The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Sussex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.49% 1.01% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.84% 9.09% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £443 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% +26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £439 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
76 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 21.05% 11.14% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 21
Average daily rate £225 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £285 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £598 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -42.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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South East

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

VPN
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Crawley +7 7 £220 -50.28%
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Petworth - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - - 1
Burgess Hill - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 10 (90.91%) Cisco
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) MPLS
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) CCNA
4 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) MCSE
5 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) Project Management
5 6 (54.55%) CCNP
6 5 (45.45%) Symantec
6 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 4 (36.36%) ProCurve
7 4 (36.36%) Riverbed
7 4 (36.36%) Network Management
7 4 (36.36%) IP Telephony
7 4 (36.36%) VLAN
7 4 (36.36%) HP
7 4 (36.36%) Avaya
7 4 (36.36%) Juniper
7 4 (36.36%) ADSL
7 4 (36.36%) LAN
7 4 (36.36%) Linux
8 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) ADSL
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) IP Telephony
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) LDAP
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) PBX
6 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) SNMP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Network Management
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) ProCurve
4 4 (36.36%) Riverbed
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) Avaya
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix