The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 114 168 140
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 73 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 0.55% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 4.86% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 17 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £156 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £660 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.70 £14.50 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.96% -43.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.90 £44.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+4.50% -18.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
673 658 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.20% 11.27% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 415 555
Average daily rate £400 £376 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the City of London region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the City of London region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 87 (59.18%) Cisco
2 76 (51.70%) Windows
3 70 (47.62%) Firewall
4 47 (31.97%) LAN
5 46 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
7 40 (27.21%) TCP/IP
8 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
9 38 (25.85%) Windows 7
10 35 (23.81%) MS Office
11 34 (23.13%) CCNP
11 34 (23.13%) Wireless
12 33 (22.45%) Finance
12 33 (22.45%) WAN
13 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
14 28 (19.05%) MS Exchange
14 28 (19.05%) BGP
14 28 (19.05%) F5
15 27 (18.37%) DNS
16 26 (17.69%) ITIL
16 26 (17.69%) Internet
16 26 (17.69%) OSPF
17 25 (17.01%) Blackberry
17 25 (17.01%) UNIX
17 25 (17.01%) Banking
18 23 (15.65%) Cisco Nexus
19 22 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (14.97%) Juniper
19 22 (14.97%) CheckPoint
20 21 (14.29%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 22 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.24%) Lync
4 14 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (8.16%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.76%) IIS
7 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.04%) Apache
8 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.04%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.36%) nginx
9 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 35 (23.81%) MS Office
2 29 (19.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) assyst
2 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 3 (2.04%) IaaS
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (47.62%) Firewall
2 47 (31.97%) LAN
3 40 (27.21%) TCP/IP
4 34 (23.13%) Wireless
5 33 (22.45%) WAN
6 28 (19.05%) BGP
7 27 (18.37%) DNS
8 26 (17.69%) Internet
8 26 (17.69%) OSPF
9 23 (15.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (13.61%) VLAN
11 19 (12.93%) MPLS
12 17 (11.56%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (11.56%) HSRP
12 17 (11.56%) EIGRP
12 17 (11.56%) SNMP
12 17 (11.56%) DHCP
13 15 (10.20%) Network Security
14 14 (9.52%) DMVPN
14 14 (9.52%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) MySQL
1 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) MS Access
3 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) Redis
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Xcode
1 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (22.45%) Finance
2 25 (17.01%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.12%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.40%) Law
7 4 (2.72%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Analyst
2 33 (22.45%) Network Engineer
3 23 (15.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (15.65%) Service Analyst
4 22 (14.97%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.84%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.48%) Security Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Cisco Support
8 9 (6.12%) Architect
9 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Consultant
11 5 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.36%) Cocoa
1 2 (1.36%) CSS
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) HTML
2 1 (0.68%) LAMP
2 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.68%) Java EE
2 1 (0.68%) XMPP
2 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.68%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (6.80%) PKI
2 10 (6.80%) FlexPod
3 9 (6.12%) Handset
3 9 (6.12%) Hedge funds
4 8 (5.44%) iPhone
4 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.72%) Clustering
7 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.04%) Replication
7 3 (2.04%) iPad
8 2 (1.36%) Streaming Media
8 2 (1.36%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) BBC
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.70%) Windows
2 38 (25.85%) Windows 7
3 25 (17.01%) UNIX
4 21 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 16 (10.88%) Linux
6 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.48%) Android
8 8 (5.44%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
10 5 (3.40%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.68%) AIX
13 1 (0.68%) SUSE
13 1 (0.68%) Debian
13 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.69%) ITIL
2 18 (12.24%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 14 (9.52%) Change Management
4 10 (6.80%) Software Deployment
5 9 (6.12%) Mentoring
6 8 (5.44%) Migration
7 6 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.40%) Project Management
8 5 (3.40%) Network Design
8 5 (3.40%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.72%) Project Planning
9 4 (2.72%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.72%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (2.72%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (2.72%) High Availability
9 4 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.72%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.88%) Perl
2 9 (6.12%) SQL
3 6 (4.08%) Objective-C
3 6 (4.08%) C
3 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.72%) Java
5 3 (2.04%) C#
5 3 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (23.13%) CCNP
3 17 (11.56%) CCIE
4 10 (6.80%) CCSE
5 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.44%) CCNA
7 7 (4.76%) A+ Certification
7 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.76%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.08%) CCSA
8 6 (4.08%) MCSE
9 4 (2.72%) Degree
9 4 (2.72%) MCSA
9 4 (2.72%) CCSP
10 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.04%) MCP
10 3 (2.04%) MOS
10 3 (2.04%) VCP4
10 3 (2.04%) MCITP
11 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (8.84%) SLA
3 9 (6.12%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.36%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.12%) ProxySG
4 8 (5.44%) vSphere
5 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.36%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.36%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (1.36%) KVM
6 2 (1.36%) Snort
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.36%) NFS
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) Postfix
7 1 (0.68%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
7 1 (0.68%) Squid
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.80%) OpenNMS
1 10 (6.80%) RANCID
2 6 (4.08%) SCCM
3 3 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.04%) WSUS
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 2 (1.36%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) MOM
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) OPNET
5 1 (0.68%) Nessus
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (59.18%) Cisco
2 39 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.05%) F5
4 22 (14.97%) Juniper
4 22 (14.97%) CheckPoint
5 17 (11.56%) VMware
6 16 (10.88%) Citrix
7 14 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 12 (8.16%) Remedy
9 10 (6.80%) Altiris
10 9 (6.12%) HP
11 7 (4.76%) Sourcefire
12 6 (4.08%) IBM
13 5 (3.40%) Reuters
13 5 (3.40%) Bloomberg
13 5 (3.40%) McAfee
13 5 (3.40%) Symantec
13 5 (3.40%) Apple
14 4 (2.72%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds
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