Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 81 56
Rank change year-on-year -18 -25 +26
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.21% 1.82% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 10.69% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 15
Essex median daily rate £380 £320 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +28.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £295 £207 £179
90th Percentile £396 £369 £525
East of England median daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +5.47% +6.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Essex median hourly rate - - £23.25
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £15.73 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.53% -4.67% +17.86%

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 174 131 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.22% 17.01% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 119
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -18.75%
10th Percentile £168 £137 £219
90th Percentile £600 £588 £509
East of England median daily rate £390 £365 £358
% change year-on-year +6.85% +2.10% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 14
Essex median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £34.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -53.37% +15.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.90
90th Percentile £21.23 £36.80 £42.93
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £28.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% -22.22% +22.12%

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

VPN
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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Colchester - 4 - - 2
Epping - 1 £175 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) SCCM
4 8 (61.54%) Office 365
4 8 (61.54%) iTunes
4 8 (61.54%) Apple
4 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
4 8 (61.54%) Smartphone
5 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
5 7 (53.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (53.85%) Clearswift
5 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (53.85%) Proofpoint
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (30.77%) Legal
7 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
7 4 (30.77%) Android
8 3 (23.08%) IPsec
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 2 (15.38%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
10 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
10 1 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication

VPN
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 7 (53.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) iTunes
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
2 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) IPsec
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) HSRP
3 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) SNMP
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) VRRP
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MariaDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Operational Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Smartphone
2 7 (53.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) ISMS
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Personalization
3 1 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) SCCM
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Apple
3 7 (53.85%) Clearswift
3 7 (53.85%) Proofpoint
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) NETGEAR
4 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
4 1 (7.69%) VMware