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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 116 160 170
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 84 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.44% 0.96% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 7.81% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £164 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £13.97 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.92 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.31%
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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
799 883 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.74% 12.23% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 580 661
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.97 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £49.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 97 (65.10%) Firewall
2 90 (60.40%) Cisco
3 53 (35.57%) Windows
4 48 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (30.20%) WAN
6 43 (28.86%) Juniper
7 42 (28.19%) TCP/IP
7 42 (28.19%) LAN
8 36 (24.16%) F5
9 35 (23.49%) Network Security
9 35 (23.49%) CCNP
10 34 (22.82%) Active Directory
11 33 (22.15%) CheckPoint
11 33 (22.15%) Windows 7
12 31 (20.81%) BGP
12 31 (20.81%) Finance
13 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
14 29 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (18.79%) OSPF
16 27 (18.12%) SSL
16 27 (18.12%) MS Office
17 26 (17.45%) DNS
18 25 (16.78%) Wireless
19 24 (16.11%) VLAN
20 23 (15.44%) ITIL
21 21 (14.09%) MPLS
21 21 (14.09%) Internet
21 21 (14.09%) VMware
22 20 (13.42%) CCNA
22 20 (13.42%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (12.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.70%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.68%) Apache
6 3 (2.01%) IIS
6 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.34%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (18.12%) MS Office
2 18 (12.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.67%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Office 365
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.34%) PaaS
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (65.10%) Firewall
2 45 (30.20%) WAN
3 42 (28.19%) TCP/IP
3 42 (28.19%) LAN
4 35 (23.49%) Network Security
5 31 (20.81%) BGP
6 29 (19.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 28 (18.79%) OSPF
8 27 (18.12%) SSL
9 26 (17.45%) DNS
10 25 (16.78%) Wireless
11 24 (16.11%) VLAN
12 21 (14.09%) MPLS
12 21 (14.09%) Internet
13 20 (13.42%) HSRP
14 19 (12.75%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (11.41%) VoIP
16 17 (11.41%) DHCP
16 17 (11.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.68%) MS Access
3 3 (2.01%) DB2
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.01%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) Xcode
2 1 (0.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 31 (20.81%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.03%) Law
6 5 (3.36%) Marketing
7 4 (2.68%) Spanish Language
7 4 (2.68%) Retail
7 4 (2.68%) Legal
8 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.67%) Advertising
9 1 (0.67%) Local Government
9 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 28 (18.79%) Analyst
3 24 (16.11%) Security Engineer
4 14 (9.40%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (8.05%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Administrator
7 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Security Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Network Support
7 9 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Cisco Support
8 8 (5.37%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Project Engineer
8 8 (5.37%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.37%) Architect
8 8 (5.37%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Network Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) FIX Protocol
1 6 (4.03%) XMPP
2 5 (3.36%) HTML
3 4 (2.68%) XML
4 3 (2.01%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.34%) HTML5
5 2 (1.34%) Web Services
6 1 (0.67%) LAMP
6 1 (0.67%) RESTful
6 1 (0.67%) YAML
6 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.67%) JSON
6 1 (0.67%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.67%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.41%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.05%) PKI
3 8 (5.37%) iPhone
4 4 (2.68%) FlexPod
4 4 (2.68%) iPad
5 3 (2.01%) Handset
5 3 (2.01%) Replication
5 3 (2.01%) Copywriting
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
6 2 (1.34%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.34%) SecurID
6 2 (1.34%) CMDB
6 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Equities
7 1 (0.67%) Clustering
7 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Open Source
7 1 (0.67%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.57%) Windows
2 33 (22.15%) Windows 7
3 18 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.72%) Linux
5 12 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.38%) UNIX
7 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.03%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.03%) Android
9 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.68%) AIX
11 3 (2.01%) SUSE
11 3 (2.01%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.67%) Solaris
13 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.44%) ITIL
2 14 (9.40%) Load Balancing
3 13 (8.72%) Change Management
3 13 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
4 12 (8.05%) Business Continuity Planning
4 12 (8.05%) Migration
4 12 (8.05%) Business Continuity
4 12 (8.05%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (8.05%) BCP
5 10 (6.71%) Security Architecture
6 9 (6.04%) Project Management
7 8 (5.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.70%) Network Management
9 6 (4.03%) Service Management
10 5 (3.36%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.36%) Low Latency
10 5 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (2.68%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.71%) SQL
2 7 (4.70%) Perl
3 4 (2.68%) C
3 4 (2.68%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.34%) Ruby
4 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.67%) Python
5 1 (0.67%) C++
5 1 (0.67%) Java
5 1 (0.67%) PHP
5 1 (0.67%) VB
5 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (23.49%) CCNP
3 20 (13.42%) CCNA
4 10 (6.71%) CCIE
5 8 (5.37%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.37%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.03%) CCSE
7 5 (3.36%) MOS
7 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.01%) MCSE
8 3 (2.01%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) MCITP
9 2 (1.34%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.34%) CCDA
9 2 (1.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.67%) CISA
10 1 (0.67%) CISM
10 1 (0.67%) RHCT
10 1 (0.67%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (4.03%) SLA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.38%) vSphere
4 6 (4.03%) ProxySG
5 5 (3.36%) Snort
6 3 (2.01%) NFS
6 3 (2.01%) Firmware
6 3 (2.01%) XenApp
6 3 (2.01%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (1.34%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.34%) OpenSSH
7 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.34%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.67%) XenServer
8 1 (0.67%) vCloud
8 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) SCCM
1 7 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (4.03%) OPNET
3 4 (2.68%) RANCID
3 4 (2.68%) OpenNMS
4 3 (2.01%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.34%) Nessus
5 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.67%) DameWare
6 1 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.67%) Control-M
6 1 (0.67%) Nagios
6 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.67%) OpenView
6 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 90 (60.40%) Cisco
2 43 (28.86%) Juniper
3 36 (24.16%) F5
4 33 (22.15%) CheckPoint
5 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.09%) VMware
7 20 (13.42%) Citrix
8 19 (12.75%) Blue Coat
9 11 (7.38%) HP
10 10 (6.71%) Sourcefire
11 8 (5.37%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.70%) IBM
13 6 (4.03%) Oracle
14 5 (3.36%) Sophos
15 4 (2.68%) Symantec
16 3 (2.01%) Mitel
16 3 (2.01%) Dell
16 3 (2.01%) Avaya
16 3 (2.01%) Nokia
16 3 (2.01%) Apple
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