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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 191 188 200
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 643 604 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.18% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.52% 7.95% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 298 285
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 43 55
Average hourly rate £16.67 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.26% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £48.00 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +14.31%
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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
7544 7593 6572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.00% 14.83% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4388 4193 3642
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 415 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -9 289 £400 +6.66% 66
South East +18 175 £400 +23.07% 36
South West -3 50 £420 +8.38% 17
Yorkshire -6 37 £275 -2.22% 23
North West -14 29 £300 -3.22% 17
East of England -38 24 £344 -1.78% 12
West Midlands +4 21 £308 -8.20% 11
North East -17 10 £294 -16.00% 5
East Midlands -13 7 £325 -23.52% 13
Midlands - 2 £500 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 767 (60.44%) Firewall
2 711 (56.03%) Cisco
3 509 (40.11%) LAN
4 504 (39.72%) WAN
5 475 (37.43%) Windows
6 401 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
7 344 (27.11%) MPLS
8 337 (26.56%) Microsoft
9 332 (26.16%) DNS
10 327 (25.77%) Active Directory
11 314 (24.74%) TCP/IP
12 302 (23.80%) Juniper
13 294 (23.17%) CheckPoint
14 282 (22.22%) CCNP
15 280 (22.06%) BGP
16 276 (21.75%) VMware
17 250 (19.70%) Wireless
17 250 (19.70%) OSPF
18 246 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
19 243 (19.15%) Network Security
19 243 (19.15%) ITIL
20 237 (18.68%) SSL
20 237 (18.68%) IPsec
21 229 (18.05%) Data Centre
22 223 (17.57%) VLAN
23 213 (16.78%) DHCP
24 208 (16.39%) Linux
25 205 (16.15%) F5
26 193 (15.21%) CCNA
27 192 (15.13%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 116 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 83 (6.54%) Lync
3 67 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 63 (4.96%) IIS
5 62 (4.89%) Apache
6 52 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 48 (3.78%) Tomcat
8 33 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 32 (2.52%) nginx
10 28 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.73%) JBoss
12 18 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 17 (1.34%) Node.js
13 17 (1.34%) Mule ESB
14 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
14 13 (1.02%) Confluence
15 11 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.87%) WorkSite
15 11 (0.87%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 172 (13.55%) MS Office
2 161 (12.69%) MS Excel
3 53 (4.18%) MS Visio
4 46 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.079%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.079%) Eikon
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.079%) Tridion
4 1 (0.079%) assyst
4 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 66 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.78%) Office 365
3 24 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (1.42%) IaaS
5 18 (1.42%) PaaS
6 17 (1.34%) SaaS
7 8 (0.63%) Sumo Logic
7 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.63%) SoftLayer
8 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (0.55%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.079%) Heroku
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 767 (60.44%) Firewall
2 509 (40.11%) LAN
3 504 (39.72%) WAN
4 344 (27.11%) MPLS
5 332 (26.16%) DNS
6 314 (24.74%) TCP/IP
7 280 (22.06%) BGP
8 250 (19.70%) OSPF
8 250 (19.70%) Wireless
9 246 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
10 243 (19.15%) Network Security
11 237 (18.68%) IPsec
11 237 (18.68%) SSL
12 223 (17.57%) VLAN
13 213 (16.78%) DHCP
14 162 (12.77%) VoIP
15 144 (11.35%) Cisco Nexus
16 143 (11.27%) Internet
17 134 (10.56%) EIGRP
18 126 (9.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 65 (5.12%) MySQL
3 35 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (1.81%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.73%) MongoDB
6 16 (1.26%) Big Data
7 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (1.02%) Redis
8 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.47%) JasperReports
11 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.47%) DB2
12 3 (0.24%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.24%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.16%) Sybase ASA
14 1 (0.079%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (3.78%) Jenkins
2 42 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.81%) Gerrit
4 21 (1.65%) Artifactory
4 21 (1.65%) Subversion
5 20 (1.58%) JIRA
6 18 (1.42%) Mercurial
7 17 (1.34%) SonarQube
8 16 (1.26%) Maven
9 14 (1.10%) Selenium
9 14 (1.10%) JMeter
10 13 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.95%) Ant
12 11 (0.87%) Gradle
13 9 (0.71%) Hudson
13 9 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.63%) Metasploit
14 8 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.55%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 192 (15.13%) Finance
2 141 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.94%) Banking
4 35 (2.76%) Law
5 33 (2.60%) Legal
6 22 (1.73%) Multimedia
7 21 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.26%) Retail
8 16 (1.26%) Back Office
9 14 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.10%) Marketing
10 12 (0.95%) Publishing
11 11 (0.87%) Local Government
12 10 (0.79%) Billing
12 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.71%) Electronics
13 9 (0.71%) Advertising
13 9 (0.71%) French Language
14 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 380 (29.94%) Network Engineer
2 154 (12.14%) Analyst
3 127 (10.01%) Architect
4 84 (6.62%) Support Engineer
5 76 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 68 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
