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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 129 120 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing VPN 125 116 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 1.33% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 7.23% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 54
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £148 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £470 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.48% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £15.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.00 £43.50 £31.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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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
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +20 61 £400 +6.66% 6
Surrey 0 22 £350 +52.17% 14
Hampshire -14 13 £310 -23.45% 11
Kent -4 11 £145 -55.38% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £325 +17.11% 2
East Sussex - 4 £243 -
West Sussex 0 3 £220 -51.11%
Oxfordshire -3 2 £295 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 157 (60.62%) Firewall
2 143 (55.21%) Cisco
3 110 (42.47%) Windows
4 101 (39.00%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (32.05%) Active Directory
6 80 (30.89%) LAN
7 76 (29.34%) CheckPoint
8 74 (28.57%) Juniper
8 74 (28.57%) WAN
9 69 (26.64%) Microsoft
9 69 (26.64%) MPLS
9 69 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
10 64 (24.71%) IPsec
11 58 (22.39%) OSPF
12 54 (20.85%) VoIP
13 51 (19.69%) BGP
13 51 (19.69%) Windows 7
14 50 (19.31%) CCIE
15 49 (18.92%) Telecoms
16 48 (18.53%) DNS
16 48 (18.53%) ITIL
17 44 (16.99%) CCNP
18 40 (15.44%) MS Office
19 39 (15.06%) Blackberry
20 38 (14.67%) Load Balancing
21 37 (14.29%) TCP/IP
21 37 (14.29%) MS Exchange
22 36 (13.90%) Security Cleared
23 35 (13.51%) Network Management
24 34 (13.13%) Citrix

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (4.63%) Apache
4 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.32%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.32%) Lync
6 4 (1.54%) IIS
7 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 40 (15.44%) MS Office
2 33 (12.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.56%) Office 365
2 4 (1.54%) IaaS
2 4 (1.54%) PaaS
3 3 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (60.62%) Firewall
2 80 (30.89%) LAN
3 74 (28.57%) WAN
4 69 (26.64%) MPLS
4 69 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
5 64 (24.71%) IPsec
6 58 (22.39%) OSPF
7 54 (20.85%) VoIP
8 51 (19.69%) BGP
9 48 (18.53%) DNS
10 37 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 31 (11.97%) SNMP
12 30 (11.58%) Cisco PIX
13 29 (11.20%) Network Security
14 26 (10.04%) DHCP
15 25 (9.65%) SSL
15 25 (9.65%) Wireless
15 25 (9.65%) FWSM
16 24 (9.27%) Internet
17 20 (7.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) MySQL
2 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.39%) DB2
3 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.56%) Finance
3 11 (4.25%) Dutch Language
4 4 (1.54%) Legal
5 3 (1.16%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Marketing
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Games
6 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 35 (13.51%) Design Engineer
2 35 (13.51%) IP Engineer
3 26 (10.04%) Analyst
4 17 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (6.18%) Security Engineer
6 15 (5.79%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.41%) Architect
8 11 (4.25%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.25%) Consultant
8 11 (4.25%) Support Analyst
8 11 (4.25%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.47%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (2.70%) Server Engineer
11 7 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 6 (2.32%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (2.32%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) .NET
2 5 (1.93%) CSS
2 5 (1.93%) Middleware
3 4 (1.54%) Web Services
4 3 (1.16%) OLE
4 3 (1.16%) WAP
5 2 (0.77%) HTML
5 2 (0.77%) Ajax
5 2 (0.77%) XML
5 2 (0.77%) SOAP
5 2 (0.77%) COM
6 1 (0.39%) ODBC
6 1 (0.39%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.06%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.79%) iPhone
2 15 (5.79%) iPad
3 9 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.09%) PKI
5 7 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.32%) SecurID
7 3 (1.16%) CESG
7 3 (1.16%) CMDB
8 2 (0.77%) Wiki
8 2 (0.77%) Kindle
8 2 (0.77%) Clustering
8 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.39%) PDA
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) NHS
9 1 (0.39%) Firmware
9 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (42.47%) Windows
2 51 (19.69%) Windows 7
3 28 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (10.81%) Linux
4 23 (8.88%) Windows XP
5 18 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.56%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.09%) Android
9 7 (2.70%) UNIX
10 6 (2.32%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.54%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.77%) SUSE
13 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.53%) ITIL
2 38 (14.67%) Load Balancing
3 35 (13.51%) Network Management
4 27 (10.42%) Network Architecture
5 18 (6.95%) Network Design
6 17 (6.56%) ITSM
7 16 (6.18%) Risk Assessment
7 16 (6.18%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (5.41%) Project Management
9 11 (4.25%) Service Management
9 11 (4.25%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (3.47%) Change Management
11 8 (3.09%) Information Security
11 8 (3.09%) Validation
12 7 (2.70%) Data Security
13 6 (2.32%) Security Management
13 6 (2.32%) Migration
13 6 (2.32%) Asset Management
13 6 (2.32%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.56%) SQL
2 9 (3.47%) Java
3 7 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.32%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.32%) VBScript
5 5 (1.93%) C
6 4 (1.54%) C++
7 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.77%) Perl
7 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 101 (39.00%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (19.31%) CCIE
3 44 (16.99%) CCNP
4 36 (13.90%) Security Cleared
5 32 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 27 (10.42%) CCSP
7 26 (10.04%) CCNA
8 24 (9.27%) CISSP
8 24 (9.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (8.88%) Degree
10 16 (6.18%) CCDP
10 16 (6.18%) MCSE
11 15 (5.79%) Check Point Certification
12 8 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.54%) MCP
13 4 (1.54%) MCSA
13 4 (1.54%) CCSE
14 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.16%) CCIP
15 2 (0.77%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.95%) PCI DSS
2 16 (6.18%) SLA
3 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 83 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.86%) Terminal Services
4 8 (3.09%) ISA Server
4 8 (3.09%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.32%) vSphere
7 5 (1.93%) XenApp
8 4 (1.54%) UAG
8 4 (1.54%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.16%) Snort
9 3 (1.16%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.16%) KVM
9 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.86%) SCCM
1 10 (3.86%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.70%) WSUS
3 5 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.93%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.16%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.16%) SCOM
5 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.16%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.77%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 143 (55.21%) Cisco
2 76 (29.34%) CheckPoint
3 74 (28.57%) Juniper
4 69 (26.64%) Microsoft
5 34 (13.13%) Citrix
6 33 (12.74%) Nokia
7 31 (11.97%) VMware
8 29 (11.20%) HP
9 26 (10.04%) F5
10 20 (7.72%) Blue Coat
10 20 (7.72%) Redback
11 19 (7.34%) Radware
12 16 (6.18%) Apple
13 14 (5.41%) Ericsson
13 14 (5.41%) McAfee
13 14 (5.41%) Huawei
14 12 (4.63%) Symantec
15 10 (3.86%) Avaya
16 8 (3.09%) NetApp
16 8 (3.09%) MobileIron
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