Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenVPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenVPN over the 6 months to 23 September 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.

OpenVPN
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 839 770
Rank change year-on-year -16 -69 +123
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 32 27 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 41
UK median daily rate £550 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% -22.50% -
10th Percentile £414 £319 £338
90th Percentile £608 £461 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £368 £254
% change year-on-year +29.25% +44.69% -57.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenVPN 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,377 13,350 16,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 13.63% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,122 8,095 10,173
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £608 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 733 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.00 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -25.24% +24.42%

OpenVPN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenVPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVPN over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenVPN in the UK

OpenVPN
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVPN within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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
England +1 28 £550 +41.94% 12
London -16 17 £575 +41.10% 4
UK excluding London 0 15 £475 +29.25% 8
South West - 7 £494 - 7
Wales - 4 £525 -
South East -15 2 £420 +14.29%
East of England - 2 £425 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenVPN 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 with a requirement for OpenVPN.

1 28 (87.50%) DevOps
2 26 (81.25%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (81.25%) Linux
3 24 (75.00%) Docker
3 24 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 24 (75.00%) Kubernetes
4 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 20 (62.50%) Terraform
4 20 (62.50%) Ansible
5 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (50.00%) Bash Shell
6 16 (50.00%) VPN
7 15 (46.88%) Elastic Stack
7 15 (46.88%) Puppet
7 15 (46.88%) JIRA
7 15 (46.88%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (40.63%) SonarQube
8 13 (40.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (40.63%) Postfix
8 13 (40.63%) JUnit
8 13 (40.63%) Squid
9 12 (37.50%) Apache
9 12 (37.50%) Load Balancing
9 12 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (34.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (34.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (34.38%) CentOS
10 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (34.38%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (34.38%) Amazon S3

OpenVPN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (37.50%) Apache
2 11 (34.38%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (28.13%) Confluence
3 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
4 4 (12.50%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 26 (81.25%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (34.38%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (34.38%) Amazon S3
2 11 (34.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 10 (31.25%) Amazon ELB
4 9 (28.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (12.50%) Slack
6 3 (9.38%) Route 53
7 2 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (3.13%) PaaS
8 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) VPN
2 11 (34.38%) DNS
3 10 (31.25%) SSH
4 9 (28.13%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (25.00%) HTTP
6 5 (15.63%) Network Security
7 4 (12.50%) Firewall
8 3 (9.38%) IPsec
8 3 (9.38%) SSL
9 1 (3.13%) BGP
9 1 (3.13%) DHCP
9 1 (3.13%) HSRP
9 1 (3.13%) OPNsense
9 1 (3.13%) OSPF
9 1 (3.13%) VLAN
9 1 (3.13%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (28.13%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (9.38%) MySQL
5 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 15 (46.88%) JIRA
4 13 (40.63%) JUnit
4 13 (40.63%) SonarQube
4 13 (40.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (28.13%) Ant
5 9 (28.13%) Liquibase
5 9 (28.13%) Maven
6 8 (25.00%) Bitbucket
7 4 (12.50%) Artifactory
7 4 (12.50%) Gerrit
8 1 (3.13%) Arsenale Dataplane
8 1 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (3.13%) JMeter
8 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (50.00%) AWS DevOps
3 15 (46.88%) AWS Engineer
4 14 (43.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (6.25%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Scripter
7 2 (6.25%) Service Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (28.13%) MCollective
3 8 (25.00%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) LAMP
4 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (3.13%) OAuth
5 1 (3.13%) SAML
5 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) CentOS
2 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Ubuntu
4 3 (9.38%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) Fedora
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) FreeBSD
6 1 (3.13%) RancherOS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) DevOps
2 17 (53.13%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 11 (34.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (31.25%) Service Management
6 8 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) Build Automation
8 5 (15.63%) Change Control
8 5 (15.63%) Process Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Runbook
8 5 (15.63%) Server Management
8 5 (15.63%) Workflow
9 4 (12.50%) High Availability
9 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Task Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Workflow Management
10 3 (9.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (28.13%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) Groovy
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) Perl
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Docker
2 13 (40.63%) Postfix
2 13 (40.63%) Squid
3 12 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (28.13%) vCloud
5 2 (6.25%) Btrfs
5 2 (6.25%) pfSense
6 1 (3.13%) KVM
6 1 (3.13%) NFS
6 1 (3.13%) Samba
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (75.00%) Kubernetes
2 20 (62.50%) Ansible
2 20 (62.50%) Terraform
3 15 (46.88%) Puppet
4 11 (34.38%) Kibana
4 11 (34.38%) logstash
5 10 (31.25%) ZABBIX
6 9 (28.13%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (28.13%) Rancher
7 8 (25.00%) Rsyslog
7 8 (25.00%) Sysdig
8 6 (18.75%) FreeIPA
8 6 (18.75%) Grafana
8 6 (18.75%) HAProxy
8 6 (18.75%) Prometheus
9 4 (12.50%) Nagios
9 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (6.25%) Consul
10 2 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (3.13%) Icinga
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Sonatype
3 9 (28.13%) Splunk
4 4 (12.50%) Black Duck
5 3 (9.38%) New Relic
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) hybris
6 1 (3.13%) PagerDuty