Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 54 80
Rank change year-on-year -34 +26 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.26% 2.72% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 13.41% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 4
Essex median daily rate £335 £248 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.35% -8.33% -36.47%
10th Percentile £184 £163 £241
90th Percentile £372 £494 £315
East of England median daily rate £260 £270 £328
% change year-on-year -3.70% -17.56% -7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Essex median hourly rate - £29.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.24% +174.75%
East of England median hourly rate £14.80 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.30% +17.86% +13.13%

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 133 179 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.81% 20.29% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 125 100
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £162 £208 £262
90th Percentile £596 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £370 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 17
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.70 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.08% +6.77% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.40 £18.86 £22.05
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.95 £47.55
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

VPN
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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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
Witham -2 4 £350 -39.13%
Brentwood -13 2 - -
Basildon +6 1 £160 +42.22%
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
2 6 (60.00%) McAfee
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (40.00%) Skype
4 4 (40.00%) NX-OS
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
4 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (40.00%) Junos
4 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) NFS
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP

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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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) BGP
2 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (40.00%) HSRP
4 4 (40.00%) IPsec
4 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 4 (40.00%) Junos
4 4 (40.00%) NX-OS
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) Skype
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) VRRP
4 4 (40.00%) Wireless
4 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) DFS Replication
1 4 (40.00%) NFS
1 4 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
1 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) McAfee
3 5 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Clearswift
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Huawei
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) Aruba
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds