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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 120 112 135
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 155 160 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.67% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 8.88% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 79 37
Median daily rate £350 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £310 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 8
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £12.35 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £84.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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
1666 1802 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.85% 18.82% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 940 738
Median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 117 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +32 76 £338 -15.09% 6
Surrey +2 28 £426 +6.56% 12
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £275 -35.29% 2
Hampshire 0 22 £413 +5.76% 10
West Sussex -17 3 £400 +10.34%
East Sussex +8 2 £225 -32.07% 1
Kent +2 1 £325 -33.33% 8
Oxfordshire -3 1 £450 +20.00% 4
Middlesex -5 1 - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 158 (49.69%) Firewall
2 154 (48.43%) Windows
3 151 (47.48%) Cisco
4 110 (34.59%) WAN
5 109 (34.28%) LAN
6 96 (30.19%) Microsoft
7 89 (27.99%) DNS
8 80 (25.16%) TCP/IP
9 78 (24.53%) IPsec
10 76 (23.90%) MPLS
11 75 (23.58%) Linux
12 73 (22.96%) MS Excel
13 71 (22.33%) Cisco Certification
14 68 (21.38%) Juniper
15 65 (20.44%) Active Directory
15 65 (20.44%) DHCP
16 64 (20.13%) SSL
16 64 (20.13%) ITIL
16 64 (20.13%) Network Security
17 59 (18.55%) Windows Server
18 57 (17.92%) Data Centre
18 57 (17.92%) Internet
19 55 (17.30%) Telecoms
20 54 (16.98%) CheckPoint
20 54 (16.98%) BGP
21 51 (16.04%) Load Balancing
22 50 (15.72%) Degree
23 49 (15.41%) VMware
24 42 (13.21%) CCNP
25 39 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 19 (5.97%) Skype for Business
2 12 (3.77%) IIS
3 10 (3.14%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.57%) Apache
6 5 (1.57%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.94%) SAS
8 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 73 (22.96%) MS Excel
2 29 (9.12%) MS Office
3 10 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.52%) ProjectWise
5 6 (1.89%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.35%) IaaS
4 15 (4.72%) PaaS
5 14 (4.40%) SaaS
6 8 (2.52%) Office 365
7 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.26%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 158 (49.69%) Firewall
2 110 (34.59%) WAN
3 109 (34.28%) LAN
4 89 (27.99%) DNS
5 80 (25.16%) TCP/IP
6 78 (24.53%) IPsec
7 76 (23.90%) MPLS
8 65 (20.44%) DHCP
9 64 (20.13%) Network Security
9 64 (20.13%) SSL
10 57 (17.92%) Internet
11 54 (16.98%) BGP
12 36 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (11.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (10.38%) Wireless
15 32 (10.06%) OSPF
16 31 (9.75%) IPv6
16 31 (9.75%) VLAN
17 30 (9.43%) VoIP
18 29 (9.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.26%) MySQL
5 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.63%) DB2
6 2 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.31%) Big Data
7 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.94%) JIRA
2 3 (0.94%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.31%) Ant
3 1 (0.31%) AppScan
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Maven
3 1 (0.31%) Subversion
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (17.30%) Telecoms
2 38 (11.95%) Finance
3 17 (5.35%) Marketing
4 5 (1.57%) Back Office
4 5 (1.57%) Military
5 4 (1.26%) Billing
5 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.94%) French Language
6 3 (0.94%) German Language
6 3 (0.94%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (0.94%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Korean Language
7 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (20.44%) Network Engineer
2 51 (16.04%) Analyst
3 38 (11.95%) Support Engineer
4 35 (11.01%) Architect
5 29 (9.12%) Network Analyst
6 24 (7.55%) Security Engineer
7 21 (6.60%) Project Manager
8 19 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.35%) Network Security Analyst
9 17 (5.35%) Security Analyst
10 15 (4.72%) Consultant
11 14 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
11 14 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.09%) Network Architect
13 12 (3.77%) Designer
13 12 (3.77%) Network Support
13 12 (3.77%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (3.46%) Cisco Engineer
14 11 (3.46%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.60%) .NET
1 21 (6.60%) CSS
2 15 (4.72%) XML
3 12 (3.77%) Middleware
4 9 (2.83%) 802.1X
5 8 (2.52%) Web Services
6 5 (1.57%) ADO.NET
7 4 (1.26%) LAMP
8 3 (0.94%) REST
8 3 (0.94%) RSS
8 3 (0.94%) SOAP
8 3 (0.94%) XMPP
9 2 (0.63%) JSON
9 2 (0.63%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.31%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.31%) HTML
10 1 (0.31%) MAPI
10 1 (0.31%) OAuth
10 1 (0.31%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.55%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.35%) RSA SecurID
4 15 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.46%) PKI
7 10 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.52%) BYOD
9 7 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.89%) Replication
11 5 (1.57%) iSeries
11 5 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.94%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.94%) Clustering
13 3 (0.94%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 154 (48.43%) Windows
2 75 (23.58%) Linux
3 59 (18.55%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.23%) Windows 7
5 22 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.97%) Unix
6 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (5.03%) CentOS
9 15 (4.72%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.83%) Solaris
10 9 (2.83%) VMS
11 7 (2.20%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.57%) AIX
12 5 (1.57%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.26%) Debian
13 4 (1.26%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.13%) ITIL
2 51 (16.04%) Load Balancing
3 33 (10.38%) Project Management
4 29 (9.12%) Service Management
5 28 (8.81%) Network Design
6 26 (8.18%) Configuration Management
6 26 (8.18%) Mentoring
7 23 (7.23%) Change Management
8 22 (6.92%) Presales
9 21 (6.60%) Migration
10 20 (6.29%) Workflow
11 17 (5.35%) ITSM
12 16 (5.03%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (5.03%) Information Security
12 16 (5.03%) Process Improvement
12 16 (5.03%) SIEM
13 15 (4.72%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.72%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (4.40%) Problem Management
15 13 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 20 (6.29%) C
3 18 (5.66%) SQL
4 17 (5.35%) VBScript
5 13 (4.09%) C++
6 12 (3.77%) Python
7 11 (3.46%) C#
7 11 (3.46%) VB
8 9 (2.83%) Java
8 9 (2.83%) Perl
9 7 (2.20%) Ruby
10 5 (1.57%) PHP
11 2 (0.63%) Tcl
12 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.31%) Korn
12 1 (0.31%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 71 (22.33%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (15.72%) Degree
3 42 (13.21%) CCNP
4 37 (11.64%) CCNA
5 32 (10.06%) SC Cleared
5 32 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (6.92%) CCIE
8 21 (6.60%) MCSE
9 13 (4.09%) MCSA
9 13 (4.09%) MCSD
10 11 (3.46%) CCSE
11 10 (3.14%) CCSA
12 8 (2.52%) CISSP
12 8 (2.52%) MCTS
13 7 (2.20%) CCDA
13 7 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.89%) JNCIP
15 5 (1.57%) CCDP
15 5 (1.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.72%) SLA
2 12 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.14%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.89%) RMADS
5 5 (1.57%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.26%) COBIT
6 4 (1.26%) COSO
6 4 (1.26%) PMBOK
6 4 (1.26%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.94%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 65 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.40%) vSphere
5 10 (3.14%) vCloud
5 10 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.52%) XenApp
7 7 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.57%) UAG
8 5 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.26%) Postfix
9 4 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.94%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.63%) Docker
11 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.35%) Puppet
2 16 (5.03%) SCCM
3 15 (4.72%) SCOM
3 15 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.20%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.89%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.57%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.26%) BMC Marimba
8 4 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.26%) DameWare
8 4 (1.26%) Nexpose
8 4 (1.26%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.26%) SCSM
9 3 (0.94%) Nessus
9 3 (0.94%) WSUS
10 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 151 (47.48%) Cisco
2 96 (30.19%) Microsoft
3 68 (21.38%) Juniper
4 54 (16.98%) CheckPoint
5 49 (15.41%) VMware
6 39 (12.26%) F5
7 35 (11.01%) Blue Coat
8 32 (10.06%) Citrix
9 18 (5.66%) Palo Alto
9 18 (5.66%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.46%) IronPort
11 9 (2.83%) Barracuda Networks
11 9 (2.83%) Intel Security
11 9 (2.83%) Oracle
12 8 (2.52%) Adobe
13 7 (2.20%) Huawei
13 7 (2.20%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.89%) Fortinet
14 6 (1.89%) Symantec
15 5 (1.57%) Lotus
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