Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 May 2018 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 144 125
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 255 242 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.52% 1.58% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 8.68% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 129 190
South East median daily rate £413 £395 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +3.27% +0.33%
10th Percentile £138 £166 £205
90th Percentile £500 £525 £570
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 24
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -23.68% -36.67%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.33 £11.48
90th Percentile £33.05 £43.00 £28.13
England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -11.43% -6.67% +0.27%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,592 2,789 3,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.50% 18.22% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,331 1,615 2,073
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 183 202
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -49.23% +1.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.49
90th Percentile £52.00 £45.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Thames Valley -27 104 £419 +4.69% 23
Hampshire +15 86 £475 +17.87% 21
Berkshire -6 58 £425 +21.43% 16
Oxfordshire +2 24 £448 -0.56% 4
Surrey -47 24 £325 -14.47% 15
Buckinghamshire -19 22 £325 -22.39% 3
West Sussex -5 18 £300 -24.05% 6
East Sussex +13 13 £325 +18.18% 2
Kent +9 7 £138 -63.20% 10
Middlesex - 3 £525 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for VPN.

1 143 (56.08%) Firewall
2 121 (47.45%) Cisco
3 94 (36.86%) Windows
4 83 (32.55%) WAN
5 68 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 67 (26.27%) Juniper
6 67 (26.27%) Microsoft
7 65 (25.49%) LAN
8 64 (25.10%) BGP
9 63 (24.71%) Security Cleared
10 60 (23.53%) DNS
11 52 (20.39%) MPLS
11 52 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (18.43%) SC Cleared
13 46 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (17.65%) ITIL
15 42 (16.47%) CCNP
15 42 (16.47%) Network Security
15 42 (16.47%) VLAN
16 41 (16.08%) OSPF
16 41 (16.08%) VMware
17 39 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
18 36 (14.12%) Internet
18 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
19 35 (13.73%) CheckPoint
20 32 (12.55%) TCP/IP
20 32 (12.55%) Office 365
20 32 (12.55%) Data Centre
20 32 (12.55%) Palo Alto

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (4.71%) IIS
2 11 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.75%) Apache
3 7 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.96%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.57%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.57%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.18%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.39%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 36 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (12.55%) Office 365
3 27 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.71%) SaaS
5 9 (3.53%) IaaS
6 6 (2.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.18%) HP Helion
7 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 143 (56.08%) Firewall
2 83 (32.55%) WAN
3 65 (25.49%) LAN
4 64 (25.10%) BGP
5 60 (23.53%) DNS
6 52 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
6 52 (20.39%) MPLS
7 42 (16.47%) Network Security
7 42 (16.47%) VLAN
8 41 (16.08%) OSPF
9 36 (14.12%) Internet
10 32 (12.55%) TCP/IP
11 29 (11.37%) Wireless
12 25 (9.80%) IPsec
13 24 (9.41%) DHCP
14 22 (8.63%) VoIP
14 22 (8.63%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (7.84%) Multicast
16 19 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (7.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.92%) MySQL
2 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Redis
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.78%) Hudson
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (9.02%) Finance
1 23 (9.02%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.53%) Publishing
3 4 (1.57%) French Language
3 4 (1.57%) German Language
3 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.39%) Banking
4 1 (0.39%) Electronics
4 1 (0.39%) Law
4 1 (0.39%) Legal
4 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.39%) Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (27.84%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.25%) Architect
3 30 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 30 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 26 (10.20%) Analyst
5 21 (8.24%) Network Architect
6 20 (7.84%) Consultant
6 20 (7.84%) Support Engineer
7 19 (7.45%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
11 9 (3.53%) IT Support
11 9 (3.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (3.53%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.14%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.14%) IT Engineer
13 7 (2.75%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.92%) Web Services
2 5 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.18%) LDAP
4 2 (0.78%) Core Data
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) JSON
4 2 (0.78%) XML
5 1 (0.39%) COM
5 1 (0.39%) Middleware
5 1 (0.39%) REST
5 1 (0.39%) SAML
5 1 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.92%) iPhone
3 10 (3.92%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.53%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.14%) iPad
5 8 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.75%) BYOD
6 7 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.75%) PKI
7 6 (2.35%) e-Health
7 6 (2.35%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.96%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.57%) Clustering
9 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (36.86%) Windows
2 28 (10.98%) Linux
3 24 (9.41%) Windows 7
3 24 (9.41%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.27%) Windows 10
5 15 (5.88%) Unix
6 13 (5.10%) Android
7 11 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.92%) Apple iOS
9 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.14%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.75%) Check Point GAiA
12 6 (2.35%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.96%) Debian
13 5 (1.96%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.57%) CentOS
14 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.57%) Windows NT
15 3 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.65%) ITIL
2 29 (11.37%) Migration
3 23 (9.02%) Service Delivery
4 19 (7.45%) Change Management
5 18 (7.06%) Problem Management
6 15 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 15 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (5.88%) Project Management
7 14 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (5.10%) Network Management
8 13 (5.10%) Service Management
9 12 (4.71%) Load Balancing
9 12 (4.71%) SIEM
10 10 (3.92%) Web Filtering
11 9 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.53%) DevOps
11 9 (3.53%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.53%) Network Virtualisation
12 8 (3.14%) Time Management
13 7 (2.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.02%) SQL
2 8 (3.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.78%) C
3 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.39%) C#
4 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (24.71%) Security Cleared
2 47 (18.43%) SC Cleared
3 46 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (16.47%) CCNP
5 25 (9.80%) CCDP
6 21 (8.24%) DV Cleared
7 20 (7.84%) JNCIS
8 16 (6.27%) CCNA
9 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.53%) CCIE
11 7 (2.75%) CCSA
11 7 (2.75%) Degree
11 7 (2.75%) MCSE
12 6 (2.35%) CCSE
12 6 (2.35%) MCSA
13 5 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.57%) CCENT
14 4 (1.57%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.35%) PMO
3 5 (1.96%) QA
4 3 (1.18%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.39%) RMADS
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 39 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.27%) VMware NSX
5 12 (4.71%) XenApp
6 8 (3.14%) VirtualBox
7 7 (2.75%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.75%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.35%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.96%) XenServer
10 4 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.57%) UAG
10 4 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.57%) vSphere
11 3 (1.18%) Snort
11 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.39%) Samba
12 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (11.37%) SCCM
2 9 (3.53%) SCOM
3 8 (3.14%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.75%) Terraform
5 6 (2.35%) Nagios
5 6 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.57%) Cacti
6 4 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.18%) Ansible
7 3 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.18%) MaaS360
7 3 (1.18%) OpenView
7 3 (1.18%) OVSD
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 121 (47.45%) Cisco
2 67 (26.27%) Juniper
2 67 (26.27%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.08%) VMware
4 35 (13.73%) CheckPoint
5 32 (12.55%) Palo Alto
6 28 (10.98%) SolarWinds
7 26 (10.20%) Citrix
8 22 (8.63%) HP
9 19 (7.45%) F5
10 17 (6.67%) Brocade
11 14 (5.49%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.31%) Aruba
13 10 (3.92%) McAfee
13 10 (3.92%) Qualys
14 8 (3.14%) IronPort
14 8 (3.14%) SonicWALL
15 7 (2.75%) Sophos
16 6 (2.35%) ServiceNow
16 6 (2.35%) Veeam