The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 199 198 196
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 633 613 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.20% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 8.20% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 334 262
Median daily rate £375 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 43
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.35 £39.40 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7857 7472 6674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.02% 14.66% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4845 4263 3626
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 451 372
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in England

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the England region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in England

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in England

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the England region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in England

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VPN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 243 £400 +7.38% 65
South East +7 155 £339 -15.04% 33
South West +48 78 £375 +3.44% 19
West Midlands -12 38 £338 +5.46% 20
Yorkshire -10 29 £375 +10.29% 14
East Midlands +10 24 £600 +62.71% 12
East of England +1 23 £250 -4.76% 15
North West -14 23 £413 +37.50% 15
North East -49 21 £285 -11.14% 4
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 624 (49.48%) Firewall
2 616 (48.85%) Cisco
3 501 (39.73%) Windows
4 475 (37.67%) WAN
5 424 (33.62%) LAN
6 360 (28.55%) Cisco Certification
7 335 (26.57%) Microsoft
8 298 (23.63%) DNS
9 297 (23.55%) Active Directory
10 293 (23.24%) Linux
11 288 (22.84%) TCP/IP
12 269 (21.33%) BGP
13 262 (20.78%) Juniper
14 250 (19.83%) MPLS
15 238 (18.87%) ITIL
16 237 (18.79%) CCNP
17 231 (18.32%) Network Security
18 220 (17.45%) CheckPoint
19 216 (17.13%) Security Cleared
20 215 (17.05%) DHCP
21 204 (16.18%) IPsec
22 201 (15.94%) Finance
23 195 (15.46%) Wireless
24 193 (15.31%) OSPF
25 192 (15.23%) VMware
25 192 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
26 187 (14.83%) Windows Server
27 167 (13.24%) SC Cleared
28 165 (13.08%) Data Centre
29 162 (12.85%) SSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 78 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 50 (3.97%) Skype for Business
3 40 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (3.17%) IIS
4 38 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 32 (2.54%) Apache
7 26 (2.06%) IBM Notes
8 24 (1.90%) Confluence
9 19 (1.51%) Mule
9 19 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (1.27%) OpenStack
12 14 (1.11%) nginx
13 12 (0.95%) JBoss
14 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.87%) MQSeries
15 7 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (0.48%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 159 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 137 (10.86%) MS Office
3 47 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.87%) MS Project
5 10 (0.79%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.63%) ProjectWise
7 5 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.24%) HipChat
8 3 (0.24%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 11 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.24%) Eikon
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) RMDS
3 2 (0.16%) assyst
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
1 109 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (5.71%) Office 365
3 49 (3.89%) IaaS
4 33 (2.62%) PaaS
5 25 (1.98%) SaaS
6 23 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.48%) GitHub
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.32%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.24%) Route 53
11 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 624 (49.48%) Firewall
2 475 (37.67%) WAN
3 424 (33.62%) LAN
4 298 (23.63%) DNS
5 288 (22.84%) TCP/IP
6 269 (21.33%) BGP
7 250 (19.83%) MPLS
8 231 (18.32%) Network Security
9 215 (17.05%) DHCP
10 204 (16.18%) IPsec
11 195 (15.46%) Wireless
12 193 (15.31%) OSPF
13 192 (15.23%) Cisco ASA
14 162 (12.85%) SSL
15 137 (10.86%) Internet
16 124 (9.83%) VLAN
17 106 (8.41%) VoIP
18 101 (8.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 90 (7.14%) EIGRP
20 78 (6.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.12%) MySQL
3 17 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.11%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.79%) Redis
7 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.56%) DB2
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.40%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.16%) GIS
Development Applications
1 43 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 40 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.62%) JIRA
4 15 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 11 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (0.71%) Subversion
7 8 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.56%) Artifactory
8 7 (0.56%) GoCD
8 7 (0.56%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.56%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.48%) Gerrit
9 6 (0.48%) git-flow
9 6 (0.48%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.40%) Hudson
11 3 (0.24%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 201 (15.94%) Finance
2 110 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.17%) Banking
4 35 (2.78%) Retail
5 34 (2.70%) Legal
6 28 (2.22%) Marketing
7 23 (1.82%) Law
8 18 (1.43%) French Language
9 15 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.95%) Games
11 11 (0.87%) Electronics
11 11 (0.87%) German Language
11 11 (0.87%) Publishing
12 9 (0.71%) Back Office
12 9 (0.71%) Front Office
13 8 (0.63%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.56%) Billing
14 7 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.56%) Japanese Language
15 6 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 220 (17.45%) Analyst
3 112 (8.88%) Architect
4 106 (8.41%) Support Engineer
5 77 (6.11%) Security Engineer
6 76 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
7 71 (5.63%) Network Analyst
8 67 (5.31%) Consultant
8 67 (5.31%) Designer
9 66 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 65 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 63 (5.00%) Service Analyst
12 59 (4.68%) Network Designer
13 55 (4.36%) Network Security Engineer
13 55 (4.36%) Support Analyst
14 53 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
15 49 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
16 41 (3.25%) Network Support
17 40 (3.17%) Firewall Engineer
18 36 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.12%) Web Services
2 49 (3.89%) .NET
3 39 (3.09%) 802.1X
4 37 (2.93%) CSS
4 37 (2.93%) Middleware
5 36 (2.85%) XML
6 17 (1.35%) J2EE
6 17 (1.35%) LAMP
6 17 (1.35%) SOAP
7 10 (0.79%) REST
8 9 (0.71%) ADO.NET
8 9 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (0.71%) HTML
8 9 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
9 8 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
9 8 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.48%) COM
10 6 (0.48%) RESTful
10 6 (0.48%) SAML
10 6 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 165 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 53 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.73%) PKI
6 46 (3.65%) Blackberry
7 43 (3.41%) Public Cloud
8 33 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 26 (2.06%) RSA SecurID
10 22 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.43%) iPad
12 16 (1.27%) HACMP
12 16 (1.27%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.19%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.03%) BYOD
14 13 (1.03%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.87%) Replication
15 11 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 501 (39.73%) Windows
2 293 (23.24%) Linux
3 187 (14.83%) Windows Server
4 125 (9.91%) Windows 7
5 123 (9.75%) Unix
6 101 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (6.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (3.89%) Mac OS X
10 44 (3.49%) Windows 8
11 43 (3.41%) CentOS
12 42 (3.33%) Solaris
12 42 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 40 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 37 (2.93%) Windows 10
15 34 (2.70%) Windows XP
16 28 (2.22%) Apple iOS
17 22 (1.74%) AIX
18 19 (1.51%) Android
19 14 (1.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (18.87%) ITIL
2 138 (10.94%) Load Balancing
3 116 (9.20%) Migration
4 94 (7.45%) DevOps
5 90 (7.14%) Network Design
6 84 (6.66%) Project Management
6 84 (6.66%) Service Management
7 82 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (6.26%) Configuration Management
9 76 (6.03%) Network Monitoring
10 71 (5.63%) High Availability
11 59 (4.68%) Change Management
11 59 (4.68%) Information Security
12 57 (4.52%) Network Management
13 52 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 51 (4.04%) Mentoring
15 50 (3.97%) ITSM
16 48 (3.81%) Open Source
17 45 (3.57%) PRINCE2
18 43 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.66%) SQL
2 70 (5.55%) Python
3 61 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 55 (4.36%) Perl
5 49 (3.89%) Java
6 42 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 41 (3.25%) Ruby
8 36 (2.85%) C
9 31 (2.46%) VBScript
10 27 (2.14%) C#
11 25 (1.98%) C++
12 23 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.51%) PHP
14 13 (1.03%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.95%) VB
16 6 (0.48%) Lisp
16 6 (0.48%) Tcl
16 6 (0.48%) VBA
17 2 (0.16%) Go
17 2 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 360 (28.55%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (18.79%) CCNP
3 216 (17.13%) Security Cleared
4 167 (13.24%) SC Cleared
5 149 (11.82%) CCNA
6 108 (8.56%) Degree
7 72 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 68 (5.39%) CCIE
9 66 (5.23%) DV Cleared
10 54 (4.28%) CISSP
11 43 (3.41%) MCSE
12 39 (3.09%) JNCIP
13 32 (2.54%) CCDP
13 32 (2.54%) JNCIS
14 30 (2.38%) MCSA
15 28 (2.22%) CCSE
16 26 (2.06%) JNCIA
17 20 (1.59%) MCP
18 19 (1.51%) CCDA
19 16 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.55%) SLA
2 29 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.71%) RMADS
5 8 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.48%) QA
7 5 (0.40%) COBIT
7 5 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.32%) COSO
8 4 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.16%) ISO15022
9 2 (0.16%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.079%) MiFID
10 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 297 (23.55%) Active Directory
2 124 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 42 (3.33%) Docker
5 30 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (2.30%) VMware ESX
7 27 (2.14%) vSphere
8 26 (2.06%) XenApp
9 25 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.59%) vCloud
11 18 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.27%) GPFS
12 16 (1.27%) Samba
12 16 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (1.19%) ProxySG
14 11 (0.87%) Firmware
15 10 (0.79%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.79%) UAG
16 9 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
16 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 94 (7.45%) Puppet
2 71 (5.63%) SCCM
3 47 (3.73%) Ansible
4 41 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 29 (2.30%) SCOM
6 26 (2.06%) Nagios
7 21 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
7 21 (1.67%) ZABBIX
8 19 (1.51%) Terraform
9 17 (1.35%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (1.19%) logstash
12 13 (1.03%) DameWare
12 13 (1.03%) WSUS
13 11 (0.87%) Cacti
13 11 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 11 (0.87%) Kubernetes
14 9 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 616 (48.85%) Cisco
2 335 (26.57%) Microsoft
3 262 (20.78%) Juniper
4 220 (17.45%) CheckPoint
5 192 (15.23%) VMware
6 133 (10.55%) Citrix
7 131 (10.39%) F5
8 104 (8.25%) Palo Alto
9 73 (5.79%) HP
10 68 (5.39%) Red Hat
11 66 (5.23%) Blue Coat
12 62 (4.92%) Oracle
13 57 (4.52%) IBM
14 47 (3.73%) SolarWinds
15 45 (3.57%) Fortinet
16 43 (3.41%) Intel Security
17 38 (3.01%) Google
18 36 (2.85%) Splunk
19 32 (2.54%) Aruba
20 31 (2.46%) Apple
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