Period
to 18 August 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 18 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 154 123
Rank change year-on-year +21 -31 +26
Contract jobs citing VPN 80 52 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.60% 1.10% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.56% 6.06% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 44
East of England median daily rate £375 £263 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -5.41% -4.31%
10th Percentile £141 £97 £163
90th Percentile £509 £417 £400
England median daily rate £414 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.50% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 8
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% -1.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £8.50 £12.11
90th Percentile £24.20 £19.50 £34.33
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +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 837 858 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.69% 18.17% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 455 477
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £177 £200
90th Percentile £561 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 99 63
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.96 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -49.44% +27.20%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.40 £12.76
90th Percentile £46.25 £42.60 £45.86
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 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
Hertfordshire +11 30 £325 -13.33% 9
Suffolk -3 15 £525 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £425 +61.90% 16
Essex +8 10 £378 +37.27% 3
Bedfordshire -2 7 £155 -
Norfolk - 5 £288 - 2
East Anglia - 2 - - 5
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 41 (51.25%) Firewall
2 33 (41.25%) Windows
3 31 (38.75%) DNS
4 30 (37.50%) Cisco
5 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
6 22 (27.50%) Active Directory
7 21 (26.25%) DHCP
7 21 (26.25%) VMware
8 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
9 18 (22.50%) IPsec
9 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
10 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (21.25%) Network Security
10 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
11 16 (20.00%) LAN
11 16 (20.00%) Office 365
12 15 (18.75%) Network Management
12 15 (18.75%) VoIP
12 15 (18.75%) Wireless
13 14 (17.50%) HP
13 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
14 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
15 12 (15.00%) CCNP
15 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
16 11 (13.75%) C

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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 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) Confluence
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 13 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.50%) iTunes
5 4 (5.00%) IaaS
5 4 (5.00%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Akamai
6 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.25%) Firewall
2 31 (38.75%) DNS
3 21 (26.25%) DHCP
4 18 (22.50%) IPsec
5 17 (21.25%) Network Security
6 16 (20.00%) LAN
7 15 (18.75%) VoIP
7 15 (18.75%) Wireless
8 12 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (13.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (13.75%) Internet
9 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
9 11 (13.75%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (12.50%) BGP
10 10 (12.50%) OSPF
10 10 (12.50%) VLAN
11 9 (11.25%) Ethernet
11 9 (11.25%) WAN
12 8 (10.00%) MPLS
13 7 (8.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.50%) Power BI
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Firebird
3 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Test Leader
3 7 (8.75%) Architect
3 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) IT Support
5 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.00%) Administrator
5 4 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
2 2 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) OAuth
3 1 (1.25%) SAML
3 1 (1.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
2 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) PKI
4 6 (7.50%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.50%) Smartphone
5 5 (6.25%) Driving Licence
6 4 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.25%) CCTV
8 1 (1.25%) iPad
8 1 (1.25%) NHS
8 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (41.25%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.75%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.50%) Linux
6 5 (6.25%) Android
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.75%) Unix
8 3 (3.75%) VMS
8 3 (3.75%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.25%) CentOS
10 1 (1.25%) Debian
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Network Management
2 9 (11.25%) SDLC
2 9 (11.25%) Test Planning
2 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (6.25%) Project Management
4 5 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 4 (5.00%) DevOps
5 4 (5.00%) Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.75%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.75%) Disk Encryption
6 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.75%) ITIL
6 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) C
2 6 (7.50%) SQL
3 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) Java
5 3 (3.75%) PHP
5 3 (3.75%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.00%) CCNP
2 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.25%) CCNA
7 2 (2.50%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) MCP
8 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.25%) CCDA
8 1 (1.25%) CCDP
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.25%) MCSA
8 1 (1.25%) MCSE
8 1 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.25%) vSphere
4 6 (7.50%) ProxySG
5 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.00%) XenApp
7 3 (3.75%) BitLocker
7 3 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (3.75%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.75%) VirtualBox
7 3 (3.75%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.75%) XenServer
8 2 (2.50%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.25%) Docker
9 1 (1.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (10.00%) OpenView
1 8 (10.00%) OVSD
1 8 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.75%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (1.25%) Ansible
5 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) vRealize
5 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Cisco
2 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.25%) VMware
4 14 (17.50%) HP
5 11 (13.75%) Citrix
6 9 (11.25%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.25%) Juniper
7 8 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 7 (8.75%) Apple
9 6 (7.50%) Aruba
9 6 (7.50%) Clearswift
9 6 (7.50%) Proofpoint
9 6 (7.50%) Symantec
10 5 (6.25%) F5
11 4 (5.00%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.75%) Acronis
12 3 (3.75%) ESET
12 3 (3.75%) Kaspersky
12 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.75%) Veeam