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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 177 199 195
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 624 516 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.08% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.50% 8.20% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 259 207
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £140 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 59
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +31 278 £375 - 81
South East -1 153 £398 +50.00% 59
North West -15 45 £300 +22.44% 20
West Midlands +17 38 £325 -18.75% 10
East of England +6 35 £290 -9.37% 17
Yorkshire -2 31 £316 +15.00% 10
South West +12 26 £360 -15.29% 24
East Midlands -8 15 £400 +60.00% 4
North East -8 11 £411 +46.87% 4
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 756 (58.24%) Firewall
2 699 (53.85%) Cisco
3 550 (42.37%) Windows
4 494 (38.06%) LAN
5 482 (37.13%) WAN
6 387 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
7 353 (27.20%) Microsoft
8 344 (26.50%) Active Directory
9 329 (25.35%) MPLS
10 281 (21.65%) Juniper
10 281 (21.65%) DNS
11 273 (21.03%) VMware
12 270 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
13 260 (20.03%) TCP/IP
14 255 (19.65%) ITIL
15 249 (19.18%) CheckPoint
16 247 (19.03%) CCNP
17 246 (18.95%) BGP
18 234 (18.03%) OSPF
19 233 (17.95%) Wireless
20 231 (17.80%) Network Security
21 222 (17.10%) Citrix
22 210 (16.18%) Linux
23 201 (15.49%) VLAN
24 199 (15.33%) SSL
25 196 (15.10%) CCNA
25 196 (15.10%) Windows 7
26 182 (14.02%) IPsec
27 174 (13.41%) MS Office
28 172 (13.25%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 134 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 88 (6.78%) IIS
3 74 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (5.39%) Apache
5 68 (5.24%) SharePoint
6 66 (5.08%) Lync
7 39 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (2.47%) nginx
9 26 (2.00%) IBM Notes
10 25 (1.93%) Tomcat
11 24 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (1.54%) Confluence
13 18 (1.39%) MediaWiki
14 13 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
15 12 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.92%) WorkSite
16 11 (0.85%) JBoss
16 11 (0.85%) Mule ESB
17 10 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 174 (13.41%) MS Office
2 165 (12.71%) MS Excel
3 53 (4.08%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.54%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.077%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.077%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) assyst
2 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.077%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.077%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.08%) Office 365
3 34 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (1.85%) IaaS
5 23 (1.77%) PaaS
6 17 (1.31%) SaaS
6 17 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.69%) CloudFront
10 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.31%) Google Drive
13 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 756 (58.24%) Firewall
2 494 (38.06%) LAN
3 482 (37.13%) WAN
4 329 (25.35%) MPLS
5 281 (21.65%) DNS
6 270 (20.80%) Cisco ASA
7 260 (20.03%) TCP/IP
8 246 (18.95%) BGP
9 234 (18.03%) OSPF
10 233 (17.95%) Wireless
11 231 (17.80%) Network Security
12 201 (15.49%) VLAN
13 199 (15.33%) SSL
14 182 (14.02%) IPsec
15 172 (13.25%) Internet
16 157 (12.10%) VoIP
17 142 (10.94%) DHCP
18 116 (8.94%) SAN
19 114 (8.78%) Ethernet
20 111 (8.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.08%) MySQL
3 39 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 17 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.00%) Big Data
9 12 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (0.77%) Redis
11 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.46%) JasperReports
13 5 (0.39%) SQLite
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.15%) DTS
15 2 (0.15%) DB2
15 2 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.15%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 46 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 42 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 32 (2.47%) Subversion
4 23 (1.77%) JIRA
5 18 (1.39%) Hudson
6 12 (0.92%) Gerrit
7 11 (0.85%) Artifactory
7 11 (0.85%) SonarQube
8 9 (0.69%) Maven
8 9 (0.69%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.54%) Ant
10 6 (0.46%) MSI
11 5 (0.39%) Selenium
11 5 (0.39%) Gradle
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.39%) JMeter
12 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.15%) PhantomJS
General
1 166 (12.79%) Finance
2 133 (10.25%) Telecoms
3 52 (4.01%) Banking
4 21 (1.62%) Investment Banking
4 21 (1.62%) Retail
5 19 (1.46%) Multimedia
6 18 (1.39%) Law
7 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.92%) Games
8 12 (0.92%) Legal
8 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.92%) Marketing
9 11 (0.85%) Back Office
10 10 (0.77%) Publishing
11 9 (0.69%) Local Government
12 8 (0.62%) Billing
12 8 (0.62%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) French Language
14 5 (0.39%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 331 (25.50%) Network Engineer
2 193 (14.87%) Analyst
3 152 (11.71%) Architect
4 96 (7.40%) Support Engineer
5 81 (6.24%) Security Engineer
6 66 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 65 (5.01%) Consultant
8 61 (4.70%) Service Desk Analyst
9 60 (4.62%) Service Analyst
10 54 (4.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 53 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
12 45 (3.47%) Network Analyst
13 42 (3.24%) Network Support
14 41 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
14 41 (3.16%) Desktop Support
15 40 (3.08%) Support Analyst
16 37 (2.85%) Senior Network Engineer
17 35 (2.70%) IP Engineer
18 34 (2.62%) Network Architect
18 34 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (5.16%) Web Services
2 35 (2.70%) HTML
3 28 (2.16%) CSS
4 25 (1.93%) XML
5 21 (1.62%) LAMP
6 20 (1.54%) .NET
7 19 (1.46%) Ajax
8 18 (1.39%) SOAP
9 15 (1.16%) J2EE
10 14 (1.08%) COM
11 13 (1.00%) Middleware
12 12 (0.92%) HTML5
13 9 (0.69%) JSON
13 9 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (0.62%) jQuery
15 7 (0.54%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.54%) SAML
16 6 (0.46%) WAP
16 6 (0.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.24%) PKI
2 73 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.78%) Blackberry
4 57 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 34 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 34 (2.62%) Clustering
7 28 (2.16%) iPhone
8 27 (2.08%) Open Source
9 24 (1.85%) Replication
10 23 (1.77%) SecurID
10 23 (1.77%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.62%) Wiki
12 19 (1.46%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.39%) iPad
14 15 (1.16%) CMDB
15 14 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 14 (1.08%) NHS
16 13 (1.00%) Handset
17 12 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 550 (42.37%) Windows
2 210 (16.18%) Linux
3 196 (15.10%) Windows 7
4 130 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 104 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 93 (7.16%) UNIX
8 67 (5.16%) Windows XP
9 44 (3.39%) CentOS
10 39 (3.00%) Ubuntu
11 38 (2.93%) Windows 8
12 35 (2.70%) Android
13 33 (2.54%) Solaris
14 23 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.46%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.31%) Apple iOS
17 16 (1.23%) Debian
18 12 (0.92%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.54%) AIX
19 7 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (19.65%) ITIL
2 145 (11.17%) Load Balancing
3 104 (8.01%) Migration
4 89 (6.86%) Network Management
5 81 (6.24%) Project Management
6 76 (5.86%) Service Management
7 68 (5.24%) Network Design
8 61 (4.70%) Information Security
9 57 (4.39%) Kalman Filter
10 51 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (3.85%) Change Management
11 50 (3.85%) Incident Management
12 47 (3.62%) Configuration Management
13 46 (3.54%) DevOps
14 45 (3.47%) Service Delivery
15 43 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (2.93%) PRINCE2
18 37 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
19 36 (2.77%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 118 (9.09%) SQL
2 52 (4.01%) Python
3 49 (3.78%) Java
3 49 (3.78%) Perl
4 35 (2.70%) PHP
5 34 (2.62%) Ruby
6 33 (2.54%) Bash Shell
7 31 (2.39%) PowerShell
7 31 (2.39%) C
8 30 (2.31%) JavaScript
9 25 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.08%) C++
11 13 (1.00%) C#
12 6 (0.46%) VBScript
13 5 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.31%) VB
15 3 (0.23%) Lisp
16 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.15%) Tcl
17 1 (0.077%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 387 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
2 247 (19.03%) CCNP
3 196 (15.10%) CCNA
4 139 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 112 (8.63%) SC Cleared
6 102 (7.86%) Degree
7 96 (7.40%) CCIE
8 79 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 59 (4.55%) CCIP
10 50 (3.85%) MCSE
10 50 (3.85%) CISSP
11 32 (2.47%) CCDP
12 28 (2.16%) DV Cleared
12 28 (2.16%) JNCIP
13 27 (2.08%) JNCIA
14 23 (1.77%) CCSE
15 22 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (1.46%) JNCIS
17 18 (1.39%) CCSA
18 16 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.47%) SLA
2 49 (3.78%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.16%) QA
6 11 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.69%) COBIT
8 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.31%) COSO
10 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.077%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.077%) PMBOK
System Software
1 344 (26.50%) Active Directory
2 153 (11.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (6.93%) vSphere
4 60 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 53 (4.08%) XenApp
6 42 (3.24%) vCloud
7 33 (2.54%) XenServer
8 24 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.69%) Samba
10 21 (1.62%) VMware ESX
11 20 (1.54%) iptables
12 19 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (1.39%) Firmware
13 18 (1.39%) Postfix
14 16 (1.23%) ProxySG
15 15 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (1.16%) Terminal Server
16 14 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (0.92%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 61 (4.70%) SCCM
2 46 (3.54%) Puppet
3 33 (2.54%) ZABBIX
4 30 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (2.16%) FortiGate
6 25 (1.93%) Nagios
7 19 (1.46%) Salt
7 19 (1.46%) Ansible
8 18 (1.39%) RANCID
8 18 (1.39%) Backup Exec
9 15 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
9 15 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
10 14 (1.08%) SCOM
11 12 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
12 11 (0.85%) WSUS
12 11 (0.85%) CiscoWorks
12 11 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
12 11 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
12 11 (0.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 699 (53.85%) Cisco
2 353 (27.20%) Microsoft
3 281 (21.65%) Juniper
4 273 (21.03%) VMware
5 249 (19.18%) CheckPoint
6 222 (17.10%) Citrix
7 158 (12.17%) F5
8 113 (8.71%) HP
9 92 (7.09%) Blue Coat
10 80 (6.16%) SolarWinds
11 70 (5.39%) McAfee
12 53 (4.08%) Red Hat
13 52 (4.01%) CA
14 51 (3.93%) Oracle
15 49 (3.78%) NetApp
16 48 (3.70%) Infoblox
17 36 (2.77%) Nokia
18 32 (2.47%) Remedy
19 31 (2.39%) Aruba
20 29 (2.23%) AppSense
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500 - £600 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Around £300 per day.
Posted: 6 days ago