Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 105 75
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 4 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.87% 0.31% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.80% 2.45% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 30
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £220 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -37.14% +2.19%
10th Percentile £155 £161 £130
90th Percentile £491 £390 £454
South East median daily rate £370 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -10.30% +3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £27.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £26.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -34.62% +33.33% -2.50%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 213 163 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 17.32% 12.82% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 116 147
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £157
90th Percentile £525 £550 £450
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 18
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +30.88%
10th Percentile £14.12 £14.45 £13.18
90th Percentile £71.63 £39.05 £39.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
% change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Oxfordshire

VPN
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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Oxford +12 14 £450 +104.55%
Abingdon - 3 £160 -
Kidlington - 1 £488 -
Witney - 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) DNS
4 11 (47.83%) Network Security
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) Juniper
7 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
7 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
7 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 7 (30.43%) BGP
9 6 (26.09%) Windows
9 6 (26.09%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) Nagios
10 5 (21.74%) MPLS
10 5 (21.74%) Linux
10 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) VMware
10 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
10 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (21.74%) SCOM
11 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
11 4 (17.39%) Web Filtering
11 4 (17.39%) Security Operations
11 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
11 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity

VPN
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365
4 2 (8.70%) IaaS
4 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 2 (8.70%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 11 (47.83%) DNS
3 11 (47.83%) Network Security
4 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
8 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) FTP
9 3 (13.04%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) PBX
9 3 (13.04%) Symposium
10 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
10 2 (8.70%) MRTG
10 2 (8.70%) OSPF
11 1 (4.35%) DKIM
11 1 (4.35%) DMARC
11 1 (4.35%) HSRP
General
1 3 (13.04%) Billing
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Security Engineer
3 9 (39.13%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
3 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (17.39%) Security Operations
3 4 (17.39%) Web Filtering
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Service Design
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Nagios
1 5 (21.74%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) SolarWinds
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Avaya
5 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.04%) Huawei
7 1 (4.35%) Google
7 1 (4.35%) Qualys
7 1 (4.35%) Sophos