The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.48% 0.68% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 5.13% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £155 £238 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.73% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.65 - -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 60 78 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 9.57% 13.18% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 73
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon - 2 £155 -
Oxford - 1 - -
VPN
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (64.29%) Juniper
2 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (57.14%) Network Security
2 8 (57.14%) Palo Alto
3 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) BGP
4 6 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Web Filtering
7 3 (21.43%) Publishing
7 3 (21.43%) SCOM
7 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) Nagios
7 3 (21.43%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) VoIP
8 2 (14.29%) Web Services
8 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 2 (14.29%) CCNA
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 7

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 8 (57.14%) Network Security
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) BGP
3 6 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) OSPF
General
1 3 (21.43%) Publishing
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%) Desktop Support
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper Support
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Web Filtering
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Service Design
4 1 (7.14%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nagios
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Juniper
2 8 (57.14%) Palo Alto
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) Sophos