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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 155 138 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 1.54% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.47% 8.52% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 57 49
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£398 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £118 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -45.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.75 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £24.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -42.91%
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
1829 1619 1508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.64% 18.05% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 704 610
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 98 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.35% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -10 53 £398 +37.06% 12
Surrey +9 32 £375 +167.85% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 22 £425 +17.24% 9
Hampshire +5 14 £400 +6.66% 16
East Sussex -5 13 £275 +138.09% 1
Oxfordshire -14 12 £375 +87.50% 2
West Sussex -21 5 £300 -12.40% 5
Kent - 3 £506 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 211 (65.12%) Firewall
2 198 (61.11%) Cisco
3 148 (45.68%) WAN
4 142 (43.83%) LAN
5 132 (40.74%) Windows
6 100 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (28.70%) CheckPoint
8 90 (27.78%) VMware
9 88 (27.16%) MPLS
9 88 (27.16%) Active Directory
10 85 (26.23%) DNS
11 82 (25.31%) Cisco ASA
12 76 (23.46%) ITIL
13 72 (22.22%) Juniper
14 70 (21.60%) SSL
15 65 (20.06%) Microsoft
16 64 (19.75%) TCP/IP
16 64 (19.75%) Linux
17 60 (18.52%) OSPF
18 57 (17.59%) Telecoms
18 57 (17.59%) CCNA
19 54 (16.67%) CCNP
20 53 (16.36%) VoIP
21 52 (16.05%) Security Cleared
21 52 (16.05%) Data Centre
22 50 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
22 50 (15.43%) Windows 7
23 48 (14.81%) SC Cleared
24 45 (13.89%) Network Security
25 44 (13.58%) BGP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.48%) IIS
3 14 (4.32%) Apache
4 12 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.47%) Lync
6 6 (1.85%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.93%) nginx
9 3 (0.93%) Confluence
10 2 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.62%) CMS
10 2 (0.62%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.31%) Mule
11 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 38 (11.73%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.11%) MS Office
3 24 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.63%) IaaS
2 13 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.47%) PaaS
3 8 (2.47%) Office 365
4 6 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.23%) SaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 211 (65.12%) Firewall
2 148 (45.68%) WAN
3 142 (43.83%) LAN
4 88 (27.16%) MPLS
5 85 (26.23%) DNS
6 82 (25.31%) Cisco ASA
7 70 (21.60%) SSL
8 64 (19.75%) TCP/IP
9 60 (18.52%) OSPF
10 53 (16.36%) VoIP
11 45 (13.89%) Network Security
12 44 (13.58%) BGP
12 44 (13.58%) IPsec
13 42 (12.96%) VLAN
13 42 (12.96%) Internet
14 41 (12.65%) SMTP
15 36 (11.11%) DHCP
15 36 (11.11%) Wireless
16 28 (8.64%) HTTP
17 27 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.85%) MySQL
2 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.31%) SQLite
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.47%) Subversion
3 7 (2.16%) JIRA
3 7 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.54%) Maven
5 4 (1.23%) Ant
5 4 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.62%) Hudson
7 1 (0.31%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.31%) Gradle
7 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.31%) JMeter
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 57 (17.59%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.79%) Finance
3 5 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.54%) Billing
4 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.23%) Back Office
5 3 (0.93%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 2 (0.62%) Retail
6 2 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (20.68%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.81%) Architect
3 38 (11.73%) Analyst
4 25 (7.72%) Support Engineer
4 25 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.10%) Security Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) Design Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (5.56%) IP Engineer
8 16 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
9 15 (4.63%) Consultant
10 12 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (3.70%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.40%) Network Specialist
11 11 (3.40%) Security Architect
11 11 (3.40%) Team Leader
12 10 (3.09%) Network Analyst
12 10 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.09%) Infrastructure Manager
13 9 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.47%) Web Services
2 7 (2.16%) Middleware
3 4 (1.23%) LAMP
4 3 (0.93%) CSS
4 3 (0.93%) boto
5 2 (0.62%) XML
5 2 (0.62%) HTML
5 2 (0.62%) .NET
5 2 (0.62%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.62%) jQuery
6 1 (0.31%) RESTful
6 1 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.31%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (0.31%) J2EE
6 1 (0.31%) JMS
6 1 (0.31%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.31%) Spring
6 1 (0.31%) Ajax
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
6 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.05%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.25%) SecurID
5 16 (4.94%) PKI
6 14 (4.32%) Replication
7 8 (2.47%) FlexPod
8 7 (2.16%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.85%) NHS
10 4 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.93%) User Experience
11 3 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.93%) Frameworx
11 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.62%) Wiki
12 2 (0.62%) e-Health
12 2 (0.62%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.62%) MPEG
12 2 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 132 (40.74%) Windows
2 64 (19.75%) Linux
3 50 (15.43%) Windows 7
4 27 (8.33%) UNIX
5 26 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (5.86%) Solaris
9 12 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 10 (3.09%) CentOS
11 9 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.23%) AIX
12 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.93%) VMS
13 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.31%) SUSE
15 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (23.46%) ITIL
2 34 (10.49%) Load Balancing
3 30 (9.26%) Network Design
4 28 (8.64%) Project Management
5 24 (7.41%) Change Management
5 24 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
6 23 (7.10%) Migration
7 21 (6.48%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.17%) Validation
9 19 (5.86%) Information Security
10 16 (4.94%) Security Management
10 16 (4.94%) Service Management
11 14 (4.32%) Network Management
12 13 (4.01%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (4.01%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.01%) PRINCE2
13 12 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (3.40%) PRINCE
14 11 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (3.09%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.02%) SQL
2 23 (7.10%) Python
2 23 (7.10%) PowerShell
3 20 (6.17%) Perl
4 19 (5.86%) Shell Script
5 15 (4.63%) C
6 13 (4.01%) C++
7 11 (3.40%) Ruby
8 6 (1.85%) Java
8 6 (1.85%) PHP
9 3 (0.93%) C#
9 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.31%) VBScript
11 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.31%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 100 (30.86%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (17.59%) CCNA
3 54 (16.67%) CCNP
4 52 (16.05%) Security Cleared
5 48 (14.81%) SC Cleared
6 33 (10.19%) Degree
7 29 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (8.64%) CISSP
9 27 (8.33%) CCIE
10 18 (5.56%) MCSE
11 13 (4.01%) CCDP
12 12 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (3.40%) CCSE
14 9 (2.78%) CCIP
15 8 (2.47%) CCSA
15 8 (2.47%) DV Cleared
16 7 (2.16%) MCITP
16 7 (2.16%) MCSA
17 6 (1.85%) CCSP
17 6 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.10%) PCI DSS
2 19 (5.86%) SLA
3 6 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.23%) COBIT
4 4 (1.23%) COSO
5 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (27.16%) Active Directory
2 50 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.26%) vSphere
4 12 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 12 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 12 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.40%) XenApp
6 8 (2.47%) Firmware
6 8 (2.47%) vCloud
7 5 (1.54%) HDFS
7 5 (1.54%) Samba
7 5 (1.54%) Snort
8 4 (1.23%) XenServer
8 4 (1.23%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.62%) iptables
9 2 (0.62%) Postfix
9 2 (0.62%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (5.56%) SCCM
2 12 (3.70%) Puppet
2 12 (3.70%) MIMEsweeper
2 12 (3.70%) MAILsweeper
3 10 (3.09%) FortiGate
3 10 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.78%) TrustSec
5 8 (2.47%) Nagios
6 6 (1.85%) SCOM
7 5 (1.54%) Zenoss
7 5 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.93%) Ansible
9 3 (0.93%) Opsview
9 3 (0.93%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.93%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.93%) Nessus
10 2 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.62%) Salt
Vendors
1 198 (61.11%) Cisco
2 93 (28.70%) CheckPoint
3 90 (27.78%) VMware
4 72 (22.22%) Juniper
5 65 (20.06%) Microsoft
6 40 (12.35%) F5
7 31 (9.57%) Citrix
8 30 (9.26%) Blue Coat
9 24 (7.41%) NetApp
10 23 (7.10%) HP
11 22 (6.79%) McAfee
12 20 (6.17%) CA
13 16 (4.94%) Fortinet
14 15 (4.63%) Websense
15 13 (4.01%) Nokia
16 10 (3.09%) Red Hat
16 10 (3.09%) Avaya
16 10 (3.09%) Oracle
17 9 (2.78%) AlgoSec
17 9 (2.78%) SolarWinds
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