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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 122 117 126
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 158 153 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.65% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 8.64% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 65 41
Median daily rate £339 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £280 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +52.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £37.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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
1746 1771 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.45% 19.07% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 871 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 120 98
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 72 £338 -15.09% 6
Buckinghamshire +22 28 £275 -31.25% 4
Surrey -17 22 £410 +2.50% 7
Hampshire +10 21 £400 - 13
West Sussex -12 7 £363 -18.30% 1
Oxfordshire +1 4 £238 -50.00% 2
East Sussex +2 2 - -
Kent +2 1 £325 -33.33% 4
Middlesex -4 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 162 (48.94%) Firewall
2 157 (47.43%) Windows
3 151 (45.62%) Cisco
4 110 (33.23%) WAN
5 106 (32.02%) Microsoft
6 103 (31.12%) DNS
7 101 (30.51%) LAN
8 90 (27.19%) MPLS
9 86 (25.98%) TCP/IP
10 77 (23.26%) MS Excel
11 76 (22.96%) DHCP
12 75 (22.66%) Linux
13 74 (22.36%) ITIL
13 74 (22.36%) Active Directory
13 74 (22.36%) IPsec
14 71 (21.45%) Cisco Certification
15 69 (20.85%) Juniper
16 62 (18.73%) BGP
17 61 (18.43%) Telecoms
17 61 (18.43%) Windows Server
18 60 (18.13%) Internet
19 59 (17.82%) SSL
20 56 (16.92%) Network Security
21 53 (16.01%) CheckPoint
22 51 (15.41%) Load Balancing
23 50 (15.11%) VMware
24 48 (14.50%) Data Centre
25 46 (13.90%) Finance
26 45 (13.60%) Degree
27 44 (13.29%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.44%) Skype for Business
2 17 (5.14%) IIS
3 9 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.42%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.42%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.81%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.51%) Apache
6 5 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.91%) CMS
7 3 (0.91%) SAS
8 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.55%) MS Office
3 9 (2.72%) Acrobat
4 8 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.42%) ProjectWise
5 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.04%) IaaS
4 16 (4.83%) PaaS
5 15 (4.53%) SaaS
6 7 (2.11%) Office 365
7 6 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.21%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 162 (48.94%) Firewall
2 110 (33.23%) WAN
3 103 (31.12%) DNS
4 101 (30.51%) LAN
5 90 (27.19%) MPLS
6 86 (25.98%) TCP/IP
7 76 (22.96%) DHCP
8 74 (22.36%) IPsec
9 62 (18.73%) BGP
10 60 (18.13%) Internet
11 59 (17.82%) SSL
12 56 (16.92%) Network Security
13 44 (13.29%) OSPF
14 40 (12.08%) VLAN
15 34 (10.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (10.27%) Wireless
16 33 (9.97%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (9.06%) HTTP
17 30 (9.06%) IPv6
18 25 (7.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.21%) MySQL
4 4 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.60%) DB2
5 2 (0.60%) GIS
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.91%) JIRA
2 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.30%) Ant
3 1 (0.30%) AppScan
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) Maven
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (18.43%) Telecoms
2 46 (13.90%) Finance
3 17 (5.14%) Marketing
4 6 (1.81%) Billing
5 5 (1.51%) Back Office
5 5 (1.51%) Military
6 4 (1.21%) Banking
7 3 (0.91%) French Language
7 3 (0.91%) Games
7 3 (0.91%) German Language
7 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (0.91%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Korean Language
8 2 (0.60%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (19.64%) Network Engineer
2 59 (17.82%) Analyst
3 36 (10.88%) Architect
3 36 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 28 (8.46%) Network Analyst
5 23 (6.95%) Security Engineer
6 19 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.44%) Service Analyst
7 18 (5.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (5.14%) Network Security Analyst
8 17 (5.14%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.53%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
10 14 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (4.23%) Consultant
11 13 (3.93%) Network Architect
11 13 (3.93%) Windows Engineer
12 12 (3.63%) Network Support
12 12 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.95%) .NET
2 21 (6.34%) CSS
3 19 (5.74%) XML
4 12 (3.63%) Middleware
5 9 (2.72%) 802.1X
5 9 (2.72%) Web Services
6 5 (1.51%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.21%) LAMP
7 4 (1.21%) REST
7 4 (1.21%) SOAP
8 3 (0.91%) RSS
8 3 (0.91%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.60%) JSON
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.30%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.30%) HTML
10 1 (0.30%) MAPI
10 1 (0.30%) OAuth
10 1 (0.30%) WCF
10 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.25%) Public Cloud
4 20 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.83%) RSA SecurID
6 12 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.32%) PKI
8 10 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.42%) BYOD
10 7 (2.11%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.81%) Replication
12 5 (1.51%) iSeries
12 5 (1.51%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.21%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.21%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 157 (47.43%) Windows
2 75 (22.66%) Linux
3 61 (18.43%) Windows Server
4 23 (6.95%) Unix
5 20 (6.04%) Windows 7
5 20 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (4.53%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.93%) CentOS
9 9 (2.72%) Solaris
9 9 (2.72%) VMS
10 8 (2.42%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.51%) AIX
12 4 (1.21%) Debian
12 4 (1.21%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.21%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.91%) CatOS
13 3 (0.91%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.36%) ITIL
2 51 (15.41%) Load Balancing
3 30 (9.06%) Configuration Management
4 29 (8.76%) Project Management
5 26 (7.85%) Change Management
6 25 (7.55%) Migration
6 25 (7.55%) Service Management
7 24 (7.25%) Mentoring
7 24 (7.25%) Network Design
8 22 (6.65%) Presales
9 21 (6.34%) Incident Management
10 20 (6.04%) Information Security
10 20 (6.04%) Workflow
11 17 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (5.14%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (4.83%) Process Improvement
13 15 (4.53%) ITSM
13 15 (4.53%) SIEM
14 14 (4.23%) PRINCE2
15 13 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.88%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.34%) C
3 20 (6.04%) SQL
4 17 (5.14%) VBScript
5 13 (3.93%) C++
6 11 (3.32%) C#
6 11 (3.32%) Perl
6 11 (3.32%) VB
7 10 (3.02%) Python
8 9 (2.72%) Java
9 5 (1.51%) PHP
9 5 (1.51%) Ruby
10 3 (0.91%) Tcl
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
11 1 (0.30%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 71 (21.45%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (13.60%) Degree
3 38 (11.48%) CCNP
4 35 (10.57%) CCNA
5 34 (10.27%) Security Cleared
6 33 (9.97%) SC Cleared
7 28 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (6.34%) CCIE
8 21 (6.34%) MCSE
9 13 (3.93%) MCSA
9 13 (3.93%) MCSD
10 8 (2.42%) CCSA
10 8 (2.42%) CCSE
10 8 (2.42%) MCTS
11 7 (2.11%) CCDA
11 7 (2.11%) CISSP
11 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.81%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.81%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.74%) SLA
2 15 (4.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.23%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.81%) RMADS
5 5 (1.51%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.21%) COBIT
6 4 (1.21%) COSO
6 4 (1.21%) PMBOK
6 4 (1.21%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (22.36%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.06%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (3.02%) vSphere
5 8 (2.42%) XenApp
6 7 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.81%) vCloud
7 6 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.51%) UAG
8 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.21%) Postfix
9 4 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.91%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.91%) XenServer
11 2 (0.60%) Docker
11 2 (0.60%) iptables
12 1 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (5.44%) Puppet
2 17 (5.14%) SCOM
3 15 (4.53%) SCCM
3 15 (4.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.42%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.11%) DameWare
6 7 (2.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.11%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.51%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.51%) WSUS
8 4 (1.21%) BMC Marimba
8 4 (1.21%) Nexpose
8 4 (1.21%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.21%) SCSM
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.60%) CFEngine
10 2 (0.60%) logstash
10 2 (0.60%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 151 (45.62%) Cisco
2 106 (32.02%) Microsoft
3 69 (20.85%) Juniper
4 53 (16.01%) CheckPoint
5 50 (15.11%) VMware
6 36 (10.88%) F5
7 34 (10.27%) Blue Coat
8 33 (9.97%) Citrix
9 20 (6.04%) Red Hat
10 18 (5.44%) Palo Alto
11 12 (3.63%) Adobe
11 12 (3.63%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.32%) Intel Security
12 11 (3.32%) IronPort
13 10 (3.02%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (2.72%) Oracle
15 8 (2.42%) Aruba
15 8 (2.42%) Huawei
15 8 (2.42%) Lotus
15 8 (2.42%) PeopleSoft
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