The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OpenVPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenVPN over the 3 months to 28 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.

OpenVPN
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 605 618
Rank change year-on-year +30 +13  
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 8 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.030% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.19% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £254 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £538 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate - £254 £400
% change year-on-year - -36.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenVPN 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 4868 4239
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 362 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

OpenVPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OpenVPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenVPN in England

OpenVPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenVPN in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenVPN in England

OpenVPN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +11 8 £350 -30.00%
OpenVPN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenVPN 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 England region with a requirement for OpenVPN.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
2 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (82.35%) Puppet
2 14 (82.35%) DevOps
3 13 (76.47%) Confluence
3 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 13 (76.47%) SSH
3 13 (76.47%) Squid
3 13 (76.47%) JIRA
3 13 (76.47%) CentOS
3 13 (76.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (70.59%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (70.59%) Load Balancing
4 12 (70.59%) Java
4 12 (70.59%) Jenkins
4 12 (70.59%) Ansible
4 12 (70.59%) Docker
4 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
5 11 (64.71%) SonarQube
5 11 (64.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (64.71%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (64.71%) Terraform
5 11 (64.71%) Sonatype
5 11 (64.71%) logstash
5 11 (64.71%) Kibana
5 11 (64.71%) Liquibase
5 11 (64.71%) vCloud

OpenVPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (76.47%) Confluence
2 11 (64.71%) Apache
2 11 (64.71%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (41.18%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon ELB
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon S3
2 10 (58.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) SaaS
4 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) DNS
1 13 (76.47%) SSH
2 11 (64.71%) HTTP
2 11 (64.71%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
5 1 (5.88%) 802.15
5 1 (5.88%) FTP
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (58.82%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
1 13 (76.47%) JIRA
1 13 (76.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 12 (70.59%) Jenkins
3 11 (64.71%) Ant
3 11 (64.71%) JUnit
3 11 (64.71%) Liquibase
3 11 (64.71%) Maven
3 11 (64.71%) SonarQube
4 10 (58.82%) Bitbucket
5 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.88%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (5.88%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) AWS DevOps
2 11 (64.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Architect
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA Architect
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Android Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Kernel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (64.71%) MCollective
2 10 (58.82%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Software Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (76.47%) CentOS
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Configuration Management
1 14 (82.35%) DevOps
2 12 (70.59%) Load Balancing
3 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (64.71%) Scrum
3 11 (64.71%) Service Management
3 11 (64.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (58.82%) Coaching
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (5.88%) Case Management
7 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Bash Shell
2 10 (58.82%) Groovy
3 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Squid
2 12 (70.59%) Docker
3 11 (64.71%) Postfix
3 11 (64.71%) vCloud
4 10 (58.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (11.76%) Snort
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) Puppet
2 12 (70.59%) Ansible
2 12 (70.59%) Kubernetes
3 11 (64.71%) Docker Swarm
3 11 (64.71%) Kibana
3 11 (64.71%) logstash
3 11 (64.71%) Rancher
3 11 (64.71%) Terraform
3 11 (64.71%) ZABBIX
4 10 (58.82%) Rsyslog
4 10 (58.82%) Sysdig
5 4 (23.53%) OSSEC
6 2 (11.76%) HAProxy
6 2 (11.76%) Nessus
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (11.76%) yum
7 1 (5.88%) Mesos
7 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (5.88%) Packer
7 1 (5.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 11 (64.71%) Sonatype
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Assembla
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle