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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 160 158 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.88% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 10.98% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 68 65
Average daily rate
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£329 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £134 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 23 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% -1.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.15%
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
1847 1439 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.00% 17.12% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 609 634
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 116 163
Average hourly rate £32.38 £22.50 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.91% +17.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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
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 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 69 £300 -14.28% 13
Surrey +15 41 £273 -0.90% 12
Hampshire -38 11 £250 -41.17% 14
Buckinghamshire -18 9 £350 +42.13% 7
East Sussex -4 8 £400 +33.33% 1
Kent -9 7 £315 +6.77% 3
Oxfordshire -18 7 £383 +19.53% 1
West Sussex -6 4 £375 -
Middlesex 0 3 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 169 (64.02%) Firewall
2 154 (58.33%) Cisco
3 100 (37.88%) LAN
3 100 (37.88%) WAN
4 95 (35.98%) Windows
5 94 (35.61%) Cisco Certification
6 86 (32.58%) CheckPoint
7 76 (28.79%) Cisco ASA
8 72 (27.27%) OSPF
9 71 (26.89%) ITIL
10 62 (23.48%) Microsoft
10 62 (23.48%) Telecoms
11 61 (23.11%) Juniper
12 58 (21.97%) MPLS
13 57 (21.59%) IPsec
13 57 (21.59%) VMware
14 52 (19.70%) SSL
15 51 (19.32%) Internet
16 50 (18.94%) CCNP
16 50 (18.94%) VLAN
17 49 (18.56%) BGP
18 46 (17.42%) VoIP
18 46 (17.42%) TCP/IP
19 45 (17.05%) Linux
20 44 (16.67%) Security Cleared
21 43 (16.29%) Active Directory
22 42 (15.91%) RIP
22 42 (15.91%) Network Security
23 41 (15.53%) Windows 7
23 41 (15.53%) F5

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 23 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.41%) IIS
4 8 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.65%) Apache
6 6 (2.27%) Lync
7 2 (0.76%) Confluence
7 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.38%) WildFly
8 1 (0.38%) Node.js
8 1 (0.38%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.38%) Mule
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 36 (13.64%) MS Office
2 26 (9.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.14%) IaaS
3 2 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 169 (64.02%) Firewall
2 100 (37.88%) LAN
2 100 (37.88%) WAN
3 76 (28.79%) Cisco ASA
4 72 (27.27%) OSPF
5 58 (21.97%) MPLS
6 57 (21.59%) IPsec
7 52 (19.70%) SSL
8 51 (19.32%) Internet
9 50 (18.94%) VLAN
10 49 (18.56%) BGP
11 46 (17.42%) TCP/IP
11 46 (17.42%) VoIP
12 42 (15.91%) RIP
12 42 (15.91%) Network Security
13 35 (13.26%) DNS
13 35 (13.26%) Ethernet
14 34 (12.88%) Wireless
15 25 (9.47%) EIGRP
16 22 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.89%) DB2
3 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.76%) JIRA
1 2 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) Selenium
2 1 (0.38%) Hudson
2 1 (0.38%) Gerrit
2 1 (0.38%) Gradle
2 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.38%) Ant
2 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.38%) JMeter
2 1 (0.38%) Subversion
2 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 62 (23.48%) Telecoms
2 24 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.14%) Retail
5 2 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (22.35%) Network Engineer
2 45 (17.05%) Design Engineer
3 42 (15.91%) IP Engineer
4 29 (10.98%) Support Engineer
5 28 (10.61%) Analyst
6 19 (7.20%) Security Engineer
7 18 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (6.44%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.68%) Consultant
9 15 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (5.30%) Architect
11 12 (4.55%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
13 9 (3.41%) Deskside Support
14 8 (3.03%) IT Support
14 8 (3.03%) Administrator
14 8 (3.03%) Network Support
15 7 (2.65%) Network Manager
15 7 (2.65%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.89%) Web Services
1 5 (1.89%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.52%) CSS
3 2 (0.76%) HTML
3 2 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.76%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) JMS
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.38%) Spring
4 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) RESTful
4 1 (0.38%) J2EE
4 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.44%) SecurID
2 14 (5.30%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.03%) iPhone
3 8 (3.03%) iPad
4 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.27%) NHS
6 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.89%) EFT
6 5 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.52%) PKI
8 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.14%) CMDB
8 3 (1.14%) Replication
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.76%) GIS
9 2 (0.76%) Wiki
10 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.38%) Statistics
10 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (35.98%) Windows
2 45 (17.05%) Linux
3 41 (15.53%) Windows 7
4 23 (8.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (7.58%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.55%) UNIX
7 12 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.17%) CentOS
9 10 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (3.79%) Solaris
10 9 (3.41%) SUSE
11 6 (2.27%) AIX
11 6 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.89%) ITIL
2 37 (14.02%) Load Balancing
3 25 (9.47%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (8.33%) Network Management
4 22 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 21 (7.95%) Validation
6 19 (7.20%) Migration
6 19 (7.20%) Change Management
7 16 (6.06%) Network Architecture
8 15 (5.68%) Project Management
8 15 (5.68%) eTOM
9 14 (5.30%) Network Design
10 13 (4.92%) Service Management
11 11 (4.17%) ITSM
12 10 (3.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (3.79%) Demand Forecasting
13 8 (3.03%) Information Security
13 8 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
15 6 (2.27%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.33%) SQL
2 11 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.79%) Perl
4 9 (3.41%) C
4 9 (3.41%) C++
4 9 (3.41%) Python
4 9 (3.41%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.89%) Java
5 5 (1.89%) VBScript
6 4 (1.52%) ActionScript
6 4 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (35.61%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (18.94%) CCNP
3 44 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 40 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 38 (14.39%) CCIE
6 36 (13.64%) CCNA
7 23 (8.71%) Degree
8 22 (8.33%) CISSP
9 18 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (5.30%) MCSE
11 10 (3.79%) CCDP
12 9 (3.41%) CCSP
13 6 (2.27%) CCIP
13 6 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (2.27%) BC Cleared
13 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.14%) JNCIS
15 2 (0.76%) JNCIP
15 2 (0.76%) CCSE
15 2 (0.76%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.61%) PCI DSS
2 24 (9.09%) SLA
3 5 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.14%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) COSO
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (16.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.92%) Firmware
3 13 (4.92%) vSphere
4 9 (3.41%) Sendmail
5 5 (1.89%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.14%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.14%) Snort
8 2 (0.76%) Squid
8 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.76%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.38%) Postfix
9 1 (0.38%) XenServer
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (6.06%) SCCM
2 11 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 9 (3.41%) MIMEsweeper
3 9 (3.41%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.89%) SCOM
4 5 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.76%) Cacti
7 2 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.38%) WSUS
8 1 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.38%) Puppet
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.38%) Ansible
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 154 (58.33%) Cisco
2 86 (32.58%) CheckPoint
3 62 (23.48%) Microsoft
4 61 (23.11%) Juniper
5 57 (21.59%) VMware
6 41 (15.53%) F5
7 30 (11.36%) Citrix
8 27 (10.23%) HP
9 22 (8.33%) Nokia
9 22 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 21 (7.95%) Blue Coat
11 17 (6.44%) McAfee
12 16 (6.06%) CA
13 15 (5.68%) Tufin
13 15 (5.68%) AlgoSec
14 13 (4.92%) NetApp
14 13 (4.92%) Radware
14 13 (4.92%) Remedy
14 13 (4.92%) Redback
15 11 (4.17%) Websense
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