Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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.

OpenVPN
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 738 861
Rank change year-on-year -95 +123 -14
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 24 135 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.14% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.90% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 47 10
England median daily rate £375 £500 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -11.11% +87.50%
10th Percentile £275 £375 £461
90th Percentile £575 £605 £600
UK median daily rate £375 £500 £563
% change year-on-year -25.00% -11.11% +87.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13105 15064 14531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.40% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8033 9154 8522
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 765 946
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

OpenVPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OpenVPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVPN in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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
London -136 13 £415 -17.00% 4
West Midlands +40 7 - -
Midlands +32 7 - -
South East - 3 £368 - 1
OpenVPN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 23 (95.83%) DNS
2 22 (91.67%) Linux
3 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (83.33%) Git (software)
3 20 (83.33%) Ansible
4 19 (79.17%) SC Cleared
4 19 (79.17%) Bash Shell
4 19 (79.17%) Load Balancing
4 19 (79.17%) Linux Command Line
5 18 (75.00%) Scrum
5 18 (75.00%) HTTP
5 18 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (75.00%) Docker
5 18 (75.00%) DevOps
5 18 (75.00%) Terraform
6 17 (70.83%) Sonatype
6 17 (70.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (70.83%) Elastic Stack
6 17 (70.83%) Kubernetes
6 17 (70.83%) SonarQube
6 17 (70.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (70.83%) Kibana
6 17 (70.83%) Liquibase
6 17 (70.83%) logstash
6 17 (70.83%) Jenkins
6 17 (70.83%) CentOS
6 17 (70.83%) ZABBIX
6 17 (70.83%) OpenLDAP
6 17 (70.83%) Postfix
6 17 (70.83%) Confluence

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 17 (70.83%) Apache
1 17 (70.83%) Confluence
1 17 (70.83%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (66.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (66.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 16 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (66.67%) Amazon ELB
2 16 (66.67%) Amazon S3
2 16 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) DNS
2 18 (75.00%) HTTP
3 17 (70.83%) OpenLDAP
3 17 (70.83%) SSH
4 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.83%) LDAP
6 3 (12.50%) BGP
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.50%) IPsec
6 3 (12.50%) Junos
6 3 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (12.50%) Quagga
6 3 (12.50%) SSL
6 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (8.33%) DHCP
7 2 (8.33%) MPLS
7 2 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
7 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (70.83%) Ant
2 17 (70.83%) Jenkins
2 17 (70.83%) JIRA
2 17 (70.83%) JUnit
2 17 (70.83%) Liquibase
2 17 (70.83%) Maven
2 17 (70.83%) SonarQube
2 17 (70.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 16 (66.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.17%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (12.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Junior
4 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) Elastic Stack
1 17 (70.83%) MCollective
2 16 (66.67%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (79.17%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) CentOS
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) Debian
4 3 (12.50%) FreeBSD
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Load Balancing
2 18 (75.00%) DevOps
2 18 (75.00%) Scrum
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) Configuration Management
3 17 (70.83%) Continuous Delivery
3 17 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (70.83%) Service Management
3 17 (70.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (66.67%) Coaching
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
7 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.17%) Physics
7 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Bash Shell
2 16 (66.67%) Groovy
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) C-shell
4 3 (12.50%) Korn
4 3 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (79.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) Docker
2 17 (70.83%) Postfix
2 17 (70.83%) Squid
2 17 (70.83%) vCloud
3 16 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (20.83%) pfSense
5 3 (12.50%) KVM
5 3 (12.50%) Openswan
5 3 (12.50%) Samba
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (83.33%) Ansible
2 18 (75.00%) Terraform
3 17 (70.83%) Docker Swarm
3 17 (70.83%) Kibana
3 17 (70.83%) Kubernetes
3 17 (70.83%) logstash
3 17 (70.83%) Puppet
3 17 (70.83%) Rancher
3 17 (70.83%) ZABBIX
4 16 (66.67%) Rsyslog
4 16 (66.67%) Sysdig
5 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Sonatype
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 3 (12.50%) Arista
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Juniper
2 3 (12.50%) Vyatta
3 2 (8.33%) Brocade
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle