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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 131 104 154
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +50
Contract jobs citing VPN 110 186 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.96% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 10.46% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 95 49
Median daily rate £400 £410 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.64 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +21.87%
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
1573 1779 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.30% 18.75% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 965 876
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 121 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +62.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -10 28 £375 -6.25% 8
Buckinghamshire +29 22 £450 +12.50% 4
Surrey -2 20 £419 +2.32% 6
Hampshire -14 19 £365 -18.88% 15
West Sussex +5 6 £475 +35.78% 1
Kent +3 4 £325 -5.79%
Middlesex -3 3 £413 -8.33%
Oxfordshire -8 2 £200 +21.21% 3
Thames Valley - 1 £750 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 130 (55.79%) Cisco
2 118 (50.64%) Firewall
3 93 (39.91%) Windows
4 81 (34.76%) LAN
5 74 (31.76%) WAN
6 67 (28.76%) SSL
7 60 (25.75%) VMware
8 59 (25.32%) Linux
9 58 (24.89%) Cisco Certification
10 55 (23.61%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (22.75%) CheckPoint
11 53 (22.75%) Data Centre
12 52 (22.32%) Security Cleared
13 48 (20.60%) Juniper
14 47 (20.17%) DNS
14 47 (20.17%) CCNP
14 47 (20.17%) ITIL
15 46 (19.74%) Microsoft
16 45 (19.31%) Network Security
16 45 (19.31%) SC Cleared
17 44 (18.88%) TCP/IP
17 44 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 42 (18.03%) Active Directory
19 40 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (16.31%) Degree
20 38 (16.31%) Internet
21 36 (15.45%) F5
22 35 (15.02%) BGP
23 34 (14.59%) IPsec
24 33 (14.16%) MPLS

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 7 (3.00%) Apache
2 5 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.29%) IIS
5 2 (0.86%) CMS
5 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (12.45%) MS Office
2 27 (11.59%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.72%) MS Project
5 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.86%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.58%) Office 365
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.72%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.72%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.29%) IaaS
5 3 (1.29%) PaaS
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (50.64%) Firewall
2 81 (34.76%) LAN
3 74 (31.76%) WAN
4 67 (28.76%) SSL
5 55 (23.61%) Cisco ASA
6 47 (20.17%) DNS
7 45 (19.31%) Network Security
8 44 (18.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 44 (18.88%) TCP/IP
9 38 (16.31%) Internet
10 35 (15.02%) BGP
11 34 (14.59%) IPsec
12 33 (14.16%) MPLS
13 31 (13.30%) OSPF
13 31 (13.30%) VoIP
14 30 (12.88%) Wireless
15 22 (9.44%) SAN
15 22 (9.44%) VLAN
16 18 (7.73%) DHCP
17 15 (6.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.72%) MySQL
2 3 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.86%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.58%) Metasploit
2 5 (2.15%) JIRA
3 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.86%) Ant
4 2 (0.86%) Maven
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.43%) GitLab
5 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (9.87%) Finance
2 18 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.15%) Billing
3 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.72%) Korean Language
5 3 (1.29%) Banking
5 3 (1.29%) Legal
5 3 (1.29%) Local Government
6 2 (0.86%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (20.60%) Network Engineer
2 32 (13.73%) Analyst
3 24 (10.30%) Architect
3 24 (10.30%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.01%) Security Engineer
5 18 (7.73%) Consultant
5 18 (7.73%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (7.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (6.87%) Administrator
7 16 (6.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Network Analyst
9 13 (5.58%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Technical Leader
12 10 (4.29%) Desktop Support
12 10 (4.29%) Firewall Engineer
12 10 (4.29%) Network Architect
12 10 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.86%) 802.1X
1 9 (3.86%) Middleware
2 4 (1.72%) LAMP
3 3 (1.29%) ELK Stack
3 3 (1.29%) XMPP
4 2 (0.86%) .NET
4 2 (0.86%) boto
4 2 (0.86%) SAML
4 2 (0.86%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.43%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.43%) RESTful
5 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.75%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.44%) PKI
3 7 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (1.72%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.29%) Clustering
7 3 (1.29%) CMDB
7 3 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.29%) iPad
7 3 (1.29%) iPhone
7 3 (1.29%) IPTV
7 3 (1.29%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.86%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 93 (39.91%) Windows
2 59 (25.32%) Linux
3 27 (11.59%) CentOS
4 26 (11.16%) Windows 7
5 25 (10.73%) Windows Server
6 21 (9.01%) Unix
7 19 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.29%) Solaris
10 10 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.43%) Windows 10
12 7 (3.00%) AIX
12 7 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.00%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.15%) Android
13 5 (2.15%) VMS
14 4 (1.72%) Debian
15 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.17%) ITIL
2 31 (13.30%) Load Balancing
3 19 (8.15%) Network Design
4 16 (6.87%) Change Management
4 16 (6.87%) Migration
5 14 (6.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (5.58%) Project Management
6 13 (5.58%) Service Management
7 12 (5.15%) Analytics
7 12 (5.15%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.15%) Information Security
8 10 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.29%) Patch Management
9 9 (3.86%) Mentoring
9 9 (3.86%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (3.43%) Coaching
10 8 (3.43%) DevOps
11 7 (3.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 7 (3.00%) Network Management
11 7 (3.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.30%) Python
2 20 (8.58%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.30%) Perl
4 11 (4.72%) Ruby
5 7 (3.00%) Java
5 7 (3.00%) PHP
6 6 (2.58%) C
7 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.72%) SQL
7 4 (1.72%) VBScript
8 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.86%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (24.89%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (22.32%) Security Cleared
3 47 (20.17%) CCNP
4 45 (19.31%) SC Cleared
5 38 (16.31%) Degree
6 30 (12.88%) CCNA
7 12 (5.15%) CCSE
7 12 (5.15%) CISSP
8 11 (4.72%) CCIE
9 10 (4.29%) CCVP
10 9 (3.86%) CCDP
10 9 (3.86%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (3.43%) AWS Certification
12 7 (3.00%) CEH
12 7 (3.00%) PMI Certification
13 6 (2.58%) CCSA
13 6 (2.58%) GCIH
13 6 (2.58%) PMP
13 6 (2.58%) RHCT
14 5 (2.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.72%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.86%) SLA
3 6 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.72%) COBIT
4 4 (1.72%) COSO
4 4 (1.72%) QA
4 4 (1.72%) SAS 70
5 3 (1.29%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 40 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.15%) vSphere
4 18 (7.73%) vCloud
5 9 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.58%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.15%) XenApp
8 4 (1.72%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.72%) Postfix
8 4 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.29%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.86%) Docker
10 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.86%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.86%) Snort
10 2 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (8.58%) Puppet
2 16 (6.87%) SCCM
3 9 (3.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (3.00%) Nexpose
4 7 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.58%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.15%) Ansible
6 5 (2.15%) Nagios
6 5 (2.15%) SCOM
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.72%) RSA Security Analytics
7 4 (1.72%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.72%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.72%) SCSM
7 4 (1.72%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.29%) Nessus
8 3 (1.29%) OPNET
8 3 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (55.79%) Cisco
2 60 (25.75%) VMware
3 53 (22.75%) CheckPoint
4 48 (20.60%) Juniper
5 46 (19.74%) Microsoft
6 36 (15.45%) F5
7 19 (8.15%) Blue Coat
8 18 (7.73%) Citrix
8 18 (7.73%) Palo Alto
9 16 (6.87%) Intel Security
10 12 (5.15%) Symantec
11 11 (4.72%) Apple
12 10 (4.29%) Red Hat
13 8 (3.43%) Sourcefire
14 7 (3.00%) ArcSight
14 7 (3.00%) LogRhythm
15 6 (2.58%) Brocade
15 6 (2.58%) GFI Software
15 6 (2.58%) Rapid7
15 6 (2.58%) TippingPoint
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