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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 128 139 96
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -43
Contract jobs citing VPN 114 97 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 1.16% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 6.36% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 46
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£300 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £139 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 28
Average hourly rate £19.75 £31.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.29% +39.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.70 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.67% +22.85%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1657 1524 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.56% 18.15% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 663 562
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +15 52 £300 +9.09% 14
Surrey +8 24 £163 -31.57% 7
Hampshire -10 15 £310 -11.42% 14
West Sussex +6 9 £325 -26.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £363 -3.33% 2
East Sussex - 4 £243 - 1
Kent -1 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -6 3 £273 +14.73% 5
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 150 (52.26%) Firewall
2 146 (50.87%) Cisco
3 119 (41.46%) Windows
4 102 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (31.71%) Active Directory
6 89 (31.01%) LAN
7 87 (30.31%) WAN
8 81 (28.22%) Microsoft
9 80 (27.87%) MPLS
10 63 (21.95%) Juniper
11 61 (21.25%) CheckPoint
11 61 (21.25%) BGP
12 60 (20.91%) ITIL
12 60 (20.91%) Windows 7
13 59 (20.56%) IPsec
14 58 (20.21%) OSPF
14 58 (20.21%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (19.16%) CCNP
16 52 (18.12%) VoIP
17 50 (17.42%) MS Excel
17 50 (17.42%) MS Office
17 50 (17.42%) Telecoms
18 48 (16.72%) DNS
18 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
19 43 (14.98%) TCP/IP
19 43 (14.98%) MS Exchange
20 42 (14.63%) Citrix
21 41 (14.29%) SC Cleared
22 36 (12.54%) Blackberry
23 35 (12.20%) CCIE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.83%) Apache
4 9 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.09%) Lync
5 6 (2.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.39%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.70%) IIS
8 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (17.42%) MS Excel
1 50 (17.42%) MS Office
2 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.92%) Office 365
2 10 (3.48%) SaaS
3 5 (1.74%) PaaS
3 5 (1.74%) IaaS
4 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 150 (52.26%) Firewall
2 89 (31.01%) LAN
3 87 (30.31%) WAN
4 80 (27.87%) MPLS
5 61 (21.25%) BGP
6 59 (20.56%) IPsec
7 58 (20.21%) OSPF
7 58 (20.21%) Cisco ASA
8 52 (18.12%) VoIP
9 48 (16.72%) DNS
10 43 (14.98%) TCP/IP
11 33 (11.50%) SSL
11 33 (11.50%) Ethernet
12 31 (10.80%) Internet
13 29 (10.10%) Cisco PIX
14 26 (9.06%) Network Security
14 26 (9.06%) SNMP
15 25 (8.71%) Wireless
16 24 (8.36%) LTE
17 23 (8.01%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.44%) MS Access
3 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (17.42%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.88%) Dutch Language
3 8 (2.79%) Finance
4 4 (1.39%) Back Office
4 4 (1.39%) Legal
5 2 (0.70%) French Language
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) German Language
6 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (26.48%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.15%) Analyst
3 31 (10.80%) Design Engineer
4 25 (8.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 22 (7.67%) IP Engineer
6 20 (6.97%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.27%) Consultant
8 17 (5.92%) Security Engineer
9 16 (5.57%) Desktop Support
9 16 (5.57%) Support Analyst
10 15 (5.23%) Architect
11 14 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.53%) Service Analyst
13 12 (4.18%) Test Engineer
13 12 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.83%) Network Design Engineer
15 10 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
15 10 (3.48%) 1st Line Support
16 9 (3.14%) Technical Consultant
17 8 (2.79%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.48%) Web Services
2 8 (2.79%) Ajax
2 8 (2.79%) HTML
2 8 (2.79%) .NET
2 8 (2.79%) XML
2 8 (2.79%) COM
2 8 (2.79%) CSS
2 8 (2.79%) SOAP
3 5 (1.74%) Middleware
4 3 (1.05%) OLE
4 3 (1.05%) WAP
5 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.35%) ODBC
5 1 (0.35%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.54%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.18%) iPhone
2 12 (4.18%) iPad
3 10 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.14%) CMDB
5 8 (2.79%) PKI
6 6 (2.09%) SecurID
7 4 (1.39%) Kindle
8 3 (1.05%) CESG
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.35%) Open Source
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 119 (41.46%) Windows
2 60 (20.91%) Windows 7
3 29 (10.10%) Linux
4 28 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.71%) Windows XP
6 16 (5.57%) Apple iOS
7 15 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.79%) Android
8 8 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.44%) UNIX
9 7 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.39%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
13 1 (0.35%) NetWare
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.91%) ITIL
2 32 (11.15%) Network Management
3 29 (10.10%) Load Balancing
4 28 (9.76%) Network Design
5 23 (8.01%) Network Architecture
6 16 (5.57%) ITSM
7 15 (5.23%) Change Management
8 14 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (4.88%) Project Management
9 13 (4.53%) Service Management
9 13 (4.53%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (3.83%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (3.14%) ITIL V2
12 9 (3.14%) Capacity Management
13 8 (2.79%) Customer Engagement
14 7 (2.44%) Information Security
14 7 (2.44%) Data Security
14 7 (2.44%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.71%) SQL
2 9 (3.14%) Java
3 8 (2.79%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.79%) C
4 7 (2.44%) VB
5 6 (2.09%) C++
6 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.70%) C#
7 2 (0.70%) Perl
7 2 (0.70%) VBScript
8 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (19.16%) CCNP
3 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
4 41 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 35 (12.20%) CCIE
6 33 (11.50%) CCNA
7 30 (10.45%) Degree
8 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (7.32%) CCSP
10 20 (6.97%) CISSP
11 16 (5.57%) MCSE
12 13 (4.53%) CCDP
13 12 (4.18%) Check Point Certification
13 12 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (2.79%) CCSE
15 5 (1.74%) CCIP
16 4 (1.39%) MCSA
16 4 (1.39%) MCP
17 3 (1.05%) CCSA
17 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.62%) SLA
2 14 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 91 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.83%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.09%) ISA Server
5 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.74%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.39%) KVM
6 4 (1.39%) vSphere
6 4 (1.39%) UAG
6 4 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.70%) Snort
8 2 (0.70%) XenApp
8 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.83%) SCCM
2 9 (3.14%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.79%) WSUS
3 8 (2.79%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (2.44%) OPNET
5 5 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.05%) Sysprep
7 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
9 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 146 (50.87%) Cisco
2 81 (28.22%) Microsoft
3 63 (21.95%) Juniper
4 61 (21.25%) CheckPoint
5 42 (14.63%) Citrix
6 30 (10.45%) HP
7 29 (10.10%) VMware
8 28 (9.76%) F5
9 23 (8.01%) Nokia
10 21 (7.32%) Blue Coat
11 20 (6.97%) Apple
11 20 (6.97%) Huawei
12 16 (5.57%) McAfee
13 15 (5.23%) Symantec
13 15 (5.23%) Redback
14 14 (4.88%) Radware
14 14 (4.88%) Ericsson
15 13 (4.53%) BT
16 10 (3.48%) Remedy
16 10 (3.48%) BMC
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