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 3 months to 27 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.05% 0.81% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.22% 5.88% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £398 £320 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.21% +49.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £244 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £356 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £13.87
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 - £15.57
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 98 85 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 18.28% 13.69% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 47
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.58% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £280 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £447 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 18
Median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £42.05 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +11 9 £399 +24.60% 3
Peterborough - 1 £130 -
VPN
East of England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 8 (38.10%) Smartphone
4 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (33.33%) MS Office
4 7 (33.33%) Apple
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (28.57%) Office Automation
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) Internet
6 5 (23.81%) Remedy
6 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
6 5 (23.81%) DameWare
6 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
7 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
7 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) X-Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
8 3 (14.29%) Firewall
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 3 (14.29%) Skype
9 2 (9.52%) WebEx

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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 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Skype
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) MPLS
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) WebEx
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
General
1 2 (9.52%) Dutch Language
1 2 (9.52%) German Language
1 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support
5 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Smartphone
2 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Mac OS X
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Office Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) HL7
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) DameWare
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Lotus
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) Adobe
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) Google
7 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.76%) MobileIron