Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 23 November 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)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 78 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.90% 0.56% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 3.77% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 17
Oxford median daily rate £450 £220 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +104.55% -30.38% +7.12%
10th Percentile £376 £161 £130
90th Percentile £491 £390 £470
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £220 £350
% change year-on-year +81.82% -37.14% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Oxford median hourly rate - - £27.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 122 106 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 16.58% 14.85% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 80 74
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £139
90th Percentile £525 £570 £463
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Oxford median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £20.00 £36.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Oxford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Oxford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Oxford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security
3 7 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) BGP
4 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 4 (28.57%) SCOM
6 4 (28.57%) Nagios
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
7 3 (21.43%) Web Filtering
7 3 (21.43%) Service Design
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (21.43%) Unix

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security
3 7 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) BGP
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) MPLS
8 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 2 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (14.29%) VLAN
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (7.14%) DHCP
9 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
9 1 (7.14%) FTP
9 1 (7.14%) IPsec
9 1 (7.14%) LAN
9 1 (7.14%) Symposium
9 1 (7.14%) VRRP
9 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (57.14%) Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) PBX Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Service Design
2 3 (21.43%) Web Filtering
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Nagios
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper
3 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya