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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 119 165 145
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 77 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.36% 0.75% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.43% 6.60% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £413 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £526 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £18.10 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.90 £28.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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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
738 773 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.31% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 47
Average hourly rate £19.10 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 98 (61.64%) Firewall
2 90 (56.60%) Cisco
3 59 (37.11%) Windows
4 55 (34.59%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (30.19%) TCP/IP
6 43 (27.04%) CCNP
7 42 (26.42%) BGP
8 39 (24.53%) Juniper
9 38 (23.90%) OSPF
9 38 (23.90%) LAN
9 38 (23.90%) Finance
9 38 (23.90%) F5
10 36 (22.64%) WAN
10 36 (22.64%) Active Directory
11 33 (20.75%) CheckPoint
11 33 (20.75%) DNS
11 33 (20.75%) Network Security
12 32 (20.13%) Microsoft
13 30 (18.87%) Windows 7
14 29 (18.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (17.61%) HSRP
16 26 (16.35%) MS Office
16 26 (16.35%) Internet
17 25 (15.72%) UNIX
17 25 (15.72%) Banking
17 25 (15.72%) VLAN
18 24 (15.09%) VRRP
19 23 (14.47%) ITIL
20 22 (13.84%) Change Management
20 22 (13.84%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 20 (12.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.77%) Lync
5 6 (3.77%) Apache
6 5 (3.14%) IIS
7 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.89%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
9 1 (0.63%) nginx
9 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.63%) Jetty
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (16.35%) MS Office
2 20 (12.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.63%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Khalix
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) SaaS
1 3 (1.89%) Office 365
2 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (61.64%) Firewall
2 48 (30.19%) TCP/IP
3 42 (26.42%) BGP
4 38 (23.90%) OSPF
4 38 (23.90%) LAN
5 36 (22.64%) WAN
6 33 (20.75%) DNS
6 33 (20.75%) Network Security
7 29 (18.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (17.61%) HSRP
9 26 (16.35%) Internet
10 25 (15.72%) VLAN
11 24 (15.09%) VRRP
12 22 (13.84%) Wireless
12 22 (13.84%) EIGRP
13 20 (12.58%) SSL
13 20 (12.58%) DMVPN
14 19 (11.95%) DHCP
14 19 (11.95%) MPLS
14 19 (11.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) MySQL
2 4 (2.52%) MS Access
3 3 (1.89%) DB2
4 2 (1.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Xcode
1 3 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (23.90%) Finance
2 25 (15.72%) Banking
3 10 (6.29%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.77%) Law
6 5 (3.14%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.14%) Marketing
6 5 (3.14%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.52%) Retail
8 2 (1.26%) Back Office
8 2 (1.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Local Government
9 1 (0.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (25.79%) Network Engineer
2 32 (20.13%) Analyst
3 23 (14.47%) Support Engineer
4 20 (12.58%) Security Engineer
5 18 (11.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (7.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 12 (7.55%) Cisco Support
7 11 (6.92%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.92%) Desktop Support
7 11 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.29%) Architect
9 8 (5.03%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.03%) Senior Security Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Network Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) HTML
2 4 (2.52%) XML
3 3 (1.89%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.26%) HTML5
4 2 (1.26%) Web Services
4 2 (1.26%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.63%) LAMP
5 1 (0.63%) .NET
5 1 (0.63%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) YAML
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.63%) Java EE
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.63%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Blackberry
2 15 (9.43%) PKI
3 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.55%) FlexPod
5 8 (5.03%) iPhone
6 6 (3.77%) Handset
7 5 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.14%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.52%) iPad
9 3 (1.89%) Replication
9 3 (1.89%) Copywriting
10 2 (1.26%) User Experience
10 2 (1.26%) Open Source
10 2 (1.26%) Clustering
11 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.63%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.63%) SecurID
11 1 (0.63%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.11%) Windows
2 30 (18.87%) Windows 7
3 25 (15.72%) UNIX
4 18 (11.32%) Linux
5 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (8.81%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.14%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.52%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.52%) Android
9 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.52%) AIX
10 3 (1.89%) SUSE
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.47%) ITIL
2 22 (13.84%) Change Management
3 17 (10.69%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.18%) Mentoring
5 10 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.66%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.03%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (5.03%) Project Management
7 8 (5.03%) Migration
8 7 (4.40%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (4.40%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.40%) BCP
8 7 (4.40%) Business Continuity Planning
9 6 (3.77%) Software Deployment
9 6 (3.77%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.14%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.14%) Network Management
10 5 (3.14%) Security Architecture
10 5 (3.14%) Low Latency
10 5 (3.14%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.58%) Perl
2 11 (6.92%) SQL
3 7 (4.40%) Objective-C
4 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.14%) C
6 3 (1.89%) Python
6 3 (1.89%) Java
7 2 (1.26%) Ruby
7 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.26%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (34.59%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (27.04%) CCNP
3 21 (13.21%) CCIE
4 12 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.92%) CCNA
6 10 (6.29%) CCSE
7 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.77%) CCSA
9 5 (3.14%) CCSP
10 4 (2.52%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.89%) MOS
11 3 (1.89%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.89%) Degree
12 2 (1.26%) MCITP
12 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.26%) MCSE
12 2 (1.26%) MCP
13 1 (0.63%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (5.66%) SLA
3 4 (2.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) COBIT
5 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 36 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.66%) vSphere
4 8 (5.03%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.52%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.89%) Snort
6 3 (1.89%) NFS
6 3 (1.89%) Firmware
6 3 (1.89%) XenApp
7 2 (1.26%) KVM
7 2 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.26%) OpenSSH
7 2 (1.26%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.63%) Postfix
8 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) RANCID
1 12 (7.55%) OpenNMS
2 7 (4.40%) SCCM
3 3 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) Puppet
4 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.26%) Nessus
5 1 (0.63%) DameWare
5 1 (0.63%) OpenView
5 1 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.63%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.63%) Control-M
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.63%) Cacti
5 1 (0.63%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 90 (56.60%) Cisco
2 39 (24.53%) Juniper
3 38 (23.90%) F5
4 33 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 32 (20.13%) Microsoft
6 19 (11.95%) Blue Coat
7 18 (11.32%) Citrix
7 18 (11.32%) VMware
8 10 (6.29%) Sourcefire
9 8 (5.03%) IBM
10 6 (3.77%) Symantec
10 6 (3.77%) HP
10 6 (3.77%) Oracle
11 5 (3.14%) Altiris
11 5 (3.14%) Remedy
11 5 (3.14%) Sophos
12 4 (2.52%) Apple
13 3 (1.89%) Sage
13 3 (1.89%) NetApp
13 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
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