The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 27 42 34
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.92% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 5.63% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £399 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.60% -1.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 57 71 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 18.51% 17.66% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 36
Median daily rate £350 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.00% +143.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £42.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (43.75%) Apple
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
4 6 (37.50%) Smartphone
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Office Automation
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Remedy
6 4 (25.00%) X-Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
6 4 (25.00%) DameWare
6 4 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) MPLS
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (12.50%) CCNP
8 2 (12.50%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) MPLS
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.25%) Skype
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) WebEx
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Smartphone
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Office Automation
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) HL7
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) DameWare
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Apple
3 5 (31.25%) Remedy
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) LANDesk
5 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) Dell