7 64 (5.04%) Security Engineer
8 60 (4.73%) Consultant
9 44 (3.47%) Support Analyst
10 43 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 43 (3.39%) Network Support
11 41 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
11 41 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
11 41 (3.23%) Service Analyst
11 41 (3.23%) Desktop Support
12 38 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
13 37 (2.92%) Network Analyst
14 36 (2.84%) 2nd Line Support
14 36 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
14 36 (2.84%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.59%) Web Services
2 68 (5.36%) 802.1X
3 36 (2.84%) LAMP
4 26 (2.05%) CSS
5 25 (1.97%) .NET
6 24 (1.89%) HTML
7 22 (1.73%) Middleware
8 19 (1.50%) J2EE
9 14 (1.10%) SOAP
9 14 (1.10%) XML
10 13 (1.02%) Spring
10 13 (1.02%) XMPP
10 13 (1.02%) jQuery
10 13 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.79%) Ajax
11 10 (0.79%) Java EE
12 9 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (0.63%) Grails
14 7 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 229 (18.05%) Data Centre
2 100 (7.88%) PKI
3 72 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 56 (4.41%) Blackberry
6 54 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
7 48 (3.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 32 (2.52%) Clustering
9 27 (2.13%) Replication
9 27 (2.13%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.81%) iPhone
11 19 (1.50%) iPad
11 19 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.50%) Cryptography
12 18 (1.42%) Statistics
13 17 (1.34%) Client/Server
14 14 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.02%) SecurID
16 11 (0.87%) NHS
17 9 (0.71%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 475 (37.43%) Windows
2 208 (16.39%) Linux
3 157 (12.37%) Windows 7
4 137 (10.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (7.41%) UNIX
8 52 (4.10%) Windows XP
9 42 (3.31%) Android
10 37 (2.92%) Solaris
11 34 (2.68%) Ubuntu
11 34 (2.68%) CentOS
12 27 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 19 (1.50%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.95%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.71%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.55%) Debian
19 6 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (19.15%) ITIL
2 177 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 81 (6.38%) Project Management
4 78 (6.15%) Network Management
5 76 (5.99%) Migration
5 76 (5.99%) Kalman Filter
6 70 (5.52%) Service Management
7 69 (5.44%) Information Security
7 69 (5.44%) Network Design
8 53 (4.18%) Service Delivery
9 49 (3.86%) Change Management
9 49 (3.86%) DevOps
10 47 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 45 (3.55%) PRINCE2
13 42 (3.31%) Configuration Management
14 41 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
14 41 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
15 38 (2.99%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 100 (7.88%) SQL
2 71 (5.59%) Python
3 51 (4.02%) Perl
4 45 (3.55%) Ruby
4 45 (3.55%) PowerShell
5 42 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 39 (3.07%) Java
7 36 (2.84%) PHP
8 34 (2.68%) C
9 28 (2.21%) JavaScript
10 24 (1.89%) C++
11 23 (1.81%) VB
11 23 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 15 (1.18%) VBScript
13 9 (0.71%) C#
14 3 (0.24%) Lisp
15 2 (0.16%) Tcl
15 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.079%) ABAP
16 1 (0.079%) R
Qualifications
1 401 (31.60%) Cisco Certification
2 282 (22.22%) CCNP
3 193 (15.21%) CCNA
4 134 (10.56%) Security Cleared
5 104 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 101 (7.96%) Degree
7 84 (6.62%) CCIE
8 76 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (4.33%) CISSP
10 52 (4.10%) CCSE
11 43 (3.39%) CCSA
12 38 (2.99%) MCSE
13 35 (2.76%) CCDP
14 25 (1.97%) CCSP
14 25 (1.97%) JNCIS
15 24 (1.89%) CCIP
16 23 (1.81%) DV Cleared
17 22 (1.73%) MCSA
18 19 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
19 18 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.30%) SLA
2 41 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 26 (2.05%) QA
5 18 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.87%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.47%) COBIT
8 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.32%) COSO
10 2 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 327 (25.77%) Active Directory
2 159 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (6.86%) vSphere
4 64 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 64 (5.04%) XenApp
5 35 (2.76%) vCloud
6 34 (2.68%) ProxySG
7 25 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 24 (1.89%) Docker
9 23 (1.81%) XenServer
10 21 (1.65%) VMware ESX
11 18 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (1.34%) Snort
13 16 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 14 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.95%) Squid
15 12 (0.95%) MetaFrame
15 12 (0.95%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.63%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 68 (5.36%) SCCM
2 53 (4.18%) Puppet
3 45 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 37 (2.92%) Nagios
6 27 (2.13%) Backup Exec
7 25 (1.97%) ZABBIX
8 24 (1.89%) Ansible
9 21 (1.65%) logstash
10 20 (1.58%) HAProxy
11 19 (1.50%) RANCID
12 18 (1.42%) Salt
12 18 (1.42%) Cacti
13 17 (1.34%) Kibana
13 17 (1.34%) Rundeck
14 15 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
15 13 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
15 13 (1.02%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.95%) AirWatch
16 12 (0.95%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 711 (56.03%) Cisco
2 337 (26.56%) Microsoft
3 302 (23.80%) Juniper
4 294 (23.17%) CheckPoint
5 276 (21.75%) VMware
6 205 (16.15%) F5
7 180 (14.18%) Citrix
8 108 (8.51%) Blue Coat
9 106 (8.35%) HP
10 96 (7.57%) SolarWinds
11 59 (4.65%) Red Hat
12 51 (4.02%) McAfee
13 50 (3.94%) Aruba
14 47 (3.70%) Dell
15 44 (3.47%) Nokia
16 43 (3.39%) Infoblox
17 42 (3.31%) Oracle
18 39 (3.07%) Brocade
19 36 (2.84%) NetApp
20 34 (2.68%) Riverbed
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