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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 21 May 2022 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 39 51
Rank change year-on-year -33 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 9 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.72% 1.83% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 12.00% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
10th Percentile £214 £151 £308
25th Percentile £286 £185 £321
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £386 £325 £342
Median % change year-on-year +18.85% -4.97% -11.17%
75th Percentile £481 £338 £490
90th Percentile £553 £375 £578
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.11 -
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% +10.34% -10.52%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 159 75 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.13% 15.21% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 38 41
10th Percentile £302 £234 £260
25th Percentile £313 £308 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £369 £392
Median % change year-on-year +15.25% -5.93% +15.29%
75th Percentile £491 £400 £438
90th Percentile £639 £523 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £363 £415
% change year-on-year +17.24% -12.65% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 5
10th Percentile £13.25 - -
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% -28.57% -55.79%
75th Percentile £15.75 £20.00 £48.75
90th Percentile - £47.38 £54.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £18.14 £14.50
% change year-on-year -14.53% +25.07% -19.44%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Peterborough -22 3 £463 +42.31%
Cambridge -13 2 £455 +13.75% 2
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East of England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) AWS
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Task Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (16.67%) SD-WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (16.67%) FabricPath
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) VPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Associate Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Associate Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Task Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds