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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 181 197 179
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -18
Contract jobs citing VPN 617 525 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.09% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 7.98% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 274 262
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £168 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 66
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.79% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +43 295 £351 +3.85% 90
South East -4 118 £325 -7.14% 53
East of England +15 72 £350 +27.27% 18
South West -9 47 £308 +13.88% 25
North West -9 26 £310 +37.77% 16
West Midlands -13 26 £350 +9.37% 15
Yorkshire -4 15 £281 -13.46% 14
East Midlands -3 9 £425 +57.40% 4
North East -38 1 £350 +16.66% 2
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 659 (56.52%) Firewall
2 569 (48.80%) Cisco
3 549 (47.08%) Windows
4 361 (30.96%) Active Directory
5 350 (30.02%) LAN
6 345 (29.59%) WAN
7 322 (27.62%) Microsoft
8 304 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
9 290 (24.87%) TCP/IP
10 266 (22.81%) DNS
11 242 (20.75%) Juniper
12 224 (19.21%) Windows 7
13 222 (19.04%) CheckPoint
14 220 (18.87%) VMware
15 209 (17.92%) MPLS
16 207 (17.75%) BGP
17 205 (17.58%) ITIL
18 192 (16.47%) Citrix
19 189 (16.21%) Linux
20 188 (16.12%) IPsec
21 184 (15.78%) MS Office
22 181 (15.52%) CCNP
23 171 (14.67%) OSPF
24 166 (14.24%) Finance
25 161 (13.81%) Wireless
25 161 (13.81%) MS Exchange
26 158 (13.55%) HP
26 158 (13.55%) VLAN
26 158 (13.55%) Network Security
26 158 (13.55%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 161 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 75 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 59 (5.06%) Apache
5 44 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 43 (3.69%) IIS
7 38 (3.26%) Lync
8 29 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (2.23%) IBM Notes
10 20 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (1.63%) Tomcat
12 18 (1.54%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.37%) nginx
14 14 (1.20%) Confluence
15 13 (1.11%) WebLogic
16 12 (1.03%) MediaWiki
17 9 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
19 6 (0.51%) WorkSite
Applications
1 184 (15.78%) MS Office
2 144 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.86%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.43%) MS Project
7 3 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.086%) CATIA
9 1 (0.086%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.086%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.086%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.09%) Office 365
2 26 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.51%) IaaS
4 6 (0.51%) SaaS
4 6 (0.51%) PaaS
5 4 (0.34%) Joyent
5 4 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
6 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 659 (56.52%) Firewall
2 350 (30.02%) LAN
3 345 (29.59%) WAN
4 290 (24.87%) TCP/IP
5 266 (22.81%) DNS
6 209 (17.92%) MPLS
7 207 (17.75%) BGP
8 188 (16.12%) IPsec
9 171 (14.67%) OSPF
10 161 (13.81%) Wireless
11 158 (13.55%) VLAN
11 158 (13.55%) Network Security
11 158 (13.55%) Cisco ASA
12 153 (13.12%) SSL
13 150 (12.86%) DHCP
14 135 (11.58%) Internet
15 128 (10.98%) VoIP
16 113 (9.69%) SAN
17 106 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 80 (6.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.69%) MySQL
3 18 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 17 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.20%) DB2
6 14 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.69%) MS Access
8 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.43%) Redis
9 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.34%) Big Data
10 4 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.17%) MarkLogic
12 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 22 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.72%) JIRA
4 17 (1.46%) Subversion
5 15 (1.29%) Hudson
6 10 (0.86%) Xcode
7 7 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.34%) MSI
10 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.17%) Toad
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
11 2 (0.17%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.17%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.17%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.086%) FrontPage
12 1 (0.086%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.086%) Visual Studio
General
1 166 (14.24%) Finance
2 114 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.37%) Banking
4 31 (2.66%) Financial Institution
5 20 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.54%) Legal
7 17 (1.46%) Law
8 16 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.20%) Local Government
10 12 (1.03%) Marketing
11 10 (0.86%) Back Office
12 8 (0.69%) French Language
12 8 (0.69%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.60%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.51%) Retail
15 5 (0.43%) Front Office
15 5 (0.43%) Publishing
16 3 (0.26%) Advertising
17 2 (0.17%) Games
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 245 (21.01%) Network Engineer
2 167 (14.32%) Analyst
3 94 (8.06%) Security Engineer
4 78 (6.69%) Architect
5 76 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 72 (6.17%) Consultant
7 67 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 59 (5.06%) Support Analyst
9 49 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
9 49 (4.20%) Service Analyst
10 48 (4.12%) IP Engineer
11 47 (4.03%) Developer
12 46 (3.95%) Desktop Support
12 46 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
12 46 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
13 40 (3.43%) Administrator
14 38 (3.26%) Design Engineer
15 37 (3.17%) Network Support
16 36 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 31 (2.66%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.63%) Web Services
2 37 (3.17%) XML
3 34 (2.92%) JSON
4 32 (2.74%) LAMP
5 23 (1.97%) .NET
6 18 (1.54%) Middleware
7 17 (1.46%) HTML
8 15 (1.29%) Application Packaging
9 14 (1.20%) CSS
9 14 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (1.20%) XMPP
10 13 (1.11%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.94%) HTML5
12 10 (0.86%) RESTful
13 5 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
14 3 (0.26%) OLE
14 3 (0.26%) WAP
14 3 (0.26%) SOAP
14 3 (0.26%) ASP.NET
15 2 (0.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 133 (11.41%) Blackberry
2 61 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.46%) iPad
4 44 (3.77%) Replication
5 43 (3.69%) PKI
6 40 (3.43%) iPhone
7 39 (3.34%) Hedge funds
8 35 (3.00%) Clustering
9 34 (2.92%) Management Information System
10 30 (2.57%) Client/Server
11 28 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.54%) Open Source
13 15 (1.29%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.29%) CESG
13 15 (1.29%) Thin Client
14 14 (1.20%) Wiki
15 12 (1.03%) SecurID
16 11 (0.94%) User Experience
16 11 (0.94%) Computer Science
17 10 (0.86%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 549 (47.08%) Windows
2 224 (19.21%) Windows 7
3 189 (16.21%) Linux
4 140 (12.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 132 (11.32%) Windows XP
6 91 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 91 (7.80%) UNIX
7 62 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (3.86%) Apple iOS
8 45 (3.86%) Windows 8
9 36 (3.09%) Android
10 29 (2.49%) Ubuntu
11 25 (2.14%) Solaris
12 24 (2.06%) Debian
13 23 (1.97%) AIX
14 21 (1.80%) Windows Vista
15 19 (1.63%) CentOS
16 18 (1.54%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (17.58%) ITIL
2 127 (10.89%) Load Balancing
3 75 (6.43%) Migration
4 68 (5.83%) Network Management
5 58 (4.97%) Service Management
6 55 (4.72%) DevOps
7 54 (4.63%) Project Management
8 53 (4.55%) Network Design
9 51 (4.37%) Change Management
10 50 (4.29%) Network Architecture
11 47 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
12 46 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 39 (3.34%) Kalman Filter
14 38 (3.26%) Mentoring
15 36 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
16 35 (3.00%) ITSM
17 33 (2.83%) Service Delivery
18 31 (2.66%) Asset Management
18 31 (2.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 113 (9.69%) SQL
2 64 (5.49%) Java
3 55 (4.72%) Perl
3 55 (4.72%) PowerShell
4 35 (3.00%) Bash Shell
5 31 (2.66%) Ruby
6 30 (2.57%) C
7 26 (2.23%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.23%) PHP
8 23 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 18 (1.54%) Objective-C
10 17 (1.46%) VB
11 11 (0.94%) VBScript
12 10 (0.86%) VBA
13 9 (0.77%) Python
14 7 (0.60%) C++
15 6 (0.51%) R
16 2 (0.17%) Tcl
17 1 (0.086%) VB6
17 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 304 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (15.52%) CCNP
3 120 (10.29%) CCNA
4 115 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 100 (8.58%) SC Cleared
6 88 (7.55%) CCIE
7 68 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (3.69%) MCSE
9 42 (3.60%) Degree
10 40 (3.43%) CISSP
11 35 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (2.83%) CCSP
13 28 (2.40%) CCSE
14 26 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
15 24 (2.06%) CCDP
16 19 (1.63%) MCP
17 16 (1.37%) MCSA
18 14 (1.20%) MOS
19 13 (1.11%) CCSA
20 12 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.40%) SLA
2 36 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.86%) QA
5 6 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
7 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 361 (30.96%) Active Directory
2 145 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (6.00%) vSphere
4 60 (5.15%) Hyper-V
5 33 (2.83%) XenApp
5 33 (2.83%) XenServer
6 28 (2.40%) ProxySG
7 27 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (2.14%) NFS
9 23 (1.97%) Terminal Services
10 22 (1.89%) VMware ESX
11 17 (1.46%) XenDesktop
11 17 (1.46%) Postfix
12 16 (1.37%) Snort
13 15 (1.29%) Samba
14 14 (1.20%) KVM
15 13 (1.11%) vCloud
15 13 (1.11%) Xen
16 12 (1.03%) Terminal Server
16 12 (1.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (5.15%) SCCM
2 51 (4.37%) Puppet
3 34 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.23%) FortiGate
6 22 (1.89%) OpenView
6 22 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 20 (1.72%) WSUS
8 19 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (1.46%) ZABBIX
10 16 (1.37%) SCOM
11 15 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.29%) OVSD
12 14 (1.20%) Salt
13 12 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
15 10 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.86%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.86%) DameWare
15 10 (0.86%) RANCID
Vendors
1 569 (48.80%) Cisco
2 322 (27.62%) Microsoft
3 242 (20.75%) Juniper
4 222 (19.04%) CheckPoint
5 220 (18.87%) VMware
6 192 (16.47%) Citrix
7 158 (13.55%) HP
8 142 (12.18%) F5
9 81 (6.95%) Blue Coat
10 66 (5.66%) Oracle
11 60 (5.15%) Nokia
12 56 (4.80%) Symantec
13 54 (4.63%) IBM
14 53 (4.55%) Red Hat
14 53 (4.55%) Dell
15 43 (3.69%) SolarWinds
16 42 (3.60%) Apple
17 39 (3.34%) McAfee
18 30 (2.57%) Remedy
19 29 (2.49%) Avaya
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