The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 161 156 146
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 49 41 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.66% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.59% 4.60% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 53
Average daily rate £325 £213 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -44.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £131 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.25 £34.63 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.40% +75.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £16.25 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £44.38 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 55 (59.14%) Firewall
2 44 (47.31%) Windows
3 42 (45.16%) Cisco
4 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
5 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
6 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
6 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
7 21 (22.58%) DNS
7 21 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (19.35%) SSL
9 18 (19.35%) WAN
10 17 (18.28%) VMware
11 16 (17.20%) Wireless
11 16 (17.20%) CCNP
11 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
11 16 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (17.20%) Network Security
12 15 (16.13%) MPLS
12 15 (16.13%) Citrix
12 15 (16.13%) ITIL
13 14 (15.05%) LAN
13 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
14 13 (13.98%) Linux
14 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
14 13 (13.98%) Finance
15 12 (12.90%) Juniper
15 12 (12.90%) SCCM
16 11 (11.83%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.38%) IIS
5 4 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.30%) Apache
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.23%) nginx
6 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.08%) Lync
8 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.08%) PaaS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (59.14%) Firewall
2 22 (23.66%) TCP/IP
3 21 (22.58%) DNS
4 18 (19.35%) SSL
4 18 (19.35%) WAN
5 16 (17.20%) Wireless
5 16 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (17.20%) Network Security
6 15 (16.13%) MPLS
7 14 (15.05%) LAN
8 11 (11.83%) BGP
9 10 (10.75%) OSPF
9 10 (10.75%) VoIP
10 9 (9.68%) IPsec
10 9 (9.68%) VLAN
11 8 (8.60%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (8.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (7.53%) DHCP
12 7 (7.53%) HTTP
12 7 (7.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) KDB
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.15%) PhoneGap
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) JUnit
3 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.08%) JMeter
3 1 (1.08%) AppScan
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.08%) Law
3 1 (1.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (17.20%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.75%) Analyst
3 9 (9.68%) Architect
4 8 (8.60%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.38%) Administrator
6 5 (5.38%) Network Administrator
6 5 (5.38%) Network Support
7 4 (4.30%) Cisco Administrator
7 4 (4.30%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Designer
7 4 (4.30%) Build Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Application Packaging
1 5 (5.38%) HTML
1 5 (5.38%) XMPP
2 4 (4.30%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) OAuth
3 3 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (3.23%) XML
3 3 (3.23%) SAML
3 3 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.15%) iOS SDK
4 2 (2.15%) REST
4 2 (2.15%) HTML5
5 1 (1.08%) wxWidgets
5 1 (1.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.08%) SOAP
5 1 (1.08%) CORBA
5 1 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (1.08%) Xerces
5 1 (1.08%) Xalan
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.38%) PKI
3 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.23%) iPhone
4 3 (3.23%) iPad
4 3 (3.23%) Equities
4 3 (3.23%) Clustering
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) Replication
5 2 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.15%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) FMCG
6 1 (1.08%) Open Source
6 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.08%) Social Media
6 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.31%) Windows
2 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.98%) Linux
5 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.53%) UNIX
7 6 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 6 (6.45%) Android
8 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.23%) CentOS
9 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.08%) OpenSolaris
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.08%) AIX
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) SUSE
11 1 (1.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) ITIL
2 11 (11.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (8.60%) Network Design
3 8 (8.60%) Load Balancing
3 8 (8.60%) Network Management
4 7 (7.53%) Project Management
5 6 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.38%) High Availability
6 5 (5.38%) PRINCE
7 4 (4.30%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.23%) Product Management
8 3 (3.23%) Release Management
8 3 (3.23%) Change Control
8 3 (3.23%) Information Security
8 3 (3.23%) Migration
8 3 (3.23%) Identity Management
9 2 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) Ruby
3 6 (6.45%) Java
3 6 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.38%) VB
5 4 (4.30%) Perl
5 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.15%) Python
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.15%) C
7 1 (1.08%) C-shell
7 1 (1.08%) C#
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.08%) Lisp
7 1 (1.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.20%) CCNP
3 7 (7.53%) CCNA
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.30%) CISSP
5 4 (4.30%) PMP
5 4 (4.30%) PMI Certification
5 4 (4.30%) MCSE
5 4 (4.30%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
6 3 (3.23%) CCVP
6 3 (3.23%) CISM
7 2 (2.15%) CCSA
8 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) MCSD
8 1 (1.08%) MCSA
8 1 (1.08%) CCIE
8 1 (1.08%) CCSP
8 1 (1.08%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (36.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
3 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.08%) qmail
5 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.08%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.08%) Xen
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.08%) vSphere
5 1 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.08%) Squid
5 1 (1.08%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) SCCM
2 8 (8.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.15%) Nessus
5 2 (2.15%) Puppet
5 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.08%) SCOM
6 1 (1.08%) Netcool
6 1 (1.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.08%) OpenView
6 1 (1.08%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (45.16%) Cisco
2 25 (26.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.28%) VMware
4 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.13%) Citrix
6 12 (12.90%) Juniper
7 8 (8.60%) SolarWinds
8 7 (7.53%) F5
8 7 (7.53%) Symantec
9 5 (5.38%) Aruba
9 5 (5.38%) HP
9 5 (5.38%) Dell
9 5 (5.38%) OPNET
10 4 (4.30%) CA
10 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.30%) Apple
10 4 (4.30%) Oracle
11 3 (3.23%) Speakerbus
11 3 (3.23%) Bloomberg
12 2 (2.15%) Blue Coat
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