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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 186 194 204
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 597 553 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.25% 7.98% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 280 259
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 61
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 +12 275 £400 +6.66% 80
South East +17 152 £398 +30.32% 42
South West -12 38 £450 +12.50% 21
East of England -20 31 £265 -25.61% 8
North West -24 29 £300 +7.14% 25
Yorkshire -3 28 £375 +22.95% 27
West Midlands -5 21 £320 +4.48% 9
East Midlands +3 11 £363 -22.04% 8
North East -21 10 £294 -9.53% 2
Midlands - 1 £475 -
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 733 (58.17%) Firewall
2 695 (55.16%) Cisco
3 507 (40.24%) Windows
4 497 (39.44%) LAN
4 497 (39.44%) WAN
5 379 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
6 350 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 320 (25.40%) Microsoft
8 319 (25.32%) MPLS
9 317 (25.16%) DNS
10 298 (23.65%) TCP/IP
11 289 (22.94%) CheckPoint
12 288 (22.86%) Juniper
13 281 (22.30%) VMware
14 259 (20.56%) BGP
15 255 (20.24%) CCNP
15 255 (20.24%) ITIL
16 252 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 240 (19.05%) Network Security
18 232 (18.41%) Wireless
19 224 (17.78%) OSPF
20 216 (17.14%) Linux
21 210 (16.67%) Data Centre
22 205 (16.27%) VLAN
23 204 (16.19%) IPsec
24 203 (16.11%) Citrix
25 197 (15.63%) SSL
26 196 (15.56%) Finance
27 194 (15.40%) CCNA
28 191 (15.16%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 119 (9.44%) MS Exchange
2 91 (7.22%) Lync
3 70 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 66 (5.24%) IIS
5 61 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 57 (4.52%) Apache
7 37 (2.94%) Tomcat
8 35 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (2.62%) nginx
10 30 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (1.51%) JBoss
12 14 (1.11%) Mule ESB
13 13 (1.03%) IBM Notes
13 13 (1.03%) WorkSite
13 13 (1.03%) Confluence
14 12 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.95%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.95%) Node.js
14 12 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 170 (13.49%) MS Office
2 165 (13.10%) MS Excel
3 56 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 41 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.40%) MS Project
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) assyst
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.079%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.079%) Eikon
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.25%) Office 365
3 22 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.59%) PaaS
5 19 (1.51%) IaaS
6 18 (1.43%) SaaS
6 18 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 8 (0.63%) Google Apps
9 7 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.32%) SoftLayer
11 4 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.24%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 733 (58.17%) Firewall
2 497 (39.44%) LAN
2 497 (39.44%) WAN
3 319 (25.32%) MPLS
4 317 (25.16%) DNS
5 298 (23.65%) TCP/IP
6 259 (20.56%) BGP
7 252 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 240 (19.05%) Network Security
9 232 (18.41%) Wireless
10 224 (17.78%) OSPF
11 205 (16.27%) VLAN
12 204 (16.19%) IPsec
13 197 (15.63%) SSL
14 180 (14.29%) DHCP
15 155 (12.30%) Internet
16 146 (11.59%) VoIP
17 128 (10.16%) SAN
18 123 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
19 118 (9.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.08%) MySQL
3 32 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.35%) Big Data
7 15 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.11%) Redis
8 14 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.48%) JasperReports
11 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.32%) DB2
13 3 (0.24%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.16%) SQLite
14 2 (0.16%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 42 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 39 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.67%) Subversion
4 18 (1.43%) Gerrit
5 17 (1.35%) JIRA
6 16 (1.27%) Artifactory
7 15 (1.19%) Mercurial
8 14 (1.11%) SonarQube
9 11 (0.87%) Hudson
9 11 (0.87%) Maven
10 10 (0.79%) Ant
11 8 (0.63%) JMeter
11 8 (0.63%) Metasploit
11 8 (0.63%) Selenium
11 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.56%) Gradle
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.40%) Jasmine
General
1 196 (15.56%) Finance
2 133 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.60%) Banking
4 35 (2.78%) Law
5 32 (2.54%) Legal
6 23 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.75%) Multimedia
8 17 (1.35%) Retail
9 16 (1.27%) Back Office
10 15 (1.19%) Marketing
11 13 (1.03%) Electronics
11 13 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.95%) Publishing
13 10 (0.79%) Billing
13 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.79%) Local Government
14 9 (0.71%) French Language
14 9 (0.71%) Advertising
15 5 (0.40%) German Language
15 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 336 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 173 (13.73%) Analyst
3 131 (10.40%) Architect
4 85 (6.75%) Support Engineer
5 70 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 67 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 58 (4.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 54 (4.29%) Consultant
9 49 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
10 48 (3.81%) Infrastructure Architect
11 47 (3.73%) Support Analyst
12 46 (3.65%) Service Analyst
12 46 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
13 45 (3.57%) Desktop Support
14 43 (3.41%) Network Analyst
15 35 (2.78%) Network Support
