The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 201 172 184
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 538 478 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.05% 1.11% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 7.31% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 226 261
Average daily rate £310 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 60
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.70 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 211 £325 +4.00% 86
South East +11 172 £300 - 37
East of England -28 36 £320 +16.36% 22
North West -9 34 £225 +80.00% 7
South West -31 31 £419 -2.89% 9
Yorkshire -19 17 £275 -8.33% 6
East Midlands -5 14 £110 -64.51% 3
North East -22 13 £273 -0.90% 1
West Midlands -24 9 £440 +72.54% 5
Midlands - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 549 (52.19%) Windows
2 489 (46.48%) Firewall
3 464 (44.11%) Cisco
4 395 (37.55%) Active Directory
5 373 (35.46%) Microsoft
6 299 (28.42%) WAN
7 279 (26.52%) LAN
8 249 (23.67%) TCP/IP
9 246 (23.38%) Windows 7
10 237 (22.53%) MS Office
11 226 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
12 224 (21.29%) Citrix
13 222 (21.10%) MS Exchange
14 211 (20.06%) MPLS
15 198 (18.82%) DNS
15 198 (18.82%) ITIL
16 191 (18.16%) VMware
17 185 (17.59%) Blackberry
18 182 (17.30%) HP
19 180 (17.11%) Windows XP
20 156 (14.83%) BGP
21 151 (14.35%) CCNP
22 148 (14.07%) CheckPoint
23 145 (13.78%) MS Excel
24 143 (13.59%) Internet
25 140 (13.31%) Wireless
26 139 (13.21%) Finance
27 137 (13.02%) Linux
28 136 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
29 130 (12.36%) Juniper

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 222 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 70 (6.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 64 (6.08%) IBM Notes
4 61 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (4.28%) SharePoint
6 37 (3.52%) Apache
7 34 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (2.47%) IIS
10 25 (2.38%) Lync
11 17 (1.62%) Tomcat
12 15 (1.43%) nginx
13 12 (1.14%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.67%) Confluence
15 6 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
16 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
17 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
17 4 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 237 (22.53%) MS Office
2 145 (13.78%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.19%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.095%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.095%) CATIA
8 1 (0.095%) SPSS
8 1 (0.095%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.48%) assyst
4 4 (0.38%) Khalix
5 2 (0.19%) Eikon
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.62%) SaaS
2 13 (1.24%) Office 365
3 9 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.76%) IaaS
4 8 (0.76%) PaaS
5 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.38%) Joyent
7 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 489 (46.48%) Firewall
2 299 (28.42%) WAN
3 279 (26.52%) LAN
4 249 (23.67%) TCP/IP
5 211 (20.06%) MPLS
6 198 (18.82%) DNS
7 156 (14.83%) BGP
8 143 (13.59%) Internet
9 140 (13.31%) Wireless
10 128 (12.17%) OSPF
11 127 (12.07%) VoIP
12 124 (11.79%) SSL
13 114 (10.84%) IPsec
14 113 (10.74%) Network Security
15 111 (10.55%) Cisco ASA
16 107 (10.17%) DHCP
17 91 (8.65%) VLAN
18 88 (8.37%) SAN
19 85 (8.08%) Ethernet
20 75 (7.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.90%) MySQL
3 13 (1.24%) MS Access
4 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.19%) Big Data
8 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.095%) DB2
9 1 (0.095%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.095%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.095%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 21 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.14%) JIRA
4 9 (0.86%) Hudson
5 7 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.48%) Subversion
8 4 (0.38%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.38%) Apache Continuum
8 4 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.29%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.095%) AppScan
10 1 (0.095%) JMeter
10 1 (0.095%) Xcode
10 1 (0.095%) JUnit
General
1 139 (13.21%) Finance
2 94 (8.94%) Telecoms
3 53 (5.04%) Banking
4 35 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 21 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.52%) Retail
7 15 (1.43%) Back Office
8 13 (1.24%) French Language
8 13 (1.24%) Marketing
9 11 (1.05%) Dutch Language
10 9 (0.86%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.76%) German Language
12 6 (0.57%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.57%) Games
12 6 (0.57%) Legal
12 6 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.48%) Billing
14 4 (0.38%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.29%) Front Office
15 3 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 196 (18.63%) Analyst
2 170 (16.16%) Network Engineer
3 118 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 81 (7.70%) Support Analyst
5 78 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 71 (6.75%) Architect
6 71 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 67 (6.37%) Consultant
8 60 (5.70%) Security Engineer
9 52 (4.94%) Service Analyst
10 51 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
11 43 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
12 41 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
13 40 (3.80%) Administrator
14 34 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 34 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
15 32 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 31 (2.95%) Network Security Engineer
17 27 (2.57%) IT Support
17 27 (2.57%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.04%) Web Services
2 30 (2.85%) XML
3 26 (2.47%) HTML
4 20 (1.90%) .NET
5 19 (1.81%) CSS
6 15 (1.43%) XMPP
7 14 (1.33%) SOAP
8 12 (1.14%) Ajax
8 12 (1.14%) Application Packaging
8 12 (1.14%) Middleware
8 12 (1.14%) LAMP
9 10 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (0.95%) COM
10 8 (0.76%) JSON
10 8 (0.76%) REST
10 8 (0.76%) SAML
11 7 (0.67%) OAuth
12 4 (0.38%) HTML5
13 3 (0.29%) JTAPI
13 3 (0.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 185 (17.59%) Blackberry
2 42 (3.99%) PKI
3 34 (3.23%) iPad
4 32 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.66%) iPhone
7 26 (2.47%) Replication
8 25 (2.38%) Hedge funds
9 21 (2.00%) Clustering
10 20 (1.90%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.90%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.71%) Computer Science
12 13 (1.24%) Cryptography
13 12 (1.14%) CMDB
13 12 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.14%) Open Source
14 11 (1.05%) NHS
15 10 (0.95%) PDA
15 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 549 (52.19%) Windows
2 246 (23.38%) Windows 7
3 180 (17.11%) Windows XP
4 137 (13.02%) Linux
5 136 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (6.94%) UNIX
8 67 (6.37%) Windows 2000
9 54 (5.13%) NetWare
10 51 (4.85%) Apple iOS
11 38 (3.61%) Windows Vista
12 29 (2.76%) Solaris
13 28 (2.66%) Android
14 26 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (1.62%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (1.52%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.05%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.95%) Windows Phone
19 8 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (18.82%) ITIL
2 68 (6.46%) Network Design
3 64 (6.08%) Load Balancing
4 62 (5.89%) Project Management
5 54 (5.13%) Network Management
6 51 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 49 (4.66%) Incident Management
8 48 (4.56%) ITSM
9 44 (4.18%) Migration
10 39 (3.71%) Service Management
10 39 (3.71%) Capacity Planning
11 35 (3.33%) Change Management
12 34 (3.23%) Problem Management
13 32 (3.04%) Information Security
14 30 (2.85%) Network Monitoring
15 27 (2.57%) Service Delivery
16 26 (2.47%) Configuration Management
16 26 (2.47%) PRINCE2
17 25 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
18 22 (2.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (8.37%) SQL
2 83 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 47 (4.47%) VBScript
3 47 (4.47%) Java
4 31 (2.95%) Perl
4 31 (2.95%) C
5 23 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.19%) VB
6 22 (2.09%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.62%) Ruby
8 15 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.95%) C++
10 8 (0.76%) C#
10 8 (0.76%) PHP
10 8 (0.76%) Python
10 8 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.095%) Lisp
12 1 (0.095%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.095%) VBA
Qualifications
1 226 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (14.35%) CCNP
3 106 (10.08%) CCNA
4 94 (8.94%) Security Cleared
5 80 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 71 (6.75%) SC Cleared
7 52 (4.94%) Degree
8 50 (4.75%) CCIE
9 40 (3.80%) MCSE
10 30 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (2.00%) CCSP
12 20 (1.90%) CISSP
13 18 (1.71%) MCITP
14 16 (1.52%) MCSA
14 16 (1.52%) MCP
15 13 (1.24%) CCDP
16 11 (1.05%) CCIP
16 11 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.86%) PMP
17 9 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.23%) SLA
2 19 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.33%) QA
5 9 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.38%) COBIT
8 1 (0.095%) TickIT
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 395 (37.55%) Active Directory
2 121 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (5.32%) XenDesktop
4 47 (4.47%) vSphere
5 39 (3.71%) XenApp
6 36 (3.42%) Hyper-V
7 30 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.09%) VMware ESX
9 17 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.43%) UAG
11 14 (1.33%) Xen
12 13 (1.24%) ProxySG
12 13 (1.24%) KVM
13 12 (1.14%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.95%) XenServer
14 10 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (0.95%) Samba
15 8 (0.76%) Squid
15 8 (0.76%) Postfix
15 8 (0.76%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 77 (7.32%) SCCM
2 48 (4.56%) ServiceCenter
3 35 (3.33%) Puppet
4 29 (2.76%) WSUS
4 29 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 28 (2.66%) Backup Exec
6 22 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 21 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.62%) NetBackup
10 11 (1.05%) FortiGate
10 11 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (1.05%) SCOM
11 9 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
11 9 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 8 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.67%) Netcool
13 7 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 464 (44.11%) Cisco
2 373 (35.46%) Microsoft
3 224 (21.29%) Citrix
4 191 (18.16%) VMware
5 182 (17.30%) HP
6 148 (14.07%) CheckPoint
7 130 (12.36%) Juniper
8 65 (6.18%) Lotus
9 61 (5.80%) Oracle
9 61 (5.80%) F5
10 58 (5.51%) Symantec
11 57 (5.42%) Novell
12 46 (4.37%) Blue Coat
13 43 (4.09%) Apple
14 35 (3.33%) NetApp
15 32 (3.04%) Nortel
16 31 (2.95%) IBM
17 30 (2.85%) Red Hat
17 30 (2.85%) SolarWinds
18 27 (2.57%) McAfee
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