Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 168 155
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 238 241 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.43% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 8.24% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 132 176
South East median daily rate £370 £373 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -7.91% +1.13%
10th Percentile £156 £120 £183
90th Percentile £575 £577 £513
England median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 10
South East median hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -24.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £33.10 £43.00 £48.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -9.50% +14.29%

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 2,804 2,923 3,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.76% 17.31% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 1,589 1,781
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 158 210
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.50% -30.04% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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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 14 November 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 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in the South East

VPN
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 14 November 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 +12 120 £401 +0.13% 32
Berkshire -7 86 £450 +9.09% 18
Hampshire -26 50 £370 +23.33% 19
Surrey -19 36 £260 -31.58% 15
West Sussex +3 27 £350 +98.58% 3
Buckinghamshire +35 25 £325 -18.75% 8
Oxfordshire +2 9 £164 -59.06% 6
Kent +2 6 £306 +7.46% 2
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 132 (55.46%) Firewall
2 98 (41.18%) Cisco
3 95 (39.92%) Windows
4 94 (39.50%) TCP/IP
5 81 (34.03%) LAN
6 78 (32.77%) WAN
7 72 (30.25%) DNS
8 67 (28.15%) Microsoft
9 66 (27.73%) Security Cleared
10 65 (27.31%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (26.47%) Active Directory
12 58 (24.37%) Internet
13 53 (22.27%) MPLS
13 53 (22.27%) Juniper
14 51 (21.43%) ITIL
15 49 (20.59%) CCNP
16 46 (19.33%) CheckPoint
17 45 (18.91%) BGP
18 41 (17.23%) OSPF
19 39 (16.39%) SC Cleared
19 39 (16.39%) Network Security
20 37 (15.55%) Linux
21 36 (15.13%) VoIP
21 36 (15.13%) Wireless
22 33 (13.87%) Office 365
23 32 (13.45%) VMware
23 32 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
24 31 (13.03%) DHCP
24 31 (13.03%) IPsec
24 31 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus

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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 22 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.04%) Skype for Business
3 11 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (4.62%) IIS
4 10 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.52%) Apache
6 4 (1.68%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.68%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.26%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.42%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (13.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.84%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.87%) Office 365
2 31 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.66%) SaaS
4 14 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.52%) IaaS
8 5 (2.10%) Azure Functions
8 5 (2.10%) GitHub
8 5 (2.10%) OneDrive
8 5 (2.10%) PaaS
8 5 (2.10%) Serverless
9 3 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.84%) Route 53
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 132 (55.46%) Firewall
2 94 (39.50%) TCP/IP
3 81 (34.03%) LAN
4 78 (32.77%) WAN
5 72 (30.25%) DNS
6 58 (24.37%) Internet
7 53 (22.27%) MPLS
8 45 (18.91%) BGP
9 41 (17.23%) OSPF
10 39 (16.39%) Network Security
11 36 (15.13%) VoIP
11 36 (15.13%) Wireless
12 31 (13.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (13.03%) DHCP
12 31 (13.03%) IPsec
13 29 (12.18%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (11.76%) SSL
15 21 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
16 20 (8.40%) VLAN
17 18 (7.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.52%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.10%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.84%) Big Data
6 2 (0.84%) Cloudera CDH
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.84%) MySQL
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.42%) AppVeyor
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 28 (11.76%) Finance
2 24 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.36%) Banking
4 3 (1.26%) Legal
4 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.26%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.84%) Advertising
5 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.84%) Automotive
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
5 2 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (18.49%) Network Engineer
2 33 (13.87%) Architect
3 27 (11.34%) Analyst
4 16 (6.72%) Consultant
5 14 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (5.46%) Incident Manager
6 13 (5.46%) Major Incident Manager
6 13 (5.46%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 10 (4.20%) Network Analyst
9 10 (4.20%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.36%) Network Consultant
12 7 (2.94%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.40%) Web Services
2 10 (4.20%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.52%) SAML
4 4 (1.68%) .NET
4 4 (1.68%) Middleware
5 3 (1.26%) JSON
6 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.84%) LAMP
6 2 (0.84%) LDAP
7 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.42%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.92%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.56%) PKI
3 16 (6.72%) Replication
4 13 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.46%) Microsoft Licensing
5 12 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (4.20%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.78%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.94%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.52%) BBC
10 6 (2.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.68%) Clustering
11 4 (1.68%) DataPower
11 4 (1.68%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.68%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.68%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.68%) User Experience
12 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (39.92%) Windows
2 37 (15.55%) Linux
3 31 (13.03%) Windows Server
4 22 (9.24%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.04%) Unix
6 11 (4.62%) Windows 7
6 11 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.36%) Check Point GAiA
9 7 (2.94%) Android
10 6 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.52%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.10%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.68%) CentOS
13 2 (0.84%) Debian
13 2 (0.84%) Fedora
13 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.43%) ITIL
2 26 (10.92%) Load Balancing
3 20 (8.40%) DevOps
4 19 (7.98%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 15 (6.30%) Incident Management
6 15 (6.30%) ITIL V3
6 15 (6.30%) Migration
6 15 (6.30%) Network Design
7 13 (5.46%) ERP
7 13 (5.46%) SIEM
7 13 (5.46%) Software Licensing
8 12 (5.04%) Capacity Management
8 12 (5.04%) Change Management
8 12 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (4.62%) Information Security
9 11 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (4.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.92%) PowerShell
2 16 (6.72%) SQL
3 11 (4.62%) Python
4 10 (4.20%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.10%) Perl
6 1 (0.42%) C
6 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.42%) Korn
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (27.73%) Security Cleared
2 65 (27.31%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (20.59%) CCNP
4 39 (16.39%) SC Cleared
5 28 (11.76%) CCNA
6 23 (9.66%) DV Cleared
7 22 (9.24%) Degree
7 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (5.88%) CCIE
9 11 (4.62%) MCSE
10 10 (4.20%) JNCIS
11 9 (3.78%) CISSP
11 9 (3.78%) MCSA
12 8 (3.36%) CCDP
12 8 (3.36%) CISM
12 8 (3.36%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.52%) A+ Certification
13 6 (2.52%) CCSE
13 6 (2.52%) JNCIP
14 5 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (5.46%) SLA
2 7 (2.94%) QA
3 5 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.68%) GDPR
4 4 (1.68%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.68%) RMADS
5 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.84%) COBIT
7 1 (0.42%) GAMP
7 1 (0.42%) GPG13
7 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 63 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.88%) Docker
4 13 (5.46%) NFS
5 9 (3.78%) XenApp
6 8 (3.36%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.68%) KVM
8 4 (1.68%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.26%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.84%) Btrfs
10 2 (0.84%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.84%) Samba
10 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.84%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.84%) vSphere
11 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (12.61%) SCCM
2 11 (4.62%) Puppet
3 8 (3.36%) Ansible
3 8 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.94%) SCOM
5 6 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.52%) Terraform
6 5 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.68%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.26%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.84%) Cacti
9 2 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.84%) Consul
9 2 (0.84%) Grafana
9 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.84%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.84%) systemd
Vendors
1 98 (41.18%) Cisco
2 67 (28.15%) Microsoft
3 53 (22.27%) Juniper
4 46 (19.33%) CheckPoint
5 32 (13.45%) VMware
6 29 (12.18%) Citrix
7 21 (8.82%) Palo Alto
8 20 (8.40%) F5
8 20 (8.40%) Oracle
9 17 (7.14%) SAP
10 16 (6.72%) SolarWinds
11 13 (5.46%) Avaya
11 13 (5.46%) Riverbed
12 12 (5.04%) Aruba
13 11 (4.62%) Qualys
14 9 (3.78%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.36%) McAfee
16 7 (2.94%) HP
16 7 (2.94%) Huawei
16 7 (2.94%) Nortel