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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 128 140 161
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 0.98% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 7.56% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 36
Median daily rate £406 £408 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +16.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £157 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £13.40 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £18.36 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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
446 701 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.49% 12.95% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 519 513
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £247 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

VPN
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

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 35 (53.03%) Firewall
2 31 (46.97%) Cisco
3 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
4 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
5 21 (31.82%) Windows
6 19 (28.79%) Finance
7 16 (24.24%) Juniper
7 16 (24.24%) WAN
8 15 (22.73%) LAN
8 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 15 (22.73%) MPLS
8 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (21.21%) Network Security
9 14 (21.21%) BGP
9 14 (21.21%) DMZ
9 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (19.70%) DNS
10 13 (19.70%) ITIL
10 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (18.18%) Java
11 12 (18.18%) DHCP
11 12 (18.18%) CCNP
11 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (16.67%) Confluence
12 11 (16.67%) DevOps
12 11 (16.67%) OSPF
12 11 (16.67%) .NET
12 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.67%) MS Office
13 10 (15.15%) IBM

VPN
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 11 (16.67%) Confluence
2 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.52%) Apache
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) MS Office
2 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) HipChat
4 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.64%) Azure Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) IaaS
2 9 (13.64%) PaaS
3 4 (6.06%) Office 365
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.03%) Firewall
2 16 (24.24%) WAN
3 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (22.73%) LAN
3 15 (22.73%) MPLS
3 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 14 (21.21%) BGP
4 14 (21.21%) DMZ
4 14 (21.21%) Network Security
5 13 (19.70%) DNS
6 12 (18.18%) DHCP
7 11 (16.67%) OSPF
8 9 (13.64%) Wireless
9 7 (10.61%) VoIP
10 6 (9.09%) IPsec
11 5 (7.58%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.58%) EIGRP
11 5 (7.58%) HSRP
11 5 (7.58%) VLAN
12 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) DB2
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) JIRA
2 9 (13.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) MSI
3 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Law
4 3 (4.55%) French Language
4 3 (4.55%) Publishing
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Advertising
6 1 (1.52%) German Language
6 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Network Support
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (9.09%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (4.55%) XML
3 3 (4.55%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.52%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.52%) LAMP
4 1 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) REST
4 1 (1.52%) SAML
4 1 (1.52%) SOAP
4 1 (1.52%) WCF
4 1 (1.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.06%) PKI
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Statistics
4 3 (4.55%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.52%) BYOD
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.52%) Derivative
6 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) MPEG
6 1 (1.52%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
2 9 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) Unix
4 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.03%) Android
7 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) CentOS
8 1 (1.52%) Solaris
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) DevOps
3 10 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (15.15%) High Availability
4 9 (13.64%) BDD
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.64%) TDD
5 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) Information Security
6 5 (7.58%) Network Design
6 5 (7.58%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.06%) Service Management
8 3 (4.55%) Network Management
8 3 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.55%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (4.55%) Security Architecture
8 3 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) C
3 4 (6.06%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.55%) C++
4 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.03%) C#
5 2 (3.03%) Ruby
5 2 (3.03%) SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Korn
6 1 (1.52%) PHP
6 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.18%) CCNP
3 8 (12.12%) CCNA
4 5 (7.58%) CISSP
5 4 (6.06%) CISM
5 4 (6.06%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) CCIE
6 3 (4.55%) CCNP Voice
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIE
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.03%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.03%) MCSA
8 1 (1.52%) CCSE
8 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) ISO15022
2 3 (4.55%) ISO20022
2 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.64%) Docker
3 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.03%) Snort
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.52%) Firmware
6 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Puppet
2 5 (7.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) vMotion
4 1 (1.52%) Ansible
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.52%) Graphite
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.52%) Proventia
4 1 (1.52%) Salt
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) SCSM
4 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.52%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 29 (43.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.24%) Juniper
4 10 (15.15%) IBM
5 9 (13.64%) F5
5 9 (13.64%) Palo Alto
5 9 (13.64%) Splunk
6 7 (10.61%) VMware
7 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.58%) Citrix
8 5 (7.58%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.06%) Apple
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle
10 3 (4.55%) Avaya
10 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.55%) Google
10 3 (4.55%) Polycom
11 2 (3.03%) Altiris
11 2 (3.03%) Lotus
11 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago