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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 154 119 86
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -33
Contract jobs citing VPN 103 139 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 1.60% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 8.98% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 74
Average daily rate
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£331 £344 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £456 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.62 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +8.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
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
1876 1548 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.57% 17.81% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 712 634
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 98 167
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 43 £331 -11.66% 14
Surrey +2 26 £364 +41.26% 15
Kent +4 9 £145 -73.63% 3
Buckinghamshire -24 9 £320 +8.01% 2
Hampshire -33 7 £313 +2.45% 13
West Sussex 0 3 £108 -76.11% 3
Middlesex -4 2 £450 +24.13%
East Sussex -12 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -19 1 - - 5
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 127 (57.73%) Firewall
2 118 (53.64%) Cisco
3 88 (40.00%) Windows
3 88 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (34.09%) LAN
5 73 (33.18%) CheckPoint
6 68 (30.91%) Active Directory
7 66 (30.00%) Juniper
8 65 (29.55%) WAN
9 61 (27.73%) MPLS
9 61 (27.73%) Cisco ASA
10 57 (25.91%) IPsec
11 51 (23.18%) Telecoms
11 51 (23.18%) OSPF
11 51 (23.18%) Microsoft
12 45 (20.45%) CCIE
13 44 (20.00%) BGP
13 44 (20.00%) Load Balancing
13 44 (20.00%) Windows 7
14 42 (19.09%) DNS
14 42 (19.09%) ITIL
15 39 (17.73%) CCNP
16 37 (16.82%) VoIP
17 36 (16.36%) TCP/IP
18 35 (15.91%) Security Cleared
19 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
19 34 (15.45%) Nokia
20 33 (15.00%) MS Office
21 32 (14.55%) Network Management
22 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 26 (11.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.18%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.73%) IIS
4 5 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.82%) Apache
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.91%) Lync
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (15.00%) MS Office
2 29 (13.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.91%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.36%) IaaS
3 2 (0.91%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (57.73%) Firewall
2 75 (34.09%) LAN
3 65 (29.55%) WAN
4 61 (27.73%) MPLS
4 61 (27.73%) Cisco ASA
5 57 (25.91%) IPsec
6 51 (23.18%) OSPF
7 44 (20.00%) BGP
8 42 (19.09%) DNS
9 37 (16.82%) VoIP
10 36 (16.36%) TCP/IP
11 30 (13.64%) Network Security
12 29 (13.18%) Wireless
12 29 (13.18%) SNMP
12 29 (13.18%) DHCP
13 26 (11.82%) Cisco PIX
14 22 (10.00%) Ethernet
15 21 (9.55%) SSL
16 20 (9.09%) FWSM
17 19 (8.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) DB2
2 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (23.18%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.64%) Finance
3 6 (2.73%) Dutch Language
4 4 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.45%) Automotive
5 1 (0.45%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.91%) IP Engineer
3 33 (15.00%) Design Engineer
4 21 (9.55%) Analyst
5 17 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.82%) Architect
8 13 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.00%) Consultant
10 11 (5.00%) Security Engineer
11 10 (4.55%) Desktop Support
12 9 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (4.09%) Deskside Support
13 8 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.18%) Server Engineer
15 6 (2.73%) Network Support
15 6 (2.73%) Senior Network Engineer
15 6 (2.73%) Security Consultant
15 6 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.27%) .NET
2 3 (1.36%) CSS
2 3 (1.36%) WAP
2 3 (1.36%) Middleware
2 3 (1.36%) OLE
3 2 (0.91%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) ODBC
4 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.36%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.73%) iPad
3 15 (6.82%) iPhone
4 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.18%) SecurID
5 6 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.82%) CMDB
6 4 (1.82%) PKI
6 4 (1.82%) CESG
7 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Wiki
7 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 88 (40.00%) Windows
2 44 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 30 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 17 (7.73%) Linux
6 13 (5.91%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.64%) UNIX
9 6 (2.73%) Android
10 5 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 5 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.36%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.36%) Solaris
11 3 (1.36%) SUSE
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 42 (19.09%) ITIL
3 32 (14.55%) Network Management
4 29 (13.18%) Network Architecture
5 19 (8.64%) Kalman Filter
6 18 (8.18%) Network Design
7 17 (7.73%) Project Management
8 15 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (5.45%) ITSM
11 11 (5.00%) Validation
12 10 (4.55%) Service Management
13 9 (4.09%) Migration
13 9 (4.09%) Information Security
14 7 (3.18%) Change Management
14 7 (3.18%) ITIL V3
14 7 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
15 6 (2.73%) Asset Management
16 4 (1.82%) Security Management
16 4 (1.82%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.00%) SQL
2 8 (3.64%) C
3 7 (3.18%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.73%) VBScript
5 5 (2.27%) C++
5 5 (2.27%) Java
5 5 (2.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.82%) Python
6 4 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 88 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (20.45%) CCIE
3 39 (17.73%) CCNP
4 35 (15.91%) Security Cleared
5 34 (15.45%) SC Cleared
6 22 (10.00%) CCSP
7 19 (8.64%) CCNA
8 18 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (7.73%) CISSP
10 13 (5.91%) MCSE
11 11 (5.00%) CCDP
11 11 (5.00%) Degree
12 10 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (2.27%) MCP
13 5 (2.27%) CCSE
14 4 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.36%) CCIP
15 3 (1.36%) JNCIS
16 2 (0.91%) JNCIP
16 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.82%) SLA
2 12 (5.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (30.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.64%) Terminal Services
2 8 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.18%) ISA Server
4 5 (2.27%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.27%) vSphere
5 4 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.36%) Snort
6 3 (1.36%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.36%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.36%) XenApp
7 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 15 (6.82%) SCCM
2 6 (2.73%) WSUS
3 5 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.36%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.36%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.36%) SCOM
5 3 (1.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.45%) Cacti
7 1 (0.45%) OpenView
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 118 (53.64%) Cisco
2 73 (33.18%) CheckPoint
3 66 (30.00%) Juniper
4 51 (23.18%) Microsoft
5 34 (15.45%) Nokia
6 27 (12.27%) HP
7 26 (11.82%) Citrix
8 24 (10.91%) VMware
9 23 (10.45%) F5
10 22 (10.00%) Redback
10 22 (10.00%) Radware
11 21 (9.55%) Blue Coat
12 15 (6.82%) McAfee
13 14 (6.36%) Symantec
14 12 (5.45%) Huawei
15 10 (4.55%) Apple
15 10 (4.55%) Avaya
16 9 (4.09%) Remedy
16 9 (4.09%) NetApp
17 8 (3.64%) Websense
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £105 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 30000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago