The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 44 59
Rank change year-on-year -22 +15  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.92% 2.51% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 19.05% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
Essex median daily rate £325 £249 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.65% -23.46%  
10th Percentile £313 £163 £313
90th Percentile £338 £403 £338
East of England median daily rate £158 £250 £265
% change year-on-year -37.00% -5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £29.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £16.44 £24.75 -
% change year-on-year -33.59% -  

VPN 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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 91 63 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.97% 13.18% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 73 186
Essex median daily rate £450 £275 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -16.03%  
10th Percentile £313 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £388 £456
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 15
Essex median hourly rate £13.75 £34.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +61.39%  
10th Percentile £10.40 £29.25 £19.75
90th Percentile £16.60 £42.68 £121.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.90 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -57.74% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Colchester +10 2 £325 +85.71%
Brentwood - 1 - -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Process Management
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) CCDP
5 2 (25.00%) MGCP
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (25.00%) FirePass
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) EIGRP
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) FirePass
3 2 (25.00%) HSRP
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) MGCP
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) VXLAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) IT Support
1 4 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Information Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Technology Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ERP
1 3 (37.50%) Process Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Privacy
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCDP
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (25.00%) Zeacom
4 1 (12.50%) SAP