Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 759 861
Rank change year-on-year -107 +102 0
Contract jobs citing OpenVPN 30 106 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.11% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.71% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 34 11
UK median daily rate £415 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.00% -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £275 £425 £450
90th Percentile £608 £605 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 - £600
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 13,566 14,889 15,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 15.30% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 9,027 8,696
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 754 919
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.73 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -82 26 £388 -22.50% 8
London -109 16 £415 -17.00% 6
UK excluding London +35 10 £436 - 2
Midlands +14 8 - - 1
West Midlands +9 8 - - 1
South East - 1 £360 -
Scotland - 1 £513 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenVPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenVPN.

1 26 (86.67%) Linux
1 26 (86.67%) DNS
2 23 (76.67%) Git (software)
3 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (73.33%) Load Balancing
3 22 (73.33%) Bash Shell
3 22 (73.33%) HTTP
3 22 (73.33%) Ansible
4 21 (70.00%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (70.00%) Java
4 21 (70.00%) Maven
4 21 (70.00%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (70.00%) Squid
4 21 (70.00%) SC Cleared
5 20 (66.67%) JIRA
5 20 (66.67%) Scrum
5 20 (66.67%) Tomcat
5 20 (66.67%) Terraform
5 20 (66.67%) Docker
5 20 (66.67%) DevOps
6 19 (63.33%) Kibana
6 19 (63.33%) logstash
6 19 (63.33%) MCollective
6 19 (63.33%) Liquibase
6 19 (63.33%) Kubernetes
6 19 (63.33%) SonarQube
6 19 (63.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (63.33%) Sonatype
6 19 (63.33%) Sonatype Nexus

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 21 (70.00%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 19 (63.33%) Apache
3 19 (63.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 21 (70.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (60.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 18 (60.00%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (60.00%) Amazon ELB
2 18 (60.00%) Amazon S3
2 18 (60.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (6.67%) npm
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) DNS
2 22 (73.33%) HTTP
3 19 (63.33%) OpenLDAP
3 19 (63.33%) SSH
4 7 (23.33%) Firewall
5 6 (20.00%) LDAP
6 4 (13.33%) BGP
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.33%) FTP
6 4 (13.33%) IPsec
6 4 (13.33%) Junos
6 4 (13.33%) Network Security
6 4 (13.33%) Quagga
6 4 (13.33%) SSL
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) VPN
6 4 (13.33%) Wireless
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.67%) Redis
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (76.67%) Git (software)
2 21 (70.00%) Maven
3 20 (66.67%) JIRA
4 19 (63.33%) Ant
4 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
4 19 (63.33%) JUnit
4 19 (63.33%) Liquibase
4 19 (63.33%) SonarQube
4 19 (63.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (60.00%) Bitbucket
6 2 (6.67%) webpack
7 1 (3.33%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (6.67%) UI Developer
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Junior DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Junior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) Elastic Stack
1 19 (63.33%) MCollective
2 18 (60.00%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
3 2 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.67%) Redux
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (70.00%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) Fintech
5 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) CentOS
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Debian
5 3 (10.00%) FreeBSD
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Load Balancing
2 20 (66.67%) DevOps
2 20 (66.67%) Scrum
3 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (63.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 19 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (63.33%) Service Management
3 19 (63.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (60.00%) Coaching
4 18 (60.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (13.33%) Network Design
5 4 (13.33%) Physics
5 4 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
6 3 (10.00%) Machine Learning
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Bash Shell
2 21 (70.00%) Java
3 18 (60.00%) Groovy
4 7 (23.33%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) C-shell
5 4 (13.33%) Korn
5 4 (13.33%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Squid
2 20 (66.67%) Docker
3 19 (63.33%) Postfix
3 19 (63.33%) vCloud
4 18 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (20.00%) pfSense
6 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (13.33%) Openswan
7 3 (10.00%) KVM
7 3 (10.00%) NFS
7 3 (10.00%) Samba
8 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
9 1 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) Ansible
2 20 (66.67%) Terraform
3 19 (63.33%) Docker Swarm
3 19 (63.33%) Kibana
3 19 (63.33%) Kubernetes
3 19 (63.33%) logstash
3 19 (63.33%) Puppet
3 19 (63.33%) Rancher
3 19 (63.33%) ZABBIX
4 18 (60.00%) Rsyslog
4 18 (60.00%) Sysdig
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Sonatype
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 4 (13.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (13.33%) Arista
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Juniper
2 4 (13.33%) Vyatta
3 3 (10.00%) Brocade
3 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
3 3 (10.00%) F5
3 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle