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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 202 186 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 253 288 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 1.22% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.90% 9.36% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 185 147
Median daily rate £450 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.40 £31.25 £27.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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
3201 3077 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.45% 13.04% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 1990 1771
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 112 89
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.68 £42.70 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +14 32 £425 -1.16% 11
Croydon -11 10 £470 +5.91% 1
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Canary Wharf +8 3 £375 -11.76%
Feltham - 2 £475 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Mayfair +2 1 £400 +21.58%
Barnet - 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £250 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 251 (48.83%) Firewall
2 229 (44.55%) Cisco
3 184 (35.80%) Windows
4 161 (31.32%) WAN
5 149 (28.99%) Linux
6 147 (28.60%) LAN
7 141 (27.43%) Microsoft
7 141 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
8 130 (25.29%) DNS
9 129 (25.10%) TCP/IP
10 116 (22.57%) Active Directory
11 115 (22.37%) Network Security
12 102 (19.84%) CheckPoint
13 97 (18.87%) BGP
14 92 (17.90%) Wireless
15 90 (17.51%) Finance
16 89 (17.32%) CCNP
17 83 (16.15%) VMware
18 82 (15.95%) DevOps
19 81 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
20 79 (15.37%) DHCP
21 76 (14.79%) ITIL
21 76 (14.79%) MPLS
22 73 (14.20%) OSPF
22 73 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
23 72 (14.01%) CCNA
24 70 (13.62%) Windows Server
25 68 (13.23%) Load Balancing
26 67 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
26 67 (13.04%) F5

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 36 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.25%) Apache
3 25 (4.86%) Confluence
4 20 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.50%) IIS
5 18 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.31%) nginx
7 16 (3.11%) SharePoint
7 16 (3.11%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.72%) JBoss
9 13 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.75%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.56%) Mule ESB
13 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.97%) MediaWiki
14 5 (0.97%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
16 3 (0.58%) Zimbra
Applications
1 46 (8.95%) MS Office
2 41 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 24 (4.67%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.58%) SmartSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Eikon
1 3 (0.58%) RMDS
2 2 (0.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 73 (14.20%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (7.78%) Office 365
4 27 (5.25%) IaaS
5 16 (3.11%) PaaS
6 15 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (2.92%) SaaS
7 9 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.56%) GitHub
9 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.58%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.58%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.58%) Route 53
11 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 251 (48.83%) Firewall
2 161 (31.32%) WAN
3 147 (28.60%) LAN
4 130 (25.29%) DNS
5 129 (25.10%) TCP/IP
6 115 (22.37%) Network Security
7 97 (18.87%) BGP
8 92 (17.90%) Wireless
9 81 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
10 79 (15.37%) DHCP
11 76 (14.79%) MPLS
12 73 (14.20%) OSPF
13 63 (12.26%) IPsec
13 63 (12.26%) SSL
14 58 (11.28%) VoIP
15 49 (9.53%) Cisco IOS
16 40 (7.78%) EIGRP
17 39 (7.59%) VLAN
18 35 (6.81%) DMZ
18 35 (6.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.17%) MySQL
3 19 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 10 (1.95%) Redis
6 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.17%) DB2
8 5 (0.97%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 35 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.84%) JIRA
4 14 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (1.75%) Artifactory
7 9 (1.75%) Gerrit
7 9 (1.75%) SonarQube
8 8 (1.56%) Mercurial
8 8 (1.56%) Subversion
9 6 (1.17%) git-flow
10 5 (0.97%) Hudson
11 4 (0.78%) GoCD
11 4 (0.78%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.19%) GitLab
13 1 (0.19%) MSI
13 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 90 (17.51%) Finance
2 25 (4.86%) Banking
3 24 (4.67%) Retail
4 20 (3.89%) Legal
5 19 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.14%) Law
7 10 (1.95%) Publishing
8 8 (1.56%) Games
9 7 (1.36%) Advertising
9 7 (1.36%) French Language
9 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.36%) Japanese Language
10 5 (0.97%) Front Office
11 4 (0.78%) Billing
11 4 (0.78%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.58%) German Language
12 3 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 124 (24.12%) Network Engineer
2 72 (14.01%) Analyst
3 52 (10.12%) Consultant
4 45 (8.75%) Security Engineer
5 37 (7.20%) Architect
6 36 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 33 (6.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 32 (6.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 32 (6.23%) Support Analyst
9 30 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (5.84%) Support Engineer
10 29 (5.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 26 (5.06%) AWS DevOps
12 24 (4.67%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (3.70%) Service Analyst
14 18 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (3.50%) Network Analyst
14 18 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (3.31%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.42%) Web Services
2 18 (3.50%) .NET
3 16 (3.11%) 802.1X
3 16 (3.11%) LAMP
4 12 (2.33%) J2EE
5 11 (2.14%) LAPP Stack
5 11 (2.14%) LEMP Stack
6 10 (1.95%) SOAP
7 9 (1.75%) CSS
7 9 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (1.75%) XML
8 7 (1.36%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (1.17%) REST
9 6 (1.17%) SAML
10 5 (0.97%) Middleware
10 5 (0.97%) RESTful
11 3 (0.58%) Ajax
11 3 (0.58%) COM
11 3 (0.58%) HTML
11 3 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.84%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.03%) PKI
3 25 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.09%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (3.70%) Blackberry
6 19 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 18 (3.50%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.53%) iPad
9 11 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.95%) iPhone
10 10 (1.95%) Wiki
11 7 (1.36%) IBM XIV
11 7 (1.36%) RSA SecurID
11 7 (1.36%) Streaming Media
11 7 (1.36%) User Experience
11 7 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.17%) Clustering
12 6 (1.17%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 184 (35.80%) Windows
2 149 (28.99%) Linux
3 70 (13.62%) Windows Server
4 59 (11.48%) Unix
5 41 (7.98%) Windows 7
6 35 (6.81%) CentOS
7 34 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.45%) Ubuntu
9 26 (5.06%) Mac OS X
9 26 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (3.70%) Windows 10
12 18 (3.50%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.33%) Solaris
14 10 (1.95%) Windows XP
15 9 (1.75%) Android
15 9 (1.75%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.17%) Debian
17 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (15.95%) DevOps
2 76 (14.79%) ITIL
3 68 (13.23%) Load Balancing
4 67 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (10.51%) Network Monitoring
6 48 (9.34%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (9.14%) High Availability
8 40 (7.78%) Network Design
9 39 (7.59%) Migration
10 33 (6.42%) Network Management
11 31 (6.03%) Project Management
12 27 (5.25%) Configuration Management
13 25 (4.86%) Mentoring
14 24 (4.67%) Change Management
14 24 (4.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (4.47%) Information Security
16 22 (4.28%) ITSM
17 21 (4.09%) Open Source
18 20 (3.89%) E-Commerce
18 20 (3.89%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (10.12%) Python
2 45 (8.75%) Bash Shell
3 41 (7.98%) Ruby
4 38 (7.39%) Perl
5 37 (7.20%) Java
6 29 (5.64%) SQL
7 20 (3.89%) Shell Script
8 14 (2.72%) PHP
9 12 (2.33%) C
10 10 (1.95%) C++
11 8 (1.56%) C#
12 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.97%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.58%) Go
15 2 (0.39%) VBScript
16 1 (0.19%) COBOL
16 1 (0.19%) Fortran
16 1 (0.19%) VB
16 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (27.43%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (17.32%) CCNP
3 72 (14.01%) CCNA
4 57 (11.09%) Security Cleared
5 37 (7.20%) Degree
6 27 (5.25%) SC Cleared
7 25 (4.86%) CISSP
8 24 (4.67%) CCIE
9 22 (4.28%) DV Cleared
10 20 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (3.31%) CCSE
12 13 (2.53%) MCSA
12 13 (2.53%) MCSE
13 11 (2.14%) JNCIE
14 10 (1.95%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.75%) CISM
16 7 (1.36%) MCP
17 6 (1.17%) CCDP
17 6 (1.17%) PMI Certification
18 5 (0.97%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.28%) SLA
2 6 (1.17%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) RMADS
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (22.57%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (9.34%) Docker
4 19 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.14%) Samba
7 10 (1.95%) vSphere
8 9 (1.75%) ProxySG
8 9 (1.75%) vCloud
8 9 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.36%) Firmware
9 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.36%) NFS
9 7 (1.36%) Snort
9 7 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.97%) iptables
11 5 (0.97%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.97%) Postfix
11 5 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (12.06%) Puppet
2 38 (7.39%) Ansible
3 24 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (4.47%) Terraform
5 22 (4.28%) ZABBIX
6 18 (3.50%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.50%) Nagios
7 16 (3.11%) SCCM
8 14 (2.72%) logstash
9 11 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (1.95%) Cacti
10 10 (1.95%) FortiGate
10 10 (1.95%) SCOM
11 9 (1.75%) Salt
12 8 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (1.56%) HAProxy
12 8 (1.56%) Kibana
12 8 (1.56%) Rundeck
12 8 (1.56%) SmokePing
13 7 (1.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 229 (44.55%) Cisco
2 141 (27.43%) Microsoft
3 102 (19.84%) CheckPoint
4 83 (16.15%) VMware
5 67 (13.04%) F5
6 60 (11.67%) Juniper
7 49 (9.53%) Citrix
8 36 (7.00%) Oracle
9 31 (6.03%) HP
10 28 (5.45%) Red Hat
11 27 (5.25%) Blue Coat
12 26 (5.06%) Palo Alto
12 26 (5.06%) Splunk
13 23 (4.47%) Aruba
14 21 (4.09%) Apple
14 21 (4.09%) IBM
15 18 (3.50%) NetApp
16 17 (3.31%) Forcepoint
17 16 (3.11%) Google
17 16 (3.11%) Riverbed
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