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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 118 157 150
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 85 69 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.45% 0.96% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.55% 7.85% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £364 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £163 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.97 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £26.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
806 879 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.75% 12.22% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 588 684
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 43
Average hourly rate £19.75 £36.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.51% +76.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 93 (62.84%) Firewall
2 92 (62.16%) Cisco
3 48 (32.43%) Windows
4 47 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (31.08%) WAN
6 44 (29.73%) Juniper
7 43 (29.05%) LAN
8 40 (27.03%) TCP/IP
9 38 (25.68%) Network Security
9 38 (25.68%) F5
10 34 (22.97%) CheckPoint
11 33 (22.30%) CCNP
12 32 (21.62%) Active Directory
12 32 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (20.27%) Windows 7
13 30 (20.27%) BGP
14 29 (19.59%) Finance
15 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
15 28 (18.92%) SSL
16 27 (18.24%) DNS
16 27 (18.24%) OSPF
17 26 (17.57%) Wireless
18 24 (16.22%) ITIL
18 24 (16.22%) VLAN
19 23 (15.54%) MS Office
19 23 (15.54%) MPLS
20 21 (14.19%) VMware
21 20 (13.51%) Internet
21 20 (13.51%) CCNA
21 20 (13.51%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.70%) Apache
5 3 (2.03%) IIS
5 3 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.68%) Lync
7 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (15.54%) MS Office
2 16 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.35%) MS Project
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.68%) Khalix
1 1 (0.68%) assyst
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) SaaS
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (62.84%) Firewall
2 46 (31.08%) WAN
3 43 (29.05%) LAN
4 40 (27.03%) TCP/IP
5 38 (25.68%) Network Security
6 32 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 30 (20.27%) BGP
8 28 (18.92%) SSL
9 27 (18.24%) DNS
9 27 (18.24%) OSPF
10 26 (17.57%) Wireless
11 24 (16.22%) VLAN
12 23 (15.54%) MPLS
13 20 (13.51%) Internet
13 20 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (12.84%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (12.16%) HSRP
15 18 (12.16%) VoIP
15 18 (12.16%) DHCP
16 15 (10.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) MS Access
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.03%) DB2
4 2 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.68%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 29 (19.59%) Finance
2 15 (10.14%) Banking
3 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 5 (3.38%) Law
6 4 (2.70%) Legal
6 4 (2.70%) Retail
7 3 (2.03%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.57%) Analyst
3 25 (16.89%) Security Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (7.43%) Administrator
6 10 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.76%) Network Support
6 10 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.08%) Cisco Support
8 8 (5.41%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Network Administrator
8 8 (5.41%) Project Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) XMPP
2 6 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (3.38%) HTML
4 4 (2.70%) XML
5 3 (2.03%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.35%) HTML5
6 2 (1.35%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) LAMP
7 1 (0.68%) YAML
7 1 (0.68%) RESTful
7 1 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.68%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.76%) PKI
4 9 (6.08%) iPhone
5 5 (3.38%) iPad
6 3 (2.03%) FlexPod
6 3 (2.03%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.03%) Replication
6 3 (2.03%) Firmware
7 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.35%) Handset
7 2 (1.35%) Equities
7 2 (1.35%) SecurID
7 2 (1.35%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) CMDB
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
8 1 (0.68%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.43%) Windows
2 30 (20.27%) Windows 7
3 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.78%) Linux
5 11 (7.43%) Windows XP
6 10 (6.76%) UNIX
7 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.73%) Android
9 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.70%) AIX
11 4 (2.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.03%) SUSE
12 3 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) ITIL
2 14 (9.46%) Load Balancing
3 13 (8.78%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (8.78%) Mentoring
4 12 (8.11%) Business Continuity Planning
4 12 (8.11%) BCP
4 12 (8.11%) Business Continuity
4 12 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (7.43%) Migration
5 11 (7.43%) Change Management
6 10 (6.76%) Security Architecture
7 9 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (6.08%) Project Management
8 8 (5.41%) Network Management
9 6 (4.05%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (4.05%) Service Management
10 5 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.38%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.38%) Low Latency
11 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.43%) SQL
2 5 (3.38%) Perl
3 4 (2.70%) C
4 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.35%) Ruby
5 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
6 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (31.76%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (22.30%) CCNP
3 20 (13.51%) CCNA
4 9 (6.08%) CCIE
4 9 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) CCSE
7 4 (2.70%) MOS
7 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.03%) MCSE
9 2 (1.35%) CCDA
9 2 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.35%) MCP
9 2 (1.35%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.35%) MCITP
10 1 (0.68%) Degree
10 1 (0.68%) MCDST
10 1 (0.68%) MCTS
10 1 (0.68%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.76%) vSphere
4 5 (3.38%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.38%) Snort
5 3 (2.03%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (2.03%) XenApp
5 3 (2.03%) NFS
6 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.35%) OpenSSH
6 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.73%) OPNET
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 3 (2.03%) OpenNMS
4 3 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.03%) RANCID
5 2 (1.35%) OpenView
5 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.35%) Nessus
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
6 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.68%) Control-M
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.68%) DameWare
6 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 92 (62.16%) Cisco
2 44 (29.73%) Juniper
3 38 (25.68%) F5
4 34 (22.97%) CheckPoint
5 28 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.19%) VMware
7 20 (13.51%) Citrix
8 18 (12.16%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.43%) HP
10 10 (6.76%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.08%) Sourcefire
12 7 (4.73%) IBM
13 6 (4.05%) Oracle
14 4 (2.70%) Sophos
14 4 (2.70%) Symantec
15 3 (2.03%) Mitel
15 3 (2.03%) Nokia
15 3 (2.03%) Apple
15 3 (2.03%) Sage
15 3 (2.03%) Dell
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