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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 172 182 151
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Contract jobs citing VPN 638 526 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.12% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% 8.25% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 282 285
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 46 89
Average hourly rate £17.93 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.08% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 +69 314 £338 -15.62% 60
South East -33 138 £328 -2.96% 32
East of England +3 48 £355 -8.38% 10
South West -11 43 £350 +7.69% 15
North West -28 26 £220 +62.96% 11
Yorkshire -3 23 £275 +10.00% 18
West Midlands -9 20 £214 -16.17% 7
East Midlands -4 18 £313 +184.09% 4
North East -25 5 - - 1
Midlands - - - -
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UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 707 (56.56%) Firewall
2 636 (50.88%) Cisco
3 576 (46.08%) Windows
4 395 (31.60%) WAN
5 382 (30.56%) LAN
6 365 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
7 340 (27.20%) Microsoft
8 339 (27.12%) Active Directory
9 272 (21.76%) TCP/IP
10 271 (21.68%) BGP
11 265 (21.20%) MPLS
12 255 (20.40%) CheckPoint
13 249 (19.92%) ITIL
14 246 (19.68%) Juniper
15 245 (19.60%) OSPF
16 241 (19.28%) VMware
17 240 (19.20%) DNS
18 227 (18.16%) CCNP
19 216 (17.28%) Windows 7
20 208 (16.64%) Citrix
21 205 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
22 201 (16.08%) MS Office
23 200 (16.00%) IPsec
24 199 (15.92%) VLAN
25 189 (15.12%) Network Security
26 183 (14.64%) SSL
27 181 (14.48%) Linux
28 161 (12.88%) Wireless
28 161 (12.88%) F5
29 160 (12.80%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 152 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 81 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (6.40%) SharePoint
4 64 (5.12%) IIS
5 60 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (4.16%) Lync
7 43 (3.44%) Apache
8 23 (1.84%) IBM Notes
9 22 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (1.36%) WorkSite
12 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (1.04%) nginx
15 12 (0.96%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (0.56%) Confluence
18 6 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
18 6 (0.48%) MediaWiki
19 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 201 (16.08%) MS Office
2 155 (12.40%) MS Excel
3 31 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.64%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.56%) MS Project
7 3 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.080%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.080%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.080%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) assyst
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.080%) Khalix
3 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.40%) Office 365
3 19 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.20%) SaaS
5 13 (1.04%) IaaS
6 10 (0.80%) PaaS
7 4 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.080%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 707 (56.56%) Firewall
2 395 (31.60%) WAN
3 382 (30.56%) LAN
4 272 (21.76%) TCP/IP
5 271 (21.68%) BGP
6 265 (21.20%) MPLS
7 245 (19.60%) OSPF
8 240 (19.20%) DNS
9 205 (16.40%) Cisco ASA
10 200 (16.00%) IPsec
11 199 (15.92%) VLAN
12 189 (15.12%) Network Security
13 183 (14.64%) SSL
14 161 (12.88%) Wireless
15 159 (12.72%) Internet
16 152 (12.16%) DHCP
17 136 (10.88%) VoIP
18 132 (10.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 119 (9.52%) SAN
20 113 (9.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.08%) MySQL
3 24 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.60%) DB2
5 17 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.04%) NoSQL
7 11 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.80%) Big Data
9 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.48%) MS Access
12 4 (0.32%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.24%) Redis
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.16%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.16%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.080%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.20%) Subversion
3 14 (1.12%) MSI
3 14 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.80%) Xcode
4 10 (0.80%) JIRA
5 8 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.48%) Hudson
7 3 (0.24%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.24%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.24%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.24%) Selenium
7 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.080%) Maven
9 1 (0.080%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.080%) Toad
9 1 (0.080%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.080%) Ant
General
1 156 (12.48%) Finance
2 139 (11.12%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.56%) Banking
4 41 (3.28%) Law
5 30 (2.40%) Legal
6 17 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.12%) Retail
10 12 (0.96%) Local Government
10 12 (0.96%) Marketing
11 10 (0.80%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.72%) Games
13 7 (0.56%) French Language
14 6 (0.48%) Back Office
15 4 (0.32%) Publishing
16 3 (0.24%) Advertising
17 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) German Language
18 1 (0.080%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (23.12%) Network Engineer
2 183 (14.64%) Analyst
3 106 (8.48%) Support Engineer
4 103 (8.24%) Architect
5 83 (6.64%) Security Engineer
6 80 (6.40%) Consultant
7 57 (4.56%) Support Analyst
8 56 (4.48%) Service Analyst
9 53 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 52 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 51 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
12 49 (3.92%) IP Engineer
13 46 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (3.68%) Desktop Support
14 45 (3.60%) Developer
15 44 (3.52%) Cisco Engineer
16 43 (3.44%) Network Support
16 43 (3.44%) Network Analyst
17 41 (3.28%) Design Engineer
18 37 (2.96%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.40%) Web Services
2 38 (3.04%) XML
3 33 (2.64%) HTML
4 23 (1.84%) CSS
5 20 (1.60%) JSON
6 19 (1.52%) .NET
7 17 (1.36%) Regular Expression
8 14 (1.12%) LAMP
9 13 (1.04%) Ajax
9 13 (1.04%) SOAP
10 12 (0.96%) Application Packaging
11 10 (0.80%) COM
11 10 (0.80%) HTML5
12 8 (0.64%) RESTful
12 8 (0.64%) Middleware
13 5 (0.40%) REST
14 4 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
15 3 (0.24%) jQuery
15 3 (0.24%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.24%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.08%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.88%) PKI
4 53 (4.24%) iPad
5 46 (3.68%) Clustering
6 43 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (2.80%) iPhone
7 35 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.56%) Replication
9 25 (2.00%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.76%) SecurID
11 19 (1.52%) FlexPod
12 18 (1.44%) Handset
13 15 (1.20%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.12%) CMDB
15 13 (1.04%) CESG
15 13 (1.04%) Open Source
16 12 (0.96%) Fat Client
16 12 (0.96%) Computer Science
16 12 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 576 (46.08%) Windows
2 216 (17.28%) Windows 7
3 181 (14.48%) Linux
4 156 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (8.72%) Windows XP
6 98 (7.84%) UNIX
7 96 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (3.60%) Windows 8
10 41 (3.28%) Apple iOS
11 29 (2.32%) Android
11 29 (2.32%) Ubuntu
12 28 (2.24%) CentOS
13 24 (1.92%) AIX
14 23 (1.84%) Solaris
15 22 (1.76%) Windows 2000
16 21 (1.68%) SUSE
16 21 (1.68%) Windows Vista
17 20 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (1.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (19.92%) ITIL
2 153 (12.24%) Load Balancing
3 79 (6.32%) Change Management
4 76 (6.08%) Service Management
4 76 (6.08%) Migration
5 70 (5.60%) Project Management
6 69 (5.52%) Network Management
7 60 (4.80%) Network Design
8 47 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
9 46 (3.68%) Mentoring
10 44 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
11 43 (3.44%) Network Architecture
12 42 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.28%) Service Delivery
14 38 (3.04%) ITSM
15 35 (2.80%) DevOps
16 33 (2.64%) Asset Management
17 32 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
17 32 (2.56%) Configuration Management
17 32 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 119 (9.52%) SQL
2 56 (4.48%) Perl
3 38 (3.04%) PowerShell
4 31 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 29 (2.32%) Java
6 28 (2.24%) Shell Script
7 24 (1.92%) Objective-C
8 22 (1.76%) Bash Shell
9 20 (1.60%) Python
9 20 (1.60%) PHP
10 18 (1.44%) C
11 17 (1.36%) Ruby
12 14 (1.12%) VBScript
13 10 (0.80%) C++
14 7 (0.56%) R
15 6 (0.48%) C#
15 6 (0.48%) VB
16 4 (0.32%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.32%) VBA
16 4 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 365 (29.20%) Cisco Certification
2 227 (18.16%) CCNP
3 160 (12.80%) CCNA
4 152 (12.16%) Security Cleared
5 124 (9.92%) SC Cleared
6 122 (9.76%) CCIE
7 58 (4.64%) Degree
8 54 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (3.60%) CISSP
10 36 (2.88%) CCSE
11 34 (2.72%) MCSE
12 33 (2.64%) CCSP
13 30 (2.40%) CCDP
14 29 (2.32%) CCSA
15 27 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (2.16%) CCIP
16 23 (1.84%) DV Cleared
17 21 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
17 21 (1.68%) JNCIP
18 17 (1.36%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.12%) SLA
2 46 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.80%) QA
5 5 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 339 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 143 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (6.72%) vSphere
4 73 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.56%) XenApp
6 30 (2.40%) ProxySG
7 25 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 23 (1.84%) XenServer
8 23 (1.84%) VMware ESX
8 23 (1.84%) Terminal Services
9 22 (1.76%) Firmware
10 18 (1.44%) Snort
10 18 (1.44%) FreeRADIUS
11 17 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (1.28%) Terminal Server
13 13 (1.04%) NFS
14 11 (0.88%) vCloud
15 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.80%) Postfix
16 9 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 83 (6.64%) SCCM
2 29 (2.32%) Puppet
3 28 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 24 (1.92%) FortiGate
6 21 (1.68%) RANCID
7 19 (1.52%) OpenNMS
8 18 (1.44%) SCOM
9 16 (1.28%) WSUS
9 16 (1.28%) Nagios
10 15 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
11 14 (1.12%) OpenView
12 13 (1.04%) Salt
13 11 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.80%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.80%) Ansible
14 10 (0.80%) HP UCMDB
15 9 (0.72%) ZABBIX
15 9 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 636 (50.88%) Cisco
2 340 (27.20%) Microsoft
3 255 (20.40%) CheckPoint
4 246 (19.68%) Juniper
5 241 (19.28%) VMware
6 208 (16.64%) Citrix
7 161 (12.88%) F5
8 148 (11.84%) HP
9 95 (7.60%) Blue Coat
10 62 (4.96%) McAfee
11 61 (4.88%) Nokia
12 59 (4.72%) Dell
13 51 (4.08%) Symantec
14 49 (3.92%) IBM
14 49 (3.92%) Oracle
14 49 (3.92%) SolarWinds
15 35 (2.80%) Avaya
16 34 (2.72%) Remedy
17 33 (2.64%) Red Hat
17 33 (2.64%) Apple
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £225 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £260.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Reigate
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Barnsley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago