The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 181 200 177
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing VPN 549 478 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.11% 1.03% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.09% 7.52% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 261 255
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £151 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 81
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £44.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
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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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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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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 +29 261 £375 +11.11% 91
South East +13 119 £300 - 43
East of England +15 52 £356 +29.54% 21
South West -13 37 £400 +81.81% 12
West Midlands +2 28 £306 +36.11% 12
North West -12 27 £290 +26.77% 12
East Midlands -8 10 £500 +81.81% 7
Yorkshire -21 8 £305 +10.90% 14
North East -25 5 £325 -7.14%
Midlands - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 585 (54.42%) Firewall
2 509 (47.35%) Windows
3 486 (45.21%) Cisco
4 336 (31.26%) Active Directory
5 312 (29.02%) Microsoft
6 311 (28.93%) LAN
7 306 (28.47%) WAN
8 258 (24.00%) TCP/IP
9 249 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
10 228 (21.21%) DNS
11 215 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 207 (19.26%) VMware
13 196 (18.23%) MPLS
14 195 (18.14%) ITIL
15 185 (17.21%) Citrix
16 183 (17.02%) Linux
17 172 (16.00%) CheckPoint
18 170 (15.81%) MS Office
19 169 (15.72%) Juniper
20 168 (15.63%) BGP
21 167 (15.53%) MS Exchange
22 160 (14.88%) Wireless
22 160 (14.88%) IPsec
22 160 (14.88%) CCNP
23 157 (14.60%) HP
24 150 (13.95%) Finance
25 145 (13.49%) MS Excel
26 140 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
27 139 (12.93%) OSPF
28 135 (12.56%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 167 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 65 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 48 (4.47%) Apache
5 47 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 37 (3.44%) Lync
7 27 (2.51%) IIS
8 24 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 18 (1.67%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.67%) IBM Notes
11 16 (1.49%) nginx
12 14 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 13 (1.21%) Confluence
14 11 (1.02%) MediaWiki
15 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 170 (15.81%) MS Office
2 145 (13.49%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.37%) MS Project
7 3 (0.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.19%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.093%) SPSS
9 1 (0.093%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
3 2 (0.19%) Khalix
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.093%) assyst
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.44%) Office 365
2 25 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.21%) SaaS
4 9 (0.84%) IaaS
4 9 (0.84%) PaaS
5 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.37%) Joyent
7 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 585 (54.42%) Firewall
2 311 (28.93%) LAN
3 306 (28.47%) WAN
4 258 (24.00%) TCP/IP
5 228 (21.21%) DNS
6 196 (18.23%) MPLS
7 168 (15.63%) BGP
8 160 (14.88%) Wireless
8 160 (14.88%) IPsec
9 139 (12.93%) OSPF
10 132 (12.28%) SSL
11 131 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
11 131 (12.19%) Network Security
12 121 (11.26%) VLAN
12 121 (11.26%) VoIP
13 117 (10.88%) DHCP
14 111 (10.33%) Internet
15 95 (8.84%) SAN
16 68 (6.33%) Cisco IOS
16 68 (6.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.81%) MySQL
3 17 (1.58%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.93%) MS Access
8 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.37%) Big Data
9 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.37%) DB2
10 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.28%) Redis
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.19%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.093%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.093%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 26 (2.42%) Git (software)
2 21 (1.95%) JIRA
3 19 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.30%) Hudson
4 14 (1.30%) Subversion
5 5 (0.47%) Xcode
5 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.19%) Toad
8 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.093%) Ant
9 1 (0.093%) JUnit
9 1 (0.093%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.093%) MSI
9 1 (0.093%) JMeter
9 1 (0.093%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.093%) PhoneGap
General
1 150 (13.95%) Finance
2 101 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 40 (3.72%) Financial Institution
3 40 (3.72%) Banking
4 20 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.21%) Dutch Language
7 12 (1.12%) Back Office
8 11 (1.02%) Legal
8 11 (1.02%) Marketing
9 9 (0.84%) Local Government
10 8 (0.74%) Retail
10 8 (0.74%) Law
11 7 (0.65%) French Language
12 6 (0.56%) Games
12 6 (0.56%) Front Office
13 4 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 200 (18.60%) Network Engineer
2 163 (15.16%) Analyst
3 79 (7.35%) Support Engineer
4 70 (6.51%) Consultant
4 70 (6.51%) Security Engineer
5 69 (6.42%) Architect
6 62 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 61 (5.67%) Support Analyst
8 53 (4.93%) Desktop Support
9 45 (4.19%) Service Analyst
10 43 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 42 (3.91%) Administrator
12 39 (3.63%) Cisco Engineer
13 37 (3.44%) Developer
13 37 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
14 33 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (3.07%) Design Engineer
14 33 (3.07%) Network Support
14 33 (3.07%) IP Engineer
15 30 (2.79%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.30%) Web Services
2 43 (4.00%) XML
3 31 (2.88%) LAMP
4 30 (2.79%) JSON
5 22 (2.05%) .NET
5 22 (2.05%) HTML
6 21 (1.95%) Middleware
7 19 (1.77%) CSS
7 19 (1.77%) XMPP
8 11 (1.02%) SOAP
8 11 (1.02%) Ajax
9 10 (0.93%) Application Packaging
10 8 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (0.74%) COM
11 7 (0.65%) HTML5
12 5 (0.47%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.47%) RESTful
13 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.28%) WAP
13 3 (0.28%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 121 (11.26%) Blackberry
2 48 (4.47%) iPad
3 42 (3.91%) Replication
4 40 (3.72%) Hedge funds
5 39 (3.63%) iPhone
6 32 (2.98%) PKI
7 30 (2.79%) Clustering
7 30 (2.79%) Management Information System
8 26 (2.42%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.14%) Open Source
10 22 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.95%) Thin Client
11 21 (1.95%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.21%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.12%) CMDB
13 12 (1.12%) Wiki
13 12 (1.12%) Statistics
14 10 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.93%) SecurID
15 9 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 509 (47.35%) Windows
2 215 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 183 (17.02%) Linux
4 135 (12.56%) Windows XP
5 115 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (9.02%) UNIX
7 72 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 32 (2.98%) Android
11 30 (2.79%) Windows 8
11 30 (2.79%) Solaris
12 27 (2.51%) Ubuntu
13 24 (2.23%) Windows Vista
13 24 (2.23%) Debian
14 21 (1.95%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (1.49%) CentOS
16 16 (1.49%) Windows 2000
17 15 (1.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (18.14%) ITIL
2 91 (8.47%) Load Balancing
3 69 (6.42%) Migration
4 61 (5.67%) Network Management
5 60 (5.58%) Project Management
6 56 (5.21%) Network Design
7 55 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (5.02%) Service Management
9 50 (4.65%) DevOps
10 47 (4.37%) Incident Management
11 44 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
12 42 (3.91%) Change Management
13 40 (3.72%) Network Architecture
14 38 (3.53%) ITSM
15 34 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
15 34 (3.16%) Service Delivery
16 32 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (2.88%) Information Security
18 29 (2.70%) PRINCE2
18 29 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (11.16%) SQL
2 65 (6.05%) Java
3 54 (5.02%) PowerShell
4 43 (4.00%) Perl
5 36 (3.35%) C
6 35 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 30 (2.79%) Ruby
7 30 (2.79%) Shell Script
8 26 (2.42%) PHP
9 24 (2.23%) JavaScript
10 23 (2.14%) VB
11 11 (1.02%) VBA
12 8 (0.74%) VBScript
13 7 (0.65%) Python
13 7 (0.65%) C++
13 7 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.37%) C#
15 2 (0.19%) Tcl
16 1 (0.093%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.093%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 249 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
2 160 (14.88%) CCNP
3 112 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 96 (8.93%) CCNA
5 95 (8.84%) SC Cleared
6 69 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (5.95%) Degree
8 63 (5.86%) CCIE
9 42 (3.91%) MCSE
10 41 (3.81%) CISSP
11 37 (3.44%) ITIL Certification
12 26 (2.42%) CCSP
13 22 (2.05%) MCP
14 21 (1.95%) CCDP
15 19 (1.77%) Check Point Certification
16 17 (1.58%) MCSA
17 15 (1.40%) CCSE
18 13 (1.21%) MCITP
19 12 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 11 (1.02%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.21%) SLA
2 30 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.84%) QA
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.28%) COBIT
8 1 (0.093%) TickIT
System Software
1 336 (31.26%) Active Directory
2 140 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 55 (5.12%) vSphere
5 36 (3.35%) XenApp
6 29 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.14%) VMware ESX
7 23 (2.14%) XenServer
8 21 (1.95%) Terminal Services
8 21 (1.95%) NFS
9 19 (1.77%) XenDesktop
10 18 (1.67%) Postfix
10 18 (1.67%) KVM
11 17 (1.58%) Samba
12 15 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.40%) Xen
13 13 (1.21%) ProxySG
14 12 (1.12%) Snort
15 11 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 11 (1.02%) UAG
Systems Management
1 49 (4.56%) Puppet
2 46 (4.28%) SCCM
3 31 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.79%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 22 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (1.95%) FortiGate
8 18 (1.67%) WSUS
9 17 (1.58%) OPNET
10 16 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.40%) ZABBIX
12 14 (1.30%) OpenView
13 12 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (1.02%) NetBackup
14 11 (1.02%) SCOM
15 10 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
15 10 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.93%) OVSD
15 10 (0.93%) DameWare
Vendors
1 486 (45.21%) Cisco
2 312 (29.02%) Microsoft
3 207 (19.26%) VMware
4 185 (17.21%) Citrix
5 172 (16.00%) CheckPoint
6 169 (15.72%) Juniper
7 157 (14.60%) HP
8 114 (10.60%) F5
9 65 (6.05%) Oracle
10 57 (5.30%) Blue Coat
11 53 (4.93%) Symantec
12 52 (4.84%) Apple
13 50 (4.65%) Red Hat
14 47 (4.37%) IBM
15 41 (3.81%) Nokia
16 40 (3.72%) McAfee
17 32 (2.98%) SolarWinds
18 30 (2.79%) Dell
19 29 (2.70%) EMC
20 28 (2.60%) NetApp
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