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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 172 165 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.86% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.54% 10.47% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £453 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 26
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.54 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.63% -19.73%
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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
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +4 76 £398 +39.47% 10
Surrey +18 45 £270 +92.85% 17
Hampshire -23 16 £413 -2.94% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 12 £264 +70.16% 3
Kent -8 8 £315 - 2
Oxfordshire -12 5 £375 +17.18% 2
West Sussex -14 4 £375 -6.25%
East Sussex -6 3 £370 +80.48% 5
Middlesex +1 2 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 182 (64.08%) Cisco
2 174 (61.27%) Firewall
3 121 (42.61%) WAN
4 117 (41.20%) LAN
5 108 (38.03%) Windows
6 94 (33.10%) Cisco Certification
7 86 (30.28%) CheckPoint
8 83 (29.23%) ITIL
9 79 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
10 72 (25.35%) MPLS
11 71 (25.00%) OSPF
12 67 (23.59%) VMware
13 66 (23.24%) Juniper
14 60 (21.13%) SSL
15 58 (20.42%) Microsoft
15 58 (20.42%) TCP/IP
15 58 (20.42%) Telecoms
16 57 (20.07%) Internet
17 56 (19.72%) Security Cleared
18 55 (19.37%) Active Directory
18 55 (19.37%) IPsec
19 53 (18.66%) SC Cleared
20 52 (18.31%) VLAN
20 52 (18.31%) BGP
20 52 (18.31%) CCNP
20 52 (18.31%) DNS
20 52 (18.31%) Linux
21 51 (17.96%) Windows 7
22 48 (16.90%) Network Security
23 45 (15.85%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.17%) IIS
4 8 (2.82%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) Lync
6 5 (1.76%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.06%) Confluence
8 2 (0.70%) MediaWiki
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.35%) WildFly
9 1 (0.35%) Node.js
9 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.35%) Mule
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 33 (11.62%) MS Office
2 27 (9.51%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.52%) Office 365
2 8 (2.82%) IaaS
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 174 (61.27%) Firewall
2 121 (42.61%) WAN
3 117 (41.20%) LAN
4 79 (27.82%) Cisco ASA
5 72 (25.35%) MPLS
6 71 (25.00%) OSPF
7 60 (21.13%) SSL
8 58 (20.42%) TCP/IP
9 57 (20.07%) Internet
10 55 (19.37%) IPsec
11 52 (18.31%) VLAN
11 52 (18.31%) BGP
11 52 (18.31%) DNS
12 48 (16.90%) Network Security
13 45 (15.85%) VoIP
14 41 (14.44%) RIP
15 36 (12.68%) Wireless
16 34 (11.97%) Ethernet
17 28 (9.86%) EIGRP
18 23 (8.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.76%) DB2
3 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.70%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.35%) SQLite
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.06%) Subversion
2 3 (1.06%) JIRA
2 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.70%) Hudson
4 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.35%) Gradle
4 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.35%) Maven
4 1 (0.35%) Ant
4 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.35%) JMeter
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 58 (20.42%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.39%) Finance
3 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.06%) Retail
5 2 (0.70%) Marketing
5 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Publishing
6 1 (0.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (22.18%) Network Engineer
2 36 (12.68%) Design Engineer
3 33 (11.62%) Analyst
3 33 (11.62%) IP Engineer
4 29 (10.21%) Support Engineer
5 23 (8.10%) Security Engineer
6 22 (7.75%) Architect
7 17 (5.99%) Support Analyst
7 17 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.99%) Senior Network Engineer
8 15 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.93%) Consultant
10 13 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.52%) Desktop Support
12 9 (3.17%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.17%) Network Architect
13 8 (2.82%) IP Network Engineer
13 8 (2.82%) IT Support
13 8 (2.82%) Administrator
13 8 (2.82%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.76%) Web Services
1 5 (1.76%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.06%) XML
3 2 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) J2EE
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (0.35%) JMS
4 1 (0.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) LAMP
