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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 119 134 172
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +38
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 66 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 1.21% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 8.97% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 42 30
Average daily rate £388 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £14.30 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £21.58 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
432 736 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.46% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 539 512
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £12.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £19.72 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 40 (56.34%) Firewall
2 34 (47.89%) Cisco
3 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
5 24 (33.80%) Windows
6 20 (28.17%) WAN
6 20 (28.17%) Finance
7 18 (25.35%) LAN
8 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
8 16 (22.54%) BGP
8 16 (22.54%) Juniper
8 16 (22.54%) Network Security
9 15 (21.13%) DNS
10 14 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (19.72%) DMZ
10 14 (19.72%) MPLS
11 13 (18.31%) OSPF
11 13 (18.31%) DHCP
11 13 (18.31%) ITIL
11 13 (18.31%) Java
11 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (18.31%) Puppet
11 13 (18.31%) DevOps
12 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
12 12 (16.90%) .NET
12 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.90%) MS Office
12 12 (16.90%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 11 (15.49%) Confluence
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.63%) Apache
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) JBoss
6 1 (1.41%) MediaWiki
6 1 (1.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.41%) SAS
6 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.68%) Azure Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) IaaS
2 9 (12.68%) PaaS
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) Firewall
2 20 (28.17%) WAN
3 18 (25.35%) LAN
4 16 (22.54%) BGP
4 16 (22.54%) Network Security
4 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
5 15 (21.13%) DNS
6 14 (19.72%) DMZ
6 14 (19.72%) MPLS
7 13 (18.31%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (18.31%) DHCP
7 13 (18.31%) OSPF
8 9 (12.68%) Wireless
9 7 (9.86%) IPsec
9 7 (9.86%) SSL
9 7 (9.86%) VoIP
10 6 (8.45%) EIGRP
10 6 (8.45%) VLAN
11 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) DB2
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.49%) JIRA
3 9 (12.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (12.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) Hudson
5 1 (1.41%) MSI
5 1 (1.41%) Subversion
5 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Back Office
3 2 (2.82%) French Language
3 2 (2.82%) Front Office
3 2 (2.82%) Law
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Analyst
2 8 (11.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Consultant
3 6 (8.45%) Azure Consultant
3 6 (8.45%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) IT Support
6 3 (4.23%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.23%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (4.23%) XML
3 3 (4.23%) XML Messaging
4 2 (2.82%) LAMP
5 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.41%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.41%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.41%) Middleware
5 1 (1.41%) POSIX
5 1 (1.41%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) SAML
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.41%) WCF
5 1 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) PKI
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Handset
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Statistics
6 1 (1.41%) BYOD
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.41%) Derivative
6 1 (1.41%) MPEG
6 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Linux
3 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.86%) Unix
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.63%) CentOS
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.82%) Debian
9 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.82%) Solaris
9 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.41%) Android
10 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (18.31%) DevOps
1 13 (18.31%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) High Availability
3 10 (14.08%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (12.68%) BDD
4 9 (12.68%) Migration
4 9 (12.68%) TDD
5 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.04%) Information Security
6 5 (7.04%) Network Design
6 5 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.23%) Network Management
7 3 (4.23%) Open Source
7 3 (4.23%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.23%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (4.23%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.23%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) Java
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
4 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.45%) C
4 6 (8.45%) SQL
5 4 (5.63%) C++
5 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.23%) C#
6 3 (4.23%) Ruby
7 2 (2.82%) Korn
7 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.49%) CCNP
3 8 (11.27%) CCNA
4 5 (7.04%) CISSP
4 5 (7.04%) Degree
5 4 (5.63%) CISM
6 3 (4.23%) CCIE
6 3 (4.23%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (4.23%) JNCIE
6 3 (4.23%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.82%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.82%) MCSA
8 1 (1.41%) CCSE
8 1 (1.41%) CCSP
8 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.41%) MCP
8 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO15022
2 3 (4.23%) ISO20022
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) Docker
3 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) iptables
5 2 (2.82%) Postfix
5 2 (2.82%) Samba
5 2 (2.82%) Snort
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.41%) Ceph
6 1 (1.41%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) KVM
6 1 (1.41%) NFS
6 1 (1.41%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.41%) Squid
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) Puppet
2 5 (7.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.23%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) vMotion
3 3 (4.23%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.82%) Nagios
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.41%) Cacti
5 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.41%) Graphite
5 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.41%) Proventia
5 1 (1.41%) RANCID
5 1 (1.41%) Salt
5 1 (1.41%) SCSM
5 1 (1.41%) systemd
5 1 (1.41%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Cisco
2 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.54%) Juniper
4 10 (14.08%) IBM
4 10 (14.08%) Splunk
5 9 (12.68%) F5
5 9 (12.68%) Palo Alto
5 9 (12.68%) VMware
6 6 (8.45%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.63%) Apple
7 4 (5.63%) Citrix
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle
7 4 (5.63%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.23%) Avaya
8 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.23%) Google
8 3 (4.23%) Polycom
9 2 (2.82%) Altiris
9 2 (2.82%) Sage
9 2 (2.82%) Siemens