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 23 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)
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 3.96% - 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £445 - £341
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 - £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

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 20 25 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 19.80% 27.78% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 26
Median daily rate £500 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Guildford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Guildford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Guildford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Guildford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Law
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
4 3 (37.50%) HTTP
4 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (25.00%) Data Security
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) nginx
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds

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Co-occurring 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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) HTTP
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) WebEx
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CISA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Meraki
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard