The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Surrey / Guildford
Rank 18 26 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 3.13% 1.99% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 4.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £515 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £16.72
% change year-on-year -20.51% -0.29%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 25 68 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 19.53% 45.03% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 32
Median daily rate £385 £375 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +44.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £453 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Guildford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Guildford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Guildford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Guildford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) CentOS
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) SMTP
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) RHCT
4 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (28.57%) CEH
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
5 1 (14.29%) WebEx
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) FTP
2 3 (42.86%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Support
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
2 3 (42.86%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Security
1 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
1 2 (28.57%) CEH
1 2 (28.57%) RHCT
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco