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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 27 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.48% 2.45% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.23% 18.92% 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 £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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
26 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 12.87% 12.94% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 5
Average daily rate £250 £268 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% +101.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £30.50 £14.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.34% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £18.10 £12.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
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 22 May 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
Ipswich +4 2 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 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 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Splunk
4 4 (33.33%) Network Management
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) PKI
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) IPsec
4 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) Solaris
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) IPv4
5 3 (25.00%) IPv6
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) IPsec
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) IPv4
2 3 (25.00%) IPv6
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) H.323
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Solaris
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Information Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
2 1 (8.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Splunk
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Tandberg