Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.29% 1.03% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 6.76% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Kent median daily rate £200 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -20.73% +182.76%
10th Percentile £138 £185 £346
90th Percentile £272 £341 £475
South East median daily rate £338 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -18.18% +3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -38.32% +33.75% -

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 77 74 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.21% 15.20% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 37
Kent median daily rate £338 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -16.00% -
10th Percentile £125 £162 £255
90th Percentile £538 £438 £493
South East median daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.97% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.45 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.79% -61.47% +200.00%
10th Percentile £25.20 £14.45 £26.33
90th Percentile £89.45 £14.45 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% -3.85% +31.65%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Kent over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Kent

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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 12 December 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
Folkestone - 3 £138 -
Tunbridge Wells +2 1 £370 +13.85%
Tonbridge - 1 £200 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Kent region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Lotus
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 3 (42.86%) Bloomberg
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) iPhone
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) iPad
3 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Eikon
3 3 (42.86%) FactSet
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management

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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 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Desktop Support
2 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) iPad
1 3 (42.86%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Bloomberg
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) FactSet
2 3 (42.86%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) IronPort
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds