The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 126 138 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing VPN 122 99 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 1.17% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.08% 6.37% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 42
Average daily rate
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£318 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.60 £44.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +19 59 £350 +27.27% 8
Surrey +7 24 £165 -28.26% 10
Hampshire -11 15 £310 -12.67% 13
West Sussex +2 9 £325 -26.55% 1
Kent -6 5 £388 +19.23% 3
East Sussex - 4 £243 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 3 £273 +14.73% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 3 £325 -13.33% 3
Middlesex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 149 (53.60%) Firewall
2 144 (51.80%) Cisco
3 116 (41.73%) Windows
4 100 (35.97%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (32.37%) Active Directory
6 82 (29.50%) LAN
7 80 (28.78%) WAN
7 80 (28.78%) MPLS
8 78 (28.06%) Microsoft
9 64 (23.02%) CheckPoint
10 63 (22.66%) Juniper
10 63 (22.66%) IPsec
11 62 (22.30%) BGP
11 62 (22.30%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (21.94%) OSPF
13 57 (20.50%) Windows 7
14 55 (19.78%) ITIL
15 54 (19.42%) VoIP
16 51 (18.35%) Telecoms
17 50 (17.99%) CCNP
18 48 (17.27%) DNS
19 46 (16.55%) MS Excel
20 45 (16.19%) MS Office
21 43 (15.47%) TCP/IP
22 41 (14.75%) MS Exchange
22 41 (14.75%) Security Cleared
23 40 (14.39%) CCIE
23 40 (14.39%) Citrix
24 37 (13.31%) SC Cleared
25 36 (12.95%) Blackberry

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.96%) Apache
4 8 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.16%) Lync
6 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 45 (16.19%) MS Office
3 5 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.47%) Office 365
2 8 (2.88%) SaaS
3 5 (1.80%) PaaS
3 5 (1.80%) IaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (53.60%) Firewall
2 82 (29.50%) LAN
3 80 (28.78%) WAN
3 80 (28.78%) MPLS
4 63 (22.66%) IPsec
5 62 (22.30%) Cisco ASA
5 62 (22.30%) BGP
6 61 (21.94%) OSPF
7 54 (19.42%) VoIP
8 48 (17.27%) DNS
9 43 (15.47%) TCP/IP
10 31 (11.15%) SSL
11 30 (10.79%) Ethernet
11 30 (10.79%) Internet
12 28 (10.07%) SNMP
12 28 (10.07%) Cisco PIX
12 28 (10.07%) Network Security
13 24 (8.63%) Wireless
13 24 (8.63%) DHCP
14 23 (8.27%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.80%) MS Access
3 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (18.35%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.68%) Dutch Language
3 11 (3.96%) Finance
4 4 (1.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.08%) Back Office
5 3 (1.08%) Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (24.46%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.51%) Design Engineer
3 30 (10.79%) Analyst
4 25 (8.99%) IP Engineer
5 24 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (6.83%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.76%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.76%) Desktop Support
7 16 (5.76%) Consultant
7 16 (5.76%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.40%) Architect
9 14 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.96%) Service Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) Test Engineer
11 10 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (3.24%) Network Design Engineer
13 8 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (2.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.24%) .NET
2 7 (2.52%) CSS
2 7 (2.52%) Web Services
3 6 (2.16%) XML
3 6 (2.16%) SOAP
3 6 (2.16%) COM
3 6 (2.16%) HTML
3 6 (2.16%) Ajax
4 5 (1.80%) Middleware
5 3 (1.08%) OLE
5 3 (1.08%) WAP
6 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) ODBC
6 1 (0.36%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.95%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.32%) iPhone
2 12 (4.32%) iPad
3 10 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.88%) PKI
6 7 (2.52%) CMDB
7 6 (2.16%) SecurID
8 4 (1.44%) Kindle
9 3 (1.08%) CESG
10 2 (0.72%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.36%) PDA
11 1 (0.36%) Clustering
11 1 (0.36%) NHS
11 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.36%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.36%) Open Source
11 1 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (41.73%) Windows
2 57 (20.50%) Windows 7
3 28 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (10.07%) Linux
4 26 (9.35%) Windows XP
5 15 (5.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.40%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.88%) Android
7 7 (2.52%) UNIX
8 6 (2.16%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.44%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.36%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.78%) ITIL
2 34 (12.23%) Network Management
3 32 (11.51%) Load Balancing
4 23 (8.27%) Network Design
4 23 (8.27%) Network Architecture
5 16 (5.76%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (5.40%) ITSM
6 15 (5.40%) Project Management
6 15 (5.40%) Change Management
7 13 (4.68%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (3.60%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (3.60%) Service Management
8 10 (3.60%) Incident Management
8 10 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (2.88%) Information Security
9 8 (2.88%) Capacity Management
10 7 (2.52%) ITIL V2
10 7 (2.52%) Data Security
11 6 (2.16%) Security Management
11 6 (2.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.27%) SQL
2 9 (3.24%) Java
3 7 (2.52%) C
4 6 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.80%) VB
5 5 (1.80%) C++
5 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.44%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.08%) VBScript
8 2 (0.72%) Perl
8 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) C#
9 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 100 (35.97%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (17.99%) CCNP
3 41 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 40 (14.39%) CCIE
5 37 (13.31%) SC Cleared
6 31 (11.15%) CCNA
7 29 (10.43%) Degree
8 23 (8.27%) CISSP
8 23 (8.27%) CCSP
8 23 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (5.76%) MCSE
9 16 (5.76%) CCDP
10 14 (5.04%) Check Point Certification
11 12 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.16%) CCIP
13 4 (1.44%) MCSA
13 4 (1.44%) MCP
14 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
14 3 (1.08%) CCSE
14 3 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 16 (5.76%) SLA
3 6 (2.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 90 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.60%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.16%) ISA Server
4 6 (2.16%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.44%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.44%) vSphere
5 4 (1.44%) UAG
5 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.08%) KVM
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.72%) Snort
7 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (4.32%) SCCM
2 10 (3.60%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.88%) WSUS
4 6 (2.16%) HP UCMDB
5 5 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.80%) OPNET
5 5 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.08%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.36%) SCOM
9 1 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 144 (51.80%) Cisco
2 78 (28.06%) Microsoft
3 64 (23.02%) CheckPoint
4 63 (22.66%) Juniper
5 40 (14.39%) Citrix
6 31 (11.15%) VMware
7 28 (10.07%) HP
8 27 (9.71%) Nokia
9 26 (9.35%) F5
10 19 (6.83%) Apple
11 18 (6.47%) Redback
11 18 (6.47%) Huawei
12 17 (6.12%) Radware
13 16 (5.76%) McAfee
14 14 (5.04%) Symantec
14 14 (5.04%) Ericsson
14 14 (5.04%) Blue Coat
15 11 (3.96%) BT
16 8 (2.88%) Remedy
16 8 (2.88%) BMC
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