The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / London
Rank 174 185 157
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 264 256 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 1.21% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 9.47% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 139 201
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £327
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +16.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2475 2704 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.82% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1673 1768 1877
Median daily rate £450 £423 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 68 84
Median hourly rate £33.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in London

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the London region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in London

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in London

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the London region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in London

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in London

VPN
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
City of London -6 29 £380 -3.49% 12
Croydon +13 17 £538 +16.21%
Twickenham - 2 £400 - 1
Bromley +8 1 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 - -
Harrow -1 1 £438 -0.84% 1
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 282 (49.91%) Firewall
2 243 (43.01%) Cisco
3 186 (32.92%) WAN
4 171 (30.27%) Windows
5 165 (29.20%) Amazon AWS
6 161 (28.50%) DNS
7 156 (27.61%) LAN
8 153 (27.08%) VMware
9 140 (24.78%) Linux
9 140 (24.78%) Microsoft
10 138 (24.42%) Active Directory
10 138 (24.42%) DevOps
11 117 (20.71%) Security Cleared
12 109 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (18.76%) Puppet
13 106 (18.76%) Ansible
14 105 (18.58%) Cisco Certification
15 103 (18.23%) Jenkins
15 103 (18.23%) Network Security
16 97 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
16 97 (17.17%) Finance
17 96 (16.99%) SC Cleared
18 92 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
18 92 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
18 92 (16.28%) Docker
18 92 (16.28%) Wireless
18 92 (16.28%) CheckPoint
19 91 (16.11%) Load Balancing
20 87 (15.40%) Terraform
21 86 (15.22%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 67 (11.86%) Apache
2 60 (10.62%) nginx
3 33 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 30 (5.31%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.96%) Confluence
6 25 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (4.42%) MS Exchange
7 20 (3.54%) Mule ESB
8 18 (3.19%) Jetty
8 18 (3.19%) WildFly
9 16 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (2.65%) IIS
11 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (1.42%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.42%) Skype for Business
13 6 (1.06%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.71%) JBoss
15 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (7.26%) MS Excel
1 41 (7.26%) MS Office
2 17 (3.01%) HipChat
3 12 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Eikon
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 165 (29.20%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (17.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (12.21%) Office 365
4 38 (6.73%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (6.73%) Amazon S3
4 38 (6.73%) PaaS
4 38 (6.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 35 (6.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 33 (5.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (5.13%) AWS CloudTrail
7 29 (5.13%) IaaS
8 23 (4.07%) SaaS
9 21 (3.72%) CloudFront
10 19 (3.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 15 (2.65%) Route 53
12 14 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.71%) GitHub
14 4 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 282 (49.91%) Firewall
2 186 (32.92%) WAN
3 161 (28.50%) DNS
4 156 (27.61%) LAN
5 103 (18.23%) Network Security
6 92 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
6 92 (16.28%) Wireless
7 86 (15.22%) TCP/IP
8 81 (14.34%) DHCP
9 76 (13.45%) IPsec
10 71 (12.57%) MPLS
11 68 (12.04%) OSPF
12 64 (11.33%) SSL
13 62 (10.97%) BGP
14 48 (8.50%) VLAN
15 44 (7.79%) Internet
16 42 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 42 (7.43%) SAN
17 40 (7.08%) Reverse Proxy
18 36 (6.37%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.74%) PostgreSQL
2 58 (10.27%) SQL Server
3 47 (8.32%) Amazon RDS
4 40 (7.08%) MySQL
4 40 (7.08%) Oracle Database
5 37 (6.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (5.31%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.89%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (2.12%) Redis
9 6 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.35%) DB2
14 1 (0.18%) Big Data
14 1 (0.18%) DocumentDB
14 1 (0.18%) Power BI
14 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 103 (18.23%) Jenkins
2 58 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 48 (8.50%) JIRA
4 29 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (4.07%) Gerrit
5 23 (4.07%) Mercurial
6 18 (3.19%) GitLab
6 18 (3.19%) SonarQube
7 17 (3.01%) Bitbucket
7 17 (3.01%) JIRA Agile
8 15 (2.65%) Ant
9 14 (2.48%) Maven
10 13 (2.30%) JUnit
10 13 (2.30%) Liquibase
11 9 (1.59%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.24%) GoCD
13 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (0.88%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.71%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (17.17%) Finance
2 29 (5.13%) Retail
3 23 (4.07%) Banking
4 20 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.01%) Legal
6 16 (2.83%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.24%) Advertising
8 5 (0.88%) Billing
9 4 (0.71%) Military
10 3 (0.53%) Games
10 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 127 (22.48%) Architect
2 106 (18.76%) Network Engineer
3 57 (10.09%) AWS DevOps
4 56 (9.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (9.38%) Analyst
