The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 66 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.49% 2.01% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.88% 12.50% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £163 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -64.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £120 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £445 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.88 £18.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -36.15%
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 200 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 20.95% 16.06% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 104 107
Average daily rate £388 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 31
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 8 July 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 8 July 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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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
Staines +16 12 £400 +1.26% 2
Guildford -2 2 £388 +1.30%
Camberley - 2 £413 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Epsom - 2 - -
Cobham - 1 £400 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 57 (79.17%) Firewall
2 44 (61.11%) Cisco
3 42 (58.33%) WAN
4 39 (54.17%) LAN
5 37 (51.39%) Windows
6 31 (43.06%) Juniper
6 31 (43.06%) VMware
7 29 (40.28%) SSL
8 28 (38.89%) TCP/IP
9 26 (36.11%) DNS
10 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 24 (33.33%) Blue Coat
11 23 (31.94%) Linux
11 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
12 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (25.00%) Network Security
13 18 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (23.61%) CCNA
14 17 (23.61%) Python
15 16 (22.22%) UNIX
15 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (19.44%) C
16 14 (19.44%) LDAP
16 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (18.06%) McAfee
17 13 (18.06%) NetApp
17 13 (18.06%) Kalman Filter
18 12 (16.67%) vSphere
18 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
18 12 (16.67%) Solaris

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.17%) Apache
2 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) PaaS
1 8 (11.11%) IaaS
2 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (6.94%) Office 365
5 2 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 57 (79.17%) Firewall
2 42 (58.33%) WAN
3 39 (54.17%) LAN
4 29 (40.28%) SSL
5 28 (38.89%) TCP/IP
6 26 (36.11%) DNS
7 18 (25.00%) Network Security
7 18 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (19.44%) LDAP
9 12 (16.67%) Internet
10 11 (15.28%) SAN
10 11 (15.28%) VoIP
10 11 (15.28%) SMTP
10 11 (15.28%) DHCP
11 7 (9.72%) MPLS
11 7 (9.72%) IPsec
12 5 (6.94%) VLAN
12 5 (6.94%) Wireless
12 5 (6.94%) Broadband
13 3 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Maven
1 4 (5.56%) JIRA
1 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.56%) Ant
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Billing
3 3 (4.17%) Japanese Language
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 9 (12.50%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Security Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.33%) Administrator
6 5 (6.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Citrix Administrator
6 5 (6.94%) Systems Integrator
7 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) boto
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.89%) SecurID
3 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) IVR
6 2 (2.78%) PKI
6 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Linux
3 16 (22.22%) UNIX
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.67%) Solaris
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) Kalman Filter
2 12 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 8 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 6 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
4 6 (8.33%) Project Management
5 5 (6.94%) Service Management
5 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.94%) ITSM
5 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.56%) Open Source
6 4 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.56%) CRM
7 3 (4.17%) B2B
7 3 (4.17%) Migration
7 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) Python
2 14 (19.44%) C
3 12 (16.67%) C++
4 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
4 11 (15.28%) Perl
5 6 (8.33%) Ruby
5 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.56%) SQL
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) Java
8 2 (2.78%) C#
9 1 (1.39%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.61%) CCNA
3 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.72%) MCSE
5 5 (6.94%) Degree
6 4 (5.56%) MCSA
7 3 (4.17%) CCSP
7 3 (4.17%) CISSP
7 3 (4.17%) A+ Certification
7 3 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CISA
8 2 (2.78%) CISM
8 2 (2.78%) MCP
9 1 (1.39%) MCITP
9 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.67%) vSphere
4 11 (15.28%) Sendmail
5 7 (9.72%) XenApp
6 6 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.78%) XenServer
8 1 (1.39%) UAG
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) MIMEsweeper
1 11 (15.28%) MAILsweeper
2 7 (9.72%) Puppet
3 6 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.56%) SCCM
4 4 (5.56%) SCOM
5 2 (2.78%) Nessus
5 2 (2.78%) Ansible
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) Cisco
2 31 (43.06%) Juniper
2 31 (43.06%) VMware
3 24 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.06%) NetApp
5 13 (18.06%) McAfee
6 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.28%) Citrix
7 11 (15.28%) Websense
8 8 (11.11%) Veeam
9 4 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.56%) HP
10 3 (4.17%) Avaya
10 3 (4.17%) Sun
10 3 (4.17%) IBM
10 3 (4.17%) Mitel
10 3 (4.17%) F5
11 2 (2.78%) Meraki