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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 127 162 156
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 74 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.26% 0.91% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 7.75% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 43
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £146 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.97 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £21.20 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.25%
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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
789 852 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.41% 11.75% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 570 644
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 82 (64.06%) Cisco
1 82 (64.06%) Firewall
2 44 (34.38%) WAN
3 40 (31.25%) Windows
3 40 (31.25%) LAN
4 38 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (29.69%) Juniper
5 35 (27.34%) Network Security
6 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
7 30 (23.44%) F5
8 27 (21.09%) SSL
8 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
9 26 (20.31%) TCP/IP
9 26 (20.31%) Wireless
9 26 (20.31%) Windows 7
10 25 (19.53%) ITIL
11 24 (18.75%) CCNP
11 24 (18.75%) MPLS
12 23 (17.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
14 21 (16.41%) DNS
14 21 (16.41%) VLAN
14 21 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (15.63%) MS Office
15 20 (15.63%) VMware
16 19 (14.84%) BGP
16 19 (14.84%) Finance
17 18 (14.06%) VoIP
17 18 (14.06%) CCNA
17 18 (14.06%) Cisco IOS

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.13%) Apache
6 3 (2.34%) IIS
6 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.78%) Lync
8 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.78%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 20 (15.63%) MS Office
2 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (64.06%) Firewall
2 44 (34.38%) WAN
3 40 (31.25%) LAN
4 35 (27.34%) Network Security
5 27 (21.09%) SSL
6 26 (20.31%) TCP/IP
6 26 (20.31%) Wireless
7 24 (18.75%) MPLS
8 23 (17.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (16.41%) VLAN
9 21 (16.41%) DNS
10 19 (14.84%) BGP
11 18 (14.06%) VoIP
11 18 (14.06%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (12.50%) OSPF
13 14 (10.94%) Internet
13 14 (10.94%) DHCP
13 14 (10.94%) IPsec
14 13 (10.16%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) DB2
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) KDB
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) JUnit
2 1 (0.78%) MSI
2 1 (0.78%) JMeter
2 1 (0.78%) Xcode
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Banking
3 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Law
5 3 (2.34%) Legal
5 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Security Engineer
3 18 (14.06%) Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Administrator
5 10 (7.81%) Network Administrator
5 10 (7.81%) Network Support
5 10 (7.81%) Network Security Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.25%) Architect
7 8 (6.25%) Cisco Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Cisco Support
9 6 (4.69%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.91%) Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) XMPP
2 3 (2.34%) HTML
2 3 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.34%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.56%) HTML5
3 2 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
3 2 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) CORBA
4 1 (0.78%) Xerces
4 1 (0.78%) Xalan
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) SOAP
4 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.78%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.78%) wxWidgets
4 1 (0.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.25%) iPhone
3 6 (4.69%) PKI
4 4 (3.13%) iPad
5 3 (2.34%) Equities
5 3 (2.34%) Firmware
6 2 (1.56%) SecurID
6 2 (1.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
7 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Open Source
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.25%) Windows
2 26 (20.31%) Windows 7
3 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.59%) Linux
5 10 (7.81%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.47%) UNIX
7 7 (5.47%) Android
8 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.13%) SUSE
9 4 (3.13%) AIX
9 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.34%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.78%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.78%) Solaris
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.78%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) ITIL
2 12 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.59%) Migration
3 11 (8.59%) Penetration Testing
3 11 (8.59%) Security Architecture
4 10 (7.81%) Load Balancing
4 10 (7.81%) Business Continuity Planning
4 10 (7.81%) Business Continuity
4 10 (7.81%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (7.81%) BCP
5 9 (7.03%) Network Management
6 8 (6.25%) Project Management
7 6 (4.69%) Service Management
7 6 (4.69%) Change Management
8 5 (3.91%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.13%) Low Latency
9 4 (3.13%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.13%) Network Design
10 3 (2.34%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (1.56%) Java
2 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
2 2 (1.56%) Ruby
3 1 (0.78%) Korn
3 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.78%) C-shell
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.78%) C
3 1 (0.78%) C#
3 1 (0.78%) C++
3 1 (0.78%) Perl
3 1 (0.78%) PHP
3 1 (0.78%) VB
3 1 (0.78%) VBA
3 1 (0.78%) Python
3 1 (0.78%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 38 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.75%) CCNP
3 18 (14.06%) CCNA
4 10 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.34%) CCVP
7 3 (2.34%) MOS
7 3 (2.34%) CCIE
8 2 (1.56%) CCDA
8 2 (1.56%) CISSP
8 2 (1.56%) CCSE
8 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) CISM
8 2 (1.56%) Degree
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.78%) CISA
9 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.81%) vSphere
4 6 (4.69%) Snort
5 3 (2.34%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.34%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (2.34%) OpenSSH
6 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.56%) XenApp
6 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
7 1 (0.78%) qmail
7 1 (0.78%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.78%) Squid
7 1 (0.78%) Xen
7 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (9.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.03%) OPNET
3 4 (3.13%) SCCM
4 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) Nessus
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView
5 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.78%) DameWare
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.78%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 82 (64.06%) Cisco
2 38 (29.69%) Juniper
3 31 (24.22%) CheckPoint
4 30 (23.44%) F5
5 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 20 (15.63%) VMware
7 16 (12.50%) Citrix
8 14 (10.94%) Blue Coat
9 11 (8.59%) SolarWinds
10 8 (6.25%) HP
11 7 (5.47%) Sourcefire
12 5 (3.91%) IBM
12 5 (3.91%) Oracle
13 4 (3.13%) Nokia
13 4 (3.13%) Speakerbus
13 4 (3.13%) Symantec
14 3 (2.34%) Mitel
14 3 (2.34%) Sophos
14 3 (2.34%) Sage
14 3 (2.34%) Aruba
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