Period
to 22 September 2018

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 6 months to 22 September 2018 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)
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 92 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 -29 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.93% 0.94% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.11% 5.97% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 15
Essex median daily rate £380 £325 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +31.31% -26.67%
10th Percentile £295 £233 £163
90th Percentile £423 £338 £429
East of England median daily rate £375 £263 £290
% change year-on-year +42.86% -9.48% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £29.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.25 £11.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.02% -11.59% -42.22%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 176 134 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.18% 15.80% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 105
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +46.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £168 £210 £213
90th Percentile £600 £598 £507
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 6
Essex median hourly rate £15.75 £13.88 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -61.46% +10.77%
10th Percentile £14.15 £10.40 £31.98
90th Percentile £21.98 £26.22 £42.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.28 £37.50
% change year-on-year -16.57% -43.27% +17.19%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Essex over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Basildon - 1 £475 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Epping - 1 £175 -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Office 365
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) Proofpoint
3 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (55.56%) iTunes
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) Apple
3 5 (55.56%) Blackberry
3 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (55.56%) Clearswift
3 5 (55.56%) Smartphone
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Android
4 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
4 4 (44.44%) Legal
4 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) IPsec
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) Aruba
7 1 (11.11%) Network Management
7 1 (11.11%) Planning and Forecasting

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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 5 (55.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) iTunes
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) IPsec
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) MPLS
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MariaDB
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) Operational Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Blackberry
1 5 (55.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) ISMS
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) CCDA
1 1 (11.11%) CCDP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Apple
2 5 (55.56%) Clearswift
2 5 (55.56%) Proofpoint
3 2 (22.22%) Aruba
4 1 (11.11%) Altiris
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) NETGEAR
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) VMware