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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 187 159 206
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +47
Contract jobs citing VPN 595 683 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.47% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.85% 9.79% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 378 255
Average daily rate £395 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 51
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £26.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -29 256 £425 +13.33% 68
South East -16 147 £375 +2.38% 65
North West +8 56 £475 +49.60% 20
South West -5 52 £363 -4.60% 25
East of England -12 23 £363 +31.81% 34
Yorkshire -18 22 £320 +12.28% 19
West Midlands -13 20 £200 -20.00% 16
North East -13 13 £283 -0.78%
East Midlands -16 8 £114 -63.52% 4
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 667 (55.22%) Firewall
2 625 (51.74%) Cisco
3 468 (38.74%) LAN
4 452 (37.42%) Windows
5 440 (36.42%) WAN
6 348 (28.81%) Microsoft
7 338 (27.98%) Active Directory
8 302 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 298 (24.67%) DNS
10 294 (24.34%) Juniper
11 259 (21.44%) MPLS
12 252 (20.86%) TCP/IP
13 236 (19.54%) BGP
14 233 (19.29%) OSPF
15 232 (19.21%) CheckPoint
15 232 (19.21%) SSL
16 211 (17.47%) Linux
17 210 (17.38%) CCNP
18 208 (17.22%) VMware
19 207 (17.14%) ITIL
20 200 (16.56%) DHCP
21 195 (16.14%) IPsec
22 191 (15.81%) Finance
22 191 (15.81%) Data Centre
23 186 (15.40%) Wireless
24 185 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
25 182 (15.07%) Network Security
26 170 (14.07%) VLAN
27 169 (13.99%) MS Office
28 166 (13.74%) Security Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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
1 111 (9.19%) MS Exchange
2 56 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (4.06%) Skype for Business
4 45 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 42 (3.48%) IIS
6 36 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 32 (2.65%) Apache
8 28 (2.32%) IBM Notes
9 24 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 22 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.66%) Confluence
11 20 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 18 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (1.24%) nginx
14 10 (0.83%) JBoss
14 10 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.75%) Node.js
16 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.58%) Alfresco
Applications
1 169 (13.99%) MS Office
2 134 (11.09%) MS Excel
3 36 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.32%) MS Project
6 13 (1.08%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.41%) HipChat
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.33%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.25%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.33%) Relativity
2 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.083%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (4.88%) Office 365
3 27 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.41%) IaaS
5 11 (0.91%) SaaS
5 11 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (0.66%) PaaS
6 8 (0.66%) SoftLayer
7 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 4 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.17%) Route 53
12 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 667 (55.22%) Firewall
2 468 (38.74%) LAN
3 440 (36.42%) WAN
4 298 (24.67%) DNS
5 259 (21.44%) MPLS
6 252 (20.86%) TCP/IP
7 236 (19.54%) BGP
8 233 (19.29%) OSPF
9 232 (19.21%) SSL
10 200 (16.56%) DHCP
11 195 (16.14%) IPsec
12 186 (15.40%) Wireless
13 185 (15.31%) Cisco ASA
14 182 (15.07%) Network Security
15 170 (14.07%) VLAN
16 142 (11.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 122 (10.10%) VoIP
18 119 (9.85%) Internet
19 108 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
20 100 (8.28%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.81%) MySQL
3 27 (2.24%) MongoDB
4 24 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.83%) Big Data
6 10 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.25%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.25%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.25%) Redis
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.17%) Informix
11 2 (0.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 34 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.32%) JIRA
4 26 (2.15%) Subversion
5 16 (1.32%) Maven
6 14 (1.16%) Gradle
7 13 (1.08%) Selenium
8 12 (0.99%) Gerrit
8 12 (0.99%) Hudson
8 12 (0.99%) JMeter
8 12 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.91%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.66%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.50%) Gitweb
14 5 (0.41%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.33%) Ant
15 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 191 (15.81%) Finance
2 103 (8.53%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.64%) Banking
4 44 (3.64%) Legal
5 22 (1.82%) Law
6 17 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.24%) Retail
8 14 (1.16%) Billing
8 14 (1.16%) French Language
9 13 (1.08%) Advertising
9 13 (1.08%) Games
10 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.91%) Spanish Language
12 10 (0.83%) Back Office
12 10 (0.83%) Local Government
13 9 (0.75%) Electronics
13 9 (0.75%) Marketing
14 7 (0.58%) Front Office
15 5 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 330 (27.32%) Network Engineer
2 177 (14.65%) Analyst
3 133 (11.01%) Architect
4 96 (7.95%) Cisco Engineer
5 90 (7.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 90 (7.45%) Support Engineer
6 72 (5.96%) Security Engineer
7 67 (5.55%) Senior Network Engineer
8 58 (4.80%) IT Support
9 57 (4.72%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.47%) Consultant
11 53 (4.39%) Network Analyst
12 52 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (4.30%) Network Architect
13 51 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
14 49 (4.06%) Designer
15 44 (3.64%) Service Analyst
16 43 (3.56%) Administrator
17 40 (3.31%) Juniper Engineer
18 39 (3.23%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.46%) Web Services
2 32 (2.65%) 802.1X
3 31 (2.57%) CSS
4 27 (2.24%) HTML
5 26 (2.15%) XML
6 19 (1.57%) .NET
6 19 (1.57%) LAMP
6 19 (1.57%) Middleware
7 16 (1.32%) SOAP
8 14 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
9 11 (0.91%) COM
9 11 (0.91%) jQuery
9 11 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (0.83%) Ajax
10 10 (0.83%) Spring
11 7 (0.58%) J2EE
11 7 (0.58%) RESTful
12 6 (0.50%) Hibernate
12 6 (0.50%) SAML
12 6 (0.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 191 (15.81%) Data Centre
2 82 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.79%) Blackberry
4 66 (5.46%) PKI
5 56 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
7 39 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 23 (1.90%) Handset
9 22 (1.82%) Clustering
10 20 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.57%) iPad
11 19 (1.57%) SecurID
12 15 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.16%) Statistics
14 11 (0.91%) CESG
14 11 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.91%) CMDB
14 11 (0.91%) Cryptography
14 11 (0.91%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 452 (37.42%) Windows
2 211 (17.47%) Linux
3 164 (13.58%) Windows 7
4 151 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 130 (10.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 81 (6.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (6.29%) Unix
9 63 (5.22%) Windows XP
10 50 (4.14%) Apple iOS
11 48 (3.97%) Android
12 47 (3.89%) CentOS
13 40 (3.31%) Windows 8
14 30 (2.48%) Solaris
15 24 (1.99%) Ubuntu
16 22 (1.82%) Windows 10
17 19 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (1.57%) Windows Vista
18 16 (1.32%) AIX
19 14 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (17.14%) ITIL
2 123 (10.18%) Migration
3 119 (9.85%) Load Balancing
4 95 (7.86%) Network Design
5 84 (6.95%) Service Management
6 78 (6.46%) Information Security
7 70 (5.79%) Project Management
8 61 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (4.80%) Change Management
10 57 (4.72%) High Availability
10 57 (4.72%) PRINCE2
11 54 (4.47%) ITSM
12 51 (4.22%) Incident Management
13 50 (4.14%) Configuration Management
14 46 (3.81%) Asset Management
15 43 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
16 42 (3.48%) Change Control
17 41 (3.39%) Network Architecture
18 38 (3.15%) Network Management
18 38 (3.15%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 66 (5.46%) SQL
2 53 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.56%) Python
4 42 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.39%) Perl
6 28 (2.32%) Java
7 26 (2.15%) JavaScript
8 23 (1.90%) VBScript
9 19 (1.57%) Ruby
10 18 (1.49%) C
11 11 (0.91%) C++
12 10 (0.83%) C#
12 10 (0.83%) Lisp
12 10 (0.83%) PHP
13 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.50%) Tcl
14 6 (0.50%) VBA
15 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.33%) VB
16 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 302 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (17.38%) CCNP
3 166 (13.74%) Security Cleared
4 134 (11.09%) SC Cleared
5 124 (10.26%) CCNA
6 92 (7.62%) Degree
7 84 (6.95%) CCIE
8 68 (5.63%) CISSP
9 66 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (4.30%) CCSE
11 42 (3.48%) DV Cleared
12 38 (3.15%) MCSE
13 35 (2.90%) JNCIP
14 34 (2.81%) JNCIS
15 33 (2.73%) JNCIA
16 32 (2.65%) CCSA
17 30 (2.48%) CCDP
18 25 (2.07%) MCP
19 21 (1.74%) CISM
20 20 (1.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.55%) SLA
2 45 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (3.31%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.74%) RMADS
5 16 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 14 (1.16%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.91%) COBIT
8 10 (0.83%) QA
9 9 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.50%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.41%) COSO
11 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.41%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.25%) ISO15022
12 3 (0.25%) ISO20022
12 3 (0.25%) ISO27002
13 2 (0.17%) HL7
13 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
System Software
1 338 (27.98%) Active Directory
2 137 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 37 (3.06%) vSphere
5 32 (2.65%) XenDesktop
6 31 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.48%) XenApp
8 27 (2.24%) VMware ESX
9 18 (1.49%) Snort
9 18 (1.49%) XenServer
10 16 (1.32%) BitLocker
10 16 (1.32%) vCloud
11 11 (0.91%) Docker
11 11 (0.91%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.83%) Firmware
13 9 (0.75%) iptables
13 9 (0.75%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.66%) NFS
15 7 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (4.30%) SCCM
2 50 (4.14%) Puppet
3 36 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.07%) Nagios
5 22 (1.82%) ZABBIX
6 21 (1.74%) Salt
6 21 (1.74%) WSUS
7 19 (1.57%) AirWatch
7 19 (1.57%) Backup Exec
8 18 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 18 (1.49%) FortiGate
9 16 (1.32%) Proventia
10 14 (1.16%) SCOM
11 12 (0.99%) Cacti
11 12 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
12 11 (0.91%) Ansible
12 11 (0.91%) logstash
13 9 (0.75%) DameWare
14 7 (0.58%) Sysprep
14 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 625 (51.74%) Cisco
2 348 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 294 (24.34%) Juniper
4 232 (19.21%) CheckPoint
5 208 (17.22%) VMware
6 150 (12.42%) F5
7 148 (12.25%) Citrix
8 101 (8.36%) HP
9 97 (8.03%) Palo Alto
10 65 (5.38%) Red Hat
11 58 (4.80%) Blue Coat
12 55 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 43 (3.56%) Dell
13 43 (3.56%) IBM
14 40 (3.31%) IronPort
15 36 (2.98%) Aruba
16 35 (2.90%) Oracle
17 34 (2.81%) Fortinet
18 30 (2.48%) Sourcefire
19 29 (2.40%) Brocade
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: upto £320 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hillingdon
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
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Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Elevate Direct
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Maclean Moore Consulting
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Experis Ltd
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AAP3
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JM
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Weymouth
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Dorset
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