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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 194 200 196
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 287 269 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.15% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 8.91% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 179 156
Median daily rate £456 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £516 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £333
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £11.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.75 £30.50 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £14.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+82.45% -20.83%
VPN
England

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
3317 3020 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.33% 12.90% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 1946 1872
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 90 99
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 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
City of London +16 36 £438 -1.12% 15
Croydon -9 10 £471 +6.19%
Canary Wharf +6 3 £375 -11.76%
Mayfair +1 2 £363 +13.28%
Twickenham - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Uxbridge 0 1 - - 2
Wimbledon - 1 £250 -
Barnet - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £105 -
Feltham - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £550 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 246 (48.05%) Firewall
2 225 (43.95%) Cisco
3 179 (34.96%) Windows
4 158 (30.86%) Linux
5 149 (29.10%) WAN
6 135 (26.37%) Cisco Certification
7 133 (25.98%) Microsoft
7 133 (25.98%) DNS
8 128 (25.00%) LAN
9 127 (24.80%) TCP/IP
10 121 (23.63%) Active Directory
11 116 (22.66%) Network Security
12 101 (19.73%) Wireless
12 101 (19.73%) VMware
13 99 (19.34%) CheckPoint
13 99 (19.34%) BGP
13 99 (19.34%) DevOps
14 96 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
15 92 (17.97%) Finance
16 87 (16.99%) Data Centre
17 86 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
18 84 (16.41%) CCNP
19 81 (15.82%) Load Balancing
20 80 (15.63%) OSPF
21 78 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
22 77 (15.04%) DHCP
23 74 (14.45%) MPLS
23 74 (14.45%) IPsec
24 72 (14.06%) ITIL
25 70 (13.67%) Python

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 39 (7.62%) Apache
2 32 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 27 (5.27%) Tomcat
4 25 (4.88%) Confluence
4 25 (4.88%) nginx
5 20 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (3.52%) IIS
6 18 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 18 (3.52%) Skype for Business
7 17 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (2.93%) JBoss
9 14 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.73%) Mule ESB
10 10 (1.95%) WildFly
11 9 (1.76%) Jetty
12 8 (1.56%) OpenStack
13 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.98%) MediaWiki
14 5 (0.98%) MQSeries
Applications
1 47 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.62%) MS Office
3 24 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.15%) HipChat
5 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) RMDS
2 2 (0.39%) assyst
2 2 (0.39%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 96 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (8.79%) Office 365
3 43 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (4.49%) IaaS
5 14 (2.73%) SaaS
6 13 (2.54%) PaaS
7 12 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.76%) GitHub
8 9 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.78%) Route 53
9 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.59%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 246 (48.05%) Firewall
2 149 (29.10%) WAN
3 133 (25.98%) DNS
4 128 (25.00%) LAN
5 127 (24.80%) TCP/IP
6 116 (22.66%) Network Security
7 101 (19.73%) Wireless
8 99 (19.34%) BGP
9 86 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
10 80 (15.63%) OSPF
11 77 (15.04%) DHCP
12 74 (14.45%) IPsec
12 74 (14.45%) MPLS
13 67 (13.09%) SSL
14 50 (9.77%) Cisco IOS
15 48 (9.38%) VoIP
16 43 (8.40%) VLAN
17 42 (8.20%) DMZ
18 39 (7.62%) EIGRP
19 38 (7.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.13%) MySQL
2 42 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 36 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
4 23 (4.49%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.93%) Redis
7 7 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.98%) DB2
8 5 (0.98%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (12.11%) Jenkins
2 45 (8.79%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.05%) JIRA
4 18 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (3.13%) Gerrit
5 16 (3.13%) Mercurial
6 14 (2.73%) SonarQube
7 12 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.95%) Artifactory
8 10 (1.95%) GoCD
9 8 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.56%) Subversion
10 7 (1.37%) GitLab
11 6 (1.17%) git-flow
12 5 (0.98%) Hudson
13 4 (0.78%) Ant
13 4 (0.78%) JIRA Agile
13 4 (0.78%) Liquibase
13 4 (0.78%) Maven
13 4 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 92 (17.97%) Finance
2 28 (5.47%) Retail
3 22 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.91%) Banking
5 15 (2.93%) Legal
6 12 (2.34%) Law
7 9 (1.76%) Japanese Language
7 9 (1.76%) Publishing
8 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.37%) Back Office
9 7 (1.37%) French Language
10 6 (1.17%) Advertising
11 5 (0.98%) Billing
11 5 (0.98%) Games
11 5 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.78%) Front Office
13 3 (0.59%) German Language
13 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 118 (23.05%) Network Engineer
2 69 (13.48%) Analyst
3 56 (10.94%) Consultant
4 44 (8.59%) Architect
5 43 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (8.40%) Security Engineer
6 34 (6.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 31 (6.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 30 (5.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 30 (5.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
9 29 (5.66%) Support Engineer
10 28 (5.47%) AWS DevOps
10 28 (5.47%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.88%) Service Analyst
12 23 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (4.30%) DevOps Consultant
14 21 (4.10%) Firewall Engineer
15 18 (3.52%) Linux Engineer
15 18 (3.52%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.45%) Web Services
2 27 (5.27%) LAMP
3 18 (3.52%) 802.1X
3 18 (3.52%) LAPP Stack
3 18 (3.52%) LEMP Stack
4 15 (2.93%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (2.73%) .NET
6 12 (2.34%) J2EE
7 8 (1.56%) CSS
7 8 (1.56%) XML
8 7 (1.37%) REST
8 7 (1.37%) SOAP
9 5 (0.98%) ELK Stack
9 5 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (0.98%) Middleware
9 5 (0.98%) RESTful
10 4 (0.78%) MCollective
10 4 (0.78%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.78%) XSLT
11 2 (0.39%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.99%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.64%) PKI
3 30 (5.86%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.71%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.34%) iPad
10 10 (1.95%) iPhone
11 9 (1.76%) Wiki
12 8 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.37%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.37%) Streaming Media
14 6 (1.17%) Clustering
14 6 (1.17%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.17%) MPEG
14 6 (1.17%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (34.96%) Windows
2 158 (30.86%) Linux
3 69 (13.48%) Windows Server
4 55 (10.74%) Unix
5 46 (8.98%) CentOS
6 40 (7.81%) Ubuntu
7 34 (6.64%) Windows 7
8 32 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (5.47%) Mac OS X
12 22 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (4.10%) Windows 10
14 20 (3.91%) Windows 8
15 12 (2.34%) Solaris
15 12 (2.34%) Windows XP
16 11 (2.15%) Android
17 10 (1.95%) Apple iOS
18 6 (1.17%) Debian
19 5 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (19.34%) DevOps
2 81 (15.82%) Load Balancing
3 78 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (14.06%) ITIL
5 58 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (9.57%) Network Monitoring
7 42 (8.20%) High Availability
7 42 (8.20%) Network Design
8 39 (7.62%) Migration
9 36 (7.03%) Network Management
10 33 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 33 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (5.47%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.27%) Mentoring
13 26 (5.08%) Scrum
14 24 (4.69%) Open Source
15 23 (4.49%) Change Management
16 22 (4.30%) Project Management
17 21 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
18 20 (3.91%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (13.67%) Python
2 55 (10.74%) Bash Shell
3 48 (9.38%) Ruby
4 46 (8.98%) Perl
5 40 (7.81%) Java
6 28 (5.47%) Shell Script
7 21 (4.10%) SQL
8 16 (3.13%) PHP
9 11 (2.15%) C
10 10 (1.95%) Go
11 9 (1.76%) C++
12 6 (1.17%) C#
12 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.20%) COBOL
14 1 (0.20%) Fortran
14 1 (0.20%) Lisp
14 1 (0.20%) VB
14 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (26.37%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (16.41%) CCNP
3 66 (12.89%) Security Cleared
4 65 (12.70%) CCNA
5 36 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 30 (5.86%) CCIE
7 25 (4.88%) Degree
8 24 (4.69%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.13%) CCSE
9 16 (3.13%) JNCIE
10 15 (2.93%) JNCIP
11 10 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (1.76%) CISSP
13 7 (1.37%) CCDP
13 7 (1.37%) CCSP
13 7 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.17%) CEH
14 6 (1.17%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.17%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.49%) SLA
2 5 (0.98%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 58 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (11.13%) Docker
4 28 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.93%) vCloud
5 15 (2.93%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.73%) vSphere
7 11 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.95%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.95%) Samba
8 10 (1.95%) Xen
9 9 (1.76%) Postfix
9 9 (1.76%) Squid
10 8 (1.56%) NFS
11 7 (1.37%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.17%) Firmware
12 6 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.98%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 65 (12.70%) Puppet
2 59 (11.52%) Ansible
3 35 (6.84%) Terraform
4 34 (6.64%) ZABBIX
5 32 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (5.27%) SCCM
7 24 (4.69%) Kubernetes
7 24 (4.69%) logstash
8 20 (3.91%) Nagios
9 18 (3.52%) Kibana
10 16 (3.13%) SCOM
11 15 (2.93%) HAProxy
12 13 (2.54%) Cacti
13 11 (2.15%) FortiGate
14 10 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (1.76%) Rundeck
15 9 (1.76%) Salt
15 9 (1.76%) SmokePing
16 8 (1.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 225 (43.95%) Cisco
2 133 (25.98%) Microsoft
3 101 (19.73%) VMware
4 99 (19.34%) CheckPoint
5 63 (12.30%) Juniper
6 60 (11.72%) F5
7 51 (9.96%) Citrix
8 37 (7.23%) Red Hat
9 36 (7.03%) Palo Alto
10 33 (6.45%) HP
10 33 (6.45%) Oracle
11 29 (5.66%) Blue Coat
12 25 (4.88%) Aruba
13 24 (4.69%) Splunk
14 22 (4.30%) Apple
15 18 (3.52%) NetApp
16 17 (3.32%) Fortinet
16 17 (3.32%) Riverbed
17 16 (3.13%) ServiceNow
17 16 (3.13%) SolarWinds
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