The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Contract jobs citing VPN 30 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.54% 3.00% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.07% 9.97% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 22
Median daily rate £375 £385 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +41.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £237 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 166 391 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.06% 30.08% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 224 163
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 42 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £45.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% -6.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £21.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Surrey

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Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +5 4 £515 +23.35%
Chertsey - 3 - -
Woking -2 2 £380 -10.58% 2
Leatherhead +24 1 £320 -
Staines -11 1 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for VPN.

1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) DNS
2 24 (48.00%) Firewall
3 22 (44.00%) Cisco
4 20 (40.00%) VMware
5 16 (32.00%) Linux
6 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
8 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.00%) Puppet
10 10 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 10 (20.00%) CCNA
10 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (20.00%) MS Office
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 9 (18.00%) ITIL
11 9 (18.00%) DHCP
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.00%) SSL
11 9 (18.00%) Wireless
11 9 (18.00%) CentOS
12 8 (16.00%) VLAN
12 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (14.00%) IPsec
13 7 (14.00%) SAN
13 7 (14.00%) WAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) DNS
1 24 (48.00%) Firewall
2 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (18.00%) DHCP
4 9 (18.00%) SSL
4 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 8 (16.00%) VLAN
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (14.00%) IPsec
6 7 (14.00%) SAN
6 7 (14.00%) WAN
7 6 (12.00%) LAN
7 6 (12.00%) Network Security
8 5 (10.00%) Internet
8 5 (10.00%) Intranet
8 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (8.00%) FTP
9 4 (8.00%) MPLS
9 4 (8.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Advertising
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Administrator
2 8 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) AWS Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) YAML
2 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Replication
3 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) iPhone
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (18.00%) CentOS
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.00%) Unix
7 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.00%) AIX
8 2 (4.00%) Debian
8 2 (4.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.00%) Android
9 1 (2.00%) VMS
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (10.00%) Coaching
2 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
2 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (6.00%) DevOps
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.00%) Data Security
5 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.00%) Internal Audit
5 2 (4.00%) Server Building
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Scrum
6 1 (2.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.00%) Perl
2 6 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) PHP
3 2 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) CCNA
2 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) AWS Certification
4 4 (8.00%) CCNP
4 4 (8.00%) CEH
4 4 (8.00%) RHCT
5 3 (6.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) CISA
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.00%) MCSA
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) QA
3 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.00%) vSphere
4 6 (12.00%) vCloud
5 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.00%) NFS
6 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.00%) Docker
7 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) Nagios
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.00%) Control-M
4 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.00%) OpenView
4 2 (4.00%) vMotion
4 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.00%) Consul
5 1 (2.00%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.00%) Packer
5 1 (2.00%) Rsyslog
5 1 (2.00%) Terraform
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco
2 20 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.00%) Juniper
6 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.00%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.00%) Apple
7 3 (6.00%) F5
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.00%) Avaya
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Nokia
8 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
8 2 (4.00%) Veritas
9 1 (2.00%) AlienVault
9 1 (2.00%) AppDynamics