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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 102 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing VPN 171 154 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 1.66% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.43% 9.05% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 63 47
Average daily rate
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£398 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -35.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £34.75 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -33.98%
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
2028 1702 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.39% 18.30% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 741 680
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -16 61 £398 +75.69% 15
Surrey +15 38 £375 +167.85% 21
Buckinghamshire +5 26 £380 +35.71% 4
Hampshire +6 18 £425 +6.25% 9
East Sussex -3 13 £323 +38.56% 2
Oxfordshire -13 10 £348 +131.66%
West Sussex -14 5 £300 -18.36% 3
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 221 (65.77%) Firewall
2 213 (63.39%) Cisco
3 148 (44.05%) WAN
4 142 (42.26%) LAN
5 132 (39.29%) Windows
6 111 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (28.87%) CheckPoint
8 91 (27.08%) VMware
9 90 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (25.00%) MPLS
10 84 (25.00%) ITIL
11 79 (23.51%) SSL
12 78 (23.21%) DNS
12 78 (23.21%) Juniper
13 77 (22.92%) OSPF
14 76 (22.62%) Active Directory
14 76 (22.62%) Linux
15 71 (21.13%) Microsoft
16 68 (20.24%) TCP/IP
17 65 (19.35%) CCNP
18 62 (18.45%) Security Cleared
19 61 (18.15%) Telecoms
20 60 (17.86%) CCNA
21 57 (16.96%) SC Cleared
22 56 (16.67%) VLAN
22 56 (16.67%) VoIP
23 55 (16.37%) BGP
23 55 (16.37%) Network Security
24 52 (15.48%) Internet
25 51 (15.18%) IPsec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 30 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.85%) IIS
3 16 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (4.46%) Apache
5 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.08%) Lync
7 6 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.89%) nginx
10 3 (0.89%) Confluence
10 3 (0.89%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.60%) MediaWiki
11 2 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.60%) CMS
12 1 (0.30%) Mule
12 1 (0.30%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (10.42%) MS Office
1 35 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.46%) IaaS
2 12 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.08%) PaaS
4 6 (1.79%) Office 365
4 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.89%) SaaS
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 221 (65.77%) Firewall
2 148 (44.05%) WAN
3 142 (42.26%) LAN
4 90 (26.79%) Cisco ASA
5 84 (25.00%) MPLS
6 79 (23.51%) SSL
7 78 (23.21%) DNS
8 77 (22.92%) OSPF
9 68 (20.24%) TCP/IP
10 56 (16.67%) VLAN
10 56 (16.67%) VoIP
11 55 (16.37%) BGP
11 55 (16.37%) Network Security
12 52 (15.48%) Internet
13 51 (15.18%) IPsec
14 42 (12.50%) Wireless
15 39 (11.61%) RIP
16 34 (10.12%) DHCP
16 34 (10.12%) Ethernet
17 33 (9.82%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.49%) MySQL
4 4 (1.19%) DB2
4 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) SQLite
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.38%) Subversion
3 7 (2.08%) JIRA
3 7 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.49%) Maven
4 5 (1.49%) Ant
5 4 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.60%) Hudson
6 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) JMeter
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.30%) Gradle
7 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
General
1 61 (18.15%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.25%) Finance
3 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.19%) Billing
4 3 (0.89%) Japanese Language
4 3 (0.89%) Retail
5 2 (0.60%) Games
5 2 (0.60%) Back Office
5 2 (0.60%) Marketing
5 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.30%) Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.30%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 40 (11.90%) Architect
3 37 (11.01%) Analyst
4 31 (9.23%) Design Engineer
4 31 (9.23%) Security Engineer
5 29 (8.63%) Support Engineer
6 26 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (7.74%) IP Engineer
7 19 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 19 (5.65%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (5.06%) Consultant
9 16 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
10 13 (3.87%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.27%) IT Support
11 11 (3.27%) Network Specialist
12 10 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.98%) Security Architect
12 10 (2.98%) Team Leader
13 9 (2.68%) Network Support
13 9 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.68%) Web Services
2 5 (1.49%) Middleware
3 4 (1.19%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.89%) LAMP
4 3 (0.89%) XML
5 2 (0.60%) boto
5 2 (0.60%) CSS
5 2 (0.60%) HTML
5 2 (0.60%) .NET
5 2 (0.60%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
6 1 (0.30%) WCF
6 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.30%) JSON
6 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) RESTful
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) XMPP
6 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.25%) SecurID
4 15 (4.46%) PKI
5 14 (4.17%) Replication
6 8 (2.38%) FlexPod
7 7 (2.08%) NHS
8 6 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.19%) EFT
9 4 (1.19%) Open Source
10 3 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.89%) GIS
10 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.60%) Frameworx
11 2 (0.60%) MPEG
11 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.60%) DTV
11 2 (0.60%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 132 (39.29%) Windows
2 76 (22.62%) Linux
3 47 (13.99%) Windows 7
4 29 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (7.14%) UNIX
5 24 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.65%) Solaris
7 13 (3.87%) CentOS
7 13 (3.87%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (2.38%) AIX
10 7 (2.08%) SUSE
11 4 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.89%) VMS
12 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.00%) ITIL
2 39 (11.61%) Load Balancing
3 29 (8.63%) Change Management
4 27 (8.04%) Migration
4 27 (8.04%) Kalman Filter
5 25 (7.44%) Network Design
6 24 (7.14%) Validation
7 23 (6.85%) Project Management
8 21 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 21 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
9 18 (5.36%) Information Security
10 17 (5.06%) Service Management
11 14 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (4.17%) Security Management
11 14 (4.17%) eTOM
12 12 (3.57%) Network Management
12 12 (3.57%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.27%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.71%) SQL
2 21 (6.25%) Python
2 21 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.65%) Perl
4 18 (5.36%) Shell Script
5 14 (4.17%) C
6 13 (3.87%) C++
7 10 (2.98%) Ruby
8 6 (1.79%) Java
9 4 (1.19%) ActionScript
9 4 (1.19%) PHP
9 4 (1.19%) ActionScript 2.0
10 3 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.89%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.89%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 111 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (19.35%) CCNP
3 62 (18.45%) Security Cleared
4 60 (17.86%) CCNA
5 57 (16.96%) SC Cleared
6 36 (10.71%) Degree
7 32 (9.52%) CCIE
8 31 (9.23%) CISSP
9 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (6.25%) MCSE
11 16 (4.76%) CCDP
12 12 (3.57%) CCIP
12 12 (3.57%) DV Cleared
13 10 (2.98%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (2.38%) CCSE
15 7 (2.08%) BC Cleared
15 7 (2.08%) MCSA
16 6 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.79%) CCSP
16 6 (1.79%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.93%) PCI DSS
2 21 (6.25%) SLA
3 6 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.19%) COSO
4 4 (1.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 44 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.42%) vSphere
4 14 (4.17%) Firmware
5 12 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.57%) Sendmail
6 8 (2.38%) vCloud
6 8 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.08%) XenApp
8 6 (1.79%) Snort
9 5 (1.49%) Samba
10 4 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (1.19%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.19%) HDFS
10 4 (1.19%) XenServer
11 2 (0.60%) iptables
11 2 (0.60%) Squid
11 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.60%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (5.65%) SCCM
2 13 (3.87%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.57%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (3.57%) MAILsweeper
4 11 (3.27%) Puppet
5 9 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.08%) Nagios
7 6 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (1.79%) SCOM
8 5 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.19%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.89%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.89%) Nessus
10 3 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.89%) Opsview
11 2 (0.60%) Salt
11 2 (0.60%) Ansible
12 1 (0.30%) WSUS
12 1 (0.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 213 (63.39%) Cisco
2 97 (28.87%) CheckPoint
3 91 (27.08%) VMware
4 78 (23.21%) Juniper
5 71 (21.13%) Microsoft
6 47 (13.99%) F5
7 31 (9.23%) Citrix
8 29 (8.63%) Blue Coat
9 27 (8.04%) HP
10 26 (7.74%) CA
11 25 (7.44%) McAfee
12 24 (7.14%) NetApp
13 21 (6.25%) Fortinet
14 14 (4.17%) AlgoSec
14 14 (4.17%) Websense
14 14 (4.17%) Oracle
14 14 (4.17%) Tufin
15 12 (3.57%) Nokia
15 12 (3.57%) IBM
16 10 (2.98%) Avaya
Addlestone, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £13.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Ripley, Woking, Guildford, London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago