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 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.

OpenVPN
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 611 599
Rank change year-on-year +37 -12  
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.041% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £550 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £290 £400
% change year-on-year - -27.50%  
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 6035 7275 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.51% 14.73% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 4421 4072
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 307 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVPN in England over the 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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
London - 9 £550 -
OpenVPN
UK

OpenVPN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 31 (88.57%) Linux
2 29 (82.86%) VMware
2 29 (82.86%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (82.86%) Puppet
2 29 (82.86%) Ansible
2 29 (82.86%) DevOps
3 28 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 28 (80.00%) Docker
3 28 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 28 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (80.00%) SSH
3 28 (80.00%) Squid
3 28 (80.00%) JIRA
3 28 (80.00%) DNS
3 28 (80.00%) Configuration Management
4 27 (77.14%) Apache
4 27 (77.14%) Scrum
4 27 (77.14%) Jenkins
4 27 (77.14%) Terraform
5 26 (74.29%) Sonatype
5 26 (74.29%) Elastic Stack
5 26 (74.29%) Rancher
5 26 (74.29%) Docker Swarm
5 26 (74.29%) Kibana
5 26 (74.29%) logstash
5 26 (74.29%) Liquibase
5 26 (74.29%) Kubernetes
5 26 (74.29%) SonarQube
5 26 (74.29%) Continuous Delivery

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 27 (77.14%) Apache
2 26 (74.29%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (71.43%) Confluence
4 14 (40.00%) nginx
5 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 29 (82.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon S3
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
5 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) DNS
1 28 (80.00%) SSH
2 26 (74.29%) OpenLDAP
3 18 (51.43%) VPN
4 14 (40.00%) IPsec
4 14 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (14.29%) HTTP
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.71%) PuTTY
6 2 (5.71%) SSL
7 1 (2.86%) 802.15
7 1 (2.86%) FTP
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (65.71%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (51.43%) Hadoop
3 14 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 14 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (11.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (2.86%) Redis
6 1 (2.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (80.00%) JIRA
1 28 (80.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 27 (77.14%) Jenkins
3 26 (74.29%) Ant
3 26 (74.29%) JUnit
3 26 (74.29%) Liquibase
3 26 (74.29%) Maven
3 26 (74.29%) SonarQube
4 19 (54.29%) JIRA Agile
5 8 (22.86%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.86%) Subversion
7 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Consultant
2 7 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Senior DevOps
4 4 (11.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (5.71%) AWS Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Architect
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Android Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Kernel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) Elastic Stack
1 26 (74.29%) MCollective
2 21 (60.00%) Software Packaging
3 4 (11.43%) REST
4 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.71%) React
4 2 (5.71%) Spring
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (2.86%) Sensu
5 1 (2.86%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.71%) Fintech
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Linux
2 24 (68.57%) CentOS
3 13 (37.14%) RancherOS
3 13 (37.14%) VyOS
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) DevOps
2 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 28 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (77.14%) Scrum
4 26 (74.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 26 (74.29%) Service Management
5 21 (60.00%) Identity Management
5 21 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (60.00%) Workflow
6 8 (22.86%) Coaching
7 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
8 4 (11.43%) Case Management
8 4 (11.43%) Open Source
9 2 (5.71%) BDD
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.71%) CQRS
9 2 (5.71%) Microservices
9 2 (5.71%) Peer-to-Peer Lending
9 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) Groovy
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (65.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Docker
1 28 (80.00%) Squid
2 26 (74.29%) Postfix
2 26 (74.29%) vCloud
3 4 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.71%) Snort
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
5 1 (2.86%) iptables
Systems Management
1 29 (82.86%) Ansible
1 29 (82.86%) Puppet
2 27 (77.14%) Terraform
3 26 (74.29%) Docker Swarm
3 26 (74.29%) Kibana
3 26 (74.29%) Kubernetes
3 26 (74.29%) logstash
3 26 (74.29%) Rancher
3 26 (74.29%) ZABBIX
4 16 (45.71%) HAProxy
5 14 (40.00%) Consul
5 14 (40.00%) Packer
6 4 (11.43%) OSSEC
6 4 (11.43%) Rsyslog
6 4 (11.43%) Sysdig
7 2 (5.71%) Nessus
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (5.71%) yum
8 1 (2.86%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (2.86%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 29 (82.86%) VMware
2 26 (74.29%) Sonatype
3 18 (51.43%) Oracle
4 14 (40.00%) AppDynamics
5 13 (37.14%) Vyatta
6 7 (20.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.86%) Assembla