Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 122 127
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 93 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.28% 1.78% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.33% 11.29% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 22
East of England median daily rate £413 £323 £202
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +59.85% -43.37%
10th Percentile £259 £136 £129
90th Percentile £500 £444 £408
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 16
East of England median hourly rate £16.10 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.82% -24.24% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £66.81 £14.74 £20.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -12.50%

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 754 726 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.46% 15.80% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 352 401
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.41% -8.39%
10th Percentile £230 £143 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £563
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 96 69
East of England median hourly rate £16.73 £20.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.37% -35.73% -16.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.50 £43.85
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -14.00%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +19 50 £440 +30.37% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 14 £425 +1.49% 2
Bedfordshire +15 12 £200 +29.03%
Essex -9 12 £413 +28.91%
Suffolk +10 3 £300 - 1
Norfolk +4 2 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 39 (41.94%) Windows
2 31 (33.33%) Firewall
3 28 (30.11%) Cisco
4 24 (25.81%) BGP
5 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
6 22 (23.66%) Active Directory
7 21 (22.58%) SSL
7 21 (22.58%) OSPF
8 20 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 19 (20.43%) DNS
10 18 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (18.28%) CCNP
11 17 (18.28%) LAN
11 17 (18.28%) Wireless
11 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
12 16 (17.20%) SC Cleared
12 16 (17.20%) Internet
12 16 (17.20%) HP
12 16 (17.20%) Juniper
12 16 (17.20%) Office 365
12 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (16.13%) 802.1X
13 15 (16.13%) Windows 10
13 15 (16.13%) Windows XP
13 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
13 15 (16.13%) SCCM
14 14 (15.05%) JSON
14 14 (15.05%) Cisco ASA

VPN
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 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Confluence
4 1 (1.08%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (17.20%) Office 365
3 13 (13.98%) Serverless
4 11 (11.83%) Azure Functions
4 11 (11.83%) PaaS
5 9 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.23%) IaaS
6 3 (3.23%) iTunes
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (2.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) Firewall
2 24 (25.81%) BGP
3 21 (22.58%) OSPF
3 21 (22.58%) SSL
4 19 (20.43%) DNS
5 17 (18.28%) LAN
5 17 (18.28%) Wireless
6 16 (17.20%) Internet
7 14 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (13.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (12.90%) HTTP
9 12 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (11.83%) FTP
11 10 (10.75%) Cisco ISE
11 10 (10.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (10.75%) FWSM
11 10 (10.75%) TACACS
11 10 (10.75%) WPA2
12 9 (9.68%) IPsec
12 9 (9.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Cosmos DB
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) Hudson
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
2 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.98%) Analyst
3 7 (7.53%) Service Analyst
3 7 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Build Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) IT Support
5 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Support Specialist
5 5 (5.38%) Technical Leader
5 5 (5.38%) Web Specialist
6 4 (4.30%) Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) IT Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) 802.1X
2 14 (15.05%) JSON
3 12 (12.90%) LDAP
3 12 (12.90%) REST
3 12 (12.90%) SOAP
3 12 (12.90%) Web Services
3 12 (12.90%) XML
3 12 (12.90%) XSLT
4 6 (6.45%) Spring
5 3 (3.23%) HTML
6 2 (2.15%) boto
6 2 (2.15%) YAML
7 1 (1.08%) CSS
7 1 (1.08%) HTML5
7 1 (1.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 12 (12.90%) DataPower
3 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.15%) BYOD
5 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) FMCG
6 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.08%) iPhone
6 1 (1.08%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
6 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.94%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Windows 10
2 15 (16.13%) Windows XP
3 10 (10.75%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.53%) Linux
4 7 (7.53%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.30%) Unix
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.15%) Android
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (11.83%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (10.75%) Continuous Deployment
4 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.30%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.30%) Information Security
6 4 (4.30%) Migration
7 3 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.23%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.23%) High Availability
7 3 (3.23%) ITSM
7 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.15%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) Python
4 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (18.28%) CCNP
2 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
3 16 (17.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) CCNA
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.15%) CCIE
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) MCP
6 1 (1.08%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CISM
6 1 (1.08%) CISSP
6 1 (1.08%) MCSE
6 1 (1.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.23%) GDPR
3 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (23.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.90%) ProxySG
3 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.15%) Docker
5 2 (2.15%) Firmware
5 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.08%) NFS
6 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) SCCM
2 11 (11.83%) Terraform
3 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (8.60%) OpenView
4 5 (5.38%) OVSD
5 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.23%) Puppet
6 2 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.15%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.15%) Salt
7 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (30.11%) Cisco
2 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.20%) HP
3 16 (17.20%) Juniper
4 13 (13.98%) Blue Coat
4 13 (13.98%) F5
5 12 (12.90%) IBM
6 11 (11.83%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.53%) VMware
8 4 (4.30%) Citrix
8 4 (4.30%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.23%) Apple
9 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 3 (3.23%) McAfee
9 3 (3.23%) Sophos
10 2 (2.15%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.15%) Proofpoint
10 2 (2.15%) Symantec
11 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.08%) Tufin