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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 207 177 219
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +42
Contract jobs citing VPN 254 297 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 1.33% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 9.90% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 183 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £180 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 18
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.85 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.24% -8.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £12.50 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £50.00 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £18.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.64% +7.35%
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
2935 2999 2814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 13.40% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2048 1917 1857
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 84 86
Median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 +18 38 £388 -4.20% 17
Harrow - 12 £420 -
Croydon -8 7 £393 -11.54%
Hounslow -3 2 £565 +36.96%
Hillingdon - 2 £275 -
Hayes - 2 £565 -
Bromley - 1 £250 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 - 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £565 -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 247 (50.00%) Firewall
2 233 (47.17%) Cisco
3 188 (38.06%) Windows
4 179 (36.23%) LAN
5 174 (35.22%) WAN
6 150 (30.36%) Microsoft
7 136 (27.53%) Active Directory
8 124 (25.10%) Cisco Certification
9 122 (24.70%) Linux
10 117 (23.68%) DNS
11 105 (21.26%) VMware
12 102 (20.65%) Finance
12 102 (20.65%) Network Security
13 98 (19.84%) TCP/IP
14 87 (17.61%) BGP
15 85 (17.21%) Windows Server
16 80 (16.19%) MPLS
17 77 (15.59%) CheckPoint
18 75 (15.18%) CCNP
19 74 (14.98%) DHCP
20 72 (14.57%) ITIL
21 71 (14.37%) MS Office
22 70 (14.17%) Juniper
23 65 (13.16%) OSPF
23 65 (13.16%) Windows 7
24 63 (12.75%) F5
25 62 (12.55%) Wireless
25 62 (12.55%) CCNA
26 61 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
26 61 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008

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 51 (10.32%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (4.86%) Confluence
4 22 (4.45%) Apache
5 16 (3.24%) IIS
6 14 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.82%) nginx
8 9 (1.82%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.42%) JBoss
11 6 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.01%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.01%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.81%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.61%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.61%) SAS
15 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 71 (14.37%) MS Office
2 40 (8.10%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.62%) MS Project
5 6 (1.21%) HipChat
6 5 (1.01%) SmartSuite
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) Eikon
2 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.47%) Office 365
3 26 (5.26%) IaaS
3 26 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (3.04%) PaaS
5 12 (2.43%) SaaS
6 5 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.61%) GitHub
7 3 (0.61%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.61%) Route 53
7 3 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.40%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 247 (50.00%) Firewall
2 179 (36.23%) LAN
3 174 (35.22%) WAN
4 117 (23.68%) DNS
5 102 (20.65%) Network Security
6 98 (19.84%) TCP/IP
7 87 (17.61%) BGP
8 80 (16.19%) MPLS
9 74 (14.98%) DHCP
10 65 (13.16%) OSPF
11 62 (12.55%) Wireless
12 55 (11.13%) Cisco ASA
13 54 (10.93%) VoIP
14 53 (10.73%) SSL
15 51 (10.32%) SAN
16 48 (9.72%) IPsec
17 44 (8.91%) Cisco Nexus
17 44 (8.91%) VLAN
18 42 (8.50%) Wi-Fi
19 38 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.09%) MySQL
3 14 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.21%) DB2
5 6 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.21%) Redis
5 6 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.20%) Big Data
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (7.29%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.06%) JIRA
3 15 (3.04%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (2.02%) Subversion
6 5 (1.01%) Hudson
7 4 (0.81%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.81%) Maven
7 4 (0.81%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.61%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.61%) Gradle
8 3 (0.61%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.61%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.61%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.61%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (20.65%) Finance
2 32 (6.48%) Banking
3 26 (5.26%) Legal
4 20 (4.05%) Law
4 20 (4.05%) Retail
5 17 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.82%) Publishing
7 8 (1.62%) Games
7 8 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.42%) Front Office
9 6 (1.21%) French Language
9 6 (1.21%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.61%) Advertising
11 3 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 113 (22.87%) Network Engineer
2 68 (13.77%) Analyst
3 44 (8.91%) Architect
4 42 (8.50%) Support Analyst
5 39 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 34 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 33 (6.68%) Consultant
8 29 (5.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 29 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (5.87%) Support Engineer
9 26 (5.26%) IT Support
10 24 (4.86%) Security Engineer
11 22 (4.45%) Network Analyst
12 17 (3.44%) Administrator
12 17 (3.44%) Desktop Support
12 17 (3.44%) Firewall Engineer
12 17 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (3.04%) Project Manager
14 14 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.48%) Web Services
2 24 (4.86%) .NET
3 13 (2.63%) XML
4 12 (2.43%) CSS
4 12 (2.43%) LAMP
5 11 (2.23%) SOAP
6 9 (1.82%) 802.1X
7 8 (1.62%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (1.42%) COM
8 7 (1.42%) HTML
8 7 (1.42%) J2EE
9 6 (1.21%) Ajax
9 6 (1.21%) Middleware
9 6 (1.21%) SAML
10 5 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (1.01%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (1.01%) REST
11 4 (0.81%) ADO.NET
11 4 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.61%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 61 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 21 (4.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 21 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.85%) PKI
6 11 (2.23%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.23%) PMI
7 10 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.82%) User Experience
9 8 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.62%) IBM XIV
10 7 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.42%) iPad
10 7 (1.42%) Streaming Media
11 6 (1.21%) Clustering
11 6 (1.21%) CMDB
11 6 (1.21%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.21%) Derivative
11 6 (1.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 188 (38.06%) Windows
2 122 (24.70%) Linux
3 85 (17.21%) Windows Server
4 65 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 61 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (11.94%) Unix
7 44 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 44 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.26%) CentOS
9 25 (5.06%) Ubuntu
10 15 (3.04%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.63%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.23%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.02%) Android
14 9 (1.82%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.62%) Solaris
16 7 (1.42%) Debian
16 7 (1.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.57%) ITIL
2 52 (10.53%) Migration
3 48 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (9.51%) Load Balancing
5 46 (9.31%) DevOps
6 45 (9.11%) High Availability
7 38 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
8 37 (7.49%) Network Design
9 36 (7.29%) Service Management
10 35 (7.09%) Project Management
11 30 (6.07%) Network Management
12 28 (5.67%) Information Security
13 27 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (5.47%) PRINCE2
14 23 (4.66%) Configuration Management
15 22 (4.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (4.45%) Technical Architecture
16 21 (4.25%) ITSM
17 19 (3.85%) Change Management
17 19 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.12%) SQL
2 39 (7.89%) Python
3 33 (6.68%) Perl
4 31 (6.28%) Bash Shell
5 29 (5.87%) Java
6 15 (3.04%) PowerShell
6 15 (3.04%) Ruby
7 11 (2.23%) C++
8 9 (1.82%) C
8 9 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.82%) PHP
8 9 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.62%) C#
10 7 (1.42%) VBScript
11 6 (1.21%) Lisp
12 4 (0.81%) Korn
12 4 (0.81%) VBA
13 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 124 (25.10%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (15.18%) CCNP
3 62 (12.55%) CCNA
4 50 (10.12%) Security Cleared
5 43 (8.70%) Degree
6 39 (7.89%) CISSP
7 31 (6.28%) SC Cleared
8 25 (5.06%) CCIE
9 24 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (4.05%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.44%) CISM
12 15 (3.04%) CCSE
12 15 (3.04%) MCSE
13 14 (2.83%) JNCIP
14 12 (2.43%) MCSA
15 11 (2.23%) JNCIA
15 11 (2.23%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.62%) CCDA
16 8 (1.62%) JNCIE
16 8 (1.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.06%) SLA
2 7 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.01%) QA
5 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.61%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.61%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.40%) COBIT
6 2 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.40%) RMADS
7 1 (0.20%) ISO27002
System Software
1 136 (27.53%) Active Directory
2 61 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.45%) Docker
3 22 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.83%) vSphere
5 12 (2.43%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.02%) Samba
6 10 (2.02%) Snort
7 9 (1.82%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.62%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (1.62%) XenApp
9 7 (1.42%) NFS
9 7 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.21%) Firmware
11 5 (1.01%) iptables
11 5 (1.01%) Postfix
11 5 (1.01%) vCloud
12 3 (0.61%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.61%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 37 (7.49%) Puppet
2 22 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.64%) SCCM
4 17 (3.44%) ZABBIX
5 14 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 14 (2.83%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.83%) Salt
6 10 (2.02%) Nagios
7 9 (1.82%) Ansible
7 9 (1.82%) vMotion
8 8 (1.62%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.42%) Proventia
9 7 (1.42%) SCOM
10 5 (1.01%) WSUS
11 4 (0.81%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.81%) logstash
11 4 (0.81%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.81%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 233 (47.17%) Cisco
2 150 (30.36%) Microsoft
3 105 (21.26%) VMware
4 77 (15.59%) CheckPoint
5 70 (14.17%) Juniper
6 63 (12.75%) F5
7 53 (10.73%) Citrix
8 38 (7.69%) Oracle
9 33 (6.68%) HP
10 32 (6.48%) Red Hat
11 29 (5.87%) IBM
12 24 (4.86%) Dell
13 23 (4.66%) Palo Alto
14 19 (3.85%) SolarWinds
15 18 (3.64%) NetApp
16 17 (3.44%) LANDesk
17 16 (3.24%) Apple
18 15 (3.04%) Blue Coat
19 14 (2.83%) Mitel
19 14 (2.83%) Splunk
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