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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 111 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 173 155 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.86% 1.64% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.98% 8.34% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 66 56
Median daily rate £375 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £220 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
Median hourly rate £17.13 £30.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £39.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%
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
1926 1858 1640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.69% 19.68% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 903 711
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 102
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +76.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +15 83 £350 -11.94% 10
Hampshire +8 28 £440 +10.00% 8
Surrey -19 23 £398 +6.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 19 £440 +3.52% 7
West Sussex -18 10 £400 +33.33%
Oxfordshire +5 7 £150 -60.00% 3
East Sussex -4 2 - - 1
Kent -15 2 £325 -35.80% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 162 (49.85%) Firewall
2 150 (46.15%) Cisco
3 149 (45.85%) Windows
4 113 (34.77%) Microsoft
5 110 (33.85%) WAN
6 109 (33.54%) DNS
7 103 (31.69%) LAN
8 85 (26.15%) MPLS
9 79 (24.31%) DHCP
10 78 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 74 (22.77%) MS Excel
12 71 (21.85%) Linux
13 70 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
14 69 (21.23%) Active Directory
14 69 (21.23%) IPsec
15 65 (20.00%) ITIL
16 63 (19.38%) BGP
17 61 (18.77%) Telecoms
18 57 (17.54%) Windows Server
19 51 (15.69%) Juniper
19 51 (15.69%) CheckPoint
20 50 (15.38%) SSL
21 48 (14.77%) Data Centre
22 47 (14.46%) Internet
22 47 (14.46%) Load Balancing
23 46 (14.15%) Network Security
23 46 (14.15%) OSPF
24 45 (13.85%) VLAN
25 41 (12.62%) Degree
26 38 (11.69%) Cisco ASA

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 20 (6.15%) Skype for Business
2 14 (4.31%) IIS
3 12 (3.69%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.46%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.92%) SAS
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
9 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 74 (22.77%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.31%) MS Office
3 9 (2.77%) Acrobat
3 9 (2.77%) ProjectWise
4 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (5.54%) IaaS
3 15 (4.62%) PaaS
4 14 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (4.31%) SaaS
5 7 (2.15%) Office 365
6 6 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 162 (49.85%) Firewall
2 110 (33.85%) WAN
3 109 (33.54%) DNS
4 103 (31.69%) LAN
5 85 (26.15%) MPLS
6 79 (24.31%) DHCP
7 78 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 69 (21.23%) IPsec
9 63 (19.38%) BGP
10 50 (15.38%) SSL
11 47 (14.46%) Internet
12 46 (14.15%) Network Security
12 46 (14.15%) OSPF
13 45 (13.85%) VLAN
14 38 (11.69%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (10.46%) IPv6
16 33 (10.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (10.15%) Wireless
17 32 (9.85%) HTTP
18 26 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.62%) DB2
5 2 (0.62%) GIS
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.92%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.31%) AppScan
3 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (18.77%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.38%) Finance
3 17 (5.23%) Marketing
4 7 (2.15%) Back Office
5 6 (1.85%) Billing
6 5 (1.54%) Military
7 4 (1.23%) Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Electronics
8 3 (0.92%) French Language
8 3 (0.92%) German Language
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (0.92%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Front Office
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (22.77%) Network Engineer
2 54 (16.62%) Analyst
3 40 (12.31%) Architect
4 38 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 25 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 22 (6.77%) Service Analyst
6 22 (6.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (5.85%) Network Analyst
8 18 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.54%) Consultant
8 18 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.23%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.62%) Help Desk Analyst
11 14 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.00%) Network Architect
12 13 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (3.69%) Designer
13 12 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.15%) .NET
1 20 (6.15%) CSS
2 19 (5.85%) XML
3 12 (3.69%) Middleware
4 10 (3.08%) 802.1X
5 9 (2.77%) Web Services
6 7 (2.15%) REST
6 7 (2.15%) SOAP
7 5 (1.54%) ADO.NET
8 3 (0.92%) RSS
9 2 (0.62%) JSON
9 2 (0.62%) XMPP
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.31%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.31%) HTML5
10 1 (0.31%) MAPI
10 1 (0.31%) OAuth
10 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.31%) WCF
10 1 (0.31%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.77%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.77%) Public Cloud
3 21 (6.46%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.54%) PKI
5 12 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.08%) RSA SecurID
6 10 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.77%) Smartphone
8 8 (2.46%) BYOD
8 8 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
9 7 (2.15%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.85%) Replication
11 5 (1.54%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.54%) iSeries
12 4 (1.23%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.23%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.92%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 149 (45.85%) Windows
2 71 (21.85%) Linux
3 57 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 27 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.77%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (5.23%) Unix
8 15 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (4.62%) Ubuntu
9 13 (4.00%) CentOS
10 12 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (3.08%) Solaris
12 8 (2.46%) Windows XP
13 7 (2.15%) AIX
14 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.54%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.54%) VMS
15 5 (1.54%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.23%) Android
16 4 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.00%) ITIL
2 47 (14.46%) Load Balancing
3 28 (8.62%) Configuration Management
4 27 (8.31%) Network Design
4 27 (8.31%) Project Management
5 23 (7.08%) Change Management
6 22 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (6.77%) Migration
6 22 (6.77%) Service Management
7 21 (6.46%) Incident Management
7 21 (6.46%) Mentoring
8 20 (6.15%) Presales
8 20 (6.15%) SIEM
9 19 (5.85%) Workflow
10 18 (5.54%) Information Security
11 17 (5.23%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (4.62%) B2B
12 15 (4.62%) Process Improvement
13 12 (3.69%) Change Control
13 12 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (6.77%) SQL
3 21 (6.46%) C
4 12 (3.69%) C++
4 12 (3.69%) VBScript
5 10 (3.08%) C#
5 10 (3.08%) VB
6 7 (2.15%) Perl
7 6 (1.85%) Tcl
8 5 (1.54%) Python
9 4 (1.23%) Java
10 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.31%) Korn
10 1 (0.31%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 70 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (12.62%) Degree
3 37 (11.38%) CCNP
4 36 (11.08%) Security Cleared
5 34 (10.46%) SC Cleared
6 31 (9.54%) CCNA
7 29 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (7.08%) CCIE
9 22 (6.77%) MCSE
10 12 (3.69%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.69%) MCSA
10 12 (3.69%) MCSD
11 10 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
11 10 (3.08%) CLAS
12 9 (2.77%) CISSP
13 8 (2.46%) MCTS
14 7 (2.15%) CCSE
14 7 (2.15%) MCP
15 6 (1.85%) CCDA
15 6 (1.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.54%) SLA
2 16 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.15%) RMADS
5 4 (1.23%) COBIT
5 4 (1.23%) COSO
5 4 (1.23%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.23%) PMBOK
5 4 (1.23%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.92%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.62%) Hyper-V
3 23 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.46%) XenApp
5 7 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.15%) vSphere
6 5 (1.54%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.54%) UAG
6 5 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.92%) XenServer
9 2 (0.62%) iptables
9 2 (0.62%) vCloud
10 1 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (4.62%) Puppet
2 14 (4.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (4.00%) SCOM
4 11 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.08%) SCCM
5 10 (3.08%) WSUS
6 7 (2.15%) DameWare
6 7 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (1.85%) RSA Security Analytics
8 5 (1.54%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.54%) Windows Intune
9 4 (1.23%) BMC Marimba
9 4 (1.23%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.23%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.92%) SELinux
11 2 (0.62%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 150 (46.15%) Cisco
2 113 (34.77%) Microsoft
3 51 (15.69%) CheckPoint
3 51 (15.69%) Juniper
4 38 (11.69%) F5
5 36 (11.08%) Citrix
5 36 (11.08%) VMware
6 25 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 24 (7.38%) Red Hat
8 19 (5.85%) Palo Alto
9 14 (4.31%) Aruba
10 13 (4.00%) IronPort
11 12 (3.69%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.38%) HP
12 11 (3.38%) Huawei
13 10 (3.08%) Adobe
13 10 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
13 10 (3.08%) Oracle
14 9 (2.77%) Intel Security
14 9 (2.77%) NetScout
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