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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 171 202 210
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 278 218 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.25% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 8.16% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 130 95
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -3.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +8 53 £408 +16.26% 25
Hounslow - 6 £413 - 1
New Malden - 4 - - 1
Croydon -13 3 £438 +52.17%
Hammersmith - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 335 (57.46%) Firewall
2 294 (50.43%) Cisco
3 265 (45.45%) Windows
4 188 (32.25%) LAN
5 182 (31.22%) Active Directory
6 181 (31.05%) Microsoft
7 175 (30.02%) WAN
8 143 (24.53%) Cisco Certification
9 137 (23.50%) Wireless
10 136 (23.33%) DNS
11 134 (22.98%) ITIL
12 133 (22.81%) MPLS
13 129 (22.13%) VMware
14 126 (21.61%) Citrix
15 124 (21.27%) Juniper
16 120 (20.58%) Cisco ASA
17 117 (20.07%) Network Security
17 117 (20.07%) TCP/IP
17 117 (20.07%) VLAN
18 111 (19.04%) Finance
19 105 (18.01%) BGP
20 98 (16.81%) MS Excel
20 98 (16.81%) Windows 7
21 96 (16.47%) IPsec
22 93 (15.95%) CCNP
23 90 (15.44%) CheckPoint
23 90 (15.44%) F5
24 86 (14.75%) MS Office
25 84 (14.41%) Linux
26 80 (13.72%) SSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 76 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.26%) Lync
3 50 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 37 (6.35%) IIS
6 28 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (3.95%) Apache
9 18 (3.09%) nginx
9 18 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (2.40%) Tomcat
11 13 (2.23%) Office Communications Server
12 11 (1.89%) JBoss
13 10 (1.72%) Mule ESB
14 9 (1.54%) WebSphere
14 9 (1.54%) WorkSite
14 9 (1.54%) Node.js
15 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (1.03%) Confluence
17 5 (0.86%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 98 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 86 (14.75%) MS Office
3 20 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.34%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.17%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) assyst
2 3 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.12%) Office 365
4 12 (2.06%) SaaS
4 12 (2.06%) PaaS
5 11 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.54%) CloudFront
7 9 (1.54%) IaaS
8 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 6 (1.03%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.69%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 335 (57.46%) Firewall
2 188 (32.25%) LAN
3 175 (30.02%) WAN
4 137 (23.50%) Wireless
5 136 (23.33%) DNS
6 133 (22.81%) MPLS
7 120 (20.58%) Cisco ASA
8 117 (20.07%) Network Security
8 117 (20.07%) TCP/IP
8 117 (20.07%) VLAN
9 105 (18.01%) BGP
10 96 (16.47%) IPsec
11 80 (13.72%) SSL
12 79 (13.55%) OSPF
13 78 (13.38%) Internet
14 70 (12.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 60 (10.29%) VoIP
15 60 (10.29%) DHCP
16 56 (9.61%) Ethernet
16 56 (9.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.35%) MySQL
3 23 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.72%) Big Data
7 10 (1.72%) Redis
8 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.03%) JasperReports
10 4 (0.69%) SQLite
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.34%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.34%) DB2
12 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (4.12%) Git (software)
1 24 (4.12%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.23%) Subversion
3 11 (1.89%) Gerrit
4 10 (1.72%) SonarQube
4 10 (1.72%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.54%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.03%) MSI
7 5 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.86%) JIRA
7 5 (0.86%) Hudson
8 4 (0.69%) Gradle
8 4 (0.69%) JMeter
8 4 (0.69%) Selenium
8 4 (0.69%) Maven
8 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.51%) Ant
10 2 (0.34%) PhantomJS
10 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.34%) Jasmine
General
1 111 (19.04%) Finance
2 48 (8.23%) Banking
3 27 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.26%) Multimedia
6 16 (2.74%) Law
7 14 (2.40%) Retail
8 11 (1.89%) Legal
9 10 (1.72%) Games
10 8 (1.37%) Marketing
11 7 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.03%) Publishing
12 6 (1.03%) Back Office
13 5 (0.86%) Local Government
14 4 (0.69%) Electronics
15 3 (0.51%) Front Office
15 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.51%) Advertising
16 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 147 (25.21%) Network Engineer
2 84 (14.41%) Analyst
3 74 (12.69%) Architect
4 38 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 37 (6.35%) Support Engineer
6 36 (6.17%) Service Analyst
6 36 (6.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
8 30 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (5.15%) Consultant
9 24 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 24 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
10 23 (3.95%) Support Analyst
10 23 (3.95%) Developer
11 18 (3.09%) Senior Consultant
12 16 (2.74%) Network Support
12 16 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (2.57%) Administrator
13 15 (2.57%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.92%) Web Services
2 24 (4.12%) HTML
3 22 (3.77%) CSS
4 19 (3.26%) XML
5 17 (2.92%) SOAP
5 17 (2.92%) Ajax
6 14 (2.40%) J2EE
7 13 (2.23%) COM
7 13 (2.23%) LAMP
8 10 (1.72%) .NET
9 9 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.86%) XMPP
11 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.86%) JSON
11 5 (0.86%) HTML5
11 5 (0.86%) jQuery
12 4 (0.69%) .NET Compact Framework
12 4 (0.69%) WCF
12 4 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.72%) PKI
2 44 (7.55%) Blackberry
3 39 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
5 26 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (3.95%) iPhone
7 21 (3.60%) Clustering
8 16 (2.74%) Client/Server
9 15 (2.57%) Open Source
10 14 (2.40%) Public Cloud
10 14 (2.40%) CMDB
10 14 (2.40%) Management Information System
11 13 (2.23%) iPad
12 10 (1.72%) Online Games
13 9 (1.54%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.54%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.20%) Equities
15 6 (1.03%) Fat Client
15 6 (1.03%) Wiki
15 6 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 265 (45.45%) Windows
2 98 (16.81%) Windows 7
3 84 (14.41%) Linux
4 61 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (5.49%) Windows XP
8 31 (5.32%) UNIX
9 30 (5.15%) Android
10 26 (4.46%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.46%) Ubuntu
11 20 (3.43%) CentOS
12 17 (2.92%) Mac OS X
13 16 (2.74%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.86%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.86%) SUSE
15 4 (0.69%) Debian
15 4 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.69%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (22.98%) ITIL
2 78 (13.38%) Load Balancing
3 50 (8.58%) Migration
4 48 (8.23%) Service Management
5 40 (6.86%) Project Management
6 36 (6.17%) Network Management
7 32 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (5.15%) DevOps
9 29 (4.97%) Incident Management
10 26 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 25 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (4.12%) Network Design
13 23 (3.95%) DDoS Mitigation
14 20 (3.43%) Service Delivery
15 19 (3.26%) Technical Architecture
15 19 (3.26%) Scrum
15 19 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
16 16 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (2.57%) Change Management
17 15 (2.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.46%) SQL
2 30 (5.15%) Java
3 28 (4.80%) Python
4 26 (4.46%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 21 (3.60%) Perl
6 21 (3.60%) PHP
7 17 (2.92%) Ruby
8 14 (2.40%) C
9 8 (1.37%) C#
10 7 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.03%) VBScript
12 5 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.86%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.69%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) Lisp
15 2 (0.34%) C++
16 1 (0.17%) ABAP
16 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 143 (24.53%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (15.95%) CCNP
3 49 (8.40%) CCNA
4 48 (8.23%) Degree
5 38 (6.52%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.15%) CCIE
7 28 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (4.46%) SC Cleared
9 18 (3.09%) MCSE
10 10 (1.72%) JNCIP
10 10 (1.72%) CCDP
11 9 (1.54%) MOS
11 9 (1.54%) CCSE
12 8 (1.37%) JNCIS
12 8 (1.37%) MCTS
12 8 (1.37%) MCSA
12 8 (1.37%) MCP
12 8 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.37%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.40%) SLA
2 13 (2.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.51%) COBIT
4 3 (0.51%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 182 (31.22%) Active Directory
2 75 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (8.40%) vSphere
4 41 (7.03%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.95%) XenApp
6 21 (3.60%) vCloud
7 18 (3.09%) XenServer
8 12 (2.06%) ProxySG
8 12 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.89%) Docker
10 9 (1.54%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.20%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.20%) Firmware
11 7 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.86%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.86%) Snort
13 5 (0.86%) Xen
13 5 (0.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (4.63%) SCCM
2 22 (3.77%) Puppet
3 19 (3.26%) ZABBIX
4 17 (2.92%) RANCID
5 16 (2.74%) Ansible
6 15 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.40%) HP UCMDB
7 14 (2.40%) Backup Exec
8 13 (2.23%) FortiGate
8 13 (2.23%) Salt
9 12 (2.06%) Nagios
10 10 (1.72%) Rundeck
10 10 (1.72%) HAProxy
10 10 (1.72%) Kibana
10 10 (1.72%) logstash
10 10 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
11 8 (1.37%) Cacti
12 7 (1.20%) WSUS
13 6 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 294 (50.43%) Cisco
2 181 (31.05%) Microsoft
3 129 (22.13%) VMware
4 126 (21.61%) Citrix
5 124 (21.27%) Juniper
6 90 (15.44%) CheckPoint
6 90 (15.44%) F5
7 55 (9.43%) SolarWinds
8 44 (7.55%) Infoblox
9 43 (7.38%) HP
10 41 (7.03%) Blue Coat
11 29 (4.97%) Aruba
12 25 (4.29%) McAfee
12 25 (4.29%) Dell
13 24 (4.12%) Apple
14 23 (3.95%) Remedy
15 21 (3.60%) Oracle
16 20 (3.43%) Google
16 20 (3.43%) CA
17 19 (3.26%) NetApp
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500 - £600 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago