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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 127 128 138
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 33 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.26% 0.96% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 9.14% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 45
Median daily rate £500 £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £320 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £538 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.05% +4.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +21.87%
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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
426 361 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.38% 10.47% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 272 544
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 17
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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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 8 December 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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Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 28 (37.84%) Cisco
3 24 (32.43%) Linux
4 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
5 22 (29.73%) Windows
5 22 (29.73%) LAN
5 22 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (27.03%) WAN
6 20 (27.03%) Finance
7 19 (25.68%) DevOps
8 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
8 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
9 16 (21.62%) SSL
9 16 (21.62%) DNS
10 15 (20.27%) MPLS
10 15 (20.27%) Load Balancing
11 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (17.57%) Network Security
12 13 (17.57%) Ruby
12 13 (17.57%) Ansible
13 12 (16.22%) Wireless
13 12 (16.22%) Python
14 11 (14.86%) VMware
14 11 (14.86%) OSPF
14 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
14 11 (14.86%) Terraform
15 10 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (13.51%) Public Cloud

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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 5 (6.76%) IIS
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.05%) Mule ESB
3 3 (4.05%) nginx
4 2 (2.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.35%) Jetty
5 1 (1.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (12.16%) IaaS
4 7 (9.46%) Office 365
5 5 (6.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.70%) GitHub
6 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.70%) PaaS
6 2 (2.70%) SaaS
7 1 (1.35%) G Suite
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 22 (29.73%) LAN
3 20 (27.03%) WAN
4 16 (21.62%) DNS
4 16 (21.62%) SSL
5 15 (20.27%) MPLS
6 14 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (17.57%) Network Security
8 12 (16.22%) Wireless
9 11 (14.86%) OSPF
10 10 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (13.51%) Internet
10 10 (13.51%) IPsec
11 9 (12.16%) BGP
12 7 (9.46%) DHCP
13 6 (8.11%) DMZ
13 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
13 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
14 5 (6.76%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (6.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) DB2
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) Gerrit
3 3 (4.05%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.70%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.70%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.35%) GitLab
5 1 (1.35%) GoCD
5 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Advertising
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Games
6 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (17.57%) Architect
1 13 (17.57%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.05%) LAMP
3 3 (4.05%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.05%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.70%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.35%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Public Cloud
3 9 (12.16%) PKI
4 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) CMDB
5 3 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.05%) Equities
5 3 (4.05%) Fintech
5 3 (4.05%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.70%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.35%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Linux
2 22 (29.73%) Windows
3 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.46%) CentOS
4 7 (9.46%) Ubuntu
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.70%) Unix
8 1 (1.35%) Android
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) DevOps
2 17 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.27%) Load Balancing
4 8 (10.81%) ITIL
4 8 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 8 (10.81%) Open Source
5 7 (9.46%) Build Automation
5 7 (9.46%) Change Management
5 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
5 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.46%) High Availability
6 6 (8.11%) Network Management
6 6 (8.11%) Validation
7 5 (6.76%) Information Security
7 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.41%) Network Design
8 4 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) Ruby
2 12 (16.22%) Python
3 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.76%) Perl
5 2 (2.70%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) Java
5 2 (2.70%) PHP
5 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.81%) CCNP
3 6 (8.11%) CCNA
3 6 (8.11%) CISSP
4 5 (6.76%) CCSP
4 5 (6.76%) Degree
5 4 (5.41%) CCSA
6 3 (4.05%) CCIE
6 3 (4.05%) CCSE
6 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.70%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.35%) CCA
8 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) COBIT
1 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) Docker
3 4 (5.41%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.70%) Firmware
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.35%) vCloud
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (17.57%) Ansible
2 11 (14.86%) Terraform
3 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (9.46%) Puppet
5 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
6 3 (4.05%) HAProxy
6 3 (4.05%) OPNET
6 3 (4.05%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.70%) DameWare
7 2 (2.70%) Kibana
7 2 (2.70%) logstash
7 2 (2.70%) Rundeck
7 2 (2.70%) Salt
8 1 (1.35%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.35%) EnCase
8 1 (1.35%) Endace
8 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.35%) Packer
8 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Cisco
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
4 10 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.16%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) Palo Alto
5 9 (12.16%) Splunk
6 6 (8.11%) Juniper
6 6 (8.11%) New Relic
6 6 (8.11%) Rackspace
7 5 (6.76%) F5
7 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.41%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.41%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.05%) Bloomberg
9 3 (4.05%) Brocade
9 3 (4.05%) Google
9 3 (4.05%) IBM
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle
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