Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 817 870
Rank change year-on-year -26 +53 -4
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 27 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
UK median daily rate £575 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £413 £355 £252
90th Percentile £625 £583 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £494 - £272
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 13,323 12,668 16,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,669 9,768
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £207 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 746 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -30.91% +22.22%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -39 24 £575 +27.78% 2
London -41 19 £600 +33.33%
UK excluding London - 8 £494 - 3
South West - 3 £500 - 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £513 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 19 (70.37%) DevOps
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) VPN
3 15 (55.56%) Kubernetes
4 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
4 13 (48.15%) Ansible
4 13 (48.15%) Terraform
5 12 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (40.74%) Squid
7 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 9 (33.33%) Postfix
8 9 (33.33%) Docker
9 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (29.63%) Puppet
9 8 (29.63%) JIRA
9 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
9 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
9 8 (29.63%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (29.63%) Prometheus
10 7 (25.93%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (25.93%) Scrum
10 7 (25.93%) Splunk
10 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
10 7 (25.93%) KVM
11 6 (22.22%) MariaDB

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 6 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 5 (18.52%) nginx
2 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon S3
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (7.41%) npm
5 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.70%) PaaS
5 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) VPN
2 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 6 (22.22%) Network Security
3 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (14.81%) SSH
4 3 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) HSRP
5 1 (3.70%) IPsec
5 1 (3.70%) OPNsense
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (3.70%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MariaDB
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (7.41%) Redis
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (29.63%) JIRA
4 6 (22.22%) GitLab
4 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 5 (18.52%) Artifactory
5 5 (18.52%) Gerrit
6 4 (14.81%) Ant
6 4 (14.81%) JUnit
6 4 (14.81%) Liquibase
6 4 (14.81%) SonarQube
6 4 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (7.41%) webpack
9 1 (3.70%) Arsenale Dataplane
9 1 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) React Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (14.81%) MCollective
3 3 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Camel
4 2 (7.41%) LDAP
4 2 (7.41%) Node.js
4 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (7.41%) Redux
4 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.70%) Kafka
5 1 (3.70%) OAuth
5 1 (3.70%) SAML
5 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Fintech
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (14.81%) CentOS
3 4 (14.81%) Ubuntu
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) Debian
5 1 (3.70%) FreeBSD
5 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) DevOps
2 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (25.93%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) High Availability
6 5 (18.52%) Service Management
6 5 (18.52%) Task Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.11%) Build Automation
8 3 (11.11%) Change Control
8 3 (11.11%) Coaching
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) Identity Management
8 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) Runbook
8 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 3 (11.11%) Groovy
3 3 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Squid
2 9 (33.33%) Docker
2 9 (33.33%) Postfix
3 8 (29.63%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (25.93%) KVM
5 6 (22.22%) Ceph
6 4 (14.81%) vCloud
7 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
7 2 (7.41%) pfSense
8 1 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (3.70%) NFS
8 1 (3.70%) Samba
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) Kubernetes
2 13 (48.15%) Ansible
2 13 (48.15%) Terraform
3 8 (29.63%) Prometheus
3 8 (29.63%) Puppet
4 5 (18.52%) HAProxy
4 5 (18.52%) ZABBIX
5 4 (14.81%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (14.81%) Kibana
5 4 (14.81%) logstash
5 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (14.81%) Rancher
6 3 (11.11%) Nagios
6 3 (11.11%) Rsyslog
6 3 (11.11%) Sysdig
7 2 (7.41%) FreeIPA
7 2 (7.41%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) Splunk
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Sonatype
5 3 (11.11%) New Relic
6 1 (3.70%) Google
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) PagerDuty