The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 135 155 141
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 64 67 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 0.94% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 8.45% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 51
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -21.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £160 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -17.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 793 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.02% 11.16% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 527 635
Average daily rate £388 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 70 (63.06%) Cisco
2 69 (62.16%) Firewall
3 40 (36.04%) Windows
4 38 (34.23%) WAN
5 35 (31.53%) LAN
6 34 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (26.13%) Juniper
7 29 (26.13%) Windows 7
8 27 (24.32%) Active Directory
9 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
9 26 (23.42%) Network Security
10 24 (21.62%) TCP/IP
11 23 (20.72%) SSL
11 23 (20.72%) CCNP
11 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
11 23 (20.72%) F5
12 22 (19.82%) MPLS
12 22 (19.82%) Wireless
13 21 (18.92%) ITIL
14 18 (16.22%) MS Office
14 18 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (15.32%) VoIP
15 17 (15.32%) VMware
16 16 (14.41%) MS Exchange
17 15 (13.51%) Citrix
17 15 (13.51%) Finance
17 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (12.61%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (14.41%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) Lync
5 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (16.22%) MS Office
2 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Khalix
1 1 (0.90%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.90%) PaaS
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
1 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (62.16%) Firewall
2 38 (34.23%) WAN
3 35 (31.53%) LAN
4 26 (23.42%) Network Security
5 24 (21.62%) TCP/IP
6 23 (20.72%) SSL
7 22 (19.82%) MPLS
7 22 (19.82%) Wireless
8 18 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (15.32%) VoIP
10 14 (12.61%) VLAN
10 14 (12.61%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (12.61%) OSPF
10 14 (12.61%) BGP
10 14 (12.61%) DNS
11 13 (11.71%) IP Telephony
12 11 (9.91%) DHCP
13 10 (9.01%) Cisco IPT
13 10 (9.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.90%) DB2
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) JMeter
1 1 (0.90%) MSI
1 1 (0.90%) JUnit
1 1 (0.90%) PhoneGap
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Law
4 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Advertising
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.41%) Security Engineer
3 15 (13.51%) Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Administrator
5 10 (9.01%) Network Administrator
6 9 (8.11%) Project Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Network Support
7 8 (7.21%) IT Security Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Support
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (6.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Communications Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.11%) XMPP
2 3 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.80%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.90%) Xerces
4 1 (0.90%) Xalan
4 1 (0.90%) HTML
4 1 (0.90%) CORBA
4 1 (0.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.90%) HTML5
4 1 (0.90%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.90%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.90%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.41%) iPhone
3 4 (3.60%) iPad
4 3 (2.70%) Equities
5 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.90%) SecurID
6 1 (0.90%) Handset
6 1 (0.90%) NHS
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.90%) Open Source
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) CMDB
6 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Windows
2 29 (26.13%) Windows 7
3 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.01%) Windows XP
4 10 (9.01%) Linux
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.21%) UNIX
7 6 (5.41%) Android
8 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.90%) SUSE
10 1 (0.90%) Debian
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.90%) AIX
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
10 1 (0.90%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) ITIL
2 12 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (9.91%) Migration
4 9 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (8.11%) Security Architecture
5 8 (7.21%) Business Continuity Planning
5 8 (7.21%) BCP
5 8 (7.21%) Business Continuity
5 8 (7.21%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (6.31%) Network Management
7 6 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.50%) Project Management
8 5 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (3.60%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.70%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.70%) Network Design
10 3 (2.70%) Change Management
10 3 (2.70%) Service Management
10 3 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) Java
2 2 (1.80%) Ruby
3 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.90%) Lisp
3 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.90%) Perl
3 1 (0.90%) PHP
3 1 (0.90%) C
3 1 (0.90%) C#
3 1 (0.90%) C++
3 1 (0.90%) VBScript
3 1 (0.90%) VB
3 1 (0.90%) VBA
3 1 (0.90%) Python
3 1 (0.90%) C-shell
3 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (20.72%) CCNP
3 14 (12.61%) CCNA
4 10 (9.01%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.60%) CCVP
6 3 (2.70%) MOS
6 3 (2.70%) CISM
6 3 (2.70%) CISSP
6 3 (2.70%) CCIE
6 3 (2.70%) MCP
6 3 (2.70%) Degree
7 2 (1.80%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) MCSE
7 2 (1.80%) CCDA
7 2 (1.80%) MCDST
8 1 (0.90%) CCSE
8 1 (0.90%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.90%) CISA
8 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (4.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.31%) vSphere
4 5 (4.50%) Snort
5 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.70%) OpenSSH
6 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.90%) NFS
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.90%) vCloud
7 1 (0.90%) Squid
7 1 (0.90%) Xen
7 1 (0.90%) qmail
7 1 (0.90%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (8.11%) OPNET
3 6 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.90%) Nessus
5 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) DameWare
5 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.90%) Nagios
5 1 (0.90%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.90%) OpenView
5 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.90%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 70 (63.06%) Cisco
2 29 (26.13%) Juniper
3 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
4 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
4 23 (20.72%) F5
5 17 (15.32%) VMware
6 15 (13.51%) Citrix
7 11 (9.91%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.11%) Blue Coat
9 8 (7.21%) HP
10 5 (4.50%) Speakerbus
11 4 (3.60%) Symantec
11 4 (3.60%) Nokia
11 4 (3.60%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.70%) Mitel
12 3 (2.70%) Sage
12 3 (2.70%) Aruba
13 2 (1.80%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.80%) Oracle
13 2 (1.80%) IBM
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