Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 72 52
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.28% 0.39% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.21% 2.91% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Kent median daily rate £370 £263 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.82% -44.39% -
10th Percentile £175 £211 £293
90th Percentile £463 £324 £509
South East median daily rate £400 £369 £398
% change year-on-year +8.47% -7.23% +32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -22.37% -26.92% +33.33%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 76 103 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 13.94% 13.43% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 49
Kent median daily rate £373 £328 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.74% -22.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £148 £172 £179
90th Percentile £538 £750 £543
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Kent median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +128.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £19.72 £24.46 £10.45
90th Percentile £77.49 £54.20 £37.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +5.77% +48.57%

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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
Tonbridge +12 1 £525 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £150 -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) IronPort
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365

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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 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eikon
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Operations Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) IronPort
3 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) FactSet
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle