The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 June 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 / Middlesex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 27 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.12% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 4.17% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 9 24 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 10.11% 13.79% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 10
Median daily rate £390 £380 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +105.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +262.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Middlesex

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Middlesex

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Palo Alto