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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South East
Rank 137 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 110 152 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.74% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.22% 8.45% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 87
Median daily rate £350 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 5
Median hourly rate £13.25 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.75% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £22.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £18.42 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-26.71% +10.16%

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
1523 1798 2043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.08% 20.64% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 991 981
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 114
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.21% +20.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Surrey +5 29 £335 -12.98% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 24 £425 -22.72% 9
Berkshire -20 24 £344 -14.06% 6
Hampshire -14 21 £330 -10.20% 16
Oxfordshire -7 4 £450 +185.71% 5
West Sussex -16 4 £413 -13.15% 1
Kent +5 3 £375 -16.66% 1
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 4
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 122 (53.98%) Cisco
2 97 (42.92%) Firewall
3 91 (40.27%) Windows
4 69 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (28.32%) WAN
6 63 (27.88%) LAN
7 57 (25.22%) Security Cleared
8 56 (24.78%) Microsoft
8 56 (24.78%) CCNP
9 53 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (22.12%) SC Cleared
11 48 (21.24%) MS Office
11 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
12 47 (20.80%) CCNA
12 47 (20.80%) VMware
13 46 (20.35%) Active Directory
13 46 (20.35%) Linux
13 46 (20.35%) DNS
14 45 (19.91%) ITIL
15 44 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
16 41 (18.14%) TCP/IP
16 41 (18.14%) CheckPoint
17 40 (17.70%) Wireless
18 39 (17.26%) SSL
19 35 (15.49%) MPLS
20 34 (15.04%) BGP
21 33 (14.60%) F5
22 32 (14.16%) Juniper
23 30 (13.27%) OSPF
23 30 (13.27%) MS Excel

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 12 (5.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.65%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.21%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (21.24%) MS Office
2 30 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.88%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (7.08%) Office 365
2 13 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (42.92%) Firewall
2 64 (28.32%) WAN
3 63 (27.88%) LAN
4 53 (23.45%) Cisco ASA
5 46 (20.35%) DNS
6 44 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 41 (18.14%) TCP/IP
8 40 (17.70%) Wireless
9 39 (17.26%) SSL
10 35 (15.49%) MPLS
11 34 (15.04%) BGP
12 30 (13.27%) OSPF
13 28 (12.39%) Network Security
14 26 (11.50%) Internet
15 24 (10.62%) VLAN
16 21 (9.29%) VoIP
17 19 (8.41%) IPsec
17 19 (8.41%) SAN
18 18 (7.96%) DHCP
19 15 (6.64%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) Data Lake
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (2.65%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.77%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (11.95%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.19%) Finance
3 7 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.21%) Banking
5 4 (1.77%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Billing
6 3 (1.33%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (22.12%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.49%) Analyst
3 26 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.62%) Architect
5 20 (8.85%) Consultant
6 15 (6.64%) Administrator
6 15 (6.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (5.31%) Network Analyst
9 11 (4.87%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.87%) Security Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (4.42%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.42%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.98%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.10%) Middleware
3 4 (1.77%) SAML
4 3 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.33%) REST
5 2 (0.88%) .NET
5 2 (0.88%) CSS
5 2 (0.88%) SAP Smart Forms
6 1 (0.44%) ADO
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.44%) JMS
6 1 (0.44%) JSON
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.44%) RESTful
6 1 (0.44%) SOAP
6 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.44%) Web Services
6 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.75%) PKI
4 10 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.98%) Replication
6 8 (3.54%) Smartphone
6 8 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.65%) CMDB
7 6 (2.65%) iPad
8 5 (2.21%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.21%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (2.21%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.77%) BYOD
10 3 (1.33%) BBC
10 3 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.33%) Clustering
10 3 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (40.27%) Windows
2 46 (20.35%) Linux
3 30 (13.27%) Windows 7
4 26 (11.50%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (8.85%) CentOS
7 15 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.64%) Unix
8 13 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.31%) Android
10 11 (4.87%) Windows 8
11 10 (4.42%) Windows 10
12 9 (3.98%) Ubuntu
12 9 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (3.10%) Solaris
14 5 (2.21%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.77%) AIX
16 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
16 3 (1.33%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.91%) ITIL
2 25 (11.06%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.18%) Network Design
4 13 (5.75%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.75%) Migration
4 13 (5.75%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.87%) Coaching
6 10 (4.42%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (4.42%) Project Management
6 10 (4.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (3.98%) Information Security
7 9 (3.98%) Service Management
8 7 (3.10%) Analytics
8 7 (3.10%) Change Management
8 7 (3.10%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.10%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.10%) Patch Management
8 7 (3.10%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.10%) SIEM
9 6 (2.65%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.64%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.75%) Python
3 9 (3.98%) Perl
4 8 (3.54%) C
5 5 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.77%) SQL
7 3 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (0.44%) C#
8 1 (0.44%) Java
8 1 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 69 (30.53%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (25.22%) Security Cleared
3 56 (24.78%) CCNP
4 50 (22.12%) SC Cleared
5 47 (20.80%) CCNA
6 30 (13.27%) Degree
7 15 (6.64%) CCDP
8 10 (4.42%) CCIE
8 10 (4.42%) CISSP
8 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.98%) CCSE
10 7 (3.10%) CEH
10 7 (3.10%) JNCIS
10 7 (3.10%) MCSE
11 6 (2.65%) AWS Certification
11 6 (2.65%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (2.65%) MCP
11 6 (2.65%) RHCT
12 5 (2.21%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.52%) SLA
2 9 (3.98%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.88%) COBIT
5 2 (0.88%) COSO
5 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.88%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.44%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.44%) PMO
6 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 46 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 30 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.96%) vSphere
4 12 (5.31%) vCloud
5 10 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.54%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.10%) Hyper-V
7 7 (3.10%) ProxySG
7 7 (3.10%) XenApp
8 5 (2.21%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.77%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.88%) Docker
11 2 (0.88%) Snort
11 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.88%) XenServer
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (8.41%) Puppet
2 11 (4.87%) SCCM
3 10 (4.42%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.98%) Nagios
5 6 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.21%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.77%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.77%) Nexpose
7 4 (1.77%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.33%) OPNET
8 3 (1.33%) Opsview
8 3 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.88%) Ansible
9 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.88%) Netcool
9 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.88%) TrustSec
9 2 (0.88%) vMotion
9 2 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 122 (53.98%) Cisco
2 56 (24.78%) Microsoft
3 47 (20.80%) VMware
4 41 (18.14%) CheckPoint
5 33 (14.60%) F5
6 32 (14.16%) Juniper
7 22 (9.73%) Citrix
8 18 (7.96%) Apple
9 16 (7.08%) Palo Alto
10 15 (6.64%) Blue Coat
11 12 (5.31%) HP
12 11 (4.87%) Riverbed
13 10 (4.42%) Intel Security
13 10 (4.42%) Red Hat
14 9 (3.98%) Dell
14 9 (3.98%) Remedy
15 8 (3.54%) Brocade
15 8 (3.54%) SAP
15 8 (3.54%) Symantec
16 7 (3.10%) Oracle
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