Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 79 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 15 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.54% 0.54% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.87% 4.14% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 13
West Sussex median daily rate £228 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.13% +35.79% +4.48%
10th Percentile £100 £433 £331
90th Percentile £353 £498 £369
South East median daily rate £330 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.13% +22.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Sussex median hourly rate - - £13.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.82% -2.50% +11.11%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 152 145 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 15.64% 13.17% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 79 98
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +0.67% +20.16%
10th Percentile £140 £288 £297
90th Percentile £618 £553 £562
South East median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 12
West Sussex median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +133.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.20 £12.53
90th Percentile £32.53 £45.23 £36.05
South East median hourly rate £17.44 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% -30.77% +62.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in West Sussex

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 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
Crawley 0 8 £173 -65.53% 1
Gatwick - 5 £275 -
Worthing - 1 £300 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) Wireless
4 7 (46.67%) CCNA
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
7 4 (26.67%) Office 365
7 4 (26.67%) Meraki
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) ADSL
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) CCSA
8 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
8 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (20.00%) 3G
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) Dell
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Wireless
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) ADSL
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) 3G
5 3 (20.00%) 4G
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) 802.11
7 1 (6.67%) BGP
7 1 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) CMDB
1 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Proactive Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (6.67%) Security Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CCNP
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) CCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CCENT
4 1 (6.67%) CCSE
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) iptables
4 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Cacti
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Fortinet
2 4 (26.67%) Meraki
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Dell KACE
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Qualys
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds