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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 137 147 148
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 63 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 0.96% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.85% 8.55% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 51
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £161 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 795 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.27% 11.22% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 528 652
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 July 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 30 July 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 70 (61.40%) Cisco
2 69 (60.53%) Firewall
3 42 (36.84%) Windows
4 39 (34.21%) WAN
5 36 (31.58%) LAN
6 34 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
8 30 (26.32%) Active Directory
9 29 (25.44%) Juniper
10 27 (23.68%) Network Security
11 25 (21.93%) SSL
11 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
12 24 (21.05%) MPLS
13 23 (20.18%) CCNP
13 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
13 23 (20.18%) ITIL
14 22 (19.30%) F5
15 21 (18.42%) CheckPoint
15 21 (18.42%) Wireless
16 19 (16.67%) MS Office
17 18 (15.79%) VMware
17 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (14.91%) VoIP
19 16 (14.04%) MS Exchange
19 16 (14.04%) DNS
20 15 (13.16%) CCNA
20 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
20 15 (13.16%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (16.67%) MS Office
2 15 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Khalix
1 1 (0.88%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
1 1 (0.88%) PaaS
1 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (60.53%) Firewall
2 39 (34.21%) WAN
3 36 (31.58%) LAN
4 27 (23.68%) Network Security
5 25 (21.93%) SSL
6 24 (21.05%) MPLS
7 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
8 21 (18.42%) Wireless
9 18 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (14.91%) VoIP
11 16 (14.04%) DNS
12 14 (12.28%) VLAN
12 14 (12.28%) OSPF
12 14 (12.28%) BGP
13 13 (11.40%) IP Telephony
13 13 (11.40%) DHCP
13 13 (11.40%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (10.53%) IPsec
15 10 (8.77%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.88%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) KDB
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) JMeter
1 1 (0.88%) MSI
1 1 (0.88%) JUnit
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
1 1 (0.88%) PhoneGap
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Law
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (23.68%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Security Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Analyst
4 12 (10.53%) Administrator
5 10 (8.77%) Network Administrator
6 9 (7.89%) Project Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Network Support
7 8 (7.02%) IT Security Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (7.02%) Cisco Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Cisco Support
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.14%) Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.51%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) XMPP
2 3 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.88%) Xerces
4 1 (0.88%) Xalan
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) CORBA
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) wxWidgets
4 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.88%) HTML5
4 1 (0.88%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.14%) iPhone
3 4 (3.51%) iPad
4 3 (2.63%) Equities
5 2 (1.75%) PKI
5 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) SecurID
6 1 (0.88%) Handset
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.84%) Windows
2 31 (27.19%) Windows 7
3 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.65%) Windows XP
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.89%) Linux
6 7 (6.14%) UNIX
7 6 (5.26%) Android
8 5 (4.39%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.88%) Debian
10 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 12 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (9.65%) Migration
4 9 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (7.89%) Security Architecture
5 8 (7.02%) Network Management
5 8 (7.02%) Business Continuity Planning
5 8 (7.02%) BCP
5 8 (7.02%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.02%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (6.14%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.39%) Project Management
7 5 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.39%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.51%) Network Design
8 4 (3.51%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.63%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.63%) Change Management
9 3 (2.63%) Service Management
9 3 (2.63%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) SQL
2 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.75%) Java
2 2 (1.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.88%) Lisp
3 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.88%) Perl
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) C
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) C++
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
3 1 (0.88%) VB
3 1 (0.88%) VBA
3 1 (0.88%) Python
3 1 (0.88%) Korn
3 1 (0.88%) C-shell
3 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.18%) CCNP
3 15 (13.16%) CCNA
4 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.63%) MOS
6 3 (2.63%) CCVP
6 3 (2.63%) CISM
6 3 (2.63%) CISSP
6 3 (2.63%) CCIE
6 3 (2.63%) MCP
6 3 (2.63%) Degree
7 2 (1.75%) MCDST
7 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) MCSE
7 2 (1.75%) CCDA
8 1 (0.88%) CCSE
8 1 (0.88%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 30 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) vSphere
4 5 (4.39%) Snort
5 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.63%) OpenSSH
6 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.75%) XenApp
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) Squid
7 1 (0.88%) Xen
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
7 1 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (7.89%) OPNET
3 6 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) Nessus
5 1 (0.88%) DameWare
5 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.88%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 70 (61.40%) Cisco
2 29 (25.44%) Juniper
3 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.30%) F5
5 21 (18.42%) CheckPoint
6 18 (15.79%) VMware
7 15 (13.16%) Citrix
8 11 (9.65%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.89%) Blue Coat
10 8 (7.02%) HP
11 4 (3.51%) Speakerbus
11 4 (3.51%) Symantec
11 4 (3.51%) Nokia
11 4 (3.51%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.63%) Mitel
12 3 (2.63%) Wyse
12 3 (2.63%) Sage
12 3 (2.63%) Aruba
13 2 (1.75%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.75%) Oracle
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