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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 149 140 163
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 60 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 1.05% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.51% 8.76% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 21
Average daily rate
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£420 £333 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +14.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £18.20 £14.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £21.80 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.92% -36.45%
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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
732 685 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.83% 11.95% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 481 540
Average daily rate £417 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015, 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 (55.56%) Cisco
2 63 (50.00%) Windows
3 59 (46.83%) Firewall
4 49 (38.89%) LAN
5 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
6 36 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 33 (26.19%) WAN
7 33 (26.19%) Wireless
8 31 (24.60%) TCP/IP
9 29 (23.02%) Windows 7
10 28 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (21.43%) CheckPoint
12 25 (19.84%) ITIL
12 25 (19.84%) VLAN
13 24 (19.05%) MS Exchange
14 23 (18.25%) DNS
14 23 (18.25%) Finance
15 22 (17.46%) MPLS
16 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 21 (16.67%) Lync
17 20 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (15.87%) MS Office
17 20 (15.87%) Citrix
18 19 (15.08%) Linux
18 19 (15.08%) CCNP
18 19 (15.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (14.29%) Android
19 18 (14.29%) DHCP
20 17 (13.49%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 24 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 21 (16.67%) Lync
3 20 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.56%) IIS
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.38%) nginx
7 3 (2.38%) Apache
8 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.59%) JBoss
8 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.59%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.79%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.87%) MS Office
3 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.38%) assyst
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.38%) PaaS
3 3 (2.38%) IaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (46.83%) Firewall
2 49 (38.89%) LAN
3 33 (26.19%) WAN
3 33 (26.19%) Wireless
4 31 (24.60%) TCP/IP
5 25 (19.84%) VLAN
6 23 (18.25%) DNS
7 22 (17.46%) MPLS
8 19 (15.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (14.29%) DHCP
10 17 (13.49%) OSPF
11 16 (12.70%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (11.90%) BGP
12 15 (11.90%) Internet
13 14 (11.11%) SSL
13 14 (11.11%) IPsec
14 13 (10.32%) SAN
15 12 (9.52%) Network Security
16 11 (8.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.38%) Redis
4 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.79%) JasperReports
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
5 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.59%) Gerrit
2 2 (1.59%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 13 (10.32%) Banking
3 8 (6.35%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Publishing
5 3 (2.38%) Front Office
5 3 (2.38%) Law
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
6 2 (1.59%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.79%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Network Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Architect
4 12 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) IT Trainer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) XMPP
2 3 (2.38%) HTML
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) J2EE
3 2 (1.59%) CSS
3 2 (1.59%) Web Services
3 2 (1.59%) LAMP
3 2 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.79%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.79%) jQuery
4 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 14 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
1 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) iPhone
3 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.97%) PKI
6 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.38%) iPad
7 3 (2.38%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.38%) User Experience
7 3 (2.38%) Handset
7 3 (2.38%) Replication
7 3 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.38%) Clustering
8 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (23.02%) Windows 7
3 19 (15.08%) Linux
4 18 (14.29%) Android
5 13 (10.32%) Windows XP
6 11 (8.73%) Mac OS X
6 11 (8.73%) UNIX
7 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (2.38%) Windows Phone
12 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.59%) CentOS
13 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.79%) AIX
14 1 (0.79%) Solaris
14 1 (0.79%) SUSE
14 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.84%) ITIL
2 12 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 10 (7.94%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 9 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (5.56%) Project Management
5 7 (5.56%) Service Management
6 6 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.76%) Software Deployment
7 5 (3.97%) Network Design
8 4 (3.17%) Migration
8 4 (3.17%) Cyber Security
8 4 (3.17%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (2.38%) Network Management
9 3 (2.38%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.38%) Wealth Management
9 3 (2.38%) Data Architecture
9 3 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) C
3 3 (2.38%) Ruby
3 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.59%) Perl
4 2 (1.59%) PHP
4 2 (1.59%) Python
4 2 (1.59%) Lisp
5 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (15.08%) CCNP
3 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.14%) CCNA
5 8 (6.35%) MCP
5 8 (6.35%) MCSE
5 8 (6.35%) MCSA
6 7 (5.56%) Degree
6 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.76%) CCSA
8 5 (3.97%) CCSE
9 4 (3.17%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.38%) CCIE
10 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.38%) MCTS
10 3 (2.38%) CISSP
11 2 (1.59%) MCITP
11 2 (1.59%) Postgraduate
11 2 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) SLA
2 7 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (3.97%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (2.38%) QA
5 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.79%) COBIT
6 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.14%) vSphere
2 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.76%) ProxySG
4 5 (3.97%) Snort
4 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.38%) Squid
5 3 (2.38%) Xen
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.38%) vCloud
6 2 (1.59%) Docker
6 2 (1.59%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) SCCM
2 6 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.17%) OPNET
3 4 (3.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.38%) Puppet
4 3 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.38%) Ansible
4 3 (2.38%) WSUS
5 2 (1.59%) Iperf
5 2 (1.59%) Rundeck
5 2 (1.59%) logstash
5 2 (1.59%) Salt
5 2 (1.59%) Kibana
5 2 (1.59%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.59%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 70 (55.56%) Cisco
2 36 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 27 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 20 (15.87%) Citrix
5 17 (13.49%) F5
6 16 (12.70%) VMware
7 15 (11.90%) Juniper
8 10 (7.94%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.94%) Apple
9 8 (6.35%) Remedy
9 8 (6.35%) Nokia
9 8 (6.35%) Riverbed
10 7 (5.56%) HP
10 7 (5.56%) McAfee
11 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.97%) Reuters
12 5 (3.97%) Bloomberg
13 4 (3.17%) NetApp
13 4 (3.17%) Google
13 4 (3.17%) Brocade
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