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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 114 94 102
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 150 178 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.91% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.68% 9.19% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 83 67
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £146 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £495 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £34.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -12 56 £400 +14.28% 14
Hampshire +26 33 £400 - 8
Surrey -22 27 £405 +48.62% 15
Oxfordshire +7 15 £134 -65.03% 4
West Sussex +15 12 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £550 +89.65% 5
Kent -11 2 £450 +42.85% 10
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 191 (58.77%) Firewall
2 172 (52.92%) Cisco
3 107 (32.92%) LAN
4 106 (32.62%) Windows
5 93 (28.62%) WAN
6 83 (25.54%) Microsoft
7 80 (24.62%) TCP/IP
8 79 (24.31%) SSL
9 77 (23.69%) DNS
10 75 (23.08%) Linux
11 73 (22.46%) Juniper
12 72 (22.15%) CheckPoint
13 70 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
14 67 (20.62%) ITIL
15 66 (20.31%) MPLS
16 65 (20.00%) IPsec
17 63 (19.38%) BGP
18 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
19 60 (18.46%) Active Directory
20 58 (17.85%) Cisco ASA
20 58 (17.85%) VLAN
21 56 (17.23%) OSPF
21 56 (17.23%) Telecoms
22 53 (16.31%) SC Cleared
23 50 (15.38%) Data Centre
24 49 (15.08%) DHCP
25 48 (14.77%) Wireless
26 46 (14.15%) F5
27 41 (12.62%) Cisco Nexus
28 40 (12.31%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 18 (5.54%) Lync
2 16 (4.92%) IIS
3 12 (3.69%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.08%) Apache
5 9 (2.77%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.92%) CMS
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.62%) nginx
11 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.46%) MS Office
3 10 (3.08%) Acrobat
4 7 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.54%) MS Project
6 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.62%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.85%) IaaS
3 5 (1.54%) SaaS
3 5 (1.54%) SoftLayer
3 5 (1.54%) Sumo Logic
4 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.62%) PaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 191 (58.77%) Firewall
2 107 (32.92%) LAN
3 93 (28.62%) WAN
4 80 (24.62%) TCP/IP
5 79 (24.31%) SSL
6 77 (23.69%) DNS
7 66 (20.31%) MPLS
8 65 (20.00%) IPsec
9 63 (19.38%) BGP
10 58 (17.85%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (17.85%) VLAN
11 56 (17.23%) OSPF
12 49 (15.08%) DHCP
13 48 (14.77%) Wireless
14 41 (12.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 40 (12.31%) Internet
16 31 (9.54%) FTP
16 31 (9.54%) Network Security
17 26 (8.00%) VoIP
18 25 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.54%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.92%) JIRA
3 3 (0.92%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.62%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.31%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (17.23%) Telecoms
2 30 (9.23%) Finance
3 8 (2.46%) Billing
3 8 (2.46%) Legal
4 6 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.92%) Back Office
5 3 (0.92%) Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Games
5 3 (0.92%) Law
5 3 (0.92%) Military
6 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (27.69%) Network Engineer
2 49 (15.08%) Analyst
3 37 (11.38%) Architect
4 35 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 29 (8.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 27 (8.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 21 (6.46%) Network Analyst
7 21 (6.46%) Security Engineer
8 19 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.92%) Consultant
9 16 (4.92%) Service Analyst
9 16 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.62%) Security Specialist
11 14 (4.31%) Network Architect
12 13 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
12 13 (4.00%) Information Specialist
12 13 (4.00%) Network Support
13 12 (3.69%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.69%) 802.1X
2 10 (3.08%) Web Services
3 8 (2.46%) CSS
3 8 (2.46%) Middleware
3 8 (2.46%) XML
4 7 (2.15%) REST
4 7 (2.15%) SOAP
5 5 (1.54%) .NET
5 5 (1.54%) Grails
5 5 (1.54%) RSS
5 5 (1.54%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (1.54%) Spring
6 4 (1.23%) JSF
6 4 (1.23%) WAP
7 3 (0.92%) Silverlight
7 3 (0.92%) XMPP
8 2 (0.62%) ServiceStack
8 2 (0.62%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.31%) boto
9 1 (0.31%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.08%) Management Information System
3 29 (8.92%) PKI
4 11 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.77%) SecurID
7 8 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (2.15%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.85%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.85%) DataPower
10 5 (1.54%) Clustering
10 5 (1.54%) Statistics
11 4 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.23%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.92%) Frameworx
12 3 (0.92%) IPTV
12 3 (0.92%) User Experience
12 3 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 106 (32.62%) Windows
2 75 (23.08%) Linux
3 27 (8.31%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 22 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.46%) Unix
6 21 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 10 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.08%) Solaris
10 9 (2.77%) CentOS
10 9 (2.77%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.15%) AIX
11 7 (2.15%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.54%) Android
12 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.92%) CatOS
14 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.62%) ITIL
2 39 (12.00%) Load Balancing
3 36 (11.08%) Migration
4 27 (8.31%) Incident Management
4 27 (8.31%) Information Security
5 23 (7.08%) Information Assurance
5 23 (7.08%) Network Architecture
5 23 (7.08%) Network Design
6 22 (6.77%) Analytics
7 21 (6.46%) Project Management
7 21 (6.46%) Security Management
8 20 (6.15%) Information Security Management
9 19 (5.85%) Asset Management
10 17 (5.23%) Change Control
10 17 (5.23%) Data Protection
10 17 (5.23%) Risk Management
11 16 (4.92%) Business Continuity
11 16 (4.92%) ISMS
12 14 (4.31%) High Availability
12 14 (4.31%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.92%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.69%) Python
3 10 (3.08%) C
4 7 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.15%) Perl
5 6 (1.85%) Ruby
5 6 (1.85%) SQL
5 6 (1.85%) Tcl
6 4 (1.23%) Java
7 2 (0.62%) C++
7 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) C#
8 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (19.08%) Security Cleared
3 53 (16.31%) SC Cleared
4 39 (12.00%) CCNP
5 34 (10.46%) CCNA
6 30 (9.23%) Degree
7 24 (7.38%) CCSE
8 16 (4.92%) CCIE
9 14 (4.31%) CCSA
9 14 (4.31%) DV Cleared
10 13 (4.00%) CISSP
11 12 (3.69%) MCSE
11 12 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (3.38%) MCP
13 9 (2.77%) CCSP
13 9 (2.77%) CESG Certified Professional
13 9 (2.77%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (2.77%) CLAS
14 8 (2.46%) CCDP
14 8 (2.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.54%) RMADS
4 17 (5.23%) SLA
5 14 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (4.31%) JSP 440
6 6 (1.85%) HIPAA
6 6 (1.85%) QA
7 5 (1.54%) COBIT
7 5 (1.54%) COSO
7 5 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.54%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.62%) HL7
9 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 60 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 32 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.77%) ISA Server
4 7 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.92%) iptables
7 3 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.92%) vSphere
8 2 (0.62%) Docker
8 2 (0.62%) Firmware
8 2 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.62%) Samba
8 2 (0.62%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.62%) Xen
8 2 (0.62%) XenApp
8 2 (0.62%) XenServer
9 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.23%) SCCM
2 16 (4.92%) WSUS
3 12 (3.69%) Puppet
4 9 (2.77%) SCOM
5 8 (2.46%) DameWare
5 8 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.15%) Nagios
6 7 (2.15%) RSA Security Analytics
6 7 (2.15%) Sysprep
7 6 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.92%) Ansible
8 3 (0.92%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.92%) SELinux
9 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.62%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 172 (52.92%) Cisco
2 83 (25.54%) Microsoft
3 73 (22.46%) Juniper
4 72 (22.15%) CheckPoint
5 46 (14.15%) F5
6 40 (12.31%) VMware
7 33 (10.15%) Palo Alto
8 21 (6.46%) Blue Coat
8 21 (6.46%) Citrix
8 21 (6.46%) IronPort
9 18 (5.54%) HP
9 18 (5.54%) Red Hat
10 16 (4.92%) McAfee
11 13 (4.00%) Adobe
11 13 (4.00%) Nokia
12 12 (3.69%) Aruba
12 12 (3.69%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.08%) Avaya
13 10 (3.08%) Polycom
14 9 (2.77%) Lotus
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200.00 - £201.00 per day + + overtime/expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 19 days ago