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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 160 196 168
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 658 481 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.05% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 7.94% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 248 248
Average daily rate
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£330 £295 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 70
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -15.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £15.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+9.63% -19.73%
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +73 302 £338 -1.45% 78
South East -21 172 £375 +15.38% 44
South West 0 47 £363 +10.85% 27
North West +3 41 £318 +78.87% 13
East of England +15 36 £390 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire 0 27 £285 +10.67% 18
West Midlands 0 16 £250 -13.41% 13
East Midlands -12 15 £306 +178.40% 14
North East -6 2 £285 +1.78% 3
Midlands - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 699 (54.35%) Firewall
2 671 (52.18%) Cisco
3 606 (47.12%) Windows
4 435 (33.83%) WAN
5 416 (32.35%) LAN
6 370 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
7 351 (27.29%) Microsoft
8 342 (26.59%) Active Directory
9 285 (22.16%) MPLS
10 264 (20.53%) VMware
11 261 (20.30%) TCP/IP
12 260 (20.22%) BGP
13 249 (19.36%) OSPF
14 247 (19.21%) ITIL
15 244 (18.97%) DNS
16 241 (18.74%) Windows 7
17 238 (18.51%) CheckPoint
18 237 (18.43%) Citrix
19 230 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
20 228 (17.73%) CCNP
21 226 (17.57%) Juniper
22 199 (15.47%) Linux
23 196 (15.24%) MS Office
24 191 (14.85%) IPsec
25 184 (14.31%) Wireless
26 182 (14.15%) Network Security
27 181 (14.07%) CCNA
28 179 (13.92%) SSL
29 178 (13.84%) VLAN
30 170 (13.22%) Internet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 147 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 88 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (6.07%) IIS
3 78 (6.07%) SharePoint
4 65 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 61 (4.74%) Lync
6 60 (4.67%) Apache
7 32 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (2.41%) IBM Notes
9 27 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.79%) nginx
11 21 (1.63%) WorkSite
12 19 (1.48%) Confluence
13 18 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (1.32%) MediaWiki
15 15 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
16 12 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
17 9 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
17 9 (0.70%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 196 (15.24%) MS Office
2 163 (12.67%) MS Excel
3 31 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.078%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.078%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.078%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.70%) assyst
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.078%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.64%) Office 365
2 28 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.17%) SaaS
4 15 (1.17%) IaaS
5 10 (0.78%) PaaS
5 10 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.70%) CloudFront
7 6 (0.47%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.078%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.078%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 699 (54.35%) Firewall
2 435 (33.83%) WAN
3 416 (32.35%) LAN
4 285 (22.16%) MPLS
5 261 (20.30%) TCP/IP
6 260 (20.22%) BGP
7 249 (19.36%) OSPF
8 244 (18.97%) DNS
9 230 (17.88%) Cisco ASA
10 191 (14.85%) IPsec
11 184 (14.31%) Wireless
12 182 (14.15%) Network Security
13 179 (13.92%) SSL
14 178 (13.84%) VLAN
15 170 (13.22%) Internet
16 152 (11.82%) VoIP
17 151 (11.74%) DHCP
18 116 (9.02%) SAN
19 115 (8.94%) Cisco Nexus
20 113 (8.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.03%) MySQL
3 33 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.09%) DB2
7 13 (1.01%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.78%) Big Data
9 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.39%) Redis
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.31%) SQLite
14 3 (0.23%) MS Access
15 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.10%) Subversion
4 19 (1.48%) JIRA
5 17 (1.32%) Hudson
6 14 (1.09%) MSI
7 7 (0.54%) Xcode
7 7 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.47%) Gerrit
8 6 (0.47%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.31%) Gradle
9 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 4 (0.31%) Maven
9 4 (0.31%) JMeter
9 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.23%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.16%) Ant
12 1 (0.078%) NUnit
General
1 143 (11.12%) Finance
2 141 (10.96%) Telecoms
3 53 (4.12%) Banking
4 40 (3.11%) Law
5 29 (2.26%) Legal
6 18 (1.40%) Retail
7 17 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.93%) Games
10 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.70%) Marketing
11 9 (0.70%) French Language
12 8 (0.62%) Local Government
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Publishing
14 4 (0.31%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.23%) German Language
15 3 (0.23%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 299 (23.25%) Network Engineer
2 218 (16.95%) Analyst
3 115 (8.94%) Support Engineer
4 114 (8.86%) Architect
5 83 (6.45%) Consultant
6 78 (6.07%) Service Analyst
6 78 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
6 78 (6.07%) Security Engineer
7 53 (4.12%) Network Analyst
8 51 (3.97%) Support Analyst
8 51 (3.97%) Desktop Support
8 51 (3.97%) IP Engineer
9 50 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
10 49 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 49 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 48 (3.73%) Network Support
12 44 (3.42%) Developer
13 36 (2.80%) Design Engineer
14 34 (2.64%) Senior Network Engineer
15 31 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.59%) Web Services
2 43 (3.34%) HTML
3 40 (3.11%) XML
4 29 (2.26%) CSS
5 26 (2.02%) .NET
6 19 (1.48%) SOAP
6 19 (1.48%) Ajax
6 19 (1.48%) JSON
7 17 (1.32%) HTML5
8 15 (1.17%) COM
9 12 (0.93%) LAMP
9 12 (0.93%) Regular Expression
10 9 (0.70%) J2EE
11 8 (0.62%) RESTful
11 8 (0.62%) Application Packaging
11 8 (0.62%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.62%) REST
12 6 (0.47%) jQuery
12 6 (0.47%) Middleware
13 5 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 70 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.51%) PKI
4 47 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
5 40 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.95%) iPad
7 37 (2.88%) Clustering
8 35 (2.72%) iPhone
9 32 (2.49%) SecurID
10 29 (2.26%) Replication
11 23 (1.79%) FlexPod
12 20 (1.56%) CMDB
13 19 (1.48%) Wiki
14 18 (1.40%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.24%) Handset
16 13 (1.01%) Hedge funds
17 12 (0.93%) Open Source
17 12 (0.93%) Fat Client
17 12 (0.93%) Online Games
17 12 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 606 (47.12%) Windows
2 241 (18.74%) Windows 7
3 199 (15.47%) Linux
4 140 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 97 (7.54%) UNIX
7 95 (7.39%) Windows XP
8 88 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (4.43%) Windows 8
10 42 (3.27%) CentOS
11 36 (2.80%) Apple iOS
12 35 (2.72%) Ubuntu
13 32 (2.49%) Android
14 24 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.63%) Windows 2000
15 21 (1.63%) Solaris
16 20 (1.56%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.32%) SUSE
17 17 (1.32%) Debian
17 17 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (19.21%) ITIL
2 134 (10.42%) Load Balancing
3 91 (7.08%) Migration
4 81 (6.30%) Service Management
5 77 (5.99%) Project Management
6 70 (5.44%) Network Design
7 65 (5.05%) Change Management
8 59 (4.59%) Network Management
9 50 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
10 45 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (3.34%) Information Security
11 43 (3.34%) Service Delivery
12 42 (3.27%) PRINCE2
13 40 (3.11%) Incident Management
13 40 (3.11%) Network Monitoring
14 39 (3.03%) Configuration Management
15 36 (2.80%) Mentoring
16 35 (2.72%) DevOps
17 34 (2.64%) E-Commerce
17 34 (2.64%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 104 (8.09%) SQL
2 53 (4.12%) Perl
3 36 (2.80%) JavaScript
4 35 (2.72%) Java
5 28 (2.18%) Python
5 28 (2.18%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.02%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.02%) Shell Script
6 26 (2.02%) C
7 22 (1.71%) Ruby
8 20 (1.56%) PHP
9 18 (1.40%) Objective-C
10 13 (1.01%) C++
11 10 (0.78%) C#
12 9 (0.70%) VBScript
13 5 (0.39%) R
14 4 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
14 4 (0.31%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.16%) VB
16 1 (0.078%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 370 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
2 228 (17.73%) CCNP
3 181 (14.07%) CCNA
4 135 (10.50%) Security Cleared
5 115 (8.94%) CCIE
6 113 (8.79%) SC Cleared
7 72 (5.60%) Degree
8 71 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (4.20%) MCSE
10 50 (3.89%) CCIP
11 46 (3.58%) CISSP
12 29 (2.26%) CCDP
13 26 (2.02%) JNCIP
14 23 (1.79%) CCSP
15 22 (1.71%) JNCIA
15 22 (1.71%) CCSE
16 21 (1.63%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.56%) CCSA
18 19 (1.48%) MCP
19 18 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.00%) SLA
2 46 (3.58%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.54%) COBIT
6 7 (0.54%) QA
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.078%) COSO
System Software
1 342 (26.59%) Active Directory
2 161 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (6.45%) vSphere
4 59 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 36 (2.80%) XenApp
6 31 (2.41%) vCloud
7 28 (2.18%) XenServer
8 26 (2.02%) Firmware
9 25 (1.94%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 21 (1.63%) ProxySG
11 20 (1.56%) Terminal Server
12 19 (1.48%) Postfix
13 18 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
13 18 (1.40%) Samba
14 17 (1.32%) Terminal Services
15 14 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
16 12 (0.93%) Snort
16 12 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 84 (6.53%) SCCM
2 31 (2.41%) Puppet
3 24 (1.87%) FortiGate
4 23 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 22 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (1.63%) ZABBIX
7 18 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (1.40%) RANCID
8 17 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
9 16 (1.24%) HP UCMDB
9 16 (1.24%) Salt
9 16 (1.24%) MIMEsweeper
10 15 (1.17%) OpenNMS
10 15 (1.17%) Ansible
11 14 (1.09%) Nagios
12 13 (1.01%) SCOM
13 12 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
14 11 (0.86%) WSUS
15 10 (0.78%) MOM
16 9 (0.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 671 (52.18%) Cisco
2 351 (27.29%) Microsoft
3 264 (20.53%) VMware
4 238 (18.51%) CheckPoint
5 237 (18.43%) Citrix
6 226 (17.57%) Juniper
7 138 (10.73%) F5
8 131 (10.19%) HP
9 89 (6.92%) Blue Coat
10 77 (5.99%) McAfee
11 53 (4.12%) Oracle
12 52 (4.04%) SolarWinds
13 48 (3.73%) CA
14 47 (3.65%) Remedy
15 42 (3.27%) Symantec
15 42 (3.27%) Nokia
16 40 (3.11%) NetApp
16 40 (3.11%) Dell
17 39 (3.03%) Red Hat
18 37 (2.88%) IBM
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
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West Midlands
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Dartford, Kent
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Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: £140 per day - 6 Month Contract +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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