The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 142 206 197
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 350 234 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.46% 0.94% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.37% 7.71% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 156 138
Average daily rate
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£338 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £57.50 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -21.62%
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
3079 3035 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 12.15% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1999 1976
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 81 £375 -3.22% 27
Hammersmith - 2 £105 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Hayes - 1 £413 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 359 (57.44%) Firewall
2 320 (51.20%) Cisco
3 294 (47.04%) Windows
4 202 (32.32%) WAN
5 185 (29.60%) LAN
5 185 (29.60%) Active Directory
6 184 (29.44%) Microsoft
7 178 (28.48%) TCP/IP
8 157 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
9 149 (23.84%) BGP
10 142 (22.72%) DNS
11 136 (21.76%) Windows 7
12 126 (20.16%) Finance
13 120 (19.20%) CheckPoint
13 120 (19.20%) VMware
13 120 (19.20%) VLAN
14 119 (19.04%) Juniper
14 119 (19.04%) CCNP
15 115 (18.40%) Citrix
15 115 (18.40%) OSPF
16 111 (17.76%) MPLS
17 108 (17.28%) F5
18 106 (16.96%) MS Office
19 101 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
20 99 (15.84%) SSL
21 94 (15.04%) ITIL
21 94 (15.04%) Network Security
22 93 (14.88%) IPsec
23 92 (14.72%) Linux
24 91 (14.56%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 90 (14.40%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 57 (9.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (6.56%) IIS
5 33 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (4.80%) Apache
7 29 (4.64%) Lync
8 16 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.24%) WorkSite
11 10 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.28%) IBM Notes
14 7 (1.12%) nginx
14 7 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
17 3 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 106 (16.96%) MS Office
2 85 (13.60%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.60%) Doxygen
6 6 (0.96%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.20%) Office 365
3 6 (0.96%) IaaS
3 6 (0.96%) PaaS
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.64%) SaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 359 (57.44%) Firewall
2 202 (32.32%) WAN
3 185 (29.60%) LAN
4 178 (28.48%) TCP/IP
5 149 (23.84%) BGP
6 142 (22.72%) DNS
7 120 (19.20%) VLAN
8 115 (18.40%) OSPF
9 111 (17.76%) MPLS
10 101 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 99 (15.84%) SSL
12 94 (15.04%) Network Security
13 93 (14.88%) IPsec
14 91 (14.56%) Cisco ASA
15 83 (13.28%) DHCP
16 79 (12.64%) Wireless
17 70 (11.20%) Internet
18 66 (10.56%) SAN
19 62 (9.92%) HSRP
20 57 (9.12%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.40%) DB2
4 14 (2.24%) MySQL
5 8 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (0.96%) MS Access
7 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.80%) Big Data
9 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.64%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.48%) Redis
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.16%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.60%) Xcode
3 6 (0.96%) MSI
3 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.80%) JIRA
5 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.48%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.16%) Hudson
8 1 (0.16%) Gradle
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
8 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 126 (20.16%) Finance
2 51 (8.16%) Banking
3 38 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 35 (5.60%) Law
5 26 (4.16%) Legal
6 21 (3.36%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.60%) Spanish Language
9 8 (1.28%) Marketing
10 7 (1.12%) Retail
11 6 (0.96%) French Language
12 5 (0.80%) Local Government
13 4 (0.64%) Front Office
13 4 (0.64%) Back Office
13 4 (0.64%) Publishing
13 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.48%) Games
15 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.16%) Military
16 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 150 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 93 (14.88%) Analyst
3 54 (8.64%) Security Engineer
4 52 (8.32%) Architect
5 46 (7.36%) Consultant
6 42 (6.72%) Support Engineer
7 33 (5.28%) Developer
8 30 (4.80%) Network Security Engineer
8 30 (4.80%) Cisco Engineer
9 29 (4.64%) Service Analyst
9 29 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
10 28 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (4.16%) Support Analyst
12 25 (4.00%) Network Analyst
13 24 (3.84%) Senior Network Engineer
13 24 (3.84%) Senior Security Engineer
13 24 (3.84%) iOS Developer
14 22 (3.52%) Desktop Support
15 21 (3.36%) Network Support
16 19 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.68%) Web Services
2 21 (3.36%) HTML
3 19 (3.04%) XML
4 15 (2.40%) JSON
5 13 (2.08%) CSS
6 12 (1.92%) HTML5
6 12 (1.92%) Regular Expression
7 11 (1.76%) Application Packaging
8 10 (1.60%) RESTful
8 10 (1.60%) .NET
9 8 (1.28%) SOAP
9 8 (1.28%) Ajax
10 5 (0.80%) COM
10 5 (0.80%) Middleware
10 5 (0.80%) REST
11 4 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.64%) LAMP
12 3 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.48%) J2EE
13 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.92%) Blackberry
2 45 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.40%) PKI
4 31 (4.96%) Hedge funds
5 30 (4.80%) Clustering
6 22 (3.52%) iPhone
7 19 (3.04%) iPad
7 19 (3.04%) Replication
7 19 (3.04%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.88%) FlexPod
9 14 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.76%) User Experience
11 8 (1.28%) Open Source
12 7 (1.12%) CMDB
12 7 (1.12%) Handset
13 5 (0.80%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.80%) CESG
13 5 (0.80%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.80%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 294 (47.04%) Windows
2 136 (21.76%) Windows 7
3 92 (14.72%) Linux
4 71 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (7.20%) UNIX
6 42 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 39 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (4.64%) Apple iOS
10 27 (4.32%) Windows 8
11 25 (4.00%) Android
12 18 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.08%) AIX
13 13 (2.08%) SUSE
14 12 (1.92%) Windows Vista
14 12 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (1.76%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.44%) Windows 2000
16 9 (1.44%) CentOS
17 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.04%) ITIL
2 74 (11.84%) Load Balancing
3 49 (7.84%) Change Management
4 45 (7.20%) Migration
5 35 (5.60%) Service Management
6 31 (4.96%) Project Management
6 31 (4.96%) Network Design
7 30 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
9 27 (4.32%) Mentoring
10 26 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 25 (4.00%) iOS Development
12 21 (3.36%) DevOps
12 21 (3.36%) Asset Management
13 20 (3.20%) BCP
13 20 (3.20%) Network Management
13 20 (3.20%) Line Management
14 18 (2.88%) Network Architecture
15 17 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
15 17 (2.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 50 (8.00%) SQL
2 33 (5.28%) Perl
3 22 (3.52%) Objective-C
4 18 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.24%) Java
7 10 (1.60%) C
7 10 (1.60%) VB
8 9 (1.44%) VBA
8 9 (1.44%) Ruby
9 8 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.12%) PHP
10 7 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.12%) R
11 6 (0.96%) Python
12 4 (0.64%) VBScript
12 4 (0.64%) C++
13 1 (0.16%) C#
13 1 (0.16%) Tcl
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 157 (25.12%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (19.04%) CCNP
3 57 (9.12%) CCIE
4 52 (8.32%) CCNA
5 51 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 36 (5.76%) SC Cleared
7 24 (3.84%) CCSE
8 23 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (2.72%) MOS
9 17 (2.72%) Degree
10 16 (2.56%) CCSA
11 15 (2.40%) CCDP
11 15 (2.40%) MCSE
12 12 (1.92%) CCSP
13 10 (1.60%) CISSP
14 9 (1.44%) CCIP
14 9 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.12%) CISA
15 7 (1.12%) CCVP
15 7 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.08%) SLA
2 12 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) QA
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 185 (29.60%) Active Directory
2 84 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.32%) vSphere
4 51 (8.16%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.36%) XenApp
6 20 (3.20%) ProxySG
7 18 (2.88%) Terminal Server
8 17 (2.72%) Snort
9 15 (2.40%) vCloud
10 13 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
10 13 (2.08%) NFS
11 10 (1.60%) XenServer
11 10 (1.60%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.44%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.44%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.44%) Firmware
13 7 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (7.36%) SCCM
2 19 (3.04%) RANCID
3 18 (2.88%) OpenNMS
4 14 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (1.76%) CA Spectrum
6 10 (1.60%) FortiGate
7 9 (1.44%) Puppet
7 9 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (1.44%) MOM
8 8 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.28%) SCOM
8 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.28%) SCOrch
9 7 (1.12%) Ansible
9 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.96%) Nessus
10 6 (0.96%) DameWare
10 6 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
11 5 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 320 (51.20%) Cisco
2 184 (29.44%) Microsoft
3 120 (19.20%) CheckPoint
3 120 (19.20%) VMware
4 119 (19.04%) Juniper
5 115 (18.40%) Citrix
6 108 (17.28%) F5
7 65 (10.40%) HP
8 54 (8.64%) Blue Coat
9 40 (6.40%) IBM
10 38 (6.08%) Dell
11 30 (4.80%) Oracle
11 30 (4.80%) Symantec
12 28 (4.48%) Sourcefire
13 26 (4.16%) SolarWinds
14 25 (4.00%) Sophos
15 23 (3.68%) EMC
16 19 (3.04%) McAfee
17 16 (2.56%) Nokia
18 15 (2.40%) Remedy
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