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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / London
Rank 166 195 174
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 294 233 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.14% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.95% 8.94% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 134 181
Median daily rate £451 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.90 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +33.33%

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
2461 2607 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.70% 12.70% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1655 1703 1854
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 69
Median hourly rate £47.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.76% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 33 £425 +4.61% 18
Croydon +11 24 £475 +239.28%
New Malden -6 3 - - 1
Twickenham - 2 £400 -
Harrow -1 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 276 (47.75%) Firewall
2 247 (42.73%) Cisco
3 184 (31.83%) WAN
4 175 (30.28%) Windows
5 171 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
6 163 (28.20%) Linux
7 158 (27.34%) DNS
8 155 (26.82%) DevOps
9 154 (26.64%) LAN
10 153 (26.47%) VMware
11 146 (25.26%) Microsoft
12 134 (23.18%) Active Directory
13 121 (20.93%) Ansible
14 116 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
15 115 (19.90%) Cisco Certification
15 115 (19.90%) Security Cleared
16 114 (19.72%) Finance
17 111 (19.20%) Load Balancing
18 107 (18.51%) Jenkins
19 102 (17.65%) Wireless
20 101 (17.47%) CheckPoint
20 101 (17.47%) Network Security
21 98 (16.96%) Puppet
21 98 (16.96%) TCP/IP
22 97 (16.78%) Docker
23 94 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
23 94 (16.26%) SC Cleared
23 94 (16.26%) Cisco ASA
24 92 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
25 88 (15.22%) Terraform

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 73 (12.63%) Apache
2 62 (10.73%) nginx
3 38 (6.57%) Tomcat
4 33 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (5.54%) Confluence
6 31 (5.36%) MS Exchange
7 28 (4.84%) SharePoint
8 25 (4.33%) Jetty
8 25 (4.33%) Mule ESB
8 25 (4.33%) WildFly
9 19 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (3.11%) IIS
11 14 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (2.25%) Skype for Business
13 9 (1.56%) WebSphere
14 8 (1.38%) IBM Notes
15 6 (1.04%) JBoss
16 3 (0.52%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (6.92%) MS Excel
1 40 (6.92%) MS Office
2 25 (4.33%) HipChat
3 14 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.35%) Eikon
5 1 (0.17%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 171 (29.58%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (15.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (12.46%) Office 365
4 35 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (5.88%) Amazon S3
6 33 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 32 (5.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 30 (5.19%) IaaS
9 29 (5.02%) PaaS
10 27 (4.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (4.15%) AWS CloudTrail
12 20 (3.46%) SaaS
13 17 (2.94%) CloudFront
14 15 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (2.60%) Route 53
15 14 (2.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.87%) GitHub
18 4 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
18 4 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 276 (47.75%) Firewall
2 184 (31.83%) WAN
3 158 (27.34%) DNS
4 154 (26.64%) LAN
5 102 (17.65%) Wireless
6 101 (17.47%) Network Security
7 98 (16.96%) TCP/IP
8 94 (16.26%) Cisco ASA
9 82 (14.19%) IPsec
10 78 (13.49%) DHCP
11 75 (12.98%) OSPF
12 67 (11.59%) MPLS
13 65 (11.25%) BGP
13 65 (11.25%) SSL
14 50 (8.65%) VLAN
15 49 (8.48%) Reverse Proxy
16 44 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 44 (7.61%) DMZ
17 41 (7.09%) Internet
17 41 (7.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.15%) PostgreSQL
2 57 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 56 (9.69%) MySQL
4 44 (7.61%) Amazon RDS
5 38 (6.57%) Oracle Database
6 33 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 33 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 30 (5.19%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.94%) Redis
9 12 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.35%) DB2
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.17%) Power BI
15 1 (0.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 107 (18.51%) Jenkins
2 66 (11.42%) Git (software)
3 48 (8.30%) JIRA
4 33 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (5.19%) Mercurial
6 29 (5.02%) Gerrit
7 23 (3.98%) GitLab
7 23 (3.98%) SonarQube
8 21 (3.63%) JIRA Agile
9 18 (3.11%) Ant
9 18 (3.11%) Maven
10 17 (2.94%) JUnit
10 17 (2.94%) Liquibase
11 13 (2.25%) Bitbucket
12 12 (2.08%) GoCD
13 10 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (1.04%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.87%) Vagrant
16 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 114 (19.72%) Finance
2 29 (5.02%) Retail
3 22 (3.81%) Banking
4 21 (3.63%) Financial Institution
4 21 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.60%) Legal
6 11 (1.90%) Advertising
7 8 (1.38%) Back Office
8 5 (0.87%) Billing
9 4 (0.69%) Games
9 4 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Automotive
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 113 (19.55%) Architect
2 105 (18.17%) Network Engineer
3 66 (11.42%) Consultant
4 59 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 57 (9.86%) AWS DevOps
6 45 (7.79%) Analyst
6 45 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 35 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 34 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
9 33 (5.71%) Security Engineer
10 32 (5.54%) Cloud Architect
10 32 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
12 28 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
13 27 (4.67%) Senior Network Engineer
14 25 (4.33%) Network Architect
15 23 (3.98%) AWS Architect
15 23 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
16 22 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
17 21 (3.63%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.09%) ELK Stack
2 39 (6.75%) Web Services
3 37 (6.40%) LAMP
4 29 (5.02%) LAPP Stack
4 29 (5.02%) LEMP Stack
5 25 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (4.15%) Software Packaging
7 20 (3.46%) 802.1X
8 17 (2.94%) MCollective
9 15 (2.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 12 (2.08%) .NET
11 6 (1.04%) HTML
11 6 (1.04%) REST
12 5 (0.87%) JSON
12 5 (0.87%) RESTful
12 5 (0.87%) SOAP
12 5 (0.87%) XMPP
13 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.69%) Middleware
13 4 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 56 (9.69%) Public Cloud
3 49 (8.48%) PKI
4 32 (5.54%) Management Information System
5 28 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 25 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (3.11%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.60%) Blackberry
8 15 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.90%) RSA SecurID
10 9 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
11 8 (1.38%) Replication
12 7 (1.21%) BYOD
12 7 (1.21%) Clustering
12 7 (1.21%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.87%) CMDB
14 5 (0.87%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 175 (30.28%) Windows
2 163 (28.20%) Linux
3 76 (13.15%) CentOS
4 70 (12.11%) Windows Server
5 49 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (7.09%) Windows 7
6 41 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (6.40%) Windows 10
9 35 (6.06%) Ubuntu
10 32 (5.54%) Unix
11 26 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (2.94%) Android
12 17 (2.94%) VyOS
13 13 (2.25%) RancherOS
14 9 (1.56%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.38%) SUSE
15 8 (1.38%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (26.82%) DevOps
2 116 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (19.20%) Load Balancing
4 94 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (10.03%) Configuration Management
6 53 (9.17%) Scrum
7 46 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
7 46 (7.96%) Migration
8 45 (7.79%) ITIL
9 40 (6.92%) Mentoring
10 39 (6.75%) Change Management
11 36 (6.23%) Network Design
11 36 (6.23%) Service Management
12 31 (5.36%) High Availability
13 29 (5.02%) Open Source
14 24 (4.15%) Problem Management
14 24 (4.15%) Workflow
15 23 (3.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
16 22 (3.81%) Identity Management
16 22 (3.81%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (11.94%) Python
2 62 (10.73%) Bash Shell
3 53 (9.17%) Ruby
4 43 (7.44%) SQL
5 36 (6.23%) Perl
6 29 (5.02%) Shell Script
7 23 (3.98%) Java
8 22 (3.81%) C
9 15 (2.60%) Go
9 15 (2.60%) PowerShell
10 10 (1.73%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.73%) PHP
11 4 (0.69%) C#
12 3 (0.52%) C++
12 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.17%) Fortran
13 1 (0.17%) Lisp
13 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 115 (19.90%) Cisco Certification
1 115 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 94 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 72 (12.46%) CCNP
4 53 (9.17%) CCNA
5 45 (7.79%) CCIE
6 25 (4.33%) CCSA
6 25 (4.33%) Degree
7 21 (3.63%) CISSP
8 19 (3.29%) JNCIP
8 19 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.11%) JNCIS
9 18 (3.11%) MCSE
10 14 (2.42%) AWS Certification
10 14 (2.42%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.25%) CCSE
12 11 (1.90%) CCDA
13 10 (1.73%) CCSP
13 10 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.67%) SLA
2 7 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.04%) QA
4 5 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 134 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 97 (16.78%) Docker
3 66 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (6.40%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (4.50%) vCloud
6 25 (4.33%) Xen
7 22 (3.81%) Hyper-V
8 18 (3.11%) Squid
9 17 (2.94%) Postfix
10 16 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (2.08%) XenApp
12 10 (1.73%) ProxySG
12 10 (1.73%) vSphere
13 9 (1.56%) Firmware
13 9 (1.56%) VMware ESX
13 9 (1.56%) XenDesktop
14 7 (1.21%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.04%) KVM
16 3 (0.52%) BIND 9
16 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 121 (20.93%) Ansible
2 98 (16.96%) Puppet
3 88 (15.22%) Terraform
4 63 (10.90%) Kubernetes
5 61 (10.55%) ZABBIX
6 44 (7.61%) logstash
7 43 (7.44%) Kibana
7 43 (7.44%) SCCM
8 42 (7.27%) HAProxy
9 40 (6.92%) Consul
10 34 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
11 30 (5.19%) Packer
12 27 (4.67%) SCOM
13 23 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
14 20 (3.46%) FortiGate
15 18 (3.11%) Nagios
16 17 (2.94%) Rancher
17 14 (2.42%) yum
18 13 (2.25%) Rsyslog
19 7 (1.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 247 (42.73%) Cisco
2 153 (26.47%) VMware
3 146 (25.26%) Microsoft
4 101 (17.47%) CheckPoint
5 69 (11.94%) Juniper
6 67 (11.59%) Citrix
7 62 (10.73%) Oracle
8 55 (9.52%) Palo Alto
9 48 (8.30%) Red Hat
10 34 (5.88%) Blue Coat
11 31 (5.36%) AppDynamics
12 27 (4.67%) HP
13 26 (4.50%) Fortinet
14 24 (4.15%) Riverbed
15 23 (3.98%) Atlassian
16 22 (3.81%) Aruba
16 22 (3.81%) Sonatype
16 22 (3.81%) Splunk
17 20 (3.46%) Dell
17 20 (3.46%) F5
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