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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 3 July 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 85 68
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17 +49
Contract jobs citing VPN 52 36 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.07% 1.79% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.30% 9.30% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 20
10th Percentile £181 £128 £161
25th Percentile £235 £242 £178
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £390 £341
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +14.37% -21.16%
75th Percentile £481 £400 £456
90th Percentile £585 £449 £586
England median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 15
10th Percentile - £14.15 £13.90
25th Percentile £18.13 £15.31 -
Median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.19% +10.34% -10.52%
75th Percentile £19.38 £18.00 £19.44
90th Percentile - £18.50 £19.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +11.76%

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 460 387 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.34% 19.22% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 198 190
10th Percentile £200 £168 £206
25th Percentile £313 £270 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +4.94%
75th Percentile £525 £450 £488
90th Percentile £630 £571 £539
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 47 21
10th Percentile - £13.25 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate £15.99 £18.27 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.51% +17.87% -10.14%
75th Percentile £47.63 £25.22 £19.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £45.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
% change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for VPN in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in the East of England

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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 3 July 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
Hertfordshire +3 17 £400 +33.33% 3
Essex +2 12 £475 -13.64% 3
Norfolk +7 8 £190 -
Cambridgeshire -22 7 £310 -4.62% 8
Bedfordshire -9 5 £375 +212.50% 1
Suffolk -9 3 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 28 (53.85%) Cisco
3 21 (40.38%) WAN
4 20 (38.46%) Windows
5 17 (32.69%) Wireless
6 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (30.77%) Windows 10
7 15 (28.85%) BGP
8 14 (26.92%) LAN
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 13 (25.00%) OSPF
9 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (23.08%) Juniper
10 12 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
11 11 (21.15%) Azure
11 11 (21.15%) CCNP
11 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.23%) MPLS
12 10 (19.23%) Internet
13 9 (17.31%) Broadband
13 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
13 9 (17.31%) Network Management
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 8 (15.38%) Public Sector
14 8 (15.38%) HP
14 8 (15.38%) IPsec
15 7 (13.46%) Migration
15 7 (13.46%) DNS
15 7 (13.46%) Apple

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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 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (21.15%) Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.77%) AWS
5 3 (5.77%) Azure DevOps
5 3 (5.77%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.85%) Azure Storage
7 1 (1.92%) Akamai
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (1.92%) IaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Nutanix
7 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 21 (40.38%) WAN
3 17 (32.69%) Wireless
4 15 (28.85%) BGP
5 14 (26.92%) LAN
6 13 (25.00%) OSPF
7 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
8 10 (19.23%) Internet
8 10 (19.23%) MPLS
9 9 (17.31%) Broadband
10 8 (15.38%) IPsec
11 7 (13.46%) DNS
11 7 (13.46%) SD-WAN
11 7 (13.46%) VoIP
12 6 (11.54%) Network Security
12 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (9.62%) SSL
14 4 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (7.69%) ISDN
14 4 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Power BI
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 7 (13.46%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall Architect
4 3 (5.77%) IP Architect
4 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Network Specialist
4 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) IT Support
5 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Express
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
1 1 (1.92%) LDAP
1 1 (1.92%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) iPad
3 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.85%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.92%) Anti-Spyware
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) SCADA
4 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 7 (13.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (9.62%) Android
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Network Management
2 7 (13.46%) Migration
3 6 (11.54%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (9.62%) Network Design
5 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps
5 4 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (5.77%) Presales
6 3 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.85%) Decision-Making
7 2 (3.85%) Defect Management
7 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.85%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) Bash
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) C++
2 1 (1.92%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.15%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) CCDE
5 3 (5.77%) CCDP
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) CCIE
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) CEH
6 2 (3.85%) CISSP
6 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Firmware
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.77%) Terraform
4 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.85%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.92%) Ansible
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.92%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) QRadar
5 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (53.85%) Cisco
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) Juniper
4 8 (15.38%) HP
5 7 (13.46%) Apple
5 7 (13.46%) Palo Alto
6 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.54%) Dell
6 6 (11.54%) VMware
7 5 (9.62%) Citrix
7 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
8 4 (7.69%) Aruba
9 3 (5.77%) F5
9 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.77%) Supermicro
9 3 (5.77%) Veeam
10 2 (3.85%) Remedy
10 2 (3.85%) Sophos
10 2 (3.85%) Veritas
10 2 (3.85%) Zscaler