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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 172 195 190
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 659 534 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.30% 1.06% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 8.07% 7.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 253 220
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 64
Average hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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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
7512 6620 6770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.16% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 3561 3488
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 £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 372 540
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +49 312 £350 +5.66% 76
South East -6 166 £398 +46.54% 52
North West -10 43 £338 +50.00% 38
East of England +23 36 £305 -1.61% 13
South West +7 31 £360 -14.02% 19
Yorkshire -4 30 £296 +7.72% 15
West Midlands +8 29 £325 -25.28% 9
East Midlands +5 14 £400 +263.63% 8
North East -14 4 £475 +71.94% 2
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (57.62%) Firewall
2 710 (54.12%) Cisco
3 561 (42.76%) Windows
4 476 (36.28%) LAN
5 464 (35.37%) WAN
6 400 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
7 353 (26.91%) Microsoft
8 338 (25.76%) Active Directory
9 314 (23.93%) MPLS
10 279 (21.27%) VMware
11 275 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
12 268 (20.43%) Juniper
13 266 (20.27%) ITIL
14 262 (19.97%) CCNP
15 259 (19.74%) BGP
16 255 (19.44%) OSPF
17 252 (19.21%) DNS
18 251 (19.13%) TCP/IP
19 248 (18.90%) CheckPoint
20 231 (17.61%) Citrix
21 229 (17.45%) Linux
22 227 (17.30%) Wireless
23 224 (17.07%) Network Security
24 201 (15.32%) SSL
25 197 (15.02%) VLAN
26 194 (14.79%) CCNA
27 187 (14.25%) Windows 7
28 185 (14.10%) IPsec
29 176 (13.41%) Internet
30 173 (13.19%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 136 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 87 (6.63%) IIS
3 81 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (5.34%) Apache
4 70 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 65 (4.95%) Lync
6 48 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (2.74%) nginx
8 34 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 25 (1.91%) IBM Notes
11 23 (1.75%) Confluence
12 20 (1.52%) MediaWiki
13 19 (1.45%) Tomcat
14 15 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (0.99%) WorkSite
16 10 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.76%) Mule ESB
17 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 173 (13.19%) MS Office
2 168 (12.80%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.46%) MS Project
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.076%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.076%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 7 (0.53%) assyst
2 6 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.076%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.076%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.36%) Office 365
4 20 (1.52%) IaaS
5 18 (1.37%) PaaS
5 18 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (1.30%) SaaS
7 10 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (0.69%) CloudFront
9 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.53%) Google Drive
10 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
11 6 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.076%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 756 (57.62%) Firewall
2 476 (36.28%) LAN
3 464 (35.37%) WAN
4 314 (23.93%) MPLS
5 275 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
6 259 (19.74%) BGP
7 255 (19.44%) OSPF
8 252 (19.21%) DNS
9 251 (19.13%) TCP/IP
10 227 (17.30%) Wireless
11 224 (17.07%) Network Security
12 201 (15.32%) SSL
13 197 (15.02%) VLAN
14 185 (14.10%) IPsec
15 176 (13.41%) Internet
16 162 (12.35%) VoIP
17 134 (10.21%) DHCP
18 125 (9.53%) SAN
19 123 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
20 122 (9.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.50%) MySQL
3 44 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (1.37%) Big Data
5 17 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.07%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.69%) Redis
11 7 (0.53%) DB2
12 4 (0.30%) SQLite
12 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.23%) JasperReports
14 2 (0.15%) DTS
14 2 (0.15%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.15%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 50 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 41 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 35 (2.67%) Subversion
4 26 (1.98%) JIRA
5 20 (1.52%) Hudson
6 11 (0.84%) SonarQube
6 11 (0.84%) Gerrit
6 11 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.84%) MSI
7 9 (0.69%) Maven
8 8 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 7 (0.53%) Ant
10 5 (0.38%) Gradle
10 5 (0.38%) Selenium
10 5 (0.38%) JMeter
11 4 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 157 (11.97%) Finance
2 139 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 54 (4.12%) Banking
4 26 (1.98%) Law
5 23 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.30%) Retail
7 14 (1.07%) Multimedia
7 14 (1.07%) Games
8 13 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.91%) Legal
10 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.69%) Marketing
12 7 (0.53%) Local Government
12 7 (0.53%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) French Language
14 5 (0.38%) German Language
14 5 (0.38%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 334 (25.46%) Network Engineer
2 205 (15.63%) Analyst
3 136 (10.37%) Architect
4 98 (7.47%) Support Engineer
5 90 (6.86%) Security Engineer
6 75 (5.72%) Consultant
7 64 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 63 (4.80%) Service Analyst
9 60 (4.57%) Network Security Engineer
10 59 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (3.96%) Network Analyst
12 47 (3.58%) IP Engineer
13 45 (3.43%) Network Support
14 42 (3.20%) Support Analyst
15 40 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
16 38 (2.90%) Desktop Support
17 36 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
18 35 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
19 34 (2.59%) Developer
20 32 (2.44%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.49%) Web Services
2 46 (3.51%) HTML
3 39 (2.97%) XML
4 33 (2.52%) CSS
5 25 (1.91%) Ajax
6 23 (1.75%) SOAP
7 21 (1.60%) LAMP
8 20 (1.52%) .NET
9 19 (1.45%) COM
10 15 (1.14%) J2EE
11 14 (1.07%) JSON
11 14 (1.07%) HTML5
12 9 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.69%) Middleware
13 7 (0.53%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.53%) jQuery
14 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.46%) REST
15 5 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.03%) Blackberry
2 66 (5.03%) PKI
3 51 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
4 50 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.74%) Clustering
6 31 (2.36%) iPhone
7 30 (2.29%) SecurID
8 26 (1.98%) Replication
9 23 (1.75%) Wiki
10 22 (1.68%) Open Source
11 20 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.52%) CMDB
12 19 (1.45%) iPad
12 19 (1.45%) Computer Science
13 16 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.14%) NHS
15 14 (1.07%) FlexPod
16 12 (0.91%) Handset
16 12 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 561 (42.76%) Windows
2 229 (17.45%) Linux
3 187 (14.25%) Windows 7
4 125 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 105 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (7.85%) UNIX
8 72 (5.49%) Windows XP
9 52 (3.96%) CentOS
10 44 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 33 (2.52%) Windows 8
12 31 (2.36%) Solaris
13 28 (2.13%) Android
14 23 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (1.52%) Debian
15 20 (1.52%) Mac OS X
16 14 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.99%) AIX
18 12 (0.91%) SUSE
18 12 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (20.27%) ITIL
2 141 (10.75%) Load Balancing
3 97 (7.39%) Migration
4 85 (6.48%) Service Management
5 80 (6.10%) Project Management
6 76 (5.79%) Network Management
7 67 (5.11%) Network Design
8 61 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
9 53 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (4.04%) Information Security
9 53 (4.04%) Change Management
10 49 (3.73%) Service Delivery
11 47 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 46 (3.51%) Incident Management
12 46 (3.51%) DevOps
13 45 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (3.13%) E-Commerce
14 41 (3.13%) PRINCE2
15 38 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
16 36 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 122 (9.30%) SQL
2 56 (4.27%) Perl
3 46 (3.51%) Python
4 41 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.97%) Java
6 36 (2.74%) Ruby
6 36 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 35 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 32 (2.44%) Shell Script
9 31 (2.36%) PHP
10 29 (2.21%) C
11 15 (1.14%) C++
12 11 (0.84%) C#
13 5 (0.38%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.30%) VBScript
14 4 (0.30%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.15%) VB
15 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 400 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (19.97%) CCNP
3 194 (14.79%) CCNA
4 152 (11.59%) Security Cleared
5 120 (9.15%) SC Cleared
6 104 (7.93%) Degree
7 103 (7.85%) CCIE
8 76 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 61 (4.65%) CCIP
10 55 (4.19%) CISSP
11 54 (4.12%) MCSE
12 33 (2.52%) CCDP
13 31 (2.36%) JNCIP
14 30 (2.29%) DV Cleared
14 30 (2.29%) JNCIA
15 24 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (1.60%) CCSE
16 21 (1.60%) CCSA
17 19 (1.45%) MCSA
18 18 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.40%) SLA
2 55 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (1.14%) QA
6 11 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.61%) COBIT
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.23%) COSO
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 338 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 156 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (7.01%) vSphere
4 63 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 53 (4.04%) XenApp
6 43 (3.28%) vCloud
7 31 (2.36%) XenServer
8 29 (2.21%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.83%) Samba
10 22 (1.68%) Firmware
10 22 (1.68%) iptables
11 21 (1.60%) Postfix
11 21 (1.60%) VMware ESX
12 20 (1.52%) ProxySG
13 18 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 14 (1.07%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.99%) Sendmail
16 13 (0.99%) Snort
17 11 (0.84%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 60 (4.57%) SCCM
2 47 (3.58%) Puppet
3 34 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (2.36%) ZABBIX
5 23 (1.75%) RANCID
6 22 (1.68%) FortiGate
7 21 (1.60%) Salt
8 20 (1.52%) HP UCMDB
8 20 (1.52%) Ansible
9 19 (1.45%) Nagios
10 17 (1.30%) MIMEsweeper
11 16 (1.22%) Backup Exec
11 16 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
12 15 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
13 13 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
13 13 (0.99%) MAILsweeper
14 12 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
15 11 (0.84%) logstash
15 11 (0.84%) Kibana
15 11 (0.84%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 710 (54.12%) Cisco
2 353 (26.91%) Microsoft
3 279 (21.27%) VMware
4 268 (20.43%) Juniper
5 248 (18.90%) CheckPoint
6 231 (17.61%) Citrix
7 165 (12.58%) F5
8 128 (9.76%) HP
9 97 (7.39%) Blue Coat
10 75 (5.72%) SolarWinds
10 75 (5.72%) McAfee
11 56 (4.27%) CA
12 55 (4.19%) NetApp
13 52 (3.96%) Oracle
13 52 (3.96%) Red Hat
14 40 (3.05%) Infoblox
15 39 (2.97%) Nokia
16 38 (2.90%) Remedy
17 37 (2.82%) IBM
18 34 (2.59%) BT
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Cyclops Electronics Ltd
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago