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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 184 191 179
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 594 524 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 7.92% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 288 263
Average daily rate
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£350 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 54 78
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.15 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £30.85 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+14.31% -0.94%
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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
7493 6619 8224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.66% 13.55% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 3679 3812
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 381 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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
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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 +17 274 £375 +15.38% 83
South East +1 123 £325 -3.70% 43
East of England +20 69 £350 +27.27% 23
South West +2 48 £388 +55.00% 19
West Midlands -13 25 £350 +9.37% 10
North West -13 23 £310 +37.77% 18
Yorkshire -13 14 £275 -12.00% 13
East Midlands -4 10 £425 +60.37% 5
North East -27 2 £350 - 2
Midlands - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 647 (57.31%) Firewall
2 553 (48.98%) Cisco
3 516 (45.70%) Windows
4 341 (30.20%) Active Directory
5 338 (29.94%) LAN
6 331 (29.32%) WAN
7 310 (27.46%) Microsoft
8 293 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
9 262 (23.21%) TCP/IP
10 242 (21.43%) DNS
11 227 (20.11%) Juniper
12 211 (18.69%) VMware
13 210 (18.60%) CheckPoint
14 207 (18.33%) Windows 7
15 204 (18.07%) ITIL
16 201 (17.80%) MPLS
17 194 (17.18%) Linux
18 190 (16.83%) BGP
19 182 (16.12%) Citrix
20 177 (15.68%) CCNP
21 175 (15.50%) MS Office
22 174 (15.41%) IPsec
23 164 (14.53%) Wireless
24 159 (14.08%) Finance
24 159 (14.08%) MS Exchange
25 157 (13.91%) OSPF
26 155 (13.73%) HP
27 152 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
28 151 (13.37%) Network Security
29 148 (13.11%) VLAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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
1 159 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 68 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (5.31%) Apache
4 58 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 45 (3.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (3.37%) IIS
6 38 (3.37%) Lync
7 25 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (1.68%) IBM Notes
8 19 (1.68%) nginx
9 18 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.51%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.33%) Confluence
12 13 (1.15%) MediaWiki
12 13 (1.15%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 175 (15.50%) MS Office
2 142 (12.58%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.62%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.35%) MS Project
7 3 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.18%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.089%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.089%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.089%) SPSS
9 1 (0.089%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.089%) Khalix
3 1 (0.089%) assyst
3 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.28%) Office 365
2 27 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.71%) PaaS
4 8 (0.71%) IaaS
5 7 (0.62%) SaaS
5 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.35%) Joyent
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 647 (57.31%) Firewall
2 338 (29.94%) LAN
3 331 (29.32%) WAN
4 262 (23.21%) TCP/IP
5 242 (21.43%) DNS
6 201 (17.80%) MPLS
7 190 (16.83%) BGP
8 174 (15.41%) IPsec
9 164 (14.53%) Wireless
10 157 (13.91%) OSPF
11 152 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
12 151 (13.37%) Network Security
13 148 (13.11%) VLAN
14 140 (12.40%) SSL
15 128 (11.34%) DHCP
16 127 (11.25%) Internet
17 123 (10.89%) VoIP
18 109 (9.65%) SAN
19 97 (8.59%) Cisco Nexus
20 78 (6.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.90%) MySQL
3 18 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 17 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.06%) DB2
8 6 (0.53%) MS Access
8 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.35%) Redis
10 4 (0.35%) Big Data
11 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.27%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.089%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.21%) JIRA
3 24 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.59%) Subversion
5 16 (1.42%) Hudson
6 7 (0.62%) Xcode
7 6 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.18%) Toad
10 2 (0.18%) MSI
10 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.18%) Selenium
11 1 (0.089%) FrontPage
11 1 (0.089%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.089%) Ant
11 1 (0.089%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.089%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.089%) Gerrit
General
1 159 (14.08%) Finance
2 106 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.90%) Banking
4 31 (2.75%) Financial Institution
5 18 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.24%) Marketing
8 13 (1.15%) Legal
9 11 (0.97%) Dutch Language
9 11 (0.97%) Local Government
10 10 (0.89%) Retail
11 8 (0.71%) Back Office
11 8 (0.71%) Law
12 6 (0.53%) Games
12 6 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.53%) French Language
13 5 (0.44%) Front Office
14 4 (0.35%) Publishing
15 3 (0.27%) Advertising
16 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 229 (20.28%) Network Engineer
2 146 (12.93%) Analyst
3 86 (7.62%) Security Engineer
4 76 (6.73%) Architect
5 71 (6.29%) Support Engineer
6 65 (5.76%) Consultant
7 62 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 51 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 48 (4.25%) Cisco Engineer
10 45 (3.99%) Developer
10 45 (3.99%) Service Analyst
10 45 (3.99%) IP Engineer
11 44 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
12 43 (3.81%) Desktop Support
12 43 (3.81%) Administrator
13 42 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
14 38 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 36 (3.19%) Network Support
16 35 (3.10%) Design Engineer
17 32 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.78%) Web Services
2 41 (3.63%) XML
3 34 (3.01%) LAMP
4 32 (2.83%) JSON
5 24 (2.13%) .NET
6 21 (1.86%) Middleware
7 20 (1.77%) HTML
8 17 (1.51%) XMPP
9 16 (1.42%) CSS
10 14 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (1.06%) Regular Expression
12 11 (0.97%) Application Packaging
13 9 (0.80%) HTML5
14 7 (0.62%) RESTful
15 4 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (0.35%) Ajax
15 4 (0.35%) SOAP
16 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
16 3 (0.27%) COM
16 3 (0.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 132 (11.69%) Blackberry
2 56 (4.96%) iPad
3 44 (3.90%) iPhone
4 40 (3.54%) Replication
5 36 (3.19%) PKI
5 36 (3.19%) Hedge funds
6 33 (2.92%) Clustering
7 28 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.21%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.95%) Open Source
11 17 (1.51%) Thin Client
11 17 (1.51%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.33%) Wiki
13 13 (1.15%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.15%) CESG
14 12 (1.06%) Firmware
15 11 (0.97%) SecurID
16 10 (0.89%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 516 (45.70%) Windows
2 207 (18.33%) Windows 7
3 194 (17.18%) Linux
4 129 (11.43%) Windows XP
5 120 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (8.41%) UNIX
7 78 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (3.63%) Apple iOS
10 34 (3.01%) Android
11 30 (2.66%) Windows 8
12 29 (2.57%) Ubuntu
13 28 (2.48%) Solaris
14 25 (2.21%) AIX
14 25 (2.21%) Debian
15 20 (1.77%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.68%) CentOS
16 19 (1.68%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (1.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (18.07%) ITIL
2 119 (10.54%) Load Balancing
3 72 (6.38%) Migration
4 67 (5.93%) Network Management
5 61 (5.40%) Service Management
6 60 (5.31%) Project Management
7 56 (4.96%) DevOps
8 55 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (4.34%) Change Management
10 48 (4.25%) Network Design
10 48 (4.25%) Capacity Planning
11 46 (4.07%) Network Architecture
12 38 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
13 36 (3.19%) ITSM
14 35 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
15 34 (3.01%) Mentoring
16 33 (2.92%) Network Monitoring
17 32 (2.83%) Incident Management
18 31 (2.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 119 (10.54%) SQL
2 68 (6.02%) Java
3 54 (4.78%) PowerShell
4 53 (4.69%) Perl
5 38 (3.37%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.92%) Ruby
7 29 (2.57%) C
8 28 (2.48%) PHP
8 28 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.86%) JavaScript
10 16 (1.42%) VB
11 15 (1.33%) Objective-C
12 10 (0.89%) VBA
13 8 (0.71%) Python
14 7 (0.62%) VBScript
15 6 (0.53%) C++
16 3 (0.27%) R
17 2 (0.18%) Tcl
18 1 (0.089%) C#
18 1 (0.089%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 293 (25.95%) Cisco Certification
2 177 (15.68%) CCNP
3 116 (10.27%) Security Cleared
4 111 (9.83%) CCNA
5 98 (8.68%) SC Cleared
6 80 (7.09%) CCIE
7 56 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (4.34%) Degree
9 39 (3.45%) CISSP
10 36 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
11 33 (2.92%) MCSE
12 31 (2.75%) CCSP
13 25 (2.21%) Check Point Certification
13 25 (2.21%) CCSE
14 23 (2.04%) CCDP
15 18 (1.59%) MCP
16 15 (1.33%) MCSA
17 13 (1.15%) CCSA
18 11 (0.97%) MOS
19 10 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.05%) SLA
2 32 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.89%) QA
5 7 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.089%) TickIT
7 1 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 341 (30.20%) Active Directory
2 140 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (5.85%) vSphere
4 59 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 34 (3.01%) XenApp
6 32 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.57%) XenServer
8 25 (2.21%) ProxySG
9 24 (2.13%) Terminal Services
10 23 (2.04%) NFS
11 22 (1.95%) VMware ESX
12 20 (1.77%) Postfix
13 18 (1.59%) Samba
14 16 (1.42%) KVM
15 15 (1.33%) Snort
16 14 (1.24%) Xen
16 14 (1.24%) XenDesktop
17 12 (1.06%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.97%) FreeRADIUS
18 11 (0.97%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 54 (4.78%) Puppet
2 50 (4.43%) SCCM
3 36 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 23 (2.04%) FortiGate
7 20 (1.77%) OpenView
8 19 (1.68%) WSUS
9 18 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 15 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (1.24%) SCOM
12 13 (1.15%) OVSD
12 13 (1.15%) Salt
13 12 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.97%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.89%) DameWare
15 10 (0.89%) OPNET
15 10 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 553 (48.98%) Cisco
2 310 (27.46%) Microsoft
3 227 (20.11%) Juniper
4 211 (18.69%) VMware
5 210 (18.60%) CheckPoint
6 182 (16.12%) Citrix
7 155 (13.73%) HP
8 135 (11.96%) F5
9 77 (6.82%) Blue Coat
10 67 (5.93%) Oracle
11 56 (4.96%) Nokia
12 54 (4.78%) Red Hat
12 54 (4.78%) IBM
13 53 (4.69%) Symantec
14 47 (4.16%) Apple
15 44 (3.90%) Dell
16 37 (3.28%) McAfee
17 34 (3.01%) SolarWinds
18 29 (2.57%) Remedy
19 28 (2.48%) Websense
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