5 53 (9.38%) Consultant
6 43 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 42 (7.43%) Technical Architect
8 38 (6.73%) Cloud Architect
9 34 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
11 29 (5.13%) AWS Architect
11 29 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
11 29 (5.13%) Network Architect
12 27 (4.78%) Cisco Engineer
12 27 (4.78%) DevOps Consultant
13 25 (4.42%) Security Engineer
14 22 (3.89%) Senior Network Engineer
15 21 (3.72%) Security Analyst
16 20 (3.54%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.08%) Elastic Stack
2 36 (6.37%) Web Services
3 27 (4.78%) LAMP
4 24 (4.25%) Software Packaging
5 23 (4.07%) LAPP Stack
5 23 (4.07%) LEMP Stack
6 22 (3.89%) 802.1X
6 22 (3.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 20 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (2.30%) MCollective
9 12 (2.12%) .NET
10 7 (1.24%) JSON
11 6 (1.06%) XMPP
12 5 (0.88%) HTML
12 5 (0.88%) REST
12 5 (0.88%) RESTful
12 5 (0.88%) SOAP
13 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.71%) Middleware
13 4 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.44%) PKI
3 48 (8.50%) Public Cloud
4 33 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 23 (4.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 14 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (2.30%) Blackberry
8 13 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 13 (2.30%) Replication
9 10 (1.77%) RSA SecurID
10 9 (1.59%) BYOD
10 9 (1.59%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.24%) Clustering
13 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
14 5 (0.88%) CMDB
15 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.71%) iSeries
15 4 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (30.27%) Windows
2 140 (24.78%) Linux
3 67 (11.86%) CentOS
4 62 (10.97%) Windows Server
5 48 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (8.50%) Windows 7
6 45 (7.96%) Windows 10
7 42 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (4.96%) Unix
10 26 (4.60%) Ubuntu
10 26 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (3.19%) Android
12 17 (3.01%) VyOS
13 13 (2.30%) RancherOS
14 9 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.59%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.42%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.24%) SUSE
17 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (24.42%) DevOps
2 109 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 91 (16.11%) Load Balancing
5 61 (10.80%) Configuration Management
6 54 (9.56%) ITIL
7 48 (8.50%) Migration
8 45 (7.96%) Scrum
9 39 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 36 (6.37%) Change Management
10 36 (6.37%) Network Design
11 35 (6.19%) Mentoring
12 34 (6.02%) Service Management
13 31 (5.49%) High Availability
14 27 (4.78%) Network Management
15 26 (4.60%) Project Management
16 24 (4.25%) Open Source
16 24 (4.25%) Problem Management
16 24 (4.25%) TOGAF
17 23 (4.07%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.27%) SQL
2 52 (9.20%) Bash Shell
3 47 (8.32%) Python
4 44 (7.79%) Ruby
5 29 (5.13%) Perl
6 27 (4.78%) C
7 17 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.65%) Java
8 15 (2.65%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.42%) Go
11 7 (1.24%) PHP
12 4 (0.71%) C#
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.35%) Lisp
14 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.18%) C++
15 1 (0.18%) Scala
15 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 105 (18.58%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (16.99%) SC Cleared
4 69 (12.21%) CCNP
5 44 (7.79%) CCNA
6 41 (7.26%) CCIE
7 26 (4.60%) Degree
8 23 (4.07%) CCSA
9 21 (3.72%) CISSP
10 19 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (3.19%) MCSE
12 14 (2.48%) AWS Certification
12 14 (2.48%) JNCIP
13 13 (2.30%) JNCIS
14 11 (1.95%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.77%) CCDA
16 9 (1.59%) CCSE
16 9 (1.59%) MCP
17 7 (1.24%) JNCIE
17 7 (1.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.96%) SLA
2 8 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.06%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) COBIT
4 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 138 (24.42%) Active Directory
2 92 (16.28%) Docker
3 72 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 29 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (4.25%) vCloud
7 19 (3.36%) Xen
8 18 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (2.65%) Squid
10 14 (2.48%) Postfix
10 14 (2.48%) XenApp
11 10 (1.77%) ProxySG
11 10 (1.77%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.42%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.06%) Firmware
13 6 (1.06%) KVM
13 6 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.88%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.88%) vSphere
15 4 (0.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (18.76%) Ansible
1 106 (18.76%) Puppet
2 87 (15.40%) Terraform
3 64 (11.33%) Kubernetes
4 61 (10.80%) ZABBIX
5 39 (6.90%) SCCM
6 37 (6.55%) HAProxy
7 36 (6.37%) Consul
8 34 (6.02%) logstash
9 33 (5.84%) Kibana
10 30 (5.31%) Packer
11 29 (5.13%) SCOM
12 26 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
12 26 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (4.25%) FortiGate
14 19 (3.36%) yum
15 17 (3.01%) Nagios
15 17 (3.01%) Rsyslog
16 14 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
16 14 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 243 (43.01%) Cisco
2 153 (27.08%) VMware
3 140 (24.78%) Microsoft
4 92 (16.28%) CheckPoint
5 70 (12.39%) Juniper
6 68 (12.04%) Citrix
7 67 (11.86%) Oracle
8 57 (10.09%) Palo Alto
9 39 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 30 (5.31%) AppDynamics
10 30 (5.31%) Atlassian
11 28 (4.96%) Fortinet
12 26 (4.60%) F5
13 24 (4.25%) Blue Coat
13 24 (4.25%) HP
14 21 (3.72%) Splunk
15 20 (3.54%) Aruba
15 20 (3.54%) CA
16 19 (3.36%) Avaya
16 19 (3.36%) Riverbed
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £190 to £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Contract £500 to £600 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago