (9.35%) Puppet
2 11 (5.14%) SCCM
3 7 (3.27%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.27%) Nagios
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.80%) Nexpose
4 6 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.87%) Ansible
5 4 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.87%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.40%) OPNET
6 3 (1.40%) Opsview
6 3 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.93%) vMotion
7 2 (0.93%) WSUS
7 2 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 122 (57.01%) Cisco
2 50 (23.36%) Microsoft
3 49 (22.90%) CheckPoint
4 47 (21.96%) VMware
5 33 (15.42%) F5
6 32 (14.95%) Juniper
7 16 (7.48%) Blue Coat
8 15 (7.01%) Intel Security
8 15 (7.01%) Palo Alto
9 14 (6.54%) Citrix
10 13 (6.07%) Apple
11 11 (5.14%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.67%) Symantec
13 7 (3.27%) Avaya
13 7 (3.27%) HP
13 7 (3.27%) Remedy
13 7 (3.27%) SAP
13 7 (3.27%) Sourcefire
14 6 (2.80%) ArcSight
14 6 (2.80%) Brocade
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