Period
to 21 January 2020

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 21 January 2020 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 67 80
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.37% 1.49% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.29% 13.59% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 21
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £275 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £200 £156 £160
90th Percentile £462 £440 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £370 £330
% change year-on-year +14.86% +12.12% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £78.75 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +363.24% - -12.82%

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 85 103 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.51% 10.98% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 71 168
Oxfordshire median daily rate £263 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.38% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £126 £213 £170
90th Percentile £543 £575 £515
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.43% -28.57% +22.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.25 £11.94
90th Percentile £130.00 £34.25 £122.13
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £17.44
% change year-on-year +59.09% +26.16% -22.50%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 +23 9 £400 +77.78% 2
Abingdon - 2 £200 - 1
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
3 8 (61.54%) IPsec
3 8 (61.54%) OSPF
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
3 8 (61.54%) Azure
3 8 (61.54%) Network Virtualisation
4 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
6 5 (38.46%) Windows
6 5 (38.46%) MPLS
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Network Security
7 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
7 4 (30.77%) Qualys
7 4 (30.77%) AWS
7 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (30.77%) High Availability
7 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (30.77%) HSRP
7 4 (30.77%) Meraki
7 4 (30.77%) SCOM
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
7 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
7 4 (30.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (30.77%) Change Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Azure
2 4 (30.77%) AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) IPsec
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) VoIP
6 4 (30.77%) VRRP
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (7.69%) SSL
8 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Desktop Support
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Network Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Network Support
4 3 (23.08%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) High Availability
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Design
5 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Nagios
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 8 (61.54%) CheckPoint
4 4 (30.77%) Meraki
4 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
4 4 (30.77%) Qualys
4 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) NETGEAR
6 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
6 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard