Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 68 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.08% 1.41% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 7.05% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £263 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -17.97% +10.34%
10th Percentile £368 £152 £218
90th Percentile £494 £397 £362
East of England median daily rate £375 £263 £278
% change year-on-year +42.86% -5.41% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £10.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% -77.78% +210.34%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +23.81% -22.22% -1.82%

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 187 241 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.85% 20.05% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 124 77
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £250 £190 £285
90th Percentile £506 £496 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 45 30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -16.25% +70.21%
10th Percentile £9.73 £13.51 £35.65
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £57.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% -49.33% +27.29%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

VPN
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 15 August 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -1 5 £469 +78.57% 4
Cambridge -11 3 £425 +112.50% 5
Ely - 3 - -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (25.00%) Acronis
6 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (25.00%) Aruba
6 3 (25.00%) VirtualBox
6 3 (25.00%) XenApp
6 3 (25.00%) XenServer
6 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (25.00%) Veeam
6 3 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
6 3 (25.00%) ESET
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Windows NT

VPN
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 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) OpenVPN
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) VPLS
5 1 (8.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Service Architect
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Check Point Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Presales Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) OAuth
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (25.00%) VirtualBox
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Acronis
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) ESET
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Kaspersky
4 3 (25.00%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Sophos
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat