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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 127 166 132
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -34
Contract jobs citing VPN 71 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.40% 0.71% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 6.10% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 40
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +54.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £300 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £655 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.70 £12.88 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.24% +17.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -11.67%
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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
670 689 769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.20% 11.65% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 440 504
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.75 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.40 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 95 (61.29%) Cisco
2 86 (55.48%) Firewall
3 67 (43.23%) Windows
4 55 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (30.32%) TCP/IP
6 42 (27.10%) CCNP
7 39 (25.16%) Finance
8 38 (24.52%) BGP
9 37 (23.87%) LAN
10 33 (21.29%) Active Directory
10 33 (21.29%) F5
11 32 (20.65%) Juniper
11 32 (20.65%) OSPF
11 32 (20.65%) Microsoft
12 31 (20.00%) WAN
12 31 (20.00%) MS Office
13 30 (19.35%) DNS
13 30 (19.35%) Wireless
13 30 (19.35%) Windows 7
14 27 (17.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (17.42%) UNIX
14 27 (17.42%) CheckPoint
14 27 (17.42%) Internet
15 25 (16.13%) Banking
15 25 (16.13%) HSRP
16 23 (14.84%) EIGRP
16 23 (14.84%) VLAN
16 23 (14.84%) Network Security
17 22 (14.19%) VRRP
17 22 (14.19%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (14.19%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (7.74%) Lync
6 7 (4.52%) IIS
7 6 (3.87%) Apache
8 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.94%) WorkSite
9 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.65%) nginx
10 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.65%) Jetty
10 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (20.00%) MS Office
2 21 (13.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) assyst
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) Office 365
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.94%) PaaS
2 3 (1.94%) IaaS
3 2 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (55.48%) Firewall
2 47 (30.32%) TCP/IP
3 38 (24.52%) BGP
4 37 (23.87%) LAN
5 32 (20.65%) OSPF
6 31 (20.00%) WAN
7 30 (19.35%) DNS
7 30 (19.35%) Wireless
8 27 (17.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (17.42%) Internet
9 25 (16.13%) HSRP
10 23 (14.84%) EIGRP
10 23 (14.84%) VLAN
10 23 (14.84%) Network Security
11 22 (14.19%) VRRP
12 21 (13.55%) SNMP
13 19 (12.26%) DMVPN
14 18 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (10.97%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (10.97%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) MS Access
2 4 (2.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
4 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) JIRA
1 3 (1.94%) Xcode
2 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Subversion
2 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 25 (16.13%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.23%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 5 (3.23%) Law
5 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.94%) Retail
7 2 (1.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 38 (24.52%) Analyst
3 24 (15.48%) Support Engineer
4 19 (12.26%) Service Analyst
4 19 (12.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.68%) Security Engineer
6 14 (9.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Desktop Support
7 12 (7.74%) Cisco Support
7 12 (7.74%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Architect
8 8 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.52%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Security Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.23%) Developer
11 5 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.58%) HTML
1 4 (2.58%) XML
2 3 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.29%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.65%) RESTful
4 1 (0.65%) HTML5
4 1 (0.65%) YAML
4 1 (0.65%) JSON
4 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.65%) Java EE
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.55%) Blackberry
2 14 (9.03%) PKI
3 12 (7.74%) FlexPod
4 10 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.16%) Handset
5 8 (5.16%) Hedge funds
6 7 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (3.87%) iPhone
8 4 (2.58%) Clustering
9 3 (1.94%) iPad
9 3 (1.94%) Copywriting
9 3 (1.94%) Replication
9 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.29%) Interactive TV
10 2 (1.29%) Streaming Media
10 2 (1.29%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.65%) Open Source
11 1 (0.65%) CMDB
11 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) Windows
2 30 (19.35%) Windows 7
3 27 (17.42%) UNIX
4 17 (10.97%) Linux
5 16 (10.32%) Windows XP
5 16 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.87%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.23%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.58%) AIX
8 4 (2.58%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.94%) Android
9 3 (1.94%) SUSE
9 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.29%) Solaris
10 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) ITIL
2 20 (12.90%) Change Management
3 16 (10.32%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.03%) Incident Management
5 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
6 9 (5.81%) Software Deployment
6 9 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.16%) Migration
8 7 (4.52%) Project Management
9 5 (3.23%) Network Architecture
9 5 (3.23%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.23%) iOS Development
9 5 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (3.23%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.23%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (3.23%) Network Design
9 5 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.23%) BCP
10 4 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.90%) Perl
2 9 (5.81%) SQL
3 7 (4.52%) Objective-C
3 7 (4.52%) C
4 6 (3.87%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.58%) Java
5 4 (2.58%) Python
6 2 (1.29%) C#
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.65%) Ruby
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (27.10%) CCNP
3 21 (13.55%) CCIE
4 11 (7.10%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.45%) CCNA
5 10 (6.45%) CCSE
6 9 (5.81%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.87%) CCSA
8 5 (3.23%) CCSP
8 5 (3.23%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.58%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.94%) Degree
10 3 (1.94%) MOS
10 3 (1.94%) MCSE
11 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.29%) MCSA
11 2 (1.29%) MCP
11 2 (1.29%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (6.45%) SLA
3 7 (4.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.81%) vSphere
3 9 (5.81%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.58%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (1.94%) NFS
6 3 (1.94%) Firmware
7 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.29%) KVM
7 2 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) Postfix
8 1 (0.65%) XenServer
8 1 (0.65%) Squid
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.65%) Xen
8 1 (0.65%) Snort
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) OpenNMS
1 12 (7.74%) RANCID
2 5 (3.23%) SCCM
3 3 (1.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.29%) Nessus
4 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.65%) Cacti
5 1 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (61.29%) Cisco
2 33 (21.29%) F5
3 32 (20.65%) Juniper
3 32 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.42%) CheckPoint
5 16 (10.32%) VMware
5 16 (10.32%) Blue Coat
6 14 (9.03%) Citrix
7 9 (5.81%) Altiris
7 9 (5.81%) HP
8 8 (5.16%) Remedy
8 8 (5.16%) IBM
8 8 (5.16%) Sourcefire
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle
9 5 (3.23%) Reuters
9 5 (3.23%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.23%) Symantec
9 5 (3.23%) McAfee
9 5 (3.23%) Apple
10 4 (2.58%) Sophos
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