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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / England
Rank 198 192 162
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing VPN 512 606 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 1.27% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 8.76% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 319 377
Median daily rate £378 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 42
Median hourly rate £15.68 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.61% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £32.44 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £18.42 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-25.35% +10.16%

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
6254 6918 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.95% 14.50% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3930 4158 3908
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 295 421
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +18 260 £425 - 56
South East -20 109 £358 -1.37% 43
North West +18 41 £450 +5.88% 16
South West -24 26 £318 -12.41% 9
Yorkshire +17 21 £400 +25.00% 13
West Midlands +4 21 £336 -3.92% 12
East of England -5 20 £174 -52.06% 13
East Midlands +2 9 £125 +9.64% 6
North East -25 2 £363 +28.20% 3
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (52.83%) Firewall
2 512 (45.23%) Cisco
3 416 (36.75%) Windows
4 399 (35.25%) WAN
5 380 (33.57%) LAN
6 285 (25.18%) Microsoft
7 273 (24.12%) Active Directory
8 269 (23.76%) DNS
9 265 (23.41%) Cisco Certification
10 264 (23.32%) Linux
11 251 (22.17%) Security Cleared
12 240 (21.20%) VMware
13 237 (20.94%) TCP/IP
14 216 (19.08%) SC Cleared
15 212 (18.73%) Wireless
16 197 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
17 195 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
18 188 (16.61%) CheckPoint
19 179 (15.81%) Juniper
20 171 (15.11%) Network Security
21 165 (14.58%) CCNP
22 163 (14.40%) DevOps
23 156 (13.78%) Data Centre
24 150 (13.25%) CCNA
24 150 (13.25%) SSL
25 149 (13.16%) ITIL
26 148 (13.07%) DHCP
27 144 (12.72%) MPLS
27 144 (12.72%) Load Balancing
28 137 (12.10%) Puppet

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 71 (6.27%) Apache
2 67 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 64 (5.65%) nginx
4 47 (4.15%) SharePoint
5 36 (3.18%) Confluence
5 36 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (2.92%) Tomcat
7 29 (2.56%) Skype for Business
8 28 (2.47%) IBM Notes
9 24 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (2.12%) IIS
10 21 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (1.86%) Jetty
11 20 (1.77%) Mule ESB
12 18 (1.59%) WildFly
13 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 132 (11.66%) MS Office
2 90 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.50%) HipChat
5 12 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.44%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.27%) Eikon
3 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 195 (17.23%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (9.54%) Office 365
4 50 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (4.06%) Amazon S3
5 46 (4.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 40 (3.53%) PaaS
7 39 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 37 (3.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 33 (2.92%) AWS CloudTrail
9 33 (2.92%) IaaS
10 27 (2.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 25 (2.21%) SaaS
12 21 (1.86%) CloudFront
13 19 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (1.68%) Route 53
14 9 (0.80%) Akamai
14 9 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 598 (52.83%) Firewall
2 399 (35.25%) WAN
3 380 (33.57%) LAN
4 269 (23.76%) DNS
5 237 (20.94%) TCP/IP
6 212 (18.73%) Wireless
7 197 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
8 171 (15.11%) Network Security
9 150 (13.25%) SSL
10 148 (13.07%) DHCP
11 144 (12.72%) MPLS
12 136 (12.01%) OSPF
13 134 (11.84%) BGP
13 134 (11.84%) IPsec
14 133 (11.75%) VoIP
15 123 (10.87%) VLAN
16 122 (10.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 97 (8.57%) Internet
18 71 (6.27%) SAN
19 55 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 55 (4.86%) Amazon RDS
4 45 (3.98%) MySQL
5 43 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 39 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 31 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.47%) Redis
9 26 (2.30%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (0.88%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.62%) Big Data
14 6 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
16 3 (0.27%) Data Lake
16 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 120 (10.60%) Jenkins
2 60 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 59 (5.21%) JIRA
4 35 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (2.03%) Gerrit
5 23 (2.03%) Mercurial
5 23 (2.03%) SonarQube
6 18 (1.59%) Bitbucket
6 18 (1.59%) GitLab
7 17 (1.50%) JIRA Agile
8 15 (1.33%) Ant
9 14 (1.24%) Maven
9 14 (1.24%) Vagrant
10 13 (1.15%) JUnit
10 13 (1.15%) Liquibase
11 11 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (0.88%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.53%) GoCD
14 6 (0.53%) Metasploit
General
1 137 (12.10%) Finance
2 58 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.74%) Retail
4 29 (2.56%) Banking
5 24 (2.12%) Legal
6 17 (1.50%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.15%) Advertising
8 12 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.62%) Billing
10 6 (0.53%) Marketing
11 5 (0.44%) Local Government
12 4 (0.35%) Military
13 3 (0.27%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 3 (0.27%) Games
13 3 (0.27%) German Language
13 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (21.55%) Network Engineer
2 171 (15.11%) Architect
3 157 (13.87%) Analyst
4 105 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 86 (7.60%) Consultant
6 65 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 63 (5.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 61 (5.39%) AWS DevOps
9 56 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 52 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 51 (4.51%) Network Architect
12 47 (4.15%) Security Analyst
13 46 (4.06%) Security Engineer
14 45 (3.98%) Technical Architect
15 43 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
16 42 (3.71%) Cloud Architect
16 42 (3.71%) Network Analyst
17 40 (3.53%) Network Support
17 40 (3.53%) Support Analyst
18 38 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 53 (4.68%) Web Services
3 43 (3.80%) 802.1X
4 28 (2.47%) LAMP
5 25 (2.21%) Software Packaging
6 23 (2.03%) LAPP Stack
6 23 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
6 23 (2.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 20 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (1.59%) RESTful
9 17 (1.50%) .NET
10 13 (1.15%) JSON
10 13 (1.15%) MCollective
11 11 (0.97%) Middleware
12 9 (0.80%) CSS
12 9 (0.80%) HTML
13 7 (0.62%) REST
13 7 (0.62%) XMPP
14 6 (0.53%) SOAP
15 5 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.78%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.89%) PKI
3 71 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 53 (4.68%) Public Cloud
6 37 (3.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 29 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (2.47%) Smartphone
9 25 (2.21%) Cyber Attack
10 23 (2.03%) Replication
11 22 (1.94%) Blackberry
12 17 (1.50%) RSA SecurID
12 17 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
13 13 (1.15%) BYOD
13 13 (1.15%) Clustering
13 13 (1.15%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.06%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.06%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.97%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 416 (36.75%) Windows
2 264 (23.32%) Linux
3 130 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 119 (10.51%) Windows 7
5 111 (9.81%) Unix
6 94 (8.30%) CentOS
7 91 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (6.71%) Windows 10
9 75 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 48 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (3.36%) Android
13 35 (3.09%) Ubuntu
14 33 (2.92%) Windows 8
14 33 (2.92%) Windows XP
15 18 (1.59%) Apple iOS
16 17 (1.50%) VyOS
17 13 (1.15%) RancherOS
18 12 (1.06%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (14.40%) DevOps
2 149 (13.16%) ITIL
3 144 (12.72%) Load Balancing
4 122 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (9.19%) Network Design
7 92 (8.13%) Migration
8 82 (7.24%) Configuration Management
9 77 (6.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 74 (6.54%) Information Security
10 74 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
11 66 (5.83%) Patch Management
12 65 (5.74%) Cybersecurity
13 60 (5.30%) Network Management
14 54 (4.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 52 (4.59%) Change Management
15 52 (4.59%) Open Source
16 50 (4.42%) Scrum
16 50 (4.42%) SIEM
17 49 (4.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (7.24%) SQL
2 81 (7.16%) Python
3 64 (5.65%) Bash Shell
4 54 (4.77%) Ruby
5 44 (3.89%) Perl
6 43 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.18%) C
8 25 (2.21%) Java
9 19 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.97%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.80%) PHP
12 8 (0.71%) Go
13 7 (0.62%) VBScript
14 6 (0.53%) C#
14 6 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.18%) Lisp
17 1 (0.088%) C++
17 1 (0.088%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.088%) XAML
Qualifications
1 265 (23.41%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (22.17%) Security Cleared
3 216 (19.08%) SC Cleared
4 165 (14.58%) CCNP
5 150 (13.25%) CCNA
6 78 (6.89%) CISSP
7 66 (5.83%) Degree
8 64 (5.65%) CCIE
9 53 (4.68%) SANS
10 47 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 47 (4.15%) SSCP
11 34 (3.00%) CCDP
11 34 (3.00%) CCSA
12 33 (2.92%) MCSE
13 24 (2.12%) AWS Certification
13 24 (2.12%) CCSE
13 24 (2.12%) MCP
14 23 (2.03%) CCDA
15 22 (1.94%) DV Cleared
15 22 (1.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.12%) SLA
2 20 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.88%) QA
5 8 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.35%) COBIT
6 4 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) COSO
7 2 (0.18%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.18%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.088%) HL7
8 1 (0.088%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.088%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.088%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.088%) RMADS
System Software
1 273 (24.12%) Active Directory
2 127 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (9.54%) Docker
4 52 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (3.18%) vCloud
7 32 (2.83%) vSphere
8 30 (2.65%) XenApp
9 28 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (2.39%) XenDesktop
11 23 (2.03%) VMware ESX
12 22 (1.94%) Xen
13 18 (1.59%) ProxySG
14 16 (1.41%) Squid
15 15 (1.33%) BitLocker
16 14 (1.24%) Postfix
17 13 (1.15%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
19 8 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 137 (12.10%) Puppet
2 116 (10.25%) Ansible
3 94 (8.30%) Terraform
4 74 (6.54%) SCCM
5 72 (6.36%) Kubernetes
6 63 (5.57%) ZABBIX
7 50 (4.42%) logstash
8 49 (4.33%) Kibana
9 48 (4.24%) QRadar
10 40 (3.53%) FortiGate
11 37 (3.27%) Consul
11 37 (3.27%) HAProxy
12 35 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (3.09%) SCOM
13 32 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
14 31 (2.74%) Packer
15 30 (2.65%) Nagios
16 20 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
16 20 (1.77%) yum
17 19 (1.68%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 512 (45.23%) Cisco
2 285 (25.18%) Microsoft
3 240 (21.20%) VMware
4 188 (16.61%) CheckPoint
5 179 (15.81%) Juniper
6 135 (11.93%) Citrix
7 117 (10.34%) F5
8 108 (9.54%) Palo Alto
9 83 (7.33%) Apple
10 80 (7.07%) Oracle
11 68 (6.01%) Splunk
12 63 (5.57%) HP
13 53 (4.68%) Blue Coat
14 51 (4.51%) IBM
14 51 (4.51%) Red Hat
15 48 (4.24%) Intel Security
16 47 (4.15%) LogRhythm
17 41 (3.62%) Fortinet
18 39 (3.45%) Dell
19 36 (3.18%) Riverbed
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £52k - 58k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £190 to £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £0 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Contract £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago