Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 February 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.92% 1.20% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.25% 9.84% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Kent median daily rate £138 £335 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.81% -15.72% +30.33%
South East median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £14.63 £13.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.36% -32.93% +7.89%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 69 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.75% 12.15% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 49
Kent median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £121 £130 £175
90th Percentile £505 £444 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.78 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.98% -41.93% +243.25%
10th Percentile £16.04 £15.68 £26.33
90th Percentile £27.17 £27.51 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +58.80%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Kent

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Kent

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Kent

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Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Kent region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Folkestone - 4 £138 -
Tonbridge - 1 - -
VPN
South East

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

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Lotus
2 4 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (80.00%) ITSM
2 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) iPad
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) Android

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (80.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (60.00%) Deskside Support
2 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Android Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) iPad
1 4 (80.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) ITSM
1 4 (80.00%) Service Management
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft