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 25 June 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 42 46
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.70% 0.28% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 1.89% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £162 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £192 - £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 64 53 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.62% 15.10% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 43
Median daily rate £208 £413 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.57% +42.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £625 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +119.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

VPN
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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (47.06%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) DHCP
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) Apple
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) Degree
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) Office 365
7 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (29.41%) Smartphone
7 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (29.41%) Office Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (23.53%) Remedy
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) WAN
9 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 3 (17.65%) CCNP
9 3 (17.65%) Project Management
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
9 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V

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Co-occurring 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 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DHCP
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.88%) WebEx
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) IT Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Project Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Office Automation
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (23.53%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (17.65%) SCOrch
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Apple
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Remedy
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.88%) Riverbed