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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 215 192 201
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 568 656 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.25% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 9.00% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 393 331
Median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £202 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 58
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £33.37 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.95%
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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
7591 7288 7913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.33% 13.84% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4672 4253 4449
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 491 449
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +8 268 £475 +18.75% 70
South East -52 103 £420 +8.38% 58
East of England +13 41 £310 -11.42% 10
North West +25 39 £375 +25.00% 9
West Midlands -9 38 £90 -68.69% 17
South West +4 33 £325 -22.61% 17
Yorkshire -1 27 £550 +80.32% 15
North East -19 9 £260 -29.49% 3
East Midlands -19 8 £325 +18.18% 8
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 607 (50.50%) Firewall
2 574 (47.75%) Cisco
3 477 (39.68%) Windows
4 424 (35.27%) WAN
5 388 (32.28%) LAN
6 327 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
7 315 (26.21%) Linux
8 298 (24.79%) Microsoft
9 290 (24.13%) DNS
10 286 (23.79%) Active Directory
11 263 (21.88%) TCP/IP
12 240 (19.97%) CheckPoint
13 239 (19.88%) Juniper
14 233 (19.38%) VMware
15 225 (18.72%) Network Security
16 220 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
17 219 (18.22%) Wireless
18 210 (17.47%) CCNP
19 202 (16.81%) BGP
20 198 (16.47%) Windows Server
21 193 (16.06%) Data Centre
22 191 (15.89%) DHCP
23 188 (15.64%) ITIL
24 186 (15.47%) Security Cleared
25 180 (14.98%) MPLS
26 175 (14.56%) Finance
27 172 (14.31%) SSL
28 171 (14.23%) CCNA
29 168 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
30 164 (13.64%) IPsec

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 62 (5.16%) MS Exchange
2 60 (4.99%) Apache
3 46 (3.83%) Skype for Business
4 44 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 39 (3.24%) nginx
6 34 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 28 (2.33%) IIS
10 25 (2.08%) Mule ESB
11 19 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.58%) Confluence
11 19 (1.58%) JBoss
11 19 (1.58%) Jetty
11 19 (1.58%) Mule
11 19 (1.58%) WildFly
12 16 (1.33%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (1.16%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 131 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 114 (9.48%) MS Office
3 61 (5.07%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.92%) HipChat
4 11 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.75%) MS Project
6 6 (0.50%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.25%) RMDS
2 2 (0.17%) Eikon
2 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.083%) assyst
3 1 (0.083%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 168 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 94 (7.82%) Office 365
4 33 (2.75%) IaaS
5 19 (1.58%) SaaS
6 18 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (1.00%) GitHub
9 12 (1.00%) PaaS
10 11 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.58%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.58%) Route 53
14 6 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 607 (50.50%) Firewall
2 424 (35.27%) WAN
3 388 (32.28%) LAN
4 290 (24.13%) DNS
5 263 (21.88%) TCP/IP
6 225 (18.72%) Network Security
7 220 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
8 219 (18.22%) Wireless
9 202 (16.81%) BGP
10 191 (15.89%) DHCP
11 180 (14.98%) MPLS
12 172 (14.31%) SSL
13 164 (13.64%) IPsec
14 161 (13.39%) OSPF
15 133 (11.06%) Internet
16 132 (10.98%) VoIP
17 130 (10.82%) VLAN
18 100 (8.32%) Cisco Nexus
19 79 (6.57%) SAN
20 70 (5.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.07%) MySQL
2 65 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 33 (2.75%) Redis
6 22 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.42%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.33%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 91 (7.57%) Jenkins
2 54 (4.49%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.66%) JIRA
4 30 (2.50%) Gerrit
5 28 (2.33%) Mercurial
6 22 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (1.58%) GoCD
7 19 (1.58%) SonarQube
8 17 (1.41%) GitLab
9 15 (1.25%) Artifactory
10 13 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.83%) Subversion
13 10 (0.83%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.58%) Maven
15 6 (0.50%) Ant
15 6 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.50%) git-flow
15 6 (0.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 175 (14.56%) Finance
2 81 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.83%) Retail
4 28 (2.33%) Legal
5 27 (2.25%) Banking
6 13 (1.08%) Marketing
7 11 (0.92%) Back Office
7 11 (0.92%) Billing
8 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.83%) French Language
9 9 (0.75%) Japanese Language
9 9 (0.75%) Law
9 9 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.67%) Local Government
11 7 (0.58%) Advertising
11 7 (0.58%) Publishing
11 7 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.50%) German Language
13 5 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 277 (23.04%) Network Engineer
2 197 (16.39%) Analyst
3 138 (11.48%) Architect
4 101 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 84 (6.99%) Security Engineer
6 76 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 73 (6.07%) Cisco Engineer
8 72 (5.99%) Consultant
9 70 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 65 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 60 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
12 54 (4.49%) Network Analyst
12 54 (4.49%) Service Analyst
13 48 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
14 44 (3.66%) Network Architect
15 43 (3.58%) Network Support
16 41 (3.41%) Senior Network Engineer
17 40 (3.33%) Administrator
17 40 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
17 40 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.74%) Web Services
2 47 (3.91%) LAMP
3 45 (3.74%) 802.1X
4 31 (2.58%) LAPP Stack
4 31 (2.58%) LEMP Stack
5 27 (2.25%) ELK Stack
6 26 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
7 25 (2.08%) .NET
7 25 (2.08%) CSS
8 24 (2.00%) Middleware
9 20 (1.66%) J2EE
10 19 (1.58%) RESTful
11 18 (1.50%) XML
12 10 (0.83%) SOAP
13 7 (0.58%) REST
14 6 (0.50%) JSON
15 5 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (0.33%) MCollective
16 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
16 4 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.74%) Public Cloud
3 67 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (3.91%) PKI
5 41 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.75%) Blackberry
7 31 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 22 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.66%) RSA SecurID
11 19 (1.58%) iPad
12 18 (1.50%) CESG
13 17 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.41%) Replication
14 15 (1.25%) Private Cloud
15 14 (1.16%) Virtual Team
16 12 (1.00%) iPhone
17 11 (0.92%) BYOD
17 11 (0.92%) Clustering
17 11 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 477 (39.68%) Windows
2 315 (26.21%) Linux
3 198 (16.47%) Windows Server
4 106 (8.82%) Unix
5 97 (8.07%) Windows 7
6 92 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (7.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (7.07%) CentOS
9 67 (5.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (4.91%) Ubuntu
11 56 (4.66%) Mac OS X
12 52 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (3.16%) Windows 10
14 36 (3.00%) Windows 8
15 35 (2.91%) Solaris
16 32 (2.66%) Windows XP
17 25 (2.08%) Apple iOS
18 24 (2.00%) Android
19 17 (1.41%) Windows Phone
20 16 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (15.64%) ITIL
2 153 (12.73%) Load Balancing
3 150 (12.48%) DevOps
4 100 (8.32%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (7.99%) Migration
6 93 (7.74%) Network Design
7 88 (7.32%) Configuration Management
8 70 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
10 67 (5.57%) Project Management
11 63 (5.24%) Change Management
12 60 (4.99%) Mentoring
12 60 (4.99%) Open Source
13 59 (4.91%) Service Management
14 58 (4.83%) Network Management
15 51 (4.24%) Information Security
16 44 (3.66%) Patch Management
17 43 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (3.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 40 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 123 (10.23%) Python
2 74 (6.16%) Ruby
3 70 (5.82%) Perl
4 67 (5.57%) Bash Shell
5 53 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 53 (4.41%) SQL
6 50 (4.16%) Java
7 40 (3.33%) Shell Script
8 27 (2.25%) PHP
9 17 (1.41%) C
9 17 (1.41%) Go
10 15 (1.25%) VBScript
11 12 (1.00%) C#
12 11 (0.92%) C++
13 10 (0.83%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.50%) VB
15 3 (0.25%) Tcl
16 2 (0.17%) Lisp
16 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 327 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (17.47%) CCNP
3 186 (15.47%) Security Cleared
4 171 (14.23%) CCNA
5 135 (11.23%) SC Cleared
6 75 (6.24%) Degree
7 71 (5.91%) CCIE
8 58 (4.83%) CISSP
9 41 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (2.66%) JNCIP
11 30 (2.50%) MCSE
12 29 (2.41%) CCSE
13 28 (2.33%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.25%) CCDP
15 24 (2.00%) CCSA
16 21 (1.75%) CCDA
17 20 (1.66%) JNCIS
18 19 (1.58%) MCSA
19 18 (1.50%) SANS
20 17 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.32%) SLA
2 29 (2.41%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.50%) COBIT
5 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.42%) COSO
6 5 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.42%) QA
6 5 (0.42%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.083%) MiFID
8 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.083%) RMADS
System Software
1 286 (23.79%) Active Directory
2 159 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (5.32%) Docker
4 63 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 35 (2.91%) vSphere
7 32 (2.66%) vCloud
8 27 (2.25%) VMware ESX
9 22 (1.83%) Xen
9 22 (1.83%) XenApp
10 21 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.58%) XenDesktop
12 18 (1.50%) ProxySG
13 17 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.33%) Samba
15 13 (1.08%) Postfix
16 11 (0.92%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.83%) Squid
18 9 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 118 (9.82%) Ansible
2 111 (9.23%) Puppet
3 86 (7.15%) SCCM
4 61 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (4.16%) Terraform
6 48 (3.99%) ZABBIX
7 47 (3.91%) logstash
8 38 (3.16%) Kibana
9 36 (3.00%) Nagios
10 34 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
11 31 (2.58%) SCOM
12 28 (2.33%) HAProxy
13 26 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
14 23 (1.91%) Kubernetes
15 21 (1.75%) FortiGate
15 21 (1.75%) QRadar
16 16 (1.33%) Cacti
17 14 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
17 14 (1.16%) Consul
18 13 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 574 (47.75%) Cisco
2 298 (24.79%) Microsoft
3 240 (19.97%) CheckPoint
4 239 (19.88%) Juniper
5 233 (19.38%) VMware
6 120 (9.98%) F5
7 110 (9.15%) Citrix
8 108 (8.99%) Palo Alto
9 84 (6.99%) HP
10 78 (6.49%) Red Hat
11 68 (5.66%) Blue Coat
12 62 (5.16%) Oracle
13 52 (4.33%) Apple
13 52 (4.33%) Fortinet
13 52 (4.33%) Intel Security
14 46 (3.83%) Splunk
15 45 (3.74%) Dell
16 44 (3.66%) Google
17 42 (3.49%) IBM
18 34 (2.83%) Aruba
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Nutriculture UK Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
MSF UK (MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES)
Rate: £34,656.99 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago