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 3 months to 25 June 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 100 113
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.09% 1.00% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 6.67% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 22
Median daily rate £156 £258 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.32% -1.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £175 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £400 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.44 £24.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.59% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 469 375 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.38% 15.04% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 216 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

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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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the East of England

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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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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 3 months to 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire +10 9 £200 - 4
Hertfordshire -4 7 £85 -73.84% 6
Bedfordshire -2 6 £155 - 3
Essex -22 3 £325 +30.65%
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England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
3 19 (39.58%) Firewall
4 16 (33.33%) DNS
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco
5 15 (31.25%) DHCP
5 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
8 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (25.00%) ITIL
8 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (22.92%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (22.92%) WAN
10 10 (20.83%) Apple
10 10 (20.83%) Wireless
10 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 10 (20.83%) Office 365
11 9 (18.75%) LAN
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
13 7 (14.58%) VMware
13 7 (14.58%) CCNP
13 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
14 6 (12.50%) F5
14 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (12.50%) Internet
14 6 (12.50%) Juniper
14 6 (12.50%) MPLS

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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 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) Firewall
2 16 (33.33%) DNS
3 15 (31.25%) DHCP
4 13 (27.08%) TCP/IP
5 11 (22.92%) WAN
5 11 (22.92%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (20.83%) Wireless
7 9 (18.75%) LAN
8 6 (12.50%) Internet
8 6 (12.50%) MPLS
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (10.42%) ISDN
9 5 (10.42%) Network Security
10 4 (8.33%) Broadband
11 3 (6.25%) BGP
11 3 (6.25%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
11 3 (6.25%) VoIP
11 3 (6.25%) WebEx
12 2 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Network Support
2 8 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) IT Support
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Support Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.25%) Project Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Technology Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) e-Health
6 1 (2.08%) Handset
6 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) Android
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Office Automation
3 4 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (8.33%) Network Design
3 4 (8.33%) Network Management
3 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (6.25%) ERP
4 3 (6.25%) Process Management
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) Data Privacy
5 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.08%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.08%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.08%) High Availability
6 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) CCNP
4 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 2 (4.17%) CCDP
7 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCIE
8 1 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (20.83%) Apple
4 7 (14.58%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) F5
5 6 (12.50%) Juniper
6 5 (10.42%) Citrix
7 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.33%) Google
7 4 (8.33%) Remedy
8 3 (6.25%) Dell
9 2 (4.17%) Lotus
9 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.17%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.17%) Symantec
9 2 (4.17%) Zeacom
10 1 (2.08%) Aruba
10 1 (2.08%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
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