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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 153 190 163
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -27
Contract jobs citing VPN 673 488 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.45% 1.11% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 8.32% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 261 260
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 54 83
Average hourly rate £17.93 £15.25 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% -18.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £38.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -11.67%
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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +69 301 £375 - 123
South East -5 164 £350 +3.32% 53
South West +14 56 £375 +15.38% 25
East of England +9 41 £373 +14.61% 19
North West -4 37 £309 +128.70% 13
Yorkshire +9 32 £285 +14.00% 14
East Midlands -3 20 £313 +184.09% 7
West Midlands +10 16 £238 -2.56% 7
North East -8 5 £285 -
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 714 (55.43%) Firewall
2 672 (52.17%) Cisco
3 593 (46.04%) Windows
4 424 (32.92%) WAN
5 403 (31.29%) LAN
6 389 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
7 362 (28.11%) Microsoft
8 323 (25.08%) Active Directory
9 281 (21.82%) MPLS
10 271 (21.04%) BGP
11 262 (20.34%) TCP/IP
12 254 (19.72%) CheckPoint
13 249 (19.33%) VMware
14 248 (19.25%) OSPF
15 242 (18.79%) CCNP
16 240 (18.63%) ITIL
17 237 (18.40%) Juniper
18 229 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
19 228 (17.70%) DNS
20 227 (17.62%) Citrix
21 225 (17.47%) Windows 7
22 201 (15.61%) MS Office
23 190 (14.75%) VLAN
24 189 (14.67%) IPsec
25 188 (14.60%) Linux
26 183 (14.21%) Wireless
27 180 (13.98%) SSL
27 180 (13.98%) CCNA
28 176 (13.66%) Network Security
29 168 (13.04%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 150 (11.65%) MS Exchange
2 81 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 79 (6.13%) IIS
4 64 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 62 (4.81%) Apache
6 55 (4.27%) Lync
7 34 (2.64%) IBM Notes
8 28 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (1.40%) nginx
11 18 (1.40%) WorkSite
12 15 (1.16%) Confluence
12 15 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.01%) MediaWiki
13 13 (1.01%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 201 (15.61%) MS Office
2 158 (12.27%) MS Excel
3 34 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.62%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.54%) MS Project
7 1 (0.078%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.078%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.078%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.62%) assyst
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.64%) Office 365
2 29 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.16%) SaaS
5 10 (0.78%) IaaS
6 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.54%) CloudFront
6 7 (0.54%) PaaS
7 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.23%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 714 (55.43%) Firewall
2 424 (32.92%) WAN
3 403 (31.29%) LAN
4 281 (21.82%) MPLS
5 271 (21.04%) BGP
6 262 (20.34%) TCP/IP
7 248 (19.25%) OSPF
8 229 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
9 228 (17.70%) DNS
10 190 (14.75%) VLAN
11 189 (14.67%) IPsec
12 183 (14.21%) Wireless
13 180 (13.98%) SSL
14 176 (13.66%) Network Security
15 168 (13.04%) Internet
16 153 (11.88%) VoIP
17 149 (11.57%) DHCP
18 128 (9.94%) Cisco Nexus
19 119 (9.24%) Ethernet
20 118 (9.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.80%) MySQL
3 29 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.48%) DB2
6 13 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.70%) Big Data
9 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.47%) MS Access
12 4 (0.31%) Redis
13 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.23%) SQLite
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.16%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 38 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 24 (1.86%) Subversion
2 24 (1.86%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.40%) JIRA
4 14 (1.09%) MSI
5 13 (1.01%) Hudson
6 10 (0.78%) Xcode
7 7 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.47%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.47%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.39%) Selenium
10 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.23%) Gradle
11 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.23%) Maven
11 3 (0.23%) JMeter
12 2 (0.16%) Ant
12 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 147 (11.41%) Finance
2 138 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 60 (4.66%) Banking
4 39 (3.03%) Law
5 29 (2.25%) Legal
6 19 (1.48%) Retail
7 17 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.85%) Games
11 10 (0.78%) Marketing
11 10 (0.78%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 8 (0.62%) French Language
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) German Language
17 1 (0.078%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 318 (24.69%) Network Engineer
2 202 (15.68%) Analyst
3 116 (9.01%) Support Engineer
4 101 (7.84%) Architect
5 84 (6.52%) Consultant
6 82 (6.37%) Security Engineer
7 67 (5.20%) Service Analyst
8 66 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 55 (4.27%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.19%) IP Engineer
10 54 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 53 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 51 (3.96%) Network Support
13 49 (3.80%) Network Analyst
13 49 (3.80%) Developer
14 48 (3.73%) Desktop Support
14 48 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
15 44 (3.42%) Design Engineer
16 42 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
17 37 (2.87%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.35%) Web Services
2 41 (3.18%) XML
3 40 (3.11%) HTML
4 27 (2.10%) CSS
5 24 (1.86%) .NET
6 19 (1.48%) JSON
7 18 (1.40%) SOAP
8 17 (1.32%) Ajax
9 15 (1.16%) Regular Expression
10 14 (1.09%) HTML5
11 13 (1.01%) COM
12 10 (0.78%) LAMP
12 10 (0.78%) RESTful
13 9 (0.70%) Application Packaging
14 7 (0.54%) Middleware
15 6 (0.47%) J2EE
15 6 (0.47%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.47%) REST
16 5 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
16 5 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 123 (9.55%) Blackberry
2 78 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.43%) PKI
4 51 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
5 43 (3.34%) iPad
6 38 (2.95%) Clustering
7 36 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 35 (2.72%) iPhone
9 31 (2.41%) Replication
10 27 (2.10%) SecurID
11 20 (1.55%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.48%) FlexPod
13 18 (1.40%) CMDB
14 16 (1.24%) Handset
15 15 (1.16%) Wiki
16 12 (0.93%) Computer Science
16 12 (0.93%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.93%) Open Source
17 11 (0.85%) Online Games
17 11 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 593 (46.04%) Windows
2 225 (17.47%) Windows 7
3 188 (14.60%) Linux
4 149 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (8.23%) Windows XP
6 100 (7.76%) UNIX
7 98 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 92 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (4.19%) Windows 8
10 42 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 37 (2.87%) CentOS
12 31 (2.41%) Ubuntu
13 27 (2.10%) Android
14 24 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.71%) Windows 2000
15 22 (1.71%) AIX
16 20 (1.55%) SUSE
16 20 (1.55%) Solaris
17 19 (1.48%) Windows Vista
18 17 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.63%) ITIL
2 144 (11.18%) Load Balancing
3 89 (6.91%) Migration
4 71 (5.51%) Service Management
5 69 (5.36%) Project Management
6 67 (5.20%) Change Management
7 64 (4.97%) Network Design
8 62 (4.81%) Network Management
9 56 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
10 46 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (3.49%) Mentoring
12 41 (3.18%) Information Security
13 40 (3.11%) Service Delivery
14 39 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
15 36 (2.80%) Network Architecture
16 35 (2.72%) Configuration Management
17 34 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
18 33 (2.56%) ITSM
18 33 (2.56%) DevOps
19 32 (2.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 102 (7.92%) SQL
2 57 (4.43%) Perl
3 36 (2.80%) JavaScript
4 34 (2.64%) Java
5 28 (2.17%) Python
5 28 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 25 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 25 (1.94%) Objective-C
8 24 (1.86%) C
9 20 (1.55%) Ruby
10 18 (1.40%) PHP
11 13 (1.01%) C++
12 12 (0.93%) VBScript
13 8 (0.62%) C#
14 7 (0.54%) R
15 4 (0.31%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.23%) VB
17 1 (0.078%) Scala
Qualifications
1 389 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
2 242 (18.79%) CCNP
3 180 (13.98%) CCNA
4 137 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 123 (9.55%) CCIE
6 112 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 66 (5.12%) Degree
8 58 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (3.49%) CISSP
9 45 (3.49%) CCIP
10 41 (3.18%) MCSE
11 30 (2.33%) CCSE
12 27 (2.10%) CCSP
13 26 (2.02%) CCDP
13 26 (2.02%) JNCIP
14 22 (1.71%) CCSA
14 22 (1.71%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.63%) JNCIA
16 20 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (1.24%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.68%) SLA
2 45 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.62%) QA
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.078%) COSO
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 323 (25.08%) Active Directory
2 143 (11.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (6.29%) vSphere
4 60 (4.66%) Hyper-V
5 37 (2.87%) XenApp
6 29 (2.25%) ProxySG
7 27 (2.10%) Firmware
8 24 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.86%) vCloud
8 24 (1.86%) XenServer
8 24 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.71%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
11 16 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (1.16%) Postfix
12 15 (1.16%) Terminal Server
13 14 (1.09%) Samba
14 12 (0.93%) ISA Server
14 12 (0.93%) Snort
15 11 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 80 (6.21%) SCCM
2 30 (2.33%) Puppet
3 26 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 23 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (1.71%) RANCID
6 21 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 19 (1.48%) OpenNMS
8 18 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 17 (1.32%) SCOM
9 17 (1.32%) Nagios
10 16 (1.24%) CA Spectrum
11 15 (1.16%) WSUS
12 14 (1.09%) MIMEsweeper
12 14 (1.09%) HP UCMDB
13 13 (1.01%) OpenView
13 13 (1.01%) Salt
13 13 (1.01%) Ansible
14 10 (0.78%) MOM
14 10 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 672 (52.17%) Cisco
2 362 (28.11%) Microsoft
3 254 (19.72%) CheckPoint
4 249 (19.33%) VMware
5 237 (18.40%) Juniper
6 227 (17.62%) Citrix
7 150 (11.65%) F5
8 144 (11.18%) HP
9 91 (7.07%) Blue Coat
10 71 (5.51%) McAfee
11 55 (4.27%) Oracle
11 55 (4.27%) Dell
12 53 (4.11%) Nokia
13 52 (4.04%) SolarWinds
14 48 (3.73%) Symantec
15 44 (3.42%) IBM
16 40 (3.11%) Remedy
17 39 (3.03%) Avaya
18 38 (2.95%) Red Hat
19 36 (2.80%) CA
West London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Fuel Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Day rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negiotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day £350.00 Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago