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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 96 95
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 1.27% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 8.82% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 20
Median daily rate £155 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.24% -7.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £251 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £515 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.10 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £38.70 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 375 363 396
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.62% 14.44% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 202 191
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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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 30 March 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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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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 +12 11 £398 +24.21% 3
Essex -11 4 £150 -45.45%
Suffolk -2 3 £150 -58.62% 1
Hertfordshire -10 2 £195 -62.85% 5
Bedfordshire -3 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (45.28%) Firewall
2 20 (37.74%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Cisco
3 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
3 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.96%) Wireless
4 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
4 17 (32.08%) LAN
4 17 (32.08%) WAN
4 17 (32.08%) ITIL
5 14 (26.42%) Network Security
6 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
6 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
6 12 (22.64%) Network Design
6 12 (22.64%) Juniper
6 12 (22.64%) Internet
7 11 (20.75%) ISDN
8 10 (18.87%) Broadband
8 10 (18.87%) DNS
8 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
8 10 (18.87%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (16.98%) Network Management
9 9 (16.98%) MS Office
9 9 (16.98%) Apple
10 8 (15.09%) Smartphone
11 7 (13.21%) MPLS
11 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.21%) DHCP
11 7 (13.21%) Degree

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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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (45.28%) Firewall
2 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
2 18 (33.96%) Wireless
3 17 (32.08%) LAN
3 17 (32.08%) WAN
4 14 (26.42%) Network Security
5 12 (22.64%) Internet
6 11 (20.75%) ISDN
7 10 (18.87%) Broadband
7 10 (18.87%) DNS
8 7 (13.21%) DHCP
8 7 (13.21%) MPLS
9 6 (11.32%) VoIP
10 5 (9.43%) IPsec
10 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (7.55%) BGP
11 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
11 4 (7.55%) FTP
11 4 (7.55%) OSPF
11 4 (7.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) GIS
General
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Dutch Language
2 2 (3.77%) German Language
2 2 (3.77%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Support Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Network Support
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (16.98%) Support Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) IT Support
7 5 (9.43%) IT Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Support
8 4 (7.55%) Support Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.66%) Architect
9 3 (5.66%) Information Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Smartphone
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) e-Health
5 2 (3.77%) Handset
6 1 (1.89%) iPad
6 1 (1.89%) iPhone
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 4 (7.55%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.66%) Unix
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) Network Design
3 10 (18.87%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (16.98%) Network Management
5 6 (11.32%) Office Automation
6 3 (5.66%) ERP
6 3 (5.66%) Process Management
6 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.77%) Information Security
7 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.77%) Service Management
7 2 (3.77%) Validation
8 1 (1.89%) Data Architecture
8 1 (1.89%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.89%) High Availability
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.89%) People Management
8 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (1.89%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
2 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) Degree
4 6 (11.32%) CCNA
4 6 (11.32%) CCNP
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CCIE
8 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CCDE
8 1 (1.89%) CISA
8 1 (1.89%) CISM
8 1 (1.89%) CISSP
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (1.89%) MCSA
8 1 (1.89%) MCSE
8 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) HL7
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) DameWare
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.89%) SCSM
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Cisco
2 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.64%) Juniper
4 9 (16.98%) Apple
5 6 (11.32%) Citrix
6 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.43%) Remedy
6 5 (9.43%) VMware
7 4 (7.55%) F5
7 4 (7.55%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.77%) Avaya
8 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.77%) Google
8 2 (3.77%) Lotus
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
9 1 (1.89%) Adobe
9 1 (1.89%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) Mitel
9 1 (1.89%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle