Period
to 21 February 2019

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 6 months to 21 February 2019 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
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 122 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 -41 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 36 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.21% 1.14% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.70% 7.98% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 21
Surrey median daily rate £350 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £145 £120 £166
90th Percentile £515 £556 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Surrey median hourly rate £15.90 £15.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.26% -24.69% +1.25%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £18.08 £16.55 £28.75
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +8.93% -31.71%

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 371 426 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 12.48% 14.31% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 271 212
Surrey median daily rate £450 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £163 £126 £160
90th Percentile £588 £600 £549
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 44
Surrey median hourly rate £16.25 £15.38 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.69% -44.09% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.08 £11.63
90th Percentile £49.38 £41.88 £41.85
South East median hourly rate £18.56 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.10% -16.28% -38.57%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Surrey

VPN
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

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Surrey

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Guildford -6 10 £135 -66.67% 7
Camberley -1 5 - -
Staines +10 3 £145 -51.67% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames +6 2 £433 -10.24%
Godalming - 2 £375 -
Weybridge +10 1 - - 1
Epsom +5 1 - -
Reigate -7 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 Surrey region with a requirement for VPN.

1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
3 14 (38.89%) Firewall
4 13 (36.11%) WAN
5 12 (33.33%) LAN
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) ITIL
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (19.44%) DHCP
9 7 (19.44%) DNS
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (19.44%) SCCM
9 7 (19.44%) Network Security
9 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 6 (16.67%) Skype for Business
10 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 6 (16.67%) IPsec
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Mitel
10 6 (16.67%) Avaya
10 6 (16.67%) SSL
10 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (16.67%) VoIP
11 5 (13.89%) Service Management
11 5 (13.89%) Internet
11 5 (13.89%) Linux
11 5 (13.89%) Juniper

VPN
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 6 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Serverless
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) WAN
3 12 (33.33%) LAN
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
4 7 (19.44%) DNS
4 7 (19.44%) Network Security
4 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (16.67%) IPsec
5 6 (16.67%) SSL
5 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (16.67%) VoIP
6 5 (13.89%) Internet
7 4 (11.11%) NX-OS
8 3 (8.33%) BGP
8 3 (8.33%) BIG-IP
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 3 (8.33%) MPLS
8 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
1 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) LDAP
1 1 (2.78%) ModSecurity
1 1 (2.78%) SAML
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) BYOD
3 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Debian
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Break/Fix
2 5 (13.89%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Service Management
3 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.11%) Information Security
3 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.56%) Database Security
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (5.56%) Network Management
5 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
4 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 3 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) APMP
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Snort
3 1 (2.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.78%) Kibana
3 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Packer
3 1 (2.78%) QRadar
3 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) Avaya
3 6 (16.67%) Mitel
4 5 (13.89%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.56%) Altiris
7 2 (5.56%) Aruba
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 2 (5.56%) Ivanti
7 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.56%) Qualys
7 2 (5.56%) Remedy
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
8 1 (2.78%) Huawei
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee
8 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.78%) Symantec