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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 120 114 104
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 165 168 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.71% 1.68% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 8.28% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 77 67
Average daily rate £375 £398 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +51.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £355 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Average hourly rate £18.75 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.50 £93.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
2047 2029 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.19% 20.33% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1150 986 750
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 101 115
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 58 £375 -5.66% 19
Hampshire +26 37 £413 -2.94% 7
Surrey -11 33 £385 +2.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 19 £425 +11.84% 9
West Sussex -12 9 £400 +33.33%
Oxfordshire +6 7 £150 -56.83% 2
East Sussex -15 2 - - 1
Kent -21 2 £201 - 3
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 151 (47.34%) Firewall
2 145 (45.45%) Cisco
3 132 (41.38%) Windows
4 112 (35.11%) Microsoft
5 97 (30.41%) DNS
6 95 (29.78%) LAN
7 92 (28.84%) WAN
8 85 (26.65%) TCP/IP
9 69 (21.63%) MPLS
10 68 (21.32%) Linux
11 67 (21.00%) Active Directory
12 65 (20.38%) DHCP
13 64 (20.06%) BGP
14 63 (19.75%) ITIL
15 59 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
15 59 (18.50%) IPsec
16 58 (18.18%) MS Excel
17 56 (17.55%) SSL
17 56 (17.55%) Telecoms
18 51 (15.99%) Internet
19 50 (15.67%) CheckPoint
20 49 (15.36%) Juniper
20 49 (15.36%) OSPF
21 46 (14.42%) Data Centre
22 45 (14.11%) Load Balancing
23 44 (13.79%) Windows Server
24 43 (13.48%) F5
25 42 (13.17%) Security Cleared
26 40 (12.54%) SC Cleared
27 39 (12.23%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 21 (6.58%) Skype for Business
2 15 (4.70%) IIS
3 13 (4.08%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.82%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.94%) Apache
7 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.21%) MS Office
3 14 (4.39%) Acrobat
4 9 (2.82%) ProjectWise
5 3 (0.94%) MS Project
5 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.33%) IaaS
3 13 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.45%) PaaS
5 9 (2.82%) SaaS
6 7 (2.19%) Office 365
7 5 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 151 (47.34%) Firewall
2 97 (30.41%) DNS
3 95 (29.78%) LAN
4 92 (28.84%) WAN
5 85 (26.65%) TCP/IP
6 69 (21.63%) MPLS
7 65 (20.38%) DHCP
8 64 (20.06%) BGP
9 59 (18.50%) IPsec
10 56 (17.55%) SSL
11 51 (15.99%) Internet
12 49 (15.36%) OSPF
13 39 (12.23%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (11.91%) VLAN
15 35 (10.97%) Wireless
16 31 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 31 (9.72%) FTP
17 30 (9.40%) HTTP
17 30 (9.40%) Network Security
18 28 (8.78%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.63%) DB2
3 2 (0.63%) GIS
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.25%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.31%) AppScan
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (17.55%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.09%) Finance
3 13 (4.08%) Marketing
4 8 (2.51%) Billing
5 6 (1.88%) Back Office
6 4 (1.25%) Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Military
7 3 (0.94%) Electronics
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (22.57%) Network Engineer
2 53 (16.61%) Analyst
3 39 (12.23%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.60%) Architect
5 23 (7.21%) Service Analyst
5 23 (7.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.27%) Security Engineer
7 19 (5.96%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Consultant
8 18 (5.64%) Project Manager
9 17 (5.33%) Network Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
11 13 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.76%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Security Architect
13 11 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.45%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.27%) XML
2 17 (5.33%) .NET
3 16 (5.02%) CSS
4 12 (3.76%) 802.1X
4 12 (3.76%) Middleware
5 9 (2.82%) REST
5 9 (2.82%) SOAP
5 9 (2.82%) Web Services
6 4 (1.25%) RSS
6 4 (1.25%) XMPP
7 2 (0.63%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.63%) JSF
7 2 (0.63%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.63%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.31%) HTML5
8 1 (0.31%) JSON
8 1 (0.31%) OAuth
8 1 (0.31%) WCF
8 1 (0.31%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.15%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.64%) PKI
4 16 (5.02%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.76%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.51%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (2.51%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.88%) BYOD
10 6 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.57%) Replication
12 4 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.25%) DataPower
12 4 (1.25%) Frameworx
12 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.94%) Clustering
13 3 (0.94%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 132 (41.38%) Windows
2 68 (21.32%) Linux
3 44 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 20 (6.27%) Unix
8 19 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.70%) Ubuntu
10 14 (4.39%) CentOS
11 13 (4.08%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (2.82%) Solaris
14 6 (1.88%) AIX
14 6 (1.88%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.57%) Android
15 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.57%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.25%) VMS
17 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.75%) ITIL
2 45 (14.11%) Load Balancing
3 28 (8.78%) Migration
4 25 (7.84%) Configuration Management
4 25 (7.84%) Project Management
5 24 (7.52%) Incident Management
6 21 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (5.96%) Information Security
8 18 (5.64%) Change Management
8 18 (5.64%) Penetration Testing
8 18 (5.64%) Service Management
9 17 (5.33%) Mentoring
9 17 (5.33%) SIEM
10 16 (5.02%) B2B
10 16 (5.02%) Change Control
10 16 (5.02%) Presales
11 15 (4.70%) Network Design
12 14 (4.39%) Workflow
13 13 (4.08%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.58%) C
3 16 (5.02%) SQL
4 11 (3.45%) C++
4 11 (3.45%) VBScript
5 9 (2.82%) C#
5 9 (2.82%) Perl
5 9 (2.82%) VB
6 8 (2.51%) Tcl
7 7 (2.19%) Python
8 4 (1.25%) Java
9 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.31%) Korn
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (18.50%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (13.17%) Security Cleared
3 40 (12.54%) SC Cleared
4 33 (10.34%) Degree
5 31 (9.72%) CCNP
6 26 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (7.21%) CCNA
8 19 (5.96%) MCSE
9 18 (5.64%) CCIE
10 12 (3.76%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (3.13%) CLAS
11 10 (3.13%) MCSA
12 9 (2.82%) CISSP
12 9 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.82%) MCP
13 8 (2.51%) CCSE
13 8 (2.51%) MCSD
14 6 (1.88%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.45%) SLA
3 8 (2.51%) RMADS
4 4 (1.25%) COBIT
4 4 (1.25%) COSO
4 4 (1.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.25%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.25%) SAS 70
5 3 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.94%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.63%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.63%) HL7
6 2 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 67 (21.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.51%) ISA Server
4 8 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.19%) vSphere
6 4 (1.25%) UAG
6 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.25%) XenApp
6 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.94%) XenServer
8 2 (0.63%) iptables
8 2 (0.63%) Samba
8 2 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (4.70%) Puppet
2 12 (3.76%) DameWare
2 12 (3.76%) WSUS
3 10 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (3.13%) SCCM
3 10 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.82%) SCOM
5 6 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.88%) RSA Security Analytics
6 5 (1.57%) Sysprep
6 5 (1.57%) vRealize
6 5 (1.57%) Windows Intune
7 4 (1.25%) BMC Marimba
7 4 (1.25%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.94%) SELinux
9 2 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 145 (45.45%) Cisco
2 112 (35.11%) Microsoft
3 50 (15.67%) CheckPoint
4 49 (15.36%) Juniper
5 43 (13.48%) F5
6 36 (11.29%) VMware
7 32 (10.03%) Citrix
8 30 (9.40%) Red Hat
9 24 (7.52%) Blue Coat
10 19 (5.96%) Palo Alto
11 16 (5.02%) Adobe
12 14 (4.39%) IronPort
13 13 (4.08%) Lotus
13 13 (4.08%) PeopleSoft
13 13 (4.08%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.76%) Oracle
15 10 (3.13%) Aruba
16 9 (2.82%) Avaya
16 9 (2.82%) Barracuda Networks
16 9 (2.82%) HP
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