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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 193 187 182
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 273 295 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.21% 1.26% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.39% 10.22% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 195 189
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.50 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
3254 2887 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.38% 12.36% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2093 1907 2090
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 89 93
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -22.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -6 37 £500 +11.11% 12
Croydon -19 5 £475 +5.55%
Harrow - 3 £400 -
Teddington - 3 - - 1
Mayfair +1 2 £325 +1.56%
Canary Wharf 0 2 - -
Feltham - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Uxbridge 0 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £105 - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 244 (48.22%) Firewall
2 223 (44.07%) Cisco
3 171 (33.79%) Windows
4 163 (32.21%) Linux
5 146 (28.85%) WAN
6 141 (27.87%) TCP/IP
7 132 (26.09%) DNS
8 131 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
9 127 (25.10%) LAN
10 122 (24.11%) Microsoft
11 115 (22.73%) Active Directory
12 112 (22.13%) Network Security
13 109 (21.54%) VMware
14 106 (20.95%) Wireless
15 104 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
16 102 (20.16%) DevOps
17 95 (18.77%) Finance
18 92 (18.18%) CheckPoint
19 91 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
20 90 (17.79%) BGP
21 86 (17.00%) Load Balancing
22 83 (16.40%) Data Centre
23 82 (16.21%) Python
24 81 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
25 79 (15.61%) OSPF
26 78 (15.42%) CCNP
27 76 (15.02%) DHCP
28 74 (14.62%) Jenkins
29 73 (14.43%) Windows Server
29 73 (14.43%) Ansible

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 47 (9.29%) Apache
2 36 (7.11%) Tomcat
3 33 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 32 (6.32%) nginx
5 28 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (4.15%) Mule ESB
7 19 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (3.56%) Confluence
9 17 (3.36%) JBoss
9 17 (3.36%) Skype for Business
10 16 (3.16%) IIS
10 16 (3.16%) SharePoint
11 15 (2.96%) WildFly
12 14 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (2.77%) Jetty
13 9 (1.78%) OpenStack
14 8 (1.58%) WebSphere
15 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
16 5 (0.99%) MQSeries
Applications
1 46 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 39 (7.71%) MS Office
3 20 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.17%) HipChat
5 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) RMDS
2 2 (0.40%) Eikon
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
3 1 (0.20%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 104 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (8.89%) Office 365
3 42 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.75%) IaaS
5 11 (2.17%) GitHub
5 11 (2.17%) SaaS
6 9 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.99%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.99%) PaaS
9 5 (0.99%) Route 53
10 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.59%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 244 (48.22%) Firewall
2 146 (28.85%) WAN
3 141 (27.87%) TCP/IP
4 132 (26.09%) DNS
5 127 (25.10%) LAN
6 112 (22.13%) Network Security
7 106 (20.95%) Wireless
8 91 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
9 90 (17.79%) BGP
10 79 (15.61%) OSPF
11 76 (15.02%) DHCP
12 71 (14.03%) MPLS
13 63 (12.45%) IPsec
14 61 (12.06%) SSL
15 51 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
16 43 (8.50%) VoIP
17 40 (7.91%) Internet
18 38 (7.51%) VLAN
19 37 (7.31%) DMZ
19 37 (7.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (13.24%) MySQL
2 50 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 30 (5.93%) NoSQL
5 25 (4.94%) Redis
6 17 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.99%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (14.62%) Jenkins
2 44 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.14%) JIRA
4 24 (4.74%) Gerrit
5 23 (4.55%) Mercurial
6 19 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (3.16%) GoCD
7 16 (3.16%) SonarQube
8 12 (2.37%) Artifactory
8 12 (2.37%) GitLab
9 8 (1.58%) Subversion
10 6 (1.19%) git-flow
11 5 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.99%) Hudson
11 5 (0.99%) Maven
11 5 (0.99%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.79%) Ant
12 4 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (0.79%) JUnit
12 4 (0.79%) Liquibase
General
1 95 (18.77%) Finance
2 27 (5.34%) Retail
3 24 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.35%) Banking
4 22 (4.35%) Legal
5 10 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.98%) Law
6 9 (1.78%) Back Office
6 9 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.78%) Japanese Language
7 7 (1.38%) Advertising
7 7 (1.38%) French Language
8 5 (0.99%) Billing
8 5 (0.99%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.79%) Front Office
9 4 (0.79%) Publishing
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
10 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 106 (20.95%) Network Engineer
2 74 (14.62%) Analyst
3 51 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (9.88%) Architect
5 47 (9.29%) Consultant
6 45 (8.89%) Security Engineer
7 33 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 31 (6.13%) AWS DevOps
9 30 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (5.53%) Support Analyst
11 28 (5.53%) Support Engineer
12 25 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 25 (4.94%) Service Analyst
13 23 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
13 23 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (3.75%) Firewall Engineer
16 18 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
16 18 (3.56%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.31%) LAMP
2 33 (6.52%) Web Services
3 26 (5.14%) LAPP Stack
3 26 (5.14%) LEMP Stack
4 22 (4.35%) 802.1X
4 22 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (2.57%) J2EE
6 11 (2.17%) ELK Stack
7 8 (1.58%) RESTful
8 7 (1.38%) CSS
8 7 (1.38%) XML
9 5 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (0.99%) REST
10 4 (0.79%) MCollective
10 4 (0.79%) SOAP
10 4 (0.79%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.79%) XSLT
11 3 (0.59%) HTML
11 3 (0.59%) RFC 2544
12 2 (0.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.40%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.91%) Public Cloud
3 28 (5.53%) PKI
4 23 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.56%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.37%) iPad
7 12 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.98%) iPhone
9 9 (1.78%) RSA SecurID
10 8 (1.58%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.58%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.19%) Clustering
12 6 (1.19%) Fintech
12 6 (1.19%) Streaming Media
12 6 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 171 (33.79%) Windows
2 163 (32.21%) Linux
3 73 (14.43%) Windows Server
4 53 (10.47%) CentOS
5 46 (9.09%) Unix
6 38 (7.51%) Ubuntu
7 36 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (6.32%) Windows 7
10 31 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (5.53%) Mac OS X
11 28 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (2.96%) Windows 10
13 14 (2.77%) Windows 8
14 11 (2.17%) Android
15 10 (1.98%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.98%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.78%) Solaris
17 6 (1.19%) Debian
18 5 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.16%) DevOps
2 86 (17.00%) Load Balancing
3 81 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (14.03%) ITIL
5 55 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (8.50%) Network Monitoring
7 41 (8.10%) Network Design
8 40 (7.91%) Configuration Management
9 35 (6.92%) Network Management
10 34 (6.72%) Mentoring
11 33 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 33 (6.52%) Migration
12 32 (6.32%) Open Source
13 31 (6.13%) Scrum
14 30 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (5.93%) High Availability
15 26 (5.14%) Change Management
16 23 (4.55%) Build Automation
17 22 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
18 20 (3.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.21%) Python
2 59 (11.66%) Bash Shell
3 58 (11.46%) Ruby
4 48 (9.49%) Perl
5 34 (6.72%) Java
6 28 (5.53%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.56%) SQL
8 17 (3.36%) Go
9 16 (3.16%) PHP
10 5 (0.99%) C
10 5 (0.99%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.59%) C#
12 2 (0.40%) C++
12 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.20%) Fortran
13 1 (0.20%) Korn
13 1 (0.20%) Lisp
13 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.20%) R
13 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 131 (25.89%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (15.42%) CCNP
3 67 (13.24%) Security Cleared
4 63 (12.45%) CCNA
5 34 (6.72%) SC Cleared
6 28 (5.53%) CCIE
7 22 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.36%) Degree
9 16 (3.16%) CCSE
10 14 (2.77%) JNCIP
11 13 (2.57%) CISSP
11 13 (2.57%) JNCIE
12 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.78%) CCSA
13 9 (1.78%) CCSP
13 9 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.58%) MCP
15 7 (1.38%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.38%) MCSE
16 6 (1.19%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.55%) SLA
2 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.99%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 115 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (11.07%) Docker
4 34 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (2.96%) vCloud
5 15 (2.96%) VMware ESX
5 15 (2.96%) Xen
6 14 (2.77%) vSphere
7 13 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.98%) Samba
9 9 (1.78%) Postfix
9 9 (1.78%) ProxySG
9 9 (1.78%) Squid
10 7 (1.38%) NFS
10 7 (1.38%) XenApp
10 7 (1.38%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.19%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.99%) iptables
12 5 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (14.43%) Ansible
2 56 (11.07%) Puppet
3 44 (8.70%) Terraform
4 41 (8.10%) ZABBIX
5 38 (7.51%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (6.32%) logstash
7 31 (6.13%) SCCM
8 26 (5.14%) Kibana
9 24 (4.74%) Kubernetes
10 23 (4.55%) HAProxy
11 21 (4.15%) Nagios
12 17 (3.36%) SCOM
13 14 (2.77%) Consul
14 12 (2.37%) Cacti
14 12 (2.37%) FortiGate
15 11 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (1.98%) Rundeck
16 10 (1.98%) Salt
17 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
17 9 (1.78%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 223 (44.07%) Cisco
2 122 (24.11%) Microsoft
3 109 (21.54%) VMware
4 92 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 61 (12.06%) Juniper
6 52 (10.28%) Citrix
7 50 (9.88%) F5
8 43 (8.50%) Red Hat
9 36 (7.11%) Palo Alto
10 31 (6.13%) HP
11 29 (5.73%) Oracle
12 28 (5.53%) Blue Coat
13 26 (5.14%) Splunk
14 25 (4.94%) Apple
14 25 (4.94%) Aruba
15 21 (4.15%) Riverbed
16 20 (3.95%) ServiceNow
17 18 (3.56%) Forcepoint
17 18 (3.56%) Fortinet
17 18 (3.56%) Google
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