4 1 (0.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.35%) Spring
4 1 (0.35%) XMPP
4 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.35%) WCF
4 1 (0.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.10%) SecurID
2 8 (2.82%) FlexPod
2 8 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.46%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.11%) NHS
4 6 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.76%) EFT
5 5 (1.76%) iPhone
5 5 (1.76%) iPad
6 4 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.41%) PKI
7 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.06%) CMDB
7 3 (1.06%) GIS
7 3 (1.06%) Replication
7 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.70%) Wiki
8 2 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.35%) Statistics
9 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (38.03%) Windows
2 52 (18.31%) Linux
3 51 (17.96%) Windows 7
4 24 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.93%) Windows XP
6 14 (4.93%) UNIX
7 13 (4.58%) Solaris
7 13 (4.58%) CentOS
8 11 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.17%) SUSE
10 6 (2.11%) AIX
11 5 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.41%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (29.23%) ITIL
2 34 (11.97%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.51%) Kalman Filter
4 25 (8.80%) Project Management
5 22 (7.75%) Risk Assessment
6 21 (7.39%) Validation
6 21 (7.39%) Service Management
7 20 (7.04%) Migration
7 20 (7.04%) Network Design
8 19 (6.69%) Network Management
9 18 (6.34%) Change Management
10 15 (5.28%) eTOM
11 13 (4.58%) PRINCE2
12 11 (3.87%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.87%) Network Architecture
13 10 (3.52%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (3.52%) Demand Forecasting
14 8 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (2.82%) PRINCE
15 7 (2.46%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.51%) SQL
2 13 (4.58%) Perl
3 12 (4.23%) C
4 11 (3.87%) C++
4 11 (3.87%) Python
4 11 (3.87%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.41%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (1.41%) ActionScript
6 4 (1.41%) Java
7 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.70%) Ruby
8 2 (0.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 94 (33.10%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (19.72%) Security Cleared
3 53 (18.66%) SC Cleared
4 52 (18.31%) CCNP
5 40 (14.08%) CCNA
6 32 (11.27%) CCIE
7 27 (9.51%) Degree
8 21 (7.39%) CISSP
9 19 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (5.28%) MCSE
11 11 (3.87%) CCDP
12 8 (2.82%) BC Cleared
13 7 (2.46%) DV Cleared
13 7 (2.46%) CCIP
14 6 (2.11%) CCSP
15 5 (1.76%) Check Point Certification
16 4 (1.41%) VCP4
17 2 (0.70%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.70%) JNCIS
18 1 (0.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.51%) PCI DSS
2 23 (8.10%) SLA
3 4 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.06%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) COSO
System Software
1 55 (19.37%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.39%) vSphere
4 15 (5.28%) Firmware
5 11 (3.87%) Sendmail
6 9 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.82%) vCloud
8 5 (1.76%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (1.76%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.06%) Snort
10 2 (0.70%) Squid
10 2 (0.70%) Postfix
10 2 (0.70%) Samba
10 2 (0.70%) XenServer
11 1 (0.35%) XenApp
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (6.69%) SCCM
2 12 (4.23%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.87%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (3.87%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.76%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.06%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.06%) SCOM
6 3 (1.06%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.70%) Cacti
7 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.70%) Puppet
7 2 (0.70%) Salt
8 1 (0.35%) Kibana
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Ansible
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 182 (64.08%) Cisco
2 86 (30.28%) CheckPoint
3 67 (23.59%) VMware
4 66 (23.24%) Juniper
5 58 (20.42%) Microsoft
6 40 (14.08%) F5
7 27 (9.51%) Citrix
8 24 (8.45%) CA
8 24 (8.45%) Blue Coat
9 22 (7.75%) Fortinet
10 21 (7.39%) NetApp
11 20 (7.04%) HP
11 20 (7.04%) McAfee
12 15 (5.28%) Nokia
12 15 (5.28%) Tufin
12 15 (5.28%) AlgoSec
13 11 (3.87%) Websense
14 10 (3.52%) Radware
14 10 (3.52%) Redback
14 10 (3.52%) Remedy
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