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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 134 128 123
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 59 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 1.25% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 9.66% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 40
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 6
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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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
536 611 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.70% 12.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 461 536
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -24.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

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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 25 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 30 (46.15%) Cisco
2 26 (40.00%) Firewall
3 21 (32.31%) Linux
4 20 (30.77%) MPLS
5 19 (29.23%) LAN
5 19 (29.23%) DNS
6 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
7 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (26.15%) Finance
7 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (24.62%) WAN
8 16 (24.62%) Python
8 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (23.08%) Network Security
9 15 (23.08%) Windows
9 15 (23.08%) DevOps
10 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
10 14 (21.54%) BGP
11 13 (20.00%) OSPF
11 13 (20.00%) CCNP
11 13 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
12 12 (18.46%) Ruby
13 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
13 11 (16.92%) SSL
13 11 (16.92%) ITIL
13 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
13 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (15.38%) Splunk

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.23%) IIS
2 4 (6.15%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) Confluence
4 2 (3.08%) Mule ESB
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.54%) JBoss
5 1 (1.54%) Jetty
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) HipChat
3 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.15%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.31%) IaaS
4 5 (7.69%) Office 365
5 4 (6.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.08%) PaaS
7 1 (1.54%) GitHub
7 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
7 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.00%) Firewall
2 20 (30.77%) MPLS
3 19 (29.23%) DNS
3 19 (29.23%) LAN
4 16 (24.62%) WAN
5 15 (23.08%) Network Security
6 14 (21.54%) BGP
6 14 (21.54%) TCP/IP
7 13 (20.00%) OSPF
8 11 (16.92%) SSL
9 10 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.85%) DHCP
10 9 (13.85%) Internet
10 9 (13.85%) IPsec
10 9 (13.85%) Wireless
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (10.77%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (10.77%) VoIP
13 6 (9.23%) Ethernet
14 5 (7.69%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) GoCD
2 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) Gerrit
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.54%) GitLab
5 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Legal
4 3 (4.62%) Law
4 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.54%) French Language
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) German Language
6 1 (1.54%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (6.15%) AWS Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Network Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Web Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.62%) LAMP
3 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.08%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.54%) .NET
4 1 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.77%) PKI
3 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.62%) Equities
5 3 (4.62%) Fintech
5 3 (4.62%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Derivative
6 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
7 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.54%) Statistics
7 1 (1.54%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 4 (6.15%) CentOS
5 4 (6.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.62%) Unix
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Android
7 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) DevOps
3 13 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
4 11 (16.92%) ITIL
5 10 (15.38%) Open Source
6 9 (13.85%) Build Automation
7 7 (10.77%) High Availability
7 7 (10.77%) Migration
7 7 (10.77%) Network Design
8 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.23%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (7.69%) Network Management
9 5 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (6.15%) Software Delivery
10 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (4.62%) DDoS Mitigation
11 3 (4.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) Python
2 12 (18.46%) Ruby
3 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.23%) Perl
4 2 (3.08%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.08%) SQL
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) Korn
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (20.00%) CCNP
3 10 (15.38%) CCNA
4 4 (6.15%) CCIE
5 3 (4.62%) CCSP
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) CCSA
6 2 (3.08%) CCSE
6 2 (3.08%) CISSP
6 2 (3.08%) JNCIE
6 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCDA
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) GIAC
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) COBIT
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.54%) MiFID
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.54%) QA
1 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Docker
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) Firmware
3 3 (4.62%) ISA Server
3 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) Snort
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (15.38%) Terraform
3 8 (12.31%) Ansible
4 4 (6.15%) Packer
4 4 (6.15%) Puppet
5 3 (4.62%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.08%) SCOM
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.54%) EnCase
7 1 (1.54%) Endace
7 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.54%) Kibana
7 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.54%) logstash
7 1 (1.54%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.54%) Salt
7 1 (1.54%) SCSM
7 1 (1.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 30 (46.15%) Cisco
2 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.38%) F5
3 10 (15.38%) Juniper
3 10 (15.38%) Splunk
4 8 (12.31%) VMware
5 6 (9.23%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.69%) Citrix
6 5 (7.69%) New Relic
6 5 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 5 (7.69%) Rackspace
7 4 (6.15%) Apple
8 3 (4.62%) Brocade
8 3 (4.62%) Forcepoint
8 3 (4.62%) Google
8 3 (4.62%) IBM
8 3 (4.62%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.08%) Oracle
9 2 (3.08%) Riverbed
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