The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 192 205 204
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 668 596 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.15% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 8.10% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 350 284
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 43 36
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £39.00 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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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
8058 7360 6929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.18% 14.23% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4283 3738
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 459 407
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 256 £456 +14.06% 55
South East +1 150 £350 -11.94% 42
South West +28 73 £363 -19.44% 20
West Midlands -5 43 £273 -14.17% 11
East of England +29 42 £268 +0.94% 14
Yorkshire +13 41 £400 +15.94% 18
East Midlands +16 24 £600 +65.51% 7
North West -9 19 £343 +14.16% 12
North East -29 19 £310 +5.44%
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 640 (49.46%) Firewall
2 631 (48.76%) Cisco
3 509 (39.34%) Windows
4 488 (37.71%) WAN
5 434 (33.54%) LAN
6 373 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
7 339 (26.20%) Microsoft
8 320 (24.73%) Linux
9 302 (23.34%) Active Directory
10 295 (22.80%) DNS
11 281 (21.72%) TCP/IP
12 269 (20.79%) BGP
13 266 (20.56%) Juniper
14 251 (19.40%) CCNP
15 247 (19.09%) Network Security
16 246 (19.01%) CheckPoint
17 237 (18.32%) MPLS
18 224 (17.31%) ITIL
19 218 (16.85%) Wireless
20 215 (16.62%) Security Cleared
21 214 (16.54%) IPsec
22 213 (16.46%) DHCP
23 209 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
24 205 (15.84%) VMware
25 193 (14.91%) OSPF
26 192 (14.84%) Windows Server
27 191 (14.76%) Data Centre
27 191 (14.76%) Finance
28 174 (13.45%) SSL
29 168 (12.98%) CCNA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (5.87%) MS Exchange
2 50 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 40 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.86%) Apache
4 37 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (2.70%) IIS
6 27 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (1.93%) Confluence
8 24 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 21 (1.62%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.47%) Mule
10 19 (1.47%) nginx
11 18 (1.39%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (1.16%) JBoss
14 12 (0.93%) MQSeries
15 10 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (0.70%) Mule ESB
17 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 155 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 132 (10.20%) MS Office
3 52 (4.02%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.62%) Acrobat
4 8 (0.62%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.54%) MS Project
6 6 (0.46%) HipChat
7 5 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.23%) SmartSuite
8 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.077%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.23%) Eikon
2 3 (0.23%) Infor M3
2 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.23%) RMDS
3 2 (0.15%) assyst
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.077%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 141 (10.90%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (6.88%) Office 365
4 53 (4.10%) IaaS
5 33 (2.55%) PaaS
6 27 (2.09%) SaaS
7 25 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.62%) GitHub
11 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.39%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.31%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.23%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 640 (49.46%) Firewall
2 488 (37.71%) WAN
3 434 (33.54%) LAN
4 295 (22.80%) DNS
5 281 (21.72%) TCP/IP
6 269 (20.79%) BGP
7 247 (19.09%) Network Security
8 237 (18.32%) MPLS
9 218 (16.85%) Wireless
10 214 (16.54%) IPsec
11 213 (16.46%) DHCP
12 209 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
13 193 (14.91%) OSPF
14 174 (13.45%) SSL
15 141 (10.90%) Internet
16 124 (9.58%) VoIP
17 123 (9.51%) VLAN
18 107 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 98 (7.57%) EIGRP
20 77 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.40%) MySQL
3 21 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (1.31%) MongoDB
4 17 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.24%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.85%) Redis
6 11 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.54%) DB2
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.39%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.15%) GIS
Development Applications
1 59 (4.56%) Jenkins
2 46 (3.55%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.70%) JIRA
4 16 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.85%) Subversion
8 10 (0.77%) Gerrit
8 10 (0.77%) LoadRunner
8 10 (0.77%) Mercurial
9 9 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 9 (0.70%) SonarQube
9 9 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.54%) GoCD
11 7 (0.54%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.46%) git-flow
12 6 (0.46%) Hudson
13 3 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 191 (14.76%) Finance
2 105 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.70%) Banking
3 35 (2.70%) Legal
3 35 (2.70%) Retail
4 26 (2.01%) Marketing
5 19 (1.47%) Law
6 16 (1.24%) French Language
7 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.93%) Publishing
9 11 (0.85%) Games
10 10 (0.77%) Billing
10 10 (0.77%) German Language
11 9 (0.70%) Electronics
11 9 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.62%) Advertising
12 8 (0.62%) Back Office
12 8 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.54%) Front Office
13 7 (0.54%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 300 (23.18%) Network Engineer
2 212 (16.38%) Analyst
3 121 (9.35%) Architect
4 111 (8.58%) Support Engineer
5 87 (6.72%) Security Engineer
6 81 (6.26%) Consultant
7 78 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
8 75 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 71 (5.49%) Network Analyst
10 68 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 60 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
12 58 (4.48%) Service Analyst
13 55 (4.25%) Designer
14 50 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 50 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
14 50 (3.86%) Service Desk Analyst
14 50 (3.86%) Support Analyst
15 46 (3.55%) Network Designer
16 42 (3.25%) Network Support
17 40 (3.09%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.10%) Web Services
2 48 (3.71%) .NET
3 41 (3.17%) 802.1X
4 36 (2.78%) CSS
5 35 (2.70%) Middleware
6 30 (2.32%) XML
7 22 (1.70%) LAMP
8 19 (1.47%) J2EE
9 16 (1.24%) SOAP
10 13 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
11 11 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.85%) REST
12 9 (0.70%) RESTful
13 7 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.54%) HTML
14 6 (0.46%) ADO.NET
14 6 (0.46%) SAML
15 5 (0.39%) JSON
15 5 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 191 (14.76%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.48%) Public Cloud
4 55 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 55 (4.25%) PKI
5 48 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 43 (3.32%) Blackberry
7 32 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 27 (2.09%) RSA SecurID
9 21 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.47%) iPad
11 18 (1.39%) CESG
12 17 (1.31%) Replication
13 14 (1.08%) Clustering
13 14 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.00%) BYOD
15 12 (0.93%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.85%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 509 (39.34%) Windows
2 320 (24.73%) Linux
3 192 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 124 (9.58%) Unix
5 111 (8.58%) Windows 7
6 87 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (4.95%) CentOS
9 59 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 58 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (4.10%) Mac OS X
12 50 (3.86%) Ubuntu
13 43 (3.32%) Windows 8
14 41 (3.17%) Windows 10
15 40 (3.09%) Solaris
16 32 (2.47%) Windows XP
17 27 (2.09%) Apple iOS
18 19 (1.47%) Android
19 17 (1.31%) AIX
20 14 (1.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (17.31%) ITIL
2 156 (12.06%) Load Balancing
3 125 (9.66%) DevOps
4 112 (8.66%) Migration
5 94 (7.26%) Network Design
6 92 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (6.57%) Configuration Management
7 85 (6.57%) Project Management
8 84 (6.49%) Service Management
9 80 (6.18%) Network Monitoring
10 70 (5.41%) High Availability
11 67 (5.18%) Change Management
12 64 (4.95%) Network Management
13 61 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (4.56%) Information Security
15 58 (4.48%) Mentoring
16 51 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
17 50 (3.86%) Open Source
18 49 (3.79%) ITSM
19 42 (3.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.49%) Python
2 73 (5.64%) SQL
3 67 (5.18%) PowerShell
4 61 (4.71%) Perl
5 56 (4.33%) Java
6 55 (4.25%) Bash Shell
6 55 (4.25%) Ruby
7 37 (2.86%) C
8 31 (2.40%) Shell Script
9 30 (2.32%) VBScript
10 23 (1.78%) C#
10 23 (1.78%) C++
11 21 (1.62%) PHP
12 12 (0.93%) VB
13 11 (0.85%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.39%) Tcl
15 3 (0.23%) Go
15 3 (0.23%) VBA
16 2 (0.15%) Korn
16 2 (0.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 373 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 251 (19.40%) CCNP
3 215 (16.62%) Security Cleared
4 168 (12.98%) CCNA
5 164 (12.67%) SC Cleared
6 110 (8.50%) Degree
7 71 (5.49%) CCIE
8 69 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (4.33%) DV Cleared
10 55 (4.25%) CISSP
11 41 (3.17%) JNCIP
12 40 (3.09%) MCSE
13 36 (2.78%) CCDP
14 31 (2.40%) CCSE
15 30 (2.32%) MCSA
16 28 (2.16%) JNCIA
17 27 (2.09%) JNCIS
18 22 (1.70%) CCDA
19 19 (1.47%) MCP
20 18 (1.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.26%) SLA
2 28 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.70%) RMADS
5 8 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.46%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.46%) QA
7 5 (0.39%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.31%) COBIT
8 4 (0.31%) COSO
8 4 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.31%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.31%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 302 (23.34%) Active Directory
2 142 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 52 (4.02%) Docker
5 44 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (2.70%) vSphere
7 27 (2.09%) vCloud
7 27 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 24 (1.85%) XenApp
8 24 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.39%) Samba
9 18 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.31%) ProxySG
10 17 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.93%) Firmware
12 11 (0.85%) GPFS
13 10 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.77%) UAG
14 9 (0.70%) iptables
14 9 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 121 (9.35%) Puppet
2 75 (5.80%) Ansible
2 75 (5.80%) SCCM
3 50 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
5 33 (2.55%) Nagios
6 28 (2.16%) SCOM
6 28 (2.16%) Terraform
7 25 (1.93%) ZABBIX
8 23 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
9 20 (1.55%) FortiGate
10 19 (1.47%) Kubernetes
11 18 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
11 18 (1.39%) logstash
12 16 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (1.16%) Cacti
14 13 (1.00%) WSUS
15 11 (0.85%) DameWare
15 11 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 631 (48.76%) Cisco
2 339 (26.20%) Microsoft
3 266 (20.56%) Juniper
4 246 (19.01%) CheckPoint
5 205 (15.84%) VMware
6 135 (10.43%) F5
7 129 (9.97%) Citrix
8 107 (8.27%) Palo Alto
9 82 (6.34%) HP
10 76 (5.87%) Red Hat
11 74 (5.72%) Blue Coat
12 66 (5.10%) Oracle
13 49 (3.79%) Fortinet
14 46 (3.55%) IBM
15 43 (3.32%) SolarWinds
16 40 (3.09%) Intel Security
17 39 (3.01%) Google
18 37 (2.86%) Dell
19 36 (2.78%) Splunk
20 35 (2.70%) Apple
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Volt
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £80 Per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago