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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 192 188 201
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 613 535 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 1.12% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.35% 8.16% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 252 230
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £163 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.35 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +4 284 £375 - 76
South East +8 150 £399 +32.91% 50
Yorkshire +4 36 £314 +2.86% 19
East of England -7 33 £263 -26.31% 15
North West -6 32 £300 +22.44% 19
South West -7 29 £350 -12.50% 19
West Midlands +5 26 £320 +4.48% 15
North East -14 13 £321 +13.73% 1
East Midlands -9 11 £369 +47.50% 7
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 767 (59.27%) Firewall
2 700 (54.10%) Cisco
3 543 (41.96%) Windows
4 510 (39.41%) LAN
5 499 (38.56%) WAN
6 373 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
7 367 (28.36%) Active Directory
8 348 (26.89%) Microsoft
9 321 (24.81%) MPLS
10 307 (23.72%) DNS
11 292 (22.57%) Juniper
12 291 (22.49%) TCP/IP
13 289 (22.33%) VMware
14 273 (21.10%) CheckPoint
15 262 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
16 246 (19.01%) BGP
17 240 (18.55%) CCNP
18 239 (18.47%) ITIL
19 235 (18.16%) Wireless
20 227 (17.54%) Citrix
21 226 (17.47%) Network Security
22 222 (17.16%) Linux
23 219 (16.92%) OSPF
24 218 (16.85%) Data Centre
25 200 (15.46%) Windows 7
26 199 (15.38%) SSL
27 195 (15.07%) VLAN
28 191 (14.76%) IPsec
29 189 (14.61%) CCNA
30 182 (14.06%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 130 (10.05%) MS Exchange
2 90 (6.96%) IIS
3 82 (6.34%) Lync
4 76 (5.87%) Apache
4 76 (5.87%) SharePoint
5 67 (5.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (2.78%) nginx
7 33 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (2.40%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.70%) IBM Notes
11 20 (1.55%) Confluence
12 18 (1.39%) JBoss
13 17 (1.31%) Mule ESB
14 16 (1.24%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.93%) Node.js
15 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.93%) WorkSite
16 11 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 181 (13.99%) MS Office
2 172 (13.29%) MS Excel
3 57 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 39 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.077%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.077%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.23%) assyst
3 3 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.077%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.077%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.077%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.71%) Office 365
3 28 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.78%) PaaS
5 22 (1.70%) IaaS
6 17 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (1.31%) SaaS
7 12 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.70%) CloudFront
10 7 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.15%) Google Drive
14 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 767 (59.27%) Firewall
2 510 (39.41%) LAN
3 499 (38.56%) WAN
4 321 (24.81%) MPLS
5 307 (23.72%) DNS
6 291 (22.49%) TCP/IP
7 262 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
8 246 (19.01%) BGP
9 235 (18.16%) Wireless
10 226 (17.47%) Network Security
11 219 (16.92%) OSPF
12 199 (15.38%) SSL
13 195 (15.07%) VLAN
14 191 (14.76%) IPsec
15 165 (12.75%) DHCP
16 161 (12.44%) Internet
17 153 (11.82%) VoIP
18 134 (10.36%) SAN
19 120 (9.27%) Cisco Nexus
20 117 (9.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.80%) MySQL
3 40 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.93%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (1.16%) Redis
7 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.00%) Big Data
9 12 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.46%) JasperReports
12 5 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.39%) SQLite
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.23%) DB2
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.15%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.15%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 48 (3.71%) Git (software)
2 46 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 28 (2.16%) Subversion
4 23 (1.78%) JIRA
5 19 (1.47%) Gerrit
6 17 (1.31%) SonarQube
6 17 (1.31%) Hudson
6 17 (1.31%) Artifactory
7 14 (1.08%) Mercurial
8 11 (0.85%) Maven
9 8 (0.62%) Ant
9 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.54%) Gradle
10 7 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.54%) JMeter
10 7 (0.54%) Selenium
11 6 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.39%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 182 (14.06%) Finance
2 128 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.40%) Banking
4 23 (1.78%) Multimedia
4 23 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.70%) Law
6 21 (1.62%) Legal
7 20 (1.55%) Retail
8 14 (1.08%) Back Office
8 14 (1.08%) Marketing
9 12 (0.93%) Local Government
9 12 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.85%) Electronics
10 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.77%) Publishing
12 9 (0.70%) Billing
12 9 (0.70%) French Language
13 5 (0.39%) German Language
13 5 (0.39%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 326 (25.19%) Network Engineer
2 189 (14.61%) Analyst
3 141 (10.90%) Architect
4 92 (7.11%) Support Engineer
5 78 (6.03%) Security Engineer
6 75 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 57 (4.40%) Consultant
8 55 (4.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 54 (4.17%) Service Analyst
10 53 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
10 53 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 49 (3.79%) Desktop Support
12 48 (3.71%) Network Analyst
13 42 (3.25%) Senior Network Engineer
14 41 (3.17%) Support Analyst
15 38 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
15 38 (2.94%) Network Support
16 33 (2.55%) Project Manager
17 32 (2.47%) Administrator
18 31 (2.40%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.49%) Web Services
2 31 (2.40%) HTML
3 30 (2.32%) LAMP
4 27 (2.09%) CSS
5 26 (2.01%) .NET
6 22 (1.70%) J2EE
7 20 (1.55%) XML
8 16 (1.24%) Middleware
9 15 (1.16%) Ajax
10 14 (1.08%) SOAP
11 13 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.93%) HTML5
13 11 (0.85%) XMPP
13 11 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (0.77%) COM
15 9 (0.70%) JSON
15 9 (0.70%) jQuery
16 7 (0.54%) SAML
17 6 (0.46%) Spring
17 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 218 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.80%) PKI
3 78 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 59 (4.56%) Blackberry
6 53 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 33 (2.55%) Clustering
9 28 (2.16%) Replication
10 26 (2.01%) iPhone
11 22 (1.70%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.39%) iPad
12 18 (1.39%) Wiki
12 18 (1.39%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.24%) SecurID
14 15 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.08%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.93%) CMDB
17 11 (0.85%) Fat Client
17 11 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 543 (41.96%) Windows
2 222 (17.16%) Linux
3 200 (15.46%) Windows 7
4 125 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (8.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (7.65%) UNIX
6 99 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (4.33%) Windows XP
8 45 (3.48%) Android
9 40 (3.09%) CentOS
10 39 (3.01%) Windows 8
10 39 (3.01%) Solaris
11 36 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 22 (1.70%) Mac OS X
13 17 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.00%) Debian
16 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
17 7 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (18.47%) ITIL
2 137 (10.59%) Load Balancing
3 93 (7.19%) Migration
4 81 (6.26%) Project Management
5 79 (6.11%) Service Management
6 78 (6.03%) Network Management
7 66 (5.10%) Information Security
8 65 (5.02%) Network Design
9 56 (4.33%) Kalman Filter
10 54 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 50 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 49 (3.79%) PRINCE2
13 48 (3.71%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
14 47 (3.63%) DevOps
15 43 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (3.32%) Incident Management
16 42 (3.25%) Change Management
17 41 (3.17%) Configuration Management
18 36 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 117 (9.04%) SQL
2 59 (4.56%) Python
3 52 (4.02%) Perl
4 42 (3.25%) Java
5 39 (3.01%) PHP
5 39 (3.01%) Ruby
6 37 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 35 (2.70%) C
8 33 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 27 (2.09%) JavaScript
10 25 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 16 (1.24%) C++
12 14 (1.08%) VB
13 9 (0.70%) VBScript
13 9 (0.70%) C#
14 3 (0.23%) Lisp
15 2 (0.15%) Tcl
16 1 (0.077%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.077%) ABAP
16 1 (0.077%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 373 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (18.55%) CCNP
3 189 (14.61%) CCNA
4 126 (9.74%) Security Cleared
5 103 (7.96%) SC Cleared
6 93 (7.19%) Degree
7 85 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 83 (6.41%) CCIE
9 50 (3.86%) MCSE
10 45 (3.48%) CCIP
11 39 (3.01%) CISSP
12 30 (2.32%) CCSE
13 29 (2.24%) CCDP
14 24 (1.85%) CCSA
15 22 (1.70%) DV Cleared
16 21 (1.62%) JNCIA
16 21 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 21 (1.62%) Check Point Certification
16 21 (1.62%) MCSA
16 21 (1.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.87%) SLA
2 40 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.55%) QA
5 15 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.70%) COBIT
7 7 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.31%) COSO
10 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 367 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 170 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (8.04%) vSphere
4 67 (5.18%) XenApp
5 62 (4.79%) Hyper-V
6 51 (3.94%) vCloud
7 34 (2.63%) XenServer
8 27 (2.09%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (1.55%) Samba
11 19 (1.47%) ProxySG
11 19 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 18 (1.39%) iptables
12 18 (1.39%) VMware ESX
13 17 (1.31%) Snort
13 17 (1.31%) Docker
13 17 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (1.24%) Postfix
15 14 (1.08%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.93%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 72 (5.56%) SCCM
2 51 (3.94%) Puppet
3 36 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 35 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 24 (1.85%) Nagios
7 23 (1.78%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.78%) Ansible
7 23 (1.78%) Salt
8 19 (1.47%) FortiGate
9 18 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
10 17 (1.31%) logstash
10 17 (1.31%) Kibana
10 17 (1.31%) RANCID
10 17 (1.31%) Rundeck
11 16 (1.24%) HAProxy
11 16 (1.24%) MIMEsweeper
12 12 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
12 12 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
13 11 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 700 (54.10%) Cisco
2 348 (26.89%) Microsoft
3 292 (22.57%) Juniper
4 289 (22.33%) VMware
5 273 (21.10%) CheckPoint
6 227 (17.54%) Citrix
7 149 (11.51%) F5
8 107 (8.27%) HP
9 105 (8.11%) Blue Coat
10 87 (6.72%) SolarWinds
11 64 (4.95%) Red Hat
12 55 (4.25%) McAfee
13 54 (4.17%) Oracle
14 51 (3.94%) NetApp
15 50 (3.86%) Infoblox
16 47 (3.63%) CA
17 40 (3.09%) Dell
18 38 (2.94%) Nokia
19 37 (2.86%) Aruba
20 32 (2.47%) Remedy
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