Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 82 93
Rank change year-on-year -26 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.34% 2.17% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 11.14% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 34
Surrey median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £300
90th Percentile £575 £475 £454
South East median daily rate £370 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -10.30% +3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Surrey median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% +64.18% -17.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £18.95 £28.75 £21.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £26.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year -36.45% +35.44% -2.47%

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 422 449 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.31% 19.53% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 274 263
Surrey median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +1.39%
10th Percentile £164 £166 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 24
Surrey median hourly rate £15.12 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.21% +153.97% -11.27%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.63 £11.24
90th Percentile £24.13 £42.20 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 4 £396 -6.76% 3
Camberley +1 2 - - 1
Woking -1 2 £378 -15.17%
Reigate - 2 £120 - 2
Epsom -16 1 £325 -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (45.95%) WAN
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) LAN
3 13 (35.14%) Linux
4 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 12 (32.43%) DNS
5 11 (29.73%) IPsec
6 10 (27.03%) Perl
6 10 (27.03%) Python
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
9 7 (18.92%) Puppet
9 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
9 7 (18.92%) Network Security
9 7 (18.92%) VoIP
9 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
9 7 (18.92%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
10 6 (16.22%) Apple
10 6 (16.22%) Citrix
10 6 (16.22%) Nagios
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Office 365
10 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
10 6 (16.22%) CentOS
10 6 (16.22%) F5

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 4 (10.81%) Apache
1 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.41%) SaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (45.95%) Firewall
1 17 (45.95%) WAN
2 15 (40.54%) LAN
3 12 (32.43%) DNS
3 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (29.73%) IPsec
5 7 (18.92%) Network Security
5 7 (18.92%) VoIP
6 5 (13.51%) BGP
6 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (13.51%) Internet
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.81%) OSPF
8 3 (8.11%) DHCP
8 3 (8.11%) FTP
8 3 (8.11%) MPLS
8 3 (8.11%) Skype
8 3 (8.11%) VLAN
8 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) LAN Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) WAN Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) PC Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) PC Support
4 6 (16.22%) PC Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
5 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Support
5 5 (13.51%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) JTAPI
2 1 (2.70%) RFC 2833
2 1 (2.70%) TAPI
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.70%) EPoS
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.22%) CentOS
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
4 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Unix
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Debian
8 1 (2.70%) Fedora
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.81%) DevOps
5 3 (8.11%) High Availability
5 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (8.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (5.41%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Internal Audit
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.70%) Coaching
7 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Process Management
7 1 (2.70%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Perl
1 10 (27.03%) Python
2 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.81%) C
4 3 (8.11%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) C++
5 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) C-shell
6 1 (2.70%) Korn
6 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) CCNP
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) CCNA
3 2 (5.41%) CCDP
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) Openswan
4 1 (2.70%) pfSense
4 1 (2.70%) Samba
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Puppet
2 6 (16.22%) Nagios
3 4 (10.81%) CFEngine
3 4 (10.81%) logstash
3 4 (10.81%) Netcool
3 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) Cacti
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.41%) Icinga
5 1 (2.70%) Ansible
5 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.22%) Apple
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 6 (16.22%) F5
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
5 4 (10.81%) Splunk
6 3 (8.11%) Bloomberg
6 3 (8.11%) FactSet
7 2 (5.41%) Avaya
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.70%) Arista
8 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds