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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 24 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.04% 1.51% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 14.29% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£450 - £108
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -21.62%
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
21 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.42% 10.55% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 27
Average daily rate £450 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.48 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 +2 8 £438 - 3
Newmarket - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 23 (82.14%) Windows
3 22 (78.57%) SQL
3 22 (78.57%) UNIX
4 21 (75.00%) Firewall
5 20 (71.43%) DNS
6 19 (67.86%) Linux
7 18 (64.29%) Web Services
7 18 (64.29%) Shell Script
7 18 (64.29%) Reverse Proxy
8 17 (60.71%) JSON
8 17 (60.71%) PowerShell
8 17 (60.71%) Puppet
8 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
8 17 (60.71%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (60.71%) Replication
8 17 (60.71%) XML
9 16 (57.14%) SAN
10 12 (42.86%) DevOps
11 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 7 (25.00%) LAN
14 6 (21.43%) Java
14 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
14 6 (21.43%) HP
14 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
14 6 (21.43%) IPsec
14 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 6 (21.43%) PKI
15 5 (17.86%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 20 (71.43%) DNS
4 18 (64.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (57.14%) SAN
6 7 (25.00%) LAN
7 6 (21.43%) IPsec
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
9 3 (10.71%) SSH
9 3 (10.71%) VLAN
9 3 (10.71%) WAN
9 3 (10.71%) SSL
9 3 (10.71%) Wireless
10 2 (7.14%) DHCP
11 1 (3.57%) MPLS
11 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (7.14%) IT Assistant
4 2 (7.14%) IT Support
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Support Assistant
4 2 (7.14%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Web Services
2 17 (60.71%) XML
2 17 (60.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Replication
2 6 (21.43%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) UNIX
3 19 (67.86%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.71%) Network Management
3 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 18 (64.29%) Shell Script
3 17 (60.71%) PowerShell
4 6 (21.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Sun Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCSA
2 3 (10.71%) CCSE
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ACCA
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) CCIP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (14.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (60.71%) Puppet
1 17 (60.71%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
4 3 (10.71%) Splunk
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Sophos
5 2 (7.14%) ForgeRock
5 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
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