Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 150 140
Rank change year-on-year +47 -10 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 90 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.04% 0.97% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 5.65% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 17
East of England median daily rate £363 £193 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.31% -46.90% +28.89%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £244
90th Percentile £493 £403 £515
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 4
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -34.33% +28.85%
10th Percentile £11.73 £8.50 £13.08
90th Percentile £20.03 £19.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89% +1.60%

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 717 744 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.27% 17.12% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 420 379
East of England median daily rate £378 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £155 £163 £200
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 64 57
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -34.67% +53.06%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £57.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +22 38 £361 +85.26% 9
Cambridgeshire +6 19 £450 +18.42% 6
Suffolk +5 10 £550 +266.67% 3
Essex +12 9 £320 +106.45% 2
Bedfordshire 0 7 £133 -14.52% 7
Norfolk - 6 £288 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 41 (45.56%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Cisco
4 25 (27.78%) LAN
5 23 (25.56%) DNS
6 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 22 (24.44%) Windows XP
6 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
7 20 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 19 (21.11%) VMware
9 18 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 18 (20.00%) Citrix
10 17 (18.89%) HP
10 17 (18.89%) DHCP
10 17 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (17.78%) OSPF
12 15 (16.67%) WAN
12 15 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (15.56%) Internet
13 14 (15.56%) IPsec
14 13 (14.44%) Wireless
14 13 (14.44%) BGP
14 13 (14.44%) CCNP
14 13 (14.44%) Network Security
14 13 (14.44%) Windows Server
15 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure

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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 15 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.11%) Apache
6 1 (1.11%) Confluence
6 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.22%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) IaaS
3 4 (4.44%) iTunes
3 4 (4.44%) PaaS
4 2 (2.22%) Akamai
4 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (46.67%) Firewall
2 25 (27.78%) LAN
3 23 (25.56%) DNS
4 20 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (18.89%) DHCP
6 16 (17.78%) OSPF
7 15 (16.67%) WAN
8 14 (15.56%) Internet
8 14 (15.56%) IPsec
9 13 (14.44%) BGP
9 13 (14.44%) Network Security
9 13 (14.44%) Wireless
10 12 (13.33%) MPLS
10 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 10 (11.11%) VoIP
12 8 (8.89%) VLAN
13 7 (7.78%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (7.78%) HTTP
13 7 (7.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Power BI
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.11%) Firebird
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (8.89%) Manufacturing
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.44%) Legal
3 2 (2.22%) Advertising
3 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.11%) German Language
4 1 (1.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (16.67%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Architect
5 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) IT Support
7 4 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.44%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
2 2 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.56%) PKI
4 4 (4.44%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.33%) iPad
5 3 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (3.33%) NHS
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.11%) CCTV
7 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.56%) Windows
2 22 (24.44%) Windows XP
3 13 (14.44%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.44%) Android
7 4 (4.44%) Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.33%) VMS
8 3 (3.33%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.22%) Unix
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.33%) Network Management
2 10 (11.11%) ITIL
3 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.67%) Presales
5 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.56%) Migration
6 5 (5.56%) SDLC
6 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.44%) DevOps
7 4 (4.44%) Supplier Management
8 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) C
2 6 (6.67%) SQL
3 4 (4.44%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.22%) PHP
5 2 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (14.44%) CCNP
3 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.11%) CCNA
5 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.67%) CCDA
6 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.33%) Degree
9 2 (2.22%) CCDP
10 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.11%) MCITP
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) P3O
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.89%) vSphere
4 7 (7.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 5 (5.56%) XenApp
6 3 (3.33%) BitLocker
6 3 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.33%) VirtualBox
6 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.33%) XenServer
7 2 (2.22%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.22%) NFS
7 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.11%) Docker
8 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) OpenView
1 11 (12.22%) OVSD
2 8 (8.89%) SCCM
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.56%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.22%) Nagios
7 1 (1.11%) Ansible
7 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.11%) Puppet
7 1 (1.11%) vRealize
7 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (40.00%) Cisco
2 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.11%) VMware
4 18 (20.00%) Citrix
5 17 (18.89%) HP
6 9 (10.00%) Juniper
7 8 (8.89%) Meraki
8 7 (7.78%) Blue Coat
8 7 (7.78%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.78%) F5
9 6 (6.67%) Apple
9 6 (6.67%) Clearswift
9 6 (6.67%) Lotus
9 6 (6.67%) Symantec
10 5 (5.56%) McAfee
11 4 (4.44%) Aruba
11 4 (4.44%) Proofpoint
12 3 (3.33%) Kaspersky
12 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.33%) Veeam