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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 135 137
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 152 121 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 1.32% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 6.98% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 42 54
Average daily rate
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£398 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.32% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% -45.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £99.60 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -9 44 £398 +22.30% 9
Hampshire +2 24 £390 +25.80% 5
Surrey -4 23 £400 +142.42% 13
Buckinghamshire +13 17 £425 +17.24% 4
Oxfordshire -11 15 £350 +28.44% 3
West Sussex -3 13 £363 +11.53% 3
Kent +2 9 £488 - 5
East Sussex -6 4 £331 +36.59%
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 199 (60.67%) Cisco
1 199 (60.67%) Firewall
2 142 (43.29%) LAN
3 139 (42.38%) WAN
4 136 (41.46%) Windows
5 104 (31.71%) CheckPoint
6 99 (30.18%) DNS
7 98 (29.88%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (29.27%) Active Directory
9 93 (28.35%) VMware
10 84 (25.61%) Juniper
11 80 (24.39%) MPLS
12 78 (23.78%) SSL
13 76 (23.17%) TCP/IP
14 70 (21.34%) CCNA
15 68 (20.73%) Linux
15 68 (20.73%) Telecoms
16 67 (20.43%) ITIL
16 67 (20.43%) Cisco ASA
17 57 (17.38%) CCNP
18 56 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (16.77%) Microsoft
20 52 (15.85%) Windows 7
20 52 (15.85%) Data Centre
21 49 (14.94%) DHCP
22 48 (14.63%) OSPF
22 48 (14.63%) Security Cleared
23 47 (14.33%) BGP
24 46 (14.02%) IPsec
25 45 (13.72%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (7.62%) IIS
2 19 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.49%) Apache
4 12 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.74%) Lync
5 9 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.22%) nginx
9 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.61%) CMS
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.30%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.30%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.67%) MS Office
3 23 (7.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.27%) IaaS
3 8 (2.44%) PaaS
4 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (1.83%) Office 365
5 5 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (1.22%) SoftLayer
6 4 (1.22%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.30%) Heroku
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 199 (60.67%) Firewall
2 142 (43.29%) LAN
3 139 (42.38%) WAN
4 99 (30.18%) DNS
5 80 (24.39%) MPLS
6 78 (23.78%) SSL
7 76 (23.17%) TCP/IP
8 67 (20.43%) Cisco ASA
9 49 (14.94%) DHCP
10 48 (14.63%) OSPF
11 47 (14.33%) BGP
12 46 (14.02%) IPsec
13 45 (13.72%) Network Security
14 44 (13.41%) SMTP
15 41 (12.50%) VoIP
16 38 (11.59%) Wireless
17 37 (11.28%) Internet
18 34 (10.37%) Ethernet
19 33 (10.06%) HTTP
19 33 (10.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.83%) MySQL
3 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.61%) Big Data
6 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.30%) SQLite
7 1 (0.30%) DB2
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.44%) Subversion
4 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.52%) JIRA
7 4 (1.22%) Maven
7 4 (1.22%) Ant
7 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.30%) Hudson
9 1 (0.30%) RSpec
9 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 68 (20.73%) Telecoms
2 33 (10.06%) Finance
3 9 (2.74%) Back Office
4 5 (1.52%) Billing
5 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
6 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Banking
6 3 (0.91%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Marketing
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (20.43%) Network Engineer
2 55 (16.77%) Architect
3 36 (10.98%) Analyst
4 21 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
6 19 (5.79%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.79%) Network Architect
7 16 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 16 (4.88%) Consultant
8 15 (4.57%) Administrator
9 12 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
9 12 (3.66%) Security Architect
10 11 (3.35%) Network Analyst
10 11 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
11 9 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.74%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.44%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.44%) Middleware
2 7 (2.13%) .NET
2 7 (2.13%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.83%) CSS
3 6 (1.83%) Web Services
4 5 (1.52%) LAMP
4 5 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (1.22%) Grails
5 4 (1.22%) Spring
6 3 (0.91%) boto
7 2 (0.61%) HTML
7 2 (0.61%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.61%) jQuery
8 1 (0.30%) REST
8 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Compact Framework
8 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.30%) WCF
8 1 (0.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.76%) PKI
3 30 (9.15%) Management Information System
4 28 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.57%) Replication
6 13 (3.96%) SecurID
7 8 (2.44%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.13%) e-Health
9 5 (1.52%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.52%) Clustering
9 5 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) CESG
10 4 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.22%) NHS
10 4 (1.22%) RMADS
10 4 (1.22%) Statistics
11 3 (0.91%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 136 (41.46%) Windows
2 68 (20.73%) Linux
3 52 (15.85%) Windows 7
4 33 (10.06%) UNIX
5 31 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (6.10%) Solaris
9 9 (2.74%) Windows XP
10 7 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.91%) AIX
14 2 (0.61%) VMS
14 2 (0.61%) CentOS
14 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.30%) SUSE
15 1 (0.30%) Debian
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.43%) ITIL
2 42 (12.80%) Load Balancing
3 28 (8.54%) Network Design
4 26 (7.93%) Project Management
5 24 (7.32%) Information Security
6 23 (7.01%) Migration
7 22 (6.71%) Security Management
7 22 (6.71%) Kalman Filter
8 20 (6.10%) Service Management
9 19 (5.79%) Configuration Management
10 18 (5.49%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.57%) Change Management
11 15 (4.57%) Validation
12 13 (3.96%) Capacity Management
12 13 (3.96%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (3.35%) Security Architecture
13 11 (3.35%) Information Security Management
13 11 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.05%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.54%) PowerShell
2 27 (8.23%) SQL
3 25 (7.62%) Python
4 18 (5.49%) Shell Script
5 17 (5.18%) Perl
6 16 (4.88%) C
6 16 (4.88%) Ruby
7 11 (3.35%) C++
8 5 (1.52%) PHP
8 5 (1.52%) VBScript
8 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.22%) Java
10 3 (0.91%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 98 (29.88%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (21.34%) CCNA
3 57 (17.38%) CCNP
4 48 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 40 (12.20%) SC Cleared
6 30 (9.15%) Degree
7 29 (8.84%) CISSP
8 24 (7.32%) CCSE
9 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (5.18%) CCIE
11 15 (4.57%) CCDP
12 14 (4.27%) CCSA
13 12 (3.66%) CCSP
14 11 (3.35%) DV Cleared
15 10 (3.05%) MCSE
15 10 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (2.74%) MCSA
16 9 (2.74%) CCIP
16 9 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
17 7 (2.13%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.27%) SLA
2 8 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.52%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.91%) COSO
5 3 (0.91%) COBIT
6 2 (0.61%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 96 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 56 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (11.59%) vSphere
4 24 (7.32%) XenApp
5 16 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 14 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.05%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.74%) vCloud
8 9 (2.74%) Sendmail
9 8 (2.44%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.52%) HDFS
11 4 (1.22%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.22%) Snort
11 4 (1.22%) Samba
12 3 (0.91%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.91%) XenServer
13 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (6.71%) SCCM
2 16 (4.88%) Puppet
3 15 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (3.96%) Nagios
5 9 (2.74%) MIMEsweeper
5 9 (2.74%) MAILsweeper
6 7 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
6 7 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.52%) Nessus
7 5 (1.52%) Zenoss
8 4 (1.22%) SCOM
8 4 (1.22%) Opsview
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.22%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.91%) WSUS
10 2 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.61%) Cacti
Vendors
1 199 (60.67%) Cisco
2 104 (31.71%) CheckPoint
3 93 (28.35%) VMware
4 84 (25.61%) Juniper
5 55 (16.77%) Microsoft
6 44 (13.41%) F5
7 37 (11.28%) Blue Coat
8 35 (10.67%) Citrix
9 23 (7.01%) HP
10 22 (6.71%) NetApp
11 21 (6.40%) McAfee
12 17 (5.18%) Nokia
13 16 (4.88%) CA
14 15 (4.57%) Oracle
15 14 (4.27%) Websense
16 13 (3.96%) Fortinet
17 11 (3.35%) Veeam
17 11 (3.35%) Red Hat
18 10 (3.05%) Splunk
19 9 (2.74%) Sun
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