Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 156 119
Rank change year-on-year -9 -37 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 247 218 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.50% 1.42% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.02% 7.13% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 124 177
South East median daily rate £375 £384 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.28% -5.83% +13.99%
10th Percentile £120 £190 £185
90th Percentile £550 £525 £570
England median daily rate £391 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -6.51% +4.63% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 34
South East median hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.03% -29.27% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.15
90th Percentile £32.78 £55.00 £41.13
England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -14.44% -1.58% +8.57%

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 2,739 3,057 3,482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.59% 19.93% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,462 1,772 1,876
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £158 £218 £218
90th Percentile £570 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 210
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.50 £12.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.32 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -34 93 £400 - 29
Hampshire +54 85 £450 +20.00% 15
Berkshire -14 57 £425 +21.43% 13
Surrey -43 32 £300 -20.53% 13
Oxfordshire +6 23 £285 +14.00% 7
West Sussex +15 20 £275 -38.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -56 13 £300 -32.74% 9
East Sussex +2 7 £325 +18.18% 5
Kent -12 5 £138 -58.81% 6
Middlesex +1 2 £538 +30.30%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 122 (49.39%) Firewall
2 118 (47.77%) Cisco
3 103 (41.70%) Windows
4 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 72 (29.15%) WAN
6 66 (26.72%) DNS
7 64 (25.91%) Active Directory
8 62 (25.10%) Security Cleared
9 54 (21.86%) SC Cleared
10 52 (21.05%) Juniper
11 50 (20.24%) LAN
12 49 (19.84%) ITIL
12 49 (19.84%) MPLS
13 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Office
14 46 (18.62%) BGP
15 43 (17.41%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (17.00%) TCP/IP
16 42 (17.00%) VMware
17 38 (15.38%) Linux
18 37 (14.98%) Cisco Certification
19 34 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (13.36%) Windows Server
21 31 (12.55%) Windows 7
21 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
21 31 (12.55%) Office 365
21 31 (12.55%) CCNP
22 28 (11.34%) Citrix
22 28 (11.34%) Internet
22 28 (11.34%) Wireless
22 28 (11.34%) Telecoms

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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 14 (5.67%) IIS
2 9 (3.64%) Apache
2 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.24%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.83%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.43%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.21%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Eikon
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (12.55%) Office 365
2 18 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.67%) SaaS
4 10 (4.05%) IaaS
5 8 (3.24%) PaaS
6 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 122 (49.39%) Firewall
2 72 (29.15%) WAN
3 66 (26.72%) DNS
4 50 (20.24%) LAN
5 49 (19.84%) MPLS
6 46 (18.62%) BGP
7 43 (17.41%) Cisco ASA
8 42 (17.00%) TCP/IP
9 28 (11.34%) Internet
9 28 (11.34%) Wireless
10 27 (10.93%) Network Security
10 27 (10.93%) VoIP
11 25 (10.12%) DHCP
12 24 (9.72%) OSPF
13 23 (9.31%) IPsec
14 22 (8.91%) VLAN
15 20 (8.10%) Multicast
16 19 (7.69%) SAN
17 18 (7.29%) IPv6
18 16 (6.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.45%) MySQL
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) JIRA
1 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (11.34%) Telecoms
2 26 (10.53%) Finance
3 11 (4.45%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.02%) German Language
4 5 (2.02%) Publishing
5 4 (1.62%) French Language
6 3 (1.21%) Billing
6 3 (1.21%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (26.72%) Network Engineer
2 48 (19.43%) Architect
3 24 (9.72%) Desktop Support
4 22 (8.91%) Analyst
4 22 (8.91%) Network Security Engineer
4 22 (8.91%) Security Engineer
5 21 (8.50%) Support Engineer
6 17 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.07%) Consultant
8 14 (5.67%) Help Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) Network Architect
8 14 (5.67%) Service Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) Service Desk Support
8 14 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (4.86%) Security Architect
10 12 (4.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 11 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.86%) Web Services
2 5 (2.02%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.81%) Core Data
3 2 (0.81%) JSON
3 2 (0.81%) LAMP
3 2 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) JTAPI
4 1 (0.40%) Kafka
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) RFC 2833
4 1 (0.40%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 10 (4.05%) iPhone
3 10 (4.05%) Mobile Computing
4 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.24%) e-Health
5 8 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.43%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.43%) iPad
6 6 (2.43%) Replication
6 6 (2.43%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.62%) Clustering
8 4 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.62%) PKI
9 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.21%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 103 (41.70%) Windows
2 38 (15.38%) Linux
3 33 (13.36%) Windows Server
4 31 (12.55%) Windows 7
5 20 (8.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 15 (6.07%) Unix
8 13 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.05%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.64%) Android
11 7 (2.83%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.43%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.43%) Debian
12 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.62%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (1.62%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.21%) CentOS
14 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.84%) ITIL
2 22 (8.91%) Service Delivery
3 14 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (5.26%) Migration
4 13 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 11 (4.45%) Change Management
5 11 (4.45%) High Availability
5 11 (4.45%) Information Security
5 11 (4.45%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (4.45%) Project Management
6 10 (4.05%) Incident Management
6 10 (4.05%) System Testing
6 10 (4.05%) Web Filtering
7 9 (3.64%) ITSM
7 9 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.24%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (2.83%) Network Management
9 7 (2.83%) Security Monitoring
9 7 (2.83%) Service Management
9 7 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 11 (4.45%) SQL
3 8 (3.24%) Perl
4 7 (2.83%) Python
5 6 (2.43%) C
6 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.21%) C++
7 3 (1.21%) Java
8 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.81%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) C#
9 1 (0.40%) C-shell
9 1 (0.40%) Korn
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 54 (21.86%) SC Cleared
3 37 (14.98%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (12.55%) CCNP
5 22 (8.91%) CCNA
6 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.64%) CCDP
7 9 (3.64%) Degree
8 8 (3.24%) CCSA
9 7 (2.83%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.83%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.62%) CCENT
11 4 (1.62%) CCIE
11 4 (1.62%) CCSE
11 4 (1.62%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.21%) CISSP
12 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.88%) SLA
3 10 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.02%) QA
5 2 (0.81%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.40%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.40%) PMO
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (25.91%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.05%) XenApp
5 8 (3.24%) ProxySG
5 8 (3.24%) VMware NSX
6 6 (2.43%) UAG
6 6 (2.43%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.43%) vSphere
7 4 (1.62%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.81%) iptables
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (5.67%) SCCM
2 9 (3.64%) Nagios
3 8 (3.24%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.24%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (2.83%) Cacti
5 5 (2.02%) SCOM
5 5 (2.02%) Terraform
6 3 (1.21%) Puppet
6 3 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.81%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.81%) Icinga
7 2 (0.81%) logstash
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.81%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.81%) Netcool
7 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (47.77%) Cisco
2 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 52 (21.05%) Juniper
4 42 (17.00%) VMware
5 28 (11.34%) Citrix
6 26 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 24 (9.72%) Palo Alto
7 24 (9.72%) SolarWinds
8 19 (7.69%) F5
8 19 (7.69%) HP
9 13 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.45%) Forcepoint
11 10 (4.05%) Brocade
12 9 (3.64%) Meraki
12 9 (3.64%) Oracle
13 8 (3.24%) IronPort
13 8 (3.24%) Thales
14 7 (2.83%) SonicWALL
15 6 (2.43%) Lotus
15 6 (2.43%) Red Hat