Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 58 69
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 -24
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.08% 1.13% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 7.79% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Kent median daily rate £185 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.60% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £148 £234 £234
90th Percentile £314 £478 £450
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £13.81 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.28% -27.34% -26.92%

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 50 77 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.75% 14.47% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 67 75
Kent median daily rate £371 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £174
90th Percentile £459 £460 £750
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Kent median hourly rate £10.50 £27.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.65% -31.55% +280.95%
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year +60.61% -48.84% +7.50%

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

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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 22 June 2018.

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 22 June 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
Tonbridge -1 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £201 -
Folkestone - 1 £138 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (20.00%) ShoreTel
3 1 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM

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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Android Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Support
2 1 (20.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus
2 1 (20.00%) ShoreTel