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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 119 166
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +47
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 73 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 1.43% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.91% 10.67% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 19
Average daily rate £394 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.22% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £140 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +43.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £18.10 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £23.50 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
London

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
339 684 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.77% 13.36% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 493 454
Average daily rate £405 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 44 (63.77%) Firewall
2 39 (56.52%) Cisco
3 29 (42.03%) WAN
4 26 (37.68%) LAN
4 26 (37.68%) Windows
5 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 22 (31.88%) Juniper
6 22 (31.88%) Finance
7 19 (27.54%) Active Directory
8 18 (26.09%) OSPF
8 18 (26.09%) BGP
9 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
10 16 (23.19%) Network Security
11 15 (21.74%) DNS
11 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
12 14 (20.29%) MPLS
13 13 (18.84%) DHCP
13 13 (18.84%) MS Office
13 13 (18.84%) ITIL
13 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
14 12 (17.39%) F5
14 12 (17.39%) CCNP
15 11 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
16 10 (14.49%) Wireless
16 10 (14.49%) SSL
17 9 (13.04%) Linux
17 9 (13.04%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.45%) nginx
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.45%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Office
2 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.80%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Office 365
4 2 (2.90%) Route 53
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (63.77%) Firewall
2 29 (42.03%) WAN
3 26 (37.68%) LAN
4 18 (26.09%) BGP
4 18 (26.09%) OSPF
5 17 (24.64%) TCP/IP
6 16 (23.19%) Network Security
7 15 (21.74%) DNS
8 14 (20.29%) MPLS
9 13 (18.84%) DHCP
10 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (14.49%) SSL
11 10 (14.49%) Wireless
12 9 (13.04%) VLAN
13 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (11.59%) IPsec
14 7 (10.14%) Spanning Tree
15 6 (8.70%) EIGRP
15 6 (8.70%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.45%) Hudson
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) MSI
2 1 (1.45%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Advertising
3 3 (4.35%) Billing
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Security Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Security Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) SWIFT Specialist
8 3 (4.35%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (4.35%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.45%) LAMP
4 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.45%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.45%) POSIX
4 1 (1.45%) SAML
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) PKI
2 6 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Handset
4 3 (4.35%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) Statistics
6 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.68%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) CentOS
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.90%) Debian
8 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.90%) Unix
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.45%) Solaris
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 5 (7.25%) Information Security
2 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
2 5 (7.25%) Network Design
2 5 (7.25%) Service Management
3 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
3 4 (5.80%) Investment Management
3 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
3 4 (5.80%) Patch Management
4 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
4 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (2.90%) E-Discovery
5 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.90%) Project Management
5 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.14%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.80%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) VBScript
4 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) C#
5 2 (2.90%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) Korn
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.39%) CCNP
3 9 (13.04%) CISSP
4 7 (10.14%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) CCSE
6 4 (5.80%) CCIE
6 4 (5.80%) CISM
6 4 (5.80%) Degree
7 3 (4.35%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (4.35%) CCSA
7 3 (4.35%) JNCIE
7 3 (4.35%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) ISO15022
2 3 (4.35%) ISO20022
3 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (27.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) BitLocker
3 4 (5.80%) Snort
4 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 2 (2.90%) iptables
5 2 (2.90%) Postfix
5 2 (2.90%) Samba
5 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) Ceph
6 1 (1.45%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.45%) vCloud
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Puppet
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (5.80%) Proventia
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.35%) vMotion
5 2 (2.90%) Nagios
5 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.45%) Cacti
6 1 (1.45%) EnCase
6 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.45%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.45%) Nessus
6 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.45%) RANCID
6 1 (1.45%) systemd
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Cisco
2 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.88%) Juniper
4 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 12 (17.39%) F5
6 9 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 9 (13.04%) VMware
7 7 (10.14%) Citrix
8 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.25%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.25%) Splunk
9 4 (5.80%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.35%) Apple
10 3 (4.35%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.35%) Polycom
11 2 (2.90%) Altiris
11 2 (2.90%) Avaya
11 2 (2.90%) Lotus
11 2 (2.90%) Sage
11 2 (2.90%) Siemens
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