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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.19% - 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.00% - 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£275 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 - £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -11.67%
VPN
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
25 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.89% 6.90% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 20
Average daily rate £325 £400 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +56.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -37.50%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Ipswich - 11 £260 - 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 7 (43.75%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 5 (31.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (25.00%) JSON
7 4 (25.00%) Puppet
7 4 (25.00%) Network Management
7 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Replication
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) WAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
4 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 5 (31.25%) IPsec
5 5 (31.25%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (12.50%) MPLS
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
9 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
9 1 (6.25%) SSL
9 1 (6.25%) IPv4
9 1 (6.25%) IPv6
9 1 (6.25%) VoIP
9 1 (6.25%) OSPF
9 1 (6.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Assistant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Assistant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Cyber Security
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) MCP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIP
4 1 (6.25%) HND
4 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) KVM
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
1 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Splunk
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Sophos
5 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.25%) Tandberg