Period
to 18 October 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 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 163 123
Rank change year-on-year +36 -40 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 90 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.76% 0.91% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.02% 4.87% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 43
East of England median daily rate £375 £263 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -2.78% -10.37%
10th Percentile £135 £108 £163
90th Percentile £504 £411 £400
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 8
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% -15.32% +17.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.87 £12.11
90th Percentile £22.45 £13.87 £22.93
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% +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 898 944 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.60% 18.60% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 464 463
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £178 £170 £200
90th Percentile £550 £573 £543
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 118 62
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.35% -33.56% +16.41%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.81 £12.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £44.05 £44.98
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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

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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 October 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

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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 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 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
Hertfordshire +5 30 £288 -23.33% 11
Cambridgeshire +19 23 £425 +61.90% 11
Suffolk - 13 £475 - 2
Bedfordshire +5 11 £238 +82.69%
Essex -5 9 £380 +68.89% 4
Norfolk - 2 - - 2
East Anglia - 2 - - 2
VPN
England

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

1 42 (46.67%) Firewall
2 37 (41.11%) DNS
3 35 (38.89%) Windows
4 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 28 (31.11%) Cisco
6 25 (27.78%) LAN
7 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
8 21 (23.33%) Office 365
9 20 (22.22%) VMware
9 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
11 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
12 16 (17.78%) DHCP
13 15 (16.67%) HP
13 15 (16.67%) Juniper
13 15 (16.67%) Wireless
13 15 (16.67%) IPsec
13 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (14.44%) VoIP
14 13 (14.44%) Network Security
15 12 (13.33%) WAN
15 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
15 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
15 12 (13.33%) Internet
15 12 (13.33%) BGP
16 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (12.22%) HTTP

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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 12 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.11%) Confluence
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.33%) Office 365
2 18 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.56%) iTunes
5 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.33%) IaaS
6 3 (3.33%) PaaS
7 1 (1.11%) Akamai
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.67%) Firewall
2 37 (41.11%) DNS
3 25 (27.78%) LAN
4 16 (17.78%) DHCP
4 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
5 15 (16.67%) IPsec
5 15 (16.67%) Wireless
6 13 (14.44%) Network Security
6 13 (14.44%) VoIP
7 12 (13.33%) BGP
7 12 (13.33%) Internet
7 12 (13.33%) WAN
8 11 (12.22%) HTTP
8 11 (12.22%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (11.11%) OSPF
10 9 (10.00%) MPLS
11 8 (8.89%) Ethernet
11 8 (8.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) Power BI
5 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 8 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.11%) Law
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Analyst
2 10 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Test Leader
4 7 (7.78%) IT Support
5 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Administrator
7 4 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) 802.1X
2 6 (6.67%) REST
3 5 (5.56%) LAMP
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.11%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) LDAP
5 1 (1.11%) OAuth
5 1 (1.11%) SAML
5 1 (1.11%) Spring
5 1 (1.11%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.00%) PKI
4 6 (6.67%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 5 (5.56%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.22%) NHS
7 2 (2.22%) User Experience
8 1 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.11%) New Media
8 1 (1.11%) Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.11%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 10 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 9 (10.00%) Linux
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.89%) Unix
7 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.56%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.44%) Android
9 2 (2.22%) VMS
10 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.11%) Network Management
2 9 (10.00%) API Integration
2 9 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (8.89%) Data Encryption
3 8 (8.89%) Line Management
3 8 (8.89%) SDLC
3 8 (8.89%) Test Planning
3 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (7.78%) DevOps
4 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (6.67%) High Availability
5 6 (6.67%) Open Source
5 6 (6.67%) Project Management
5 6 (6.67%) Service Management
6 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) DRM
6 5 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.56%) ITSM
6 5 (5.56%) Migration
7 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) C
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) Java
2 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (1.11%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (18.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.11%) CCNP
2 10 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.89%) DV Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.33%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.11%) CCDA
6 1 (1.11%) CCDP
6 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.11%) MCP
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) MCSE
6 1 (1.11%) MCTS
6 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.89%) vSphere
4 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.67%) Docker
5 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.56%) ProxySG
7 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (10.00%) OpenView
1 9 (10.00%) OVSD
1 9 (10.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (5.56%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.56%) Kibana
4 2 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
5 1 (1.11%) QRadar
5 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.11%) Cisco
3 20 (22.22%) VMware
4 15 (16.67%) HP
4 15 (16.67%) Juniper
5 9 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.67%) Apple
6 6 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 6 (6.67%) Citrix
6 6 (6.67%) Dell
7 5 (5.56%) Aruba
7 5 (5.56%) Clearswift
7 5 (5.56%) McAfee
7 5 (5.56%) Proofpoint
7 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.44%) F5
8 4 (4.44%) Symantec
9 3 (3.33%) Altiris
10 2 (2.22%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds