Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 12 December 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 141 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 -34 +44
Contract jobs citing VPN 93 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.87% 1.23% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 7.15% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 47
East of England median daily rate £338 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £147 £125 £181
90th Percentile £463 £403 £424
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 11
East of England median hourly rate £12.75 £15.73 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.94% -4.67% +17.86%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.05 £12.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £16.95 £29.61
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.28% -9.75% +13.31%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 907 881 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.23% 17.23% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 451 462
East of England median daily rate £400 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £199
90th Percentile £550 £563 £535
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 109 71
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £31.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.21% -12.50% +22.12%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.95 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.65 £44.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the East of England over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in the East of England

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East of England region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Hertfordshire +17 40 £326 -13.07% 9
Cambridgeshire +23 23 £434 +116.88% 6
Essex -18 14 £380 +18.75% 6
Bedfordshire +9 12 £200 +53.85% 5
Suffolk - 5 £335 - 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 43 (46.24%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Firewall
3 31 (33.33%) DNS
4 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 25 (26.88%) Cisco
6 24 (25.81%) Office 365
7 22 (23.66%) LAN
8 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
10 19 (20.43%) Juniper
10 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (18.28%) SCCM
12 16 (17.20%) BGP
13 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
14 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
14 14 (15.05%) Windows XP
14 14 (15.05%) Windows 10
15 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
15 13 (13.98%) SSL
15 13 (13.98%) HP
15 13 (13.98%) Internet
15 13 (13.98%) OSPF
15 13 (13.98%) Wireless
16 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (12.90%) REST
17 11 (11.83%) OpenView
17 11 (11.83%) Linux
17 11 (11.83%) IPsec

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (7.53%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.38%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.81%) Office 365
2 19 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.60%) iTunes
5 3 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.23%) Serverless
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (2.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.48%) Firewall
2 31 (33.33%) DNS
3 22 (23.66%) LAN
4 16 (17.20%) BGP
5 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.98%) Internet
6 13 (13.98%) OSPF
6 13 (13.98%) SSL
6 13 (13.98%) Wireless
7 11 (11.83%) IPsec
7 11 (11.83%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (10.75%) DHCP
9 9 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (8.60%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (8.60%) WAN
11 7 (7.53%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (7.53%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (7.53%) VoIP
12 6 (6.45%) FWSM
12 6 (6.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.38%) Big Data
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.08%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 9 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.60%) Finance
3 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.30%) Legal
5 3 (3.23%) Automotive
6 2 (2.15%) Law
6 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (20.43%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) Network Engineer
3 10 (10.75%) Service Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) Build Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Consultant
4 6 (6.45%) IT Support
4 6 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Architect
6 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.23%) Administrator
7 3 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Designer
7 3 (3.23%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) REST
2 10 (10.75%) 802.1X
3 8 (8.60%) JSON
4 6 (6.45%) LDAP
4 6 (6.45%) SOAP
4 6 (6.45%) Web Services
4 6 (6.45%) XML
4 6 (6.45%) XSLT
5 5 (5.38%) LAMP
6 4 (4.30%) Spring
7 3 (3.23%) HTML
8 2 (2.15%) boto
8 2 (2.15%) YAML
9 1 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (1.08%) HTML5
9 1 (1.08%) Spring Boot
9 1 (1.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.60%) Smartphone
4 7 (7.53%) Blackberry
5 6 (6.45%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.45%) DataPower
5 6 (6.45%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (4.30%) PKI
7 2 (2.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.08%) New Media
8 1 (1.08%) NHS
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.08%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.24%) Windows
2 14 (15.05%) Windows 10
2 14 (15.05%) Windows XP
3 11 (11.83%) Linux
4 9 (9.68%) Unix
5 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.30%) Android
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.68%) API Integration
1 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
1 9 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.60%) Data Encryption
2 8 (8.60%) High Availability
2 8 (8.60%) Line Management
3 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (6.45%) DevOps
4 6 (6.45%) Microservices
4 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) DRM
5 5 (5.38%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.38%) Information Security
5 5 (5.38%) ITSM
5 5 (5.38%) Open Source
5 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.30%) C
4 3 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (2.15%) Perl
6 1 (1.08%) Java
6 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.75%) CCNP
3 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) CCNA
5 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CISM
7 1 (1.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) MCTS
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.53%) Docker
4 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (6.45%) ProxySG
4 6 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.23%) vSphere
7 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.08%) Firmware
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) SCCM
2 11 (11.83%) OpenView
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (9.68%) OVSD
5 7 (7.53%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.38%) FortiGate
6 5 (5.38%) Kibana
7 2 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.15%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.15%) Puppet
7 2 (2.15%) Salt
8 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.08%) QRadar
8 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.88%) Cisco
3 19 (20.43%) Juniper
4 13 (13.98%) HP
5 11 (11.83%) VMware
6 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.60%) Apple
8 7 (7.53%) Clearswift
8 7 (7.53%) Dell
8 7 (7.53%) Proofpoint
9 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
9 6 (6.45%) IBM
10 5 (5.38%) F5
10 5 (5.38%) McAfee
10 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.30%) Citrix
11 4 (4.30%) Symantec
12 3 (3.23%) Altiris
13 2 (2.15%) Fortinet
14 1 (1.08%) Ivanti