Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 57 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.63% 1.53% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.89% 8.70% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Kent median daily rate £325 £285 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% +25.27% -53.33%
10th Percentile £167 £185 £148
90th Percentile £388 £433 £317
South East median daily rate £394 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +0.57% +4.40% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £18.85 £17.25
% change year-on-year -9.81% +9.28% -10.39%

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 47 92 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.93% 17.62% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 73 66
Kent median daily rate £325 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +12.31% -20.00%
10th Percentile £173 £153 £164
90th Percentile £459 £538 £763
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Kent median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% +23.33% -44.45%
10th Percentile £20.00 £22.78 £15.73
90th Percentile £30.00 £77.49 £50.17
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.17% -29.00% +11.11%

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 24 September 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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WLAN
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) Back Office
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Replication
6 2 (28.57%) SLA
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical

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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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (28.57%) Back Office
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Android Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (28.57%) DFS Replication
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) SAP