Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 79 73
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 +18
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.92% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 3.26% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £263 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% +34.62% -30.97%
10th Percentile £390 £211 £193
90th Percentile £496 £358 £198
East of England median daily rate £375 £263 £270
% change year-on-year +42.86% -2.78% -10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 - £16.50
10th Percentile £16.75 - £15.75
90th Percentile £20.25 - £17.25
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £16.38
% change year-on-year -9.88% -15.32% +17.00%

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 222 276 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.50% 20.44% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 126 49
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £385 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £258 £187 £225
90th Percentile £488 £480 £555
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 55 29
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +21.54%
10th Percentile £11.69 £14.45 £29.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.65 £77.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -36.00% -33.33% +17.19%

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 16 October 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
Cambridge -4 7 £425 +112.50% 7
Ely - 3 - -
Peterborough +7 2 £488 +85.71% 2
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 16 (69.57%) DNS
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (39.13%) API Integration
5 8 (34.78%) Data Encryption
5 8 (34.78%) Line Management
5 8 (34.78%) Unix
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (26.09%) Open Source
7 6 (26.09%) REST
7 6 (26.09%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (26.09%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (26.09%) HTTP
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
8 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (21.74%) DRM
8 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
8 5 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (21.74%) Docker

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 5 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) DNS
2 12 (52.17%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (26.09%) HTTP
5 6 (26.09%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (17.39%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) OpenVPN
8 1 (4.35%) Broadband
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (4.35%) Internet
8 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
1 5 (21.74%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Service Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) REST
2 5 (21.74%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) OAuth
3 1 (4.35%) SAML
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) API Integration
1 9 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (34.78%) Data Encryption
2 8 (34.78%) Line Management
3 6 (26.09%) Open Source
4 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) DRM
4 5 (21.74%) High Availability
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 6 (26.09%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (21.74%) Docker
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Kibana
1 5 (21.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Aruba
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) VMware