16 33 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 33 (2.62%) Network Architect
17 32 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support
17 32 (2.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.40%) 802.1X
2 64 (5.08%) Web Services
3 34 (2.70%) LAMP
4 28 (2.22%) HTML
5 24 (1.90%) CSS
6 21 (1.67%) .NET
7 19 (1.51%) J2EE
8 17 (1.35%) Middleware
9 15 (1.19%) XML
9 15 (1.19%) XMPP
10 12 (0.95%) Ajax
10 12 (0.95%) SOAP
10 12 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
12 10 (0.79%) jQuery
13 9 (0.71%) COM
14 8 (0.63%) HTML5
15 7 (0.56%) Spring
15 7 (0.56%) SAML
16 6 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 210 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 99 (7.86%) PKI
3 78 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 60 (4.76%) Blackberry
6 57 (4.52%) Video Conferencing
7 45 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 29 (2.30%) Clustering
9 25 (1.98%) Replication
10 24 (1.90%) iPhone
11 22 (1.75%) Computer Science
12 21 (1.67%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.27%) iPad
14 16 (1.27%) Cryptography
15 15 (1.19%) Statistics
15 15 (1.19%) SecurID
16 12 (0.95%) NHS
17 11 (0.87%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.79%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 507 (40.24%) Windows
2 216 (17.14%) Linux
3 191 (15.16%) Windows 7
4 131 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 100 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 96 (7.62%) UNIX
8 52 (4.13%) Windows XP
9 45 (3.57%) Android
10 39 (3.10%) Solaris
11 34 (2.70%) Ubuntu
12 32 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 31 (2.46%) CentOS
14 22 (1.75%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.11%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.71%) Debian
17 9 (0.71%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
19 7 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (20.24%) ITIL
2 150 (11.90%) Load Balancing
3 86 (6.83%) Project Management
4 81 (6.43%) Service Management
5 73 (5.79%) Migration
6 72 (5.71%) Network Management
7 67 (5.32%) Network Design
8 63 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
9 58 (4.60%) Information Security
10 56 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 53 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 47 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (3.49%) Change Management
14 43 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 43 (3.41%) DevOps
15 42 (3.33%) Configuration Management
15 42 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
16 40 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (3.02%) Incident Management
18 36 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 115 (9.13%) SQL
2 61 (4.84%) Python
3 47 (3.73%) Perl
4 42 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 39 (3.10%) Ruby
6 37 (2.94%) PHP
7 33 (2.62%) Java
8 32 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.22%) C
10 26 (2.06%) JavaScript
11 23 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.51%) VB
13 16 (1.27%) C++
14 11 (0.87%) VBScript
15 6 (0.48%) C#
16 3 (0.24%) Lisp
17 2 (0.16%) Tcl
18 1 (0.079%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.079%) ABAP
18 1 (0.079%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 379 (30.08%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (20.24%) CCNP
3 194 (15.40%) CCNA
4 129 (10.24%) Security Cleared
5 101 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 95 (7.54%) Degree
7 84 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (6.43%) CCIE
9 47 (3.73%) MCSE
10 44 (3.49%) CCSE
11 43 (3.41%) CISSP
12 36 (2.86%) CCSA
13 33 (2.62%) CCIP
14 32 (2.54%) CCDP
15 26 (2.06%) MCSA
16 25 (1.98%) MCP
17 24 (1.90%) DV Cleared
18 23 (1.83%) JNCIS
19 21 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.43%) SLA
2 42 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.67%) QA
5 17 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.71%) COBIT
7 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.32%) COSO
8 4 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 350 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 161 (12.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (7.62%) vSphere
4 64 (5.08%) XenApp
5 60 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 39 (3.10%) vCloud
7 27 (2.14%) ProxySG
8 26 (2.06%) XenServer
9 25 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (1.51%) Docker
11 18 (1.43%) Snort
12 17 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 16 (1.27%) VMware ESX
14 14 (1.11%) VirtualBox
15 13 (1.03%) Terminal Server
16 12 (0.95%) MetaFrame
17 11 (0.87%) Samba
18 10 (0.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 77 (6.11%) SCCM
2 49 (3.89%) Puppet
3 39 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
3 39 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.30%) Nagios
5 27 (2.14%) Backup Exec
6 26 (2.06%) ZABBIX
7 21 (1.67%) Ansible
8 18 (1.43%) Salt
9 17 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
9 17 (1.35%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.27%) FortiGate
10 16 (1.27%) RANCID
11 15 (1.19%) logstash
12 14 (1.11%) Rundeck
12 14 (1.11%) Kibana
13 13 (1.03%) Cacti
14 12 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (0.79%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 695 (55.16%) Cisco
2 320 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 289 (22.94%) CheckPoint
4 288 (22.86%) Juniper
5 281 (22.30%) VMware
6 203 (16.11%) Citrix
7 172 (13.65%) F5
8 103 (8.17%) HP
9 101 (8.02%) Blue Coat
10 90 (7.14%) SolarWinds
11 53 (4.21%) Red Hat
12 48 (3.81%) NetApp
13 47 (3.73%) McAfee
14 44 (3.49%) Infoblox
15 43 (3.41%) Oracle
16 42 (3.33%) CA
17 41 (3.25%) Dell
18 40 (3.17%) Aruba
19 39 (3.10%) Nokia
20 34 (2.70%) Riverbed
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £18 - £19 Per Hour Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago