The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 196 174 212
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +38
Contract jobs citing VPN 626 656 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 1.29% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.11% 8.61% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 358 247
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 56
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.10 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +4.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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UK

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
7716 7619 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.03% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4208 3602
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 415 379
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 261 £400 +14.28% 74
South East -13 169 £375 -5.66% 50
South West +46 64 £363 +0.69% 17
West Midlands -2 36 £363 +11.53% 29
Yorkshire -4 26 £350 +19.65% 15
East of England -7 25 £363 +18.85% 9
North West -27 24 £400 +28.00% 7
North East -24 13 £280 -41.05% 8
East Midlands +5 12 £193 -51.75% 4
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 593 (49.66%) Firewall
2 579 (48.49%) Cisco
3 452 (37.86%) Windows
4 441 (36.93%) WAN
5 431 (36.10%) LAN
6 345 (28.89%) Microsoft
7 316 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
8 295 (24.71%) Active Directory
9 280 (23.45%) DNS
10 260 (21.78%) TCP/IP
11 243 (20.35%) Linux
11 243 (20.35%) BGP
12 232 (19.43%) MPLS
13 222 (18.59%) Juniper
14 212 (17.76%) ITIL
15 211 (17.67%) CCNP
16 199 (16.67%) Network Security
17 194 (16.25%) VMware
18 193 (16.16%) Finance
19 190 (15.91%) OSPF
20 187 (15.66%) CheckPoint
21 186 (15.58%) Security Cleared
22 183 (15.33%) DHCP
23 175 (14.66%) Wireless
24 173 (14.49%) IPsec
25 169 (14.15%) SSL
26 168 (14.07%) Windows Server
27 161 (13.48%) Cisco ASA
28 154 (12.90%) Citrix
29 153 (12.81%) SC Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 100 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (4.19%) Skype for Business
4 45 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 43 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 41 (3.43%) IBM Notes
7 33 (2.76%) IIS
8 29 (2.43%) Apache
9 28 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 26 (2.18%) Confluence
11 18 (1.51%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.84%) nginx
14 10 (0.84%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.67%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.67%) JBoss
16 7 (0.59%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 151 (12.65%) MS Office
2 132 (11.06%) MS Excel
3 29 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.42%) Acrobat
5 14 (1.17%) MS Project
6 10 (0.84%) ProjectWise
7 8 (0.67%) HipChat
8 7 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (0.42%) SmartSuite
10 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
3 2 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.084%) Eikon
4 1 (0.084%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.94%) Office 365
4 42 (3.52%) IaaS
5 26 (2.18%) PaaS
6 23 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (1.68%) SaaS
8 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.25%) GitHub
11 3 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.25%) Route 53
11 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 593 (49.66%) Firewall
2 441 (36.93%) WAN
3 431 (36.10%) LAN
4 280 (23.45%) DNS
5 260 (21.78%) TCP/IP
6 243 (20.35%) BGP
7 232 (19.43%) MPLS
8 199 (16.67%) Network Security
9 190 (15.91%) OSPF
10 183 (15.33%) DHCP
11 175 (14.66%) Wireless
12 173 (14.49%) IPsec
13 169 (14.15%) SSL
14 161 (13.48%) Cisco ASA
15 123 (10.30%) Internet
16 113 (9.46%) VLAN
17 112 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
18 106 (8.88%) VoIP
19 101 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
20 95 (7.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.35%) MySQL
3 18 (1.51%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.67%) Redis
8 7 (0.59%) DB2
9 6 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.17%) GIS
11 2 (0.17%) Informix
11 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.43%) JIRA
3 22 (1.84%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.42%) Subversion
5 11 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.92%) LoadRunner
5 11 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.75%) Hudson
8 7 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.50%) Maven
10 5 (0.42%) Gradle
10 5 (0.42%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.34%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.25%) Gerrit
12 3 (0.25%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (16.16%) Finance
2 99 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 48 (4.02%) Banking
4 38 (3.18%) Legal
5 30 (2.51%) Law
6 28 (2.35%) Retail
7 25 (2.09%) Marketing
8 15 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.17%) Electronics
9 14 (1.17%) French Language
10 12 (1.01%) Games
11 11 (0.92%) Back Office
12 10 (0.84%) Billing
12 10 (0.84%) German Language
12 10 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.75%) Publishing
13 9 (0.75%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.59%) Front Office
14 7 (0.59%) Local Government
15 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 287 (24.04%) Network Engineer
2 188 (15.75%) Analyst
3 109 (9.13%) Architect
4 98 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 85 (7.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 74 (6.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 67 (5.61%) Support Analyst
8 66 (5.53%) Designer
9 64 (5.36%) Consultant
10 59 (4.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 58 (4.86%) Security Engineer
12 54 (4.52%) Network Designer
13 53 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 53 (4.44%) Network Analyst
14 50 (4.19%) Service Analyst
15 44 (3.69%) Network Security Engineer
16 43 (3.60%) IT Support
17 40 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
18 38 (3.18%) Project Manager
19 37 (3.10%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.94%) Web Services
2 45 (3.77%) .NET
3 37 (3.10%) XML
4 36 (3.02%) Middleware
5 35 (2.93%) CSS
6 30 (2.51%) 802.1X
7 21 (1.76%) SOAP
8 15 (1.26%) LAMP
8 15 (1.26%) REST
9 10 (0.84%) HTML
9 10 (0.84%) J2EE
9 10 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (0.59%) COM
11 6 (0.50%) ADO.NET
11 6 (0.50%) Ajax
11 6 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
11 6 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.50%) SAML
12 5 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 63 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 56 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.19%) Computer Science
6 49 (4.10%) PKI
7 34 (2.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 33 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
9 25 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.51%) RSA SecurID
11 16 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.34%) Handset
12 15 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.26%) HACMP
12 15 (1.26%) iPad
13 14 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.09%) Clustering
15 12 (1.01%) iSeries
15 12 (1.01%) User Experience
16 11 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 452 (37.86%) Windows
2 243 (20.35%) Linux
3 168 (14.07%) Windows Server
4 138 (11.56%) Windows 7
5 116 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (9.55%) Unix
7 90 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (5.11%) Windows XP
10 51 (4.27%) Apple iOS
11 49 (4.10%) Windows 8
12 45 (3.77%) CentOS
13 39 (3.27%) Ubuntu
14 36 (3.02%) Android
14 36 (3.02%) Solaris
15 35 (2.93%) Windows 10
16 34 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (2.01%) AIX
18 18 (1.51%) Mac OS X
19 14 (1.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (17.76%) ITIL
2 125 (10.47%) Migration
3 123 (10.30%) Load Balancing
4 92 (7.71%) Service Management
5 80 (6.70%) High Availability
6 79 (6.62%) Network Design
7 73 (6.11%) Project Management
8 72 (6.03%) Configuration Management
9 65 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
10 63 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (5.11%) Information Security
12 51 (4.27%) DevOps
12 51 (4.27%) Network Management
13 50 (4.19%) Change Management
14 49 (4.10%) PRINCE2
15 45 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (3.69%) ITSM
17 42 (3.52%) Incident Management
18 38 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 82 (6.87%) SQL
2 69 (5.78%) PowerShell
3 59 (4.94%) Python
4 55 (4.61%) Perl
5 40 (3.35%) Bash Shell
6 38 (3.18%) Java
7 36 (3.02%) VBScript
8 32 (2.68%) C
9 22 (1.84%) C++
10 21 (1.76%) C#
11 16 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.26%) Ruby
13 12 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 12 (1.01%) VB
14 11 (0.92%) PHP
14 11 (0.92%) Tcl
15 10 (0.84%) Lisp
16 6 (0.50%) VBA
17 5 (0.42%) Korn
18 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 316 (26.47%) Cisco Certification
2 211 (17.67%) CCNP
3 186 (15.58%) Security Cleared
4 153 (12.81%) SC Cleared
5 125 (10.47%) CCNA
6 101 (8.46%) Degree
7 86 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (5.36%) DV Cleared
9 60 (5.03%) CCIE
10 51 (4.27%) CISSP
11 43 (3.60%) MCSE
12 35 (2.93%) JNCIP
13 34 (2.85%) CCDP
14 33 (2.76%) JNCIA
15 31 (2.60%) JNCIS
16 28 (2.35%) CCSE
17 27 (2.26%) MCP
18 26 (2.18%) MCSA
19 22 (1.84%) CISM
20 17 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.94%) SLA
2 30 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.01%) RMADS
5 8 (0.67%) COBIT
6 7 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.59%) QA
7 6 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.34%) COSO
8 4 (0.34%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.25%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.25%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.17%) HL7
11 1 (0.084%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 295 (24.71%) Active Directory
2 124 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 36 (3.02%) XenDesktop
5 35 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (2.43%) vSphere
7 26 (2.18%) VMware ESX
7 26 (2.18%) XenApp
8 22 (1.84%) Docker
9 15 (1.26%) GPFS
9 15 (1.26%) Samba
10 14 (1.17%) BitLocker
10 14 (1.17%) vCloud
11 10 (0.84%) Snort
12 9 (0.75%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.67%) Firmware
13 8 (0.67%) UAG
13 8 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.59%) iptables
14 7 (0.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (5.03%) Puppet
2 40 (3.35%) SCCM
3 39 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.93%) ZABBIX
5 21 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
6 20 (1.68%) FortiGate
7 19 (1.59%) Salt
7 19 (1.59%) WSUS
8 18 (1.51%) DameWare
9 17 (1.42%) Nagios
9 17 (1.42%) SCOM
10 14 (1.17%) AirWatch
10 14 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (1.01%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
13 10 (0.84%) vMotion
14 9 (0.75%) Ansible
15 8 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
15 8 (0.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 579 (48.49%) Cisco
2 345 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 222 (18.59%) Juniper
4 194 (16.25%) VMware
5 187 (15.66%) CheckPoint
6 154 (12.90%) Citrix
7 130 (10.89%) F5
8 85 (7.12%) HP
8 85 (7.12%) Red Hat
9 84 (7.04%) Palo Alto
10 64 (5.36%) IBM
11 53 (4.44%) Oracle
12 50 (4.19%) SolarWinds
13 43 (3.60%) Dell
14 41 (3.43%) Blue Coat
15 40 (3.35%) Lotus
16 37 (3.10%) Fortinet
17 31 (2.60%) Aruba
18 30 (2.51%) Nokia
19 25 (2.09%) NetApp
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Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £9 - £12 Per Hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
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Rate: £450.00 - £451 per day
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Rate: £350 - £435 per day
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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