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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / England
Rank 193 198 179
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing VPN 536 562 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.21% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.67% 8.37% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 301 333
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 34
Median hourly rate £19.75 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.65 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
6184 6713 6900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.16% 14.42% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3953 3958
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 345 390
Median hourly rate £26.58 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +33 281 £450 +5.88% 64
South East -33 103 £375 -6.25% 41
North West +3 34 £450 -4.76% 22
East of England +4 29 £195 -48.00% 10
West Midlands +15 28 £400 +100.00% 10
Yorkshire +23 25 £375 +15.38% 13
South West +3 21 £310 -14.18% 8
East Midlands +1 7 £127 +11.40% 1
North East -12 5 £363 +113.23% 1
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 598 (53.06%) Firewall
2 526 (46.67%) Cisco
3 407 (36.11%) Windows
4 396 (35.14%) WAN
5 379 (33.63%) LAN
6 289 (25.64%) DNS
7 282 (25.02%) Microsoft
8 280 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
9 270 (23.96%) Active Directory
9 270 (23.96%) Linux
10 249 (22.09%) VMware
11 230 (20.41%) Security Cleared
12 229 (20.32%) TCP/IP
13 207 (18.37%) CheckPoint
14 206 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
15 201 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
16 197 (17.48%) SC Cleared
17 196 (17.39%) Wireless
18 191 (16.95%) Juniper
19 176 (15.62%) Network Security
20 173 (15.35%) DevOps
21 168 (14.91%) CCNP
22 167 (14.82%) Data Centre
23 163 (14.46%) SSL
24 158 (14.02%) CCNA
25 154 (13.66%) DHCP
25 154 (13.66%) Load Balancing
26 152 (13.49%) Windows Server
27 146 (12.95%) Finance
28 143 (12.69%) IPsec

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 (6.92%) Apache
2 68 (6.03%) MS Exchange
3 66 (5.86%) nginx
4 43 (3.82%) SharePoint
5 41 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 37 (3.28%) Confluence
7 36 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (3.02%) Skype for Business
9 33 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (2.31%) Jetty
11 25 (2.22%) IIS
11 25 (2.22%) Mule ESB
11 25 (2.22%) WildFly
12 21 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 21 (1.86%) IBM Notes
13 18 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.89%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 113 (10.03%) MS Office
2 85 (7.54%) MS Excel
3 34 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 23 (2.04%) HipChat
5 14 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.18%) MS Project
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.44%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.27%) Eikon
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.089%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.089%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 201 (17.83%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (8.96%) Office 365
4 46 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
5 43 (3.82%) Amazon S3
6 42 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 38 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 34 (3.02%) IaaS
9 33 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (2.93%) PaaS
10 29 (2.57%) AWS CloudTrail
11 23 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 20 (1.77%) SaaS
13 19 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (1.69%) Route 53
14 18 (1.60%) CloudFront
15 10 (0.89%) Akamai
15 10 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 598 (53.06%) Firewall
2 396 (35.14%) WAN
3 379 (33.63%) LAN
4 289 (25.64%) DNS
5 229 (20.32%) TCP/IP
6 206 (18.28%) Cisco ASA
7 196 (17.39%) Wireless
8 176 (15.62%) Network Security
9 163 (14.46%) SSL
10 154 (13.66%) DHCP
11 143 (12.69%) IPsec
12 138 (12.24%) VoIP
13 137 (12.16%) MPLS
14 132 (11.71%) OSPF
15 131 (11.62%) VLAN
16 130 (11.54%) BGP
17 115 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 101 (8.96%) Internet
19 81 (7.19%) SAN
20 61 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 61 (5.41%) MySQL
4 54 (4.79%) Amazon RDS
5 42 (3.73%) Oracle Database
6 36 (3.19%) NoSQL
6 36 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (2.84%) Hadoop
8 27 (2.40%) Redis
9 16 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (1.33%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.53%) Big Data
13 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 124 (11.00%) Jenkins
2 70 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.15%) JIRA
4 38 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 31 (2.75%) Gerrit
5 31 (2.75%) Mercurial
6 29 (2.57%) SonarQube
7 24 (2.13%) GitLab
8 21 (1.86%) JIRA Agile
9 19 (1.69%) Ant
9 19 (1.69%) Maven
10 17 (1.51%) JUnit
10 17 (1.51%) Liquibase
11 15 (1.33%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.06%) Artifactory
13 12 (1.06%) GoCD
14 10 (0.89%) Vagrant
15 8 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 146 (12.95%) Finance
2 55 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.28%) Retail
4 28 (2.48%) Banking
5 24 (2.13%) Legal
6 22 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.98%) Local Government
8 10 (0.89%) Advertising
9 9 (0.80%) Back Office
9 9 (0.80%) Billing
9 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.35%) Law
10 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.27%) Games
11 3 (0.27%) German Language
11 3 (0.27%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.27%) Marketing
11 3 (0.27%) Publishing
11 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (22.63%) Network Engineer
2 159 (14.11%) Architect
3 133 (11.80%) Analyst
4 107 (9.49%) Support Engineer
5 93 (8.25%) Consultant
6 71 (6.30%) Cisco Engineer
7 66 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 59 (5.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 58 (5.15%) AWS DevOps
10 57 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 55 (4.88%) Security Engineer
12 47 (4.17%) Network Architect
13 43 (3.82%) Network Support
13 43 (3.82%) Security Analyst
13 43 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
14 39 (3.46%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (3.46%) Network Security Engineer
14 39 (3.46%) Technical Architect
15 37 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
16 35 (3.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.65%) ELK Stack
2 51 (4.53%) Web Services
3 44 (3.90%) 802.1X
4 39 (3.46%) LAMP
5 30 (2.66%) LAPP Stack
5 30 (2.66%) LEMP Stack
6 25 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (2.22%) Software Packaging
7 18 (1.60%) .NET
8 17 (1.51%) MCollective
8 17 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 14 (1.24%) RESTful
10 13 (1.15%) Middleware
11 11 (0.98%) JSON
12 10 (0.89%) CSS
12 10 (0.89%) HTML
13 7 (0.62%) REST
13 7 (0.62%) XMPP
14 6 (0.53%) SOAP
15 5 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 167 (14.82%) Data Centre
2 66 (5.86%) PKI
3 62 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 61 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (5.32%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 29 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (2.31%) Blackberry
9 21 (1.86%) Replication
10 19 (1.69%) Cyber Attack
11 18 (1.60%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.51%) Smartphone
13 15 (1.33%) Clustering
13 15 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
14 13 (1.15%) BYOD
15 12 (1.06%) Computer Science
15 12 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
16 11 (0.98%) VCE vBlock
17 10 (0.89%) Cryptography
17 10 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 407 (36.11%) Windows
2 270 (23.96%) Linux
3 152 (13.49%) Windows Server
4 110 (9.76%) Windows 7
5 107 (9.49%) Unix
6 105 (9.32%) CentOS
7 96 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (6.12%) Windows 10
11 54 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (4.17%) Ubuntu
13 34 (3.02%) Android
14 30 (2.66%) Windows 8
14 30 (2.66%) Windows XP
15 20 (1.77%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.51%) VyOS
17 16 (1.42%) Mac OS X
18 14 (1.24%) Solaris
19 13 (1.15%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (15.35%) DevOps
2 154 (13.66%) Load Balancing
3 141 (12.51%) ITIL
4 132 (11.71%) Agile Software Development
5 110 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (8.61%) Network Design
7 87 (7.72%) Migration
8 80 (7.10%) Configuration Management
9 67 (5.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 66 (5.86%) Information Security
11 61 (5.41%) Scrum
12 57 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
12 57 (5.06%) Service Management
13 55 (4.88%) Change Management
14 54 (4.79%) Mentoring
15 52 (4.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 51 (4.53%) Patch Management
17 50 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
18 49 (4.35%) Network Management
19 48 (4.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 103 (9.14%) Python
2 73 (6.48%) Bash Shell
3 71 (6.30%) SQL
4 64 (5.68%) Ruby
5 55 (4.88%) Perl
6 44 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.84%) C
7 32 (2.84%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.75%) Java
9 15 (1.33%) Go
9 15 (1.33%) PHP
10 12 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.44%) C#
11 5 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.35%) VBScript
13 3 (0.27%) C++
13 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.089%) Lisp
14 1 (0.089%) VB
14 1 (0.089%) XAML
Qualifications
1 280 (24.84%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (20.41%) Security Cleared
3 197 (17.48%) SC Cleared
4 168 (14.91%) CCNP
5 158 (14.02%) CCNA
6 66 (5.86%) CCIE
7 65 (5.77%) Degree
8 63 (5.59%) CISSP
9 43 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 38 (3.37%) SANS
11 36 (3.19%) MCSE
12 34 (3.02%) CCSA
12 34 (3.02%) SSCP
13 33 (2.93%) CCDP
14 27 (2.40%) JNCIS
15 26 (2.31%) CCSE
16 25 (2.22%) AWS Certification
16 25 (2.22%) CCDA
17 24 (2.13%) DV Cleared
18 23 (2.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.24%) SLA
2 21 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.98%) QA
5 7 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.35%) COBIT
7 4 (0.35%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.18%) COSO
8 2 (0.18%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.18%) SAS 70
9 1 (0.089%) HL7
9 1 (0.089%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.089%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.089%) RMADS
System Software
1 270 (23.96%) Active Directory
2 135 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (9.85%) Docker
4 52 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.64%) vCloud
6 34 (3.02%) vSphere
7 29 (2.57%) XenApp
8 28 (2.48%) Xen
9 27 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (2.31%) VMware ESX
11 24 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 19 (1.69%) Squid
13 17 (1.51%) Postfix
14 16 (1.42%) ProxySG
15 13 (1.15%) BitLocker
16 12 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.98%) Firmware
17 11 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
18 10 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 137 (12.16%) Ansible
2 129 (11.45%) Puppet
3 96 (8.52%) Terraform
4 76 (6.74%) SCCM
5 70 (6.21%) Kubernetes
6 65 (5.77%) ZABBIX
7 54 (4.79%) logstash
8 53 (4.70%) Kibana
9 49 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
10 43 (3.82%) HAProxy
11 42 (3.73%) Consul
12 34 (3.02%) FortiGate
12 34 (3.02%) QRadar
12 34 (3.02%) SCOM
13 32 (2.84%) Packer
14 28 (2.48%) Nagios
15 27 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
16 23 (2.04%) Nexpose
17 17 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
17 17 (1.51%) Rancher
Vendors
1 526 (46.67%) Cisco
2 282 (25.02%) Microsoft
3 249 (22.09%) VMware
4 207 (18.37%) CheckPoint
5 191 (16.95%) Juniper
6 125 (11.09%) Citrix
7 107 (9.49%) F5
8 104 (9.23%) Palo Alto
9 82 (7.28%) Oracle
10 63 (5.59%) Apple
10 63 (5.59%) HP
11 62 (5.50%) Red Hat
12 60 (5.32%) Blue Coat
13 55 (4.88%) Splunk
14 54 (4.79%) Intel Security
15 46 (4.08%) Fortinet
16 43 (3.82%) Dell
17 40 (3.55%) Symantec
18 37 (3.28%) LogRhythm
19 33 (2.93%) AppDynamics
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £15-20/hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day + subsidised restaurant & gym
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
XIST4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £15-20/hour
Posted: 11 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 9 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago