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 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 192 194 179
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 611 631 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.25% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 8.76% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 378 366
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £176 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 55
Median hourly rate £19.31 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.15%
VPN
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
6818 7207 7706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.91% 14.23% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4081 4298 4490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 448 427
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +15 304 £478 +19.37% 56
South East -37 108 £400 -3.03% 44
North West +29 58 £450 - 16
West Midlands +11 36 £400 -8.57% 10
East of England +12 32 £243 -26.36% 9
South West +20 29 £308 -14.58% 10
Yorkshire +10 24 £375 -11.76% 8
North East -24 12 £275 -15.38% 3
East Midlands -13 7 £325 +62.50% 1
Midlands - 2 £475 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 656 (51.82%) Firewall
2 581 (45.89%) Cisco
3 465 (36.73%) Windows
4 432 (34.12%) WAN
5 419 (33.10%) LAN
6 348 (27.49%) Linux
7 315 (24.88%) DNS
8 312 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
9 299 (23.62%) Active Directory
10 294 (23.22%) Microsoft
11 280 (22.12%) VMware
12 267 (21.09%) TCP/IP
13 244 (19.27%) CheckPoint
14 237 (18.72%) Juniper
15 235 (18.56%) Security Cleared
15 235 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
16 222 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
17 220 (17.38%) Wireless
18 208 (16.43%) DevOps
19 206 (16.27%) Data Centre
19 206 (16.27%) Network Security
20 196 (15.48%) SC Cleared
21 195 (15.40%) CCNP
22 189 (14.93%) SSL
23 187 (14.77%) Windows Server
24 185 (14.61%) IPsec
25 184 (14.53%) Load Balancing
26 173 (13.67%) CCNA
26 173 (13.67%) BGP
27 171 (13.51%) DHCP

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 82 (6.48%) Apache
2 71 (5.61%) MS Exchange
3 64 (5.06%) nginx
4 46 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 43 (3.40%) Skype for Business
6 42 (3.32%) Confluence
6 42 (3.32%) SharePoint
7 40 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 34 (2.69%) IIS
10 28 (2.21%) Mule ESB
11 27 (2.13%) Jetty
11 27 (2.13%) WildFly
12 16 (1.26%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.11%) JBoss
14 13 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.87%) Mule
Applications
1 108 (8.53%) MS Office
2 94 (7.42%) MS Excel
3 50 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.97%) HipChat
5 12 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.55%) MS Project
7 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.39%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.16%) Eikon
3 1 (0.079%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.079%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 222 (17.54%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (10.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (8.45%) Office 365
4 39 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
5 36 (2.84%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 28 (2.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 28 (2.21%) IaaS
8 26 (2.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (1.74%) AWS CloudTrail
10 21 (1.66%) PaaS
11 17 (1.34%) CloudFront
12 16 (1.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 16 (1.26%) SaaS
13 15 (1.18%) Route 53
14 12 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.71%) GitHub
15 9 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 656 (51.82%) Firewall
2 432 (34.12%) WAN
3 419 (33.10%) LAN
4 315 (24.88%) DNS
5 267 (21.09%) TCP/IP
6 235 (18.56%) Cisco ASA
7 220 (17.38%) Wireless
8 206 (16.27%) Network Security
9 189 (14.93%) SSL
10 185 (14.61%) IPsec
11 173 (13.67%) BGP
12 171 (13.51%) DHCP
13 163 (12.88%) OSPF
13 163 (12.88%) VoIP
14 149 (11.77%) MPLS
15 138 (10.90%) VLAN
16 124 (9.79%) Internet
17 116 (9.16%) Cisco Nexus
18 87 (6.87%) SAN
19 72 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 79 (6.24%) MySQL
3 74 (5.85%) SQL Server
4 41 (3.24%) NoSQL
5 39 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 37 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
7 32 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 29 (2.29%) Redis
9 28 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.47%) Big Data
16 5 (0.39%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
17 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 4 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
18 3 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 148 (11.69%) Jenkins
2 74 (5.85%) Git (software)
3 59 (4.66%) JIRA
4 43 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (2.76%) Gerrit
6 34 (2.69%) Mercurial
7 32 (2.53%) SonarQube
8 25 (1.97%) GitLab
9 21 (1.66%) JIRA Agile
10 20 (1.58%) Ant
10 20 (1.58%) Maven
11 18 (1.42%) GoCD
12 17 (1.34%) JUnit
12 17 (1.34%) Liquibase
13 16 (1.26%) Vagrant
14 15 (1.18%) Artifactory
14 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.95%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.87%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (12.48%) Finance
2 62 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.29%) Legal
3 29 (2.29%) Retail
4 24 (1.90%) Banking
5 15 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 12 (0.95%) Local Government
7 10 (0.79%) Advertising
7 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.71%) Back Office
8 9 (0.71%) Billing
9 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.55%) Japanese Language
10 6 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.32%) Automotive
11 4 (0.32%) Games
11 4 (0.32%) Korean Language
11 4 (0.32%) Marketing
11 4 (0.32%) Publishing
11 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 284 (22.43%) Network Engineer
2 160 (12.64%) Architect
3 149 (11.77%) Analyst
4 106 (8.37%) Consultant
5 105 (8.29%) Support Engineer
6 82 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 78 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
8 74 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 74 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 69 (5.45%) AWS DevOps
10 64 (5.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 54 (4.27%) Network Security Engineer
12 53 (4.19%) Network Architect
13 50 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
14 44 (3.48%) DevOps Consultant
15 42 (3.32%) Security Analyst
16 41 (3.24%) Administrator
16 41 (3.24%) Network Support
17 39 (3.08%) Network Analyst
18 37 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.45%) ELK Stack
2 53 (4.19%) Web Services
3 48 (3.79%) LAMP
4 45 (3.55%) 802.1X
5 35 (2.76%) LAPP Stack
5 35 (2.76%) LEMP Stack
6 28 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
7 27 (2.13%) .NET
8 25 (1.97%) Software Packaging
9 21 (1.66%) RESTful
10 17 (1.34%) MCollective
11 14 (1.11%) Middleware
12 13 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (0.95%) CSS
14 9 (0.71%) JSON
14 9 (0.71%) XML
15 8 (0.63%) HTML
15 8 (0.63%) SOAP
16 7 (0.55%) REST
17 6 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 206 (16.27%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.77%) Public Cloud
3 72 (5.69%) PKI
4 70 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 26 (2.05%) Blackberry
8 21 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
11 16 (1.26%) CESG
12 15 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.11%) Replication
13 14 (1.11%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.03%) Clustering
14 13 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.95%) NHS
15 12 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
16 10 (0.79%) iPad
16 10 (0.79%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 465 (36.73%) Windows
2 348 (27.49%) Linux
3 187 (14.77%) Windows Server
4 138 (10.90%) CentOS
5 114 (9.00%) Unix
6 105 (8.29%) Windows 7
7 104 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 91 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 59 (4.66%) Ubuntu
12 55 (4.34%) Windows 10
13 37 (2.92%) Mac OS X
14 36 (2.84%) Windows 8
15 34 (2.69%) Windows XP
16 28 (2.21%) Android
16 28 (2.21%) Solaris
17 25 (1.97%) Apple iOS
18 17 (1.34%) VyOS
19 13 (1.03%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (16.43%) DevOps
2 184 (14.53%) Load Balancing
3 165 (13.03%) ITIL
4 154 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (10.43%) Continuous Integration
6 93 (7.35%) Configuration Management
6 93 (7.35%) Network Design
7 92 (7.27%) Migration
8 75 (5.92%) Mentoring
9 74 (5.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 70 (5.53%) Service Management
11 67 (5.29%) Information Security
12 65 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
13 64 (5.06%) Change Management
14 62 (4.90%) Patch Management
14 62 (4.90%) Scrum
15 58 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
16 55 (4.34%) Project Management
17 52 (4.11%) Network Management
18 50 (3.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 122 (9.64%) Python
2 96 (7.58%) Bash Shell
3 94 (7.42%) Ruby
4 69 (5.45%) Perl
5 57 (4.50%) SQL
6 49 (3.87%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.40%) Java
8 38 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.90%) PHP
10 18 (1.42%) C
11 15 (1.18%) Go
12 13 (1.03%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.63%) VBScript
14 6 (0.47%) C#
15 5 (0.39%) C++
15 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.16%) XAML
17 1 (0.079%) Fortran
17 1 (0.079%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.079%) VB
Qualifications
1 312 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (18.56%) Security Cleared
3 196 (15.48%) SC Cleared
4 195 (15.40%) CCNP
5 173 (13.67%) CCNA
6 78 (6.16%) Degree
7 71 (5.61%) CCIE
8 70 (5.53%) CISSP
9 37 (2.92%) CCSA
10 36 (2.84%) SANS
11 35 (2.76%) CCDP
12 34 (2.69%) SSCP
13 33 (2.61%) CCSE
13 33 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (2.37%) JNCIP
15 29 (2.29%) CCDA
16 24 (1.90%) MCSE
17 22 (1.74%) AWS Certification
17 22 (1.74%) MCP
18 21 (1.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.42%) SLA
2 32 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.55%) QA
5 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.47%) COBIT
7 5 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.32%) COSO
8 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.079%) HL7
10 1 (0.079%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.079%) RMADS
System Software
1 299 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 168 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (9.64%) Docker
4 61 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (3.95%) vCloud
6 43 (3.40%) vSphere
7 35 (2.76%) Hyper-V
8 29 (2.29%) Xen
9 28 (2.21%) VMware ESX
10 27 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (1.90%) Postfix
12 23 (1.82%) XenApp
13 22 (1.74%) ProxySG
14 20 (1.58%) Squid
15 19 (1.50%) XenDesktop
16 15 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (1.03%) BitLocker
18 11 (0.87%) Firmware
19 10 (0.79%) ISA Server
19 10 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 170 (13.43%) Ansible
2 158 (12.48%) Puppet
3 104 (8.21%) Terraform
4 88 (6.95%) SCCM
5 77 (6.08%) Kubernetes
6 67 (5.29%) ZABBIX
7 60 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (4.58%) logstash
9 56 (4.42%) Kibana
10 45 (3.55%) HAProxy
11 38 (3.00%) Consul
12 36 (2.84%) QRadar
13 35 (2.76%) FortiGate
14 34 (2.69%) Packer
15 32 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
16 31 (2.45%) SCOM
17 29 (2.29%) Nagios
18 24 (1.90%) Nexpose
19 18 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
20 17 (1.34%) Rancher
Vendors
1 581 (45.89%) Cisco
2 294 (23.22%) Microsoft
3 280 (22.12%) VMware
4 244 (19.27%) CheckPoint
5 237 (18.72%) Juniper
6 123 (9.72%) Citrix
7 122 (9.64%) F5
8 121 (9.56%) Palo Alto
9 82 (6.48%) Oracle
10 79 (6.24%) Blue Coat
11 75 (5.92%) HP
12 74 (5.85%) Red Hat
13 62 (4.90%) Apple
14 60 (4.74%) Splunk
15 58 (4.58%) Intel Security
16 47 (3.71%) Fortinet
17 45 (3.55%) Dell
18 42 (3.32%) Symantec
19 39 (3.08%) LogRhythm
20 32 (2.53%) Aruba
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