The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.88% 2.59% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 21.88% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £250 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.13 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -33.49%
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East of 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 Suffolk region.

Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.73% 11.85% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 5
Average daily rate £250 £350 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +164.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.75 £14.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.37% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £18.10 £12.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Suffolk region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Suffolk region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
5 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Puppet
6 4 (28.57%) Network Management
6 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) JSON
6 4 (28.57%) IPsec
6 4 (28.57%) Replication
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) SAN
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) IPsec
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
7 1 (7.14%) BGP
7 1 (7.14%) H.323
7 1 (7.14%) OSPF
7 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.14%) IPv4
7 1 (7.14%) IPv6
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) AWS Developer
2 4 (28.57%) AWS Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Shell Script
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) HND
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) KVM
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (7.14%) Nmap
3 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Splunk
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Tandberg
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft