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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 151 152 163
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 49 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.96% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.87% 8.24% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 22
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£408 £351 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% +20.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -38.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.20 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.36 £21.80 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -40.90%
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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
713 716 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.84% 11.70% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 524 560
Average daily rate £413 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 41
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 (56.45%) Windows
2 64 (51.61%) Cisco
3 53 (42.74%) Firewall
4 46 (37.10%) LAN
5 44 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 35 (28.23%) Microsoft
6 35 (28.23%) Wireless
7 31 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
9 26 (20.97%) VLAN
10 25 (20.16%) WAN
10 25 (20.16%) TCP/IP
11 24 (19.35%) MS Office
12 23 (18.55%) ITIL
12 23 (18.55%) MS Excel
12 23 (18.55%) Finance
13 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (16.94%) CCNP
15 20 (16.13%) CheckPoint
15 20 (16.13%) Internet
15 20 (16.13%) Lync
15 20 (16.13%) F5
16 19 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (15.32%) DNS
17 18 (14.52%) MPLS
17 18 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (13.71%) Windows XP
19 16 (12.90%) SSL
19 16 (12.90%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (16.13%) Lync
4 8 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.84%) IIS
6 4 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.42%) Apache
7 3 (2.42%) nginx
8 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.81%) JBoss
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.81%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.81%) Jetty
9 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.81%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 24 (19.35%) MS Office
2 23 (18.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) assyst
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.42%) PaaS
2 3 (2.42%) IaaS
3 2 (1.61%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 53 (42.74%) Firewall
2 46 (37.10%) LAN
3 35 (28.23%) Wireless
4 26 (20.97%) VLAN
5 25 (20.16%) WAN
5 25 (20.16%) TCP/IP
6 20 (16.13%) Internet
7 19 (15.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (15.32%) DNS
8 18 (14.52%) MPLS
8 18 (14.52%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (12.90%) SSL
10 14 (11.29%) OSPF
10 14 (11.29%) BGP
11 13 (10.48%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (9.68%) DHCP
13 11 (8.87%) Network Security
14 10 (8.06%) SAN
14 10 (8.06%) IP Telephony
14 10 (8.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.61%) Redis
3 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
4 1 (0.81%) DB2
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.61%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.61%) Xcode
3 1 (0.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.81%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
General
1 23 (18.55%) Finance
2 16 (12.90%) Banking
3 10 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.42%) Law
6 3 (2.42%) Front Office
7 2 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.81%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) Analyst
2 26 (20.97%) Network Engineer
3 18 (14.52%) Service Analyst
3 18 (14.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (12.90%) Architect
5 12 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 8 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (5.65%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.84%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Voice Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Cisco Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) XMPP
2 2 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (1.61%) CSS
2 2 (1.61%) HTML
2 2 (1.61%) Cocoa
3 1 (0.81%) LAMP
3 1 (0.81%) J2EE
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.81%) jQuery
3 1 (0.81%) Java EE
3 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 11 (8.87%) iPhone
2 11 (8.87%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (8.87%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.03%) Handset
4 5 (4.03%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.23%) Clustering
6 3 (2.42%) Replication
6 3 (2.42%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.42%) iPad
6 3 (2.42%) PKI
6 3 (2.42%) User Experience
6 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.61%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.61%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 70 (56.45%) Windows
2 31 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.71%) Windows XP
4 16 (12.90%) Android
5 15 (12.10%) Linux
6 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.87%) UNIX
8 9 (7.26%) Mac OS X
8 9 (7.26%) Apple iOS
9 7 (5.65%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.23%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.61%) CentOS
12 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.81%) SUSE
13 1 (0.81%) Debian
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) ITIL
2 15 (12.10%) Incident Management
2 15 (12.10%) Load Balancing
3 9 (7.26%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (5.65%) Project Management
5 6 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.84%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.03%) Migration
6 5 (4.03%) Network Design
6 5 (4.03%) Software Deployment
7 4 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (2.42%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.42%) Information Security
8 3 (2.42%) TOGAF
8 3 (2.42%) OOP
8 3 (2.42%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.42%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.42%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.42%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) SQL
2 6 (4.84%) C
3 5 (4.03%) Objective-C
3 5 (4.03%) Perl
4 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.23%) Python
4 4 (3.23%) Java
5 3 (2.42%) C#
6 2 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.61%) Lisp
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.94%) CCNP
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.45%) MCSE
5 7 (5.65%) A+ Certification
5 7 (5.65%) CCNA
6 6 (4.84%) Degree
6 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.03%) MCSA
8 4 (3.23%) CCIE
8 4 (3.23%) MCP
8 4 (3.23%) CCSE
9 3 (2.42%) MCTS
10 2 (1.61%) MCITP
10 2 (1.61%) CCSP
10 2 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.61%) Postgraduate
10 2 (1.61%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) SLA
1 11 (8.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (7.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) COBIT
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.26%) vSphere
4 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.84%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.42%) Xen
6 2 (1.61%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (1.61%) vCloud
6 2 (1.61%) Snort
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.81%) NFS
7 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.81%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
7 1 (0.81%) Docker
7 1 (0.81%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) SCCM
2 4 (3.23%) WSUS
2 4 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (3.23%) OPNET
3 3 (2.42%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.42%) Puppet
3 3 (2.42%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.61%) Iperf
4 2 (1.61%) Ansible
4 2 (1.61%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) MOM
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.81%) Cacti
5 1 (0.81%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.81%) Salt
5 1 (0.81%) Kibana
Vendors
1 64 (51.61%) Cisco
2 35 (28.23%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.13%) CheckPoint
3 20 (16.13%) F5
4 16 (12.90%) VMware
5 14 (11.29%) Juniper
6 13 (10.48%) Citrix
7 11 (8.87%) Remedy
8 10 (8.06%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.45%) Riverbed
9 8 (6.45%) Apple
10 7 (5.65%) HP
11 6 (4.84%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.84%) Altiris
12 5 (4.03%) McAfee
12 5 (4.03%) Nokia
12 5 (4.03%) Reuters
12 5 (4.03%) Bloomberg
13 4 (3.23%) Brocade
13 4 (3.23%) Aruba
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