Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 111 151
Rank change year-on-year -25 +40 -48
Contract jobs citing VPN 63 88 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.22% 1.80% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 10.22% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 36
East of England median daily rate £261 £270 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% -17.56% -7.09%
10th Percentile £121 £163 £209
90th Percentile £403 £423 £478
England median daily rate £398 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -6.47% +6.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
East of England median hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +17.86% +13.13%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.75 £13.20
90th Percentile £16.95 £28.65 £33.49
England median hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 931 861 945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.04% 17.65% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 471 463
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £200 £213
90th Percentile £562 £538 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 74 123
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.73 £52.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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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

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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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -20 23 £375 +17.19% 7
Bedfordshire +1 16 £130 -55.93%
Cambridgeshire -19 13 £200 +25.00% 6
Essex -33 11 £320 +29.29%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 37 (58.73%) Cisco
2 33 (52.38%) Firewall
3 30 (47.62%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) DHCP
5 24 (38.10%) DNS
5 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
6 23 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
7 19 (30.16%) Windows Server
8 18 (28.57%) VMware
8 18 (28.57%) LAN
8 18 (28.57%) ITIL
9 17 (26.98%) Juniper
10 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (23.81%) Wireless
11 14 (22.22%) WAN
11 14 (22.22%) McAfee
12 13 (20.63%) BGP
12 13 (20.63%) CCNP
12 13 (20.63%) OSPF
12 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (20.63%) vSphere
13 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
14 11 (17.46%) VoIP
15 10 (15.87%) HP
15 10 (15.87%) Citrix
15 10 (15.87%) IPsec
15 10 (15.87%) Network Management
15 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
15 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared

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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 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) G Suite
3 2 (3.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (52.38%) Firewall
2 26 (41.27%) DHCP
3 24 (38.10%) DNS
4 18 (28.57%) LAN
5 15 (23.81%) Wireless
6 14 (22.22%) WAN
7 13 (20.63%) BGP
7 13 (20.63%) OSPF
8 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 11 (17.46%) VoIP
10 10 (15.87%) IPsec
11 9 (14.29%) SSL
12 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (12.70%) SNMP
13 7 (11.11%) Network Security
13 7 (11.11%) VLAN
14 6 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (9.52%) HSRP
14 6 (9.52%) SAN
14 6 (9.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) German Language
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.81%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Network Support
4 7 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Project Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Project Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.76%) HTML
2 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 3 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (47.62%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.70%) Linux
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.35%) CentOS
7 3 (4.76%) Android
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Network Management
3 9 (14.29%) Network Design
4 7 (11.11%) Migration
4 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.94%) Change Control
5 5 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.35%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.35%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (6.35%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (4.76%) Adaptive Security
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (4.76%) SDLC
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
7 3 (4.76%) Validation
8 2 (3.17%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
1 4 (6.35%) Perl
1 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.35%) Python
2 3 (4.76%) Java
2 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.63%) CCNP
3 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) CCNA
5 7 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.94%) CCDP
6 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.76%) CCIE
8 2 (3.17%) Degree
8 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.59%) MCSA
9 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.63%) vSphere
3 8 (12.70%) XenApp
4 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (7.94%) DFS Replication
5 5 (7.94%) NFS
6 4 (6.35%) iptables
7 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
1 5 (7.94%) vCenter Server
2 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.59%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) OpenView
3 1 (1.59%) OVSD
3 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Cisco
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (28.57%) VMware
4 17 (26.98%) Juniper
5 14 (22.22%) McAfee
6 10 (15.87%) Citrix
6 10 (15.87%) F5
6 10 (15.87%) HP
7 7 (11.11%) Google
8 6 (9.52%) NetApp
9 5 (7.94%) Brocade
9 5 (7.94%) Clearswift
9 5 (7.94%) Huawei
10 4 (6.35%) CheckPoint
10 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
10 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
12 2 (3.17%) AlgoSec
12 2 (3.17%) ProCurve
12 2 (3.17%) Tufin