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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 210 184 212
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +28
Contract jobs citing VPN 578 631 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.28% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 8.57% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 349 272
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £202 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 54
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £16.84 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +3.63%
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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
7725 7364 6495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.69% 14.95% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4769 4195 3566
Median daily rate £400 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 421 379
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -30 223 £400 +6.66% 56
South East -8 168 £375 -5.66% 32
South West +22 55 £363 +0.69% 22
West Midlands -20 35 £338 +3.84% 17
Yorkshire -6 27 £350 +2.94% 14
North West -38 23 £305 -2.40% 20
East Midlands +12 20 £620 +55.00% 6
East of England -12 19 £300 +9.09% 15
North East -45 12 £280 -31.91%
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 589 (49.96%) Firewall
2 585 (49.62%) Cisco
3 453 (38.42%) WAN
4 451 (38.25%) Windows
5 415 (35.20%) LAN
6 337 (28.58%) Cisco Certification
7 323 (27.40%) Microsoft
8 282 (23.92%) DNS
9 270 (22.90%) Active Directory
10 260 (22.05%) TCP/IP
11 258 (21.88%) BGP
12 253 (21.46%) MPLS
13 244 (20.70%) Linux
14 231 (19.59%) Juniper
15 230 (19.51%) ITIL
16 222 (18.83%) CCNP
17 218 (18.49%) Network Security
18 200 (16.96%) Finance
19 199 (16.88%) Security Cleared
20 198 (16.79%) CheckPoint
21 197 (16.71%) DHCP
22 192 (16.28%) OSPF
23 181 (15.35%) IPsec
24 170 (14.42%) VMware
24 170 (14.42%) Wireless
25 165 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
26 157 (13.32%) Windows Server
27 156 (13.23%) SC Cleared
28 151 (12.81%) Data Centre
29 146 (12.38%) MS Excel

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 85 (7.21%) MS Exchange
2 47 (3.99%) Skype for Business
3 42 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 38 (3.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (2.46%) IIS
6 28 (2.37%) IBM Notes
7 21 (1.78%) Apache
7 21 (1.78%) Confluence
7 21 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.02%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 9 (0.76%) nginx
11 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.68%) Mule
13 7 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 146 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 137 (11.62%) MS Office
3 31 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.93%) MS Project
5 10 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.76%) ProjectWise
7 6 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.42%) SmartSuite
9 4 (0.34%) HipChat
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.085%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) RMDS
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.085%) Eikon
4 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.085%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.085%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 88 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (5.00%) Office 365
4 46 (3.90%) IaaS
5 33 (2.80%) PaaS
6 25 (2.12%) SaaS
7 24 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.42%) GitHub
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.34%) Mimecast
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
1 589 (49.96%) Firewall
2 453 (38.42%) WAN
3 415 (35.20%) LAN
4 282 (23.92%) DNS
5 260 (22.05%) TCP/IP
6 258 (21.88%) BGP
7 253 (21.46%) MPLS
8 218 (18.49%) Network Security
9 197 (16.71%) DHCP
10 192 (16.28%) OSPF
11 181 (15.35%) IPsec
12 170 (14.42%) Wireless
13 165 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
14 145 (12.30%) SSL
15 120 (10.18%) VLAN
16 113 (9.58%) Internet
17 111 (9.41%) VoIP
18 103 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
19 82 (6.96%) EIGRP
20 78 (6.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.14%) MySQL
3 15 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 10 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.76%) Redis
7 7 (0.59%) DB2
8 6 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.17%) Big Data
10 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.17%) GIS
10 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.085%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 27 (2.29%) JIRA
3 20 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.93%) LoadRunner
5 11 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.51%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.51%) git-flow
7 6 (0.51%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.42%) Gerrit
8 5 (0.42%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.42%) Subversion
9 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.17%) Hudson
10 2 (0.17%) Maven
10 2 (0.17%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.17%) Selenium
10 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 200 (16.96%) Finance
2 107 (9.08%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.73%) Banking
4 35 (2.97%) Legal
5 34 (2.88%) Retail
6 29 (2.46%) Law
7 27 (2.29%) Marketing
8 18 (1.53%) French Language
9 13 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.02%) Back Office
10 12 (1.02%) Electronics
10 12 (1.02%) German Language
11 11 (0.93%) Spanish Language
12 10 (0.85%) Billing
12 10 (0.85%) Games
12 10 (0.85%) Publishing
13 9 (0.76%) Front Office
14 7 (0.59%) Local Government
14 7 (0.59%) Military
15 6 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 280 (23.75%) Network Engineer
2 213 (18.07%) Analyst
3 104 (8.82%) Architect
4 91 (7.72%) Support Engineer
5 81 (6.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 69 (5.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 67 (5.68%) Designer
8 66 (5.60%) Security Engineer
8 66 (5.60%) Support Analyst
9 65 (5.51%) Network Analyst
10 64 (5.43%) Consultant
11 56 (4.75%) Network Designer
12 54 (4.58%) Service Analyst
13 53 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (3.99%) Network Security Engineer
14 47 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
15 45 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
16 38 (3.22%) Project Manager
17 35 (2.97%) IT Support
18 34 (2.88%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.16%) Web Services
2 45 (3.82%) .NET
3 36 (3.05%) XML
4 35 (2.97%) CSS
4 35 (2.97%) Middleware
5 30 (2.54%) 802.1X
6 16 (1.36%) J2EE
6 16 (1.36%) SOAP
7 11 (0.93%) LAMP
7 11 (0.93%) REST
8 10 (0.85%) HTML
9 9 (0.76%) ADO.NET
10 8 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (0.51%) Ajax
12 6 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
12 6 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
12 6 (0.51%) SAML
13 5 (0.42%) COM
14 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 151 (12.81%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.75%) Computer Science
5 55 (4.66%) Blackberry
6 47 (3.99%) PKI
7 36 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 30 (2.54%) Public Cloud
9 29 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (1.95%) RSA SecurID
11 18 (1.53%) iPad
11 18 (1.53%) Smartphone
12 16 (1.36%) HACMP
13 14 (1.19%) BYOD
14 13 (1.10%) iSeries
15 12 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 12 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.02%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.93%) Replication
16 11 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 451 (38.25%) Windows
2 244 (20.70%) Linux
3 157 (13.32%) Windows Server
4 127 (10.77%) Windows 7
5 113 (9.58%) Unix
6 104 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 43 (3.65%) Windows XP
11 36 (3.05%) Mac OS X
12 35 (2.97%) Ubuntu
13 34 (2.88%) Solaris
13 34 (2.88%) Windows 10
14 32 (2.71%) Apple iOS
15 30 (2.54%) CentOS
16 25 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (2.04%) AIX
18 19 (1.61%) Android
19 11 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (19.51%) ITIL
2 115 (9.75%) Load Balancing
3 107 (9.08%) Migration
4 92 (7.80%) Network Design
5 87 (7.38%) Service Management
6 80 (6.79%) Project Management
7 76 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
8 70 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 67 (5.68%) High Availability
10 63 (5.34%) Network Management
11 62 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (5.00%) DevOps
12 59 (5.00%) Information Security
13 55 (4.66%) Change Management
14 50 (4.24%) PRINCE2
15 45 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (3.73%) ITSM
17 43 (3.65%) Incident Management
18 38 (3.22%) Open Source
18 38 (3.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 84 (7.12%) SQL
2 61 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 60 (5.09%) Python
4 49 (4.16%) Perl
5 42 (3.56%) Java
6 33 (2.80%) C
7 32 (2.71%) VBScript
8 30 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 24 (2.04%) C#
10 22 (1.87%) C++
11 20 (1.70%) Shell Script
12 16 (1.36%) Ruby
13 13 (1.10%) VB
14 12 (1.02%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.85%) PHP
16 9 (0.76%) Lisp
17 7 (0.59%) Tcl
18 6 (0.51%) VBA
19 2 (0.17%) Go
19 2 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 337 (28.58%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (18.83%) CCNP
3 199 (16.88%) Security Cleared
4 156 (13.23%) SC Cleared
5 139 (11.79%) CCNA
6 102 (8.65%) Degree
7 81 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 71 (6.02%) DV Cleared
9 65 (5.51%) CCIE
10 56 (4.75%) CISSP
11 44 (3.73%) MCSE
12 38 (3.22%) JNCIP
13 37 (3.14%) JNCIS
14 31 (2.63%) CCDP
15 30 (2.54%) JNCIA
16 27 (2.29%) MCSA
17 24 (2.04%) CCSE
18 23 (1.95%) MCP
19 21 (1.78%) CISM
20 17 (1.44%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.60%) SLA
2 29 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.93%) RMADS
5 6 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.51%) QA
6 5 (0.42%) COBIT
6 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.25%) COSO
8 3 (0.25%) ISO15022
8 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.25%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.085%) MiFID
9 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 270 (22.90%) Active Directory
2 102 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 30 (2.54%) XenApp
6 29 (2.46%) Docker
7 27 (2.29%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.95%) vSphere
9 18 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.36%) GPFS
11 14 (1.19%) BitLocker
11 14 (1.19%) vCloud
12 13 (1.10%) Samba
13 10 (0.85%) Snort
14 9 (0.76%) UAG
15 8 (0.68%) Firmware
15 8 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (0.59%) NFS
16 7 (0.59%) ProxySG
17 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 65 (5.51%) Puppet
2 49 (4.16%) SCCM
3 33 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.95%) Ansible
5 22 (1.87%) Nagios
6 20 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
6 20 (1.70%) SCOM
7 18 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (1.44%) Windows Intune
9 16 (1.36%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.36%) WSUS
10 15 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (1.27%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.10%) DameWare
12 12 (1.02%) logstash
13 10 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 10 (0.85%) vMotion
14 9 (0.76%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.68%) Cacti
15 8 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 585 (49.62%) Cisco
2 323 (27.40%) Microsoft
3 231 (19.59%) Juniper
4 198 (16.79%) CheckPoint
5 170 (14.42%) VMware
6 141 (11.96%) Citrix
7 122 (10.35%) F5
8 94 (7.97%) Palo Alto
9 75 (6.36%) HP
10 72 (6.11%) Red Hat
11 64 (5.43%) IBM
12 56 (4.75%) SolarWinds
13 54 (4.58%) Oracle
14 46 (3.90%) Blue Coat
15 45 (3.82%) Fortinet
16 38 (3.22%) Aruba
17 33 (2.80%) Nokia
18 30 (2.54%) Intel Security
19 28 (2.37%) Apple
19 28 (2.37%) NetApp
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