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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 152 227 203
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -24
Contract jobs citing VPN 313 184 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.45% 0.81% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 6.98% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 100 116
Average daily rate
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£366 £350 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £277 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 12
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -19.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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
2885 2636 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.37% 11.64% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1856 1701 1718
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 91 127
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +46 67 £375 +15.38% 31
Hounslow +1 5 £413 -
Croydon -7 3 £500 +90.47% 1
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 349 (57.12%) Firewall
2 307 (50.25%) Cisco
3 294 (48.12%) Windows
4 183 (29.95%) Microsoft
5 178 (29.13%) Active Directory
6 170 (27.82%) LAN
7 169 (27.66%) WAN
8 149 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
9 138 (22.59%) MPLS
10 131 (21.44%) Citrix
11 128 (20.95%) BGP
12 124 (20.29%) VMware
12 124 (20.29%) Windows 7
13 122 (19.97%) DNS
14 118 (19.31%) Wireless
14 118 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
15 116 (18.99%) TCP/IP
16 114 (18.66%) ITIL
17 110 (18.00%) Juniper
18 103 (16.86%) VLAN
19 101 (16.53%) MS Office
19 101 (16.53%) OSPF
19 101 (16.53%) Network Security
20 100 (16.37%) CCNP
21 99 (16.20%) Finance
22 97 (15.88%) IPsec
23 95 (15.55%) CheckPoint
23 95 (15.55%) MS Excel
24 89 (14.57%) Linux
24 89 (14.57%) F5

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 84 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (8.35%) Lync
4 50 (8.18%) SharePoint
5 42 (6.87%) IIS
6 33 (5.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (3.93%) Apache
9 16 (2.62%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (2.62%) nginx
10 12 (1.96%) WorkSite
11 9 (1.47%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.31%) Confluence
13 6 (0.98%) MediaWiki
13 6 (0.98%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.65%) Node.js
16 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 101 (16.53%) MS Office
2 95 (15.55%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.49%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) assyst
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.76%) Office 365
3 15 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.47%) IaaS
5 9 (1.47%) PaaS
5 9 (1.47%) CloudFront
6 7 (1.15%) SaaS
7 6 (0.98%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 349 (57.12%) Firewall
2 170 (27.82%) LAN
3 169 (27.66%) WAN
4 138 (22.59%) MPLS
5 128 (20.95%) BGP
6 122 (19.97%) DNS
7 118 (19.31%) Wireless
7 118 (19.31%) Cisco ASA
8 116 (18.99%) TCP/IP
9 103 (16.86%) VLAN
10 101 (16.53%) OSPF
10 101 (16.53%) Network Security
11 97 (15.88%) IPsec
12 78 (12.77%) Internet
13 73 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 70 (11.46%) SSL
15 69 (11.29%) VoIP
16 58 (9.49%) DHCP
17 54 (8.84%) SAN
18 51 (8.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.60%) MySQL
4 13 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.15%) Big Data
8 6 (0.98%) Redis
8 6 (0.98%) DB2
9 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.49%) SQLite
12 2 (0.33%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.33%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.45%) Subversion
4 7 (1.15%) JIRA
4 7 (1.15%) SonarQube
4 7 (1.15%) Artifactory
5 6 (0.98%) Hudson
5 6 (0.98%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.82%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.82%) MSI
7 3 (0.49%) JMeter
7 3 (0.49%) Xcode
7 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.49%) Selenium
7 3 (0.49%) Maven
7 3 (0.49%) Gradle
7 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) Ant
General
1 99 (16.20%) Finance
2 48 (7.86%) Banking
3 33 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.07%) Law
5 19 (3.11%) Legal
6 18 (2.95%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.96%) Games
7 12 (1.96%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.31%) Retail
10 5 (0.82%) Local Government
11 4 (0.65%) Marketing
11 4 (0.65%) French Language
11 4 (0.65%) Electronics
11 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.33%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (24.06%) Network Engineer
2 98 (16.04%) Analyst
3 64 (10.47%) Architect
4 48 (7.86%) Support Engineer
5 45 (7.36%) Service Analyst
5 45 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 37 (6.06%) Consultant
6 37 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 29 (4.75%) Desktop Support
8 27 (4.42%) Developer
9 25 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (3.60%) Network Support
12 21 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
13 20 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (3.27%) Network Analyst
14 18 (2.95%) Senior Consultant
14 18 (2.95%) Support Analyst
14 18 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
15 17 (2.78%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.89%) Web Services
2 29 (4.75%) CSS
3 28 (4.58%) HTML
4 21 (3.44%) XML
4 21 (3.44%) Ajax
5 20 (3.27%) SOAP
6 16 (2.62%) COM
7 11 (1.80%) .NET
7 11 (1.80%) J2EE
8 8 (1.31%) LAMP
8 8 (1.31%) HTML5
9 7 (1.15%) JSON
10 6 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.82%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.65%) REST
12 4 (0.65%) XMPP
12 4 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.65%) Spring
12 4 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.17%) Blackberry
2 51 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (7.20%) PKI
4 37 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
5 26 (4.26%) Clustering
6 19 (3.11%) iPhone
7 18 (2.95%) iPad
7 18 (2.95%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.78%) CMDB
9 12 (1.96%) Online Games
10 11 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.64%) Open Source
11 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.64%) Replication
12 8 (1.31%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.31%) FlexPod
12 8 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.15%) Wiki
13 7 (1.15%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 294 (48.12%) Windows
2 124 (20.29%) Windows 7
3 89 (14.57%) Linux
4 61 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (6.22%) Windows XP
7 37 (6.06%) UNIX
8 35 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (4.91%) Windows 8
10 25 (4.09%) Ubuntu
11 24 (3.93%) Android
12 20 (3.27%) CentOS
13 17 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.29%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.31%) Windows 2000
16 7 (1.15%) SUSE
16 7 (1.15%) Debian
17 6 (0.98%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.82%) AIX
18 5 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (18.66%) ITIL
2 77 (12.60%) Load Balancing
3 58 (9.49%) Migration
4 49 (8.02%) Service Management
5 41 (6.71%) Project Management
6 32 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (4.91%) E-Commerce
8 29 (4.75%) Change Management
9 27 (4.42%) Incident Management
10 26 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (4.26%) Network Management
11 24 (3.93%) DevOps
11 24 (3.93%) Network Design
12 22 (3.60%) Mentoring
13 21 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (3.44%) Service Delivery
14 17 (2.78%) ITSM
14 17 (2.78%) IT Asset Management
14 17 (2.78%) ITIL V2
14 17 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.38%) SQL
2 28 (4.58%) JavaScript
3 27 (4.42%) Perl
4 21 (3.44%) Bash Shell
5 19 (3.11%) Python
6 18 (2.95%) Java
7 16 (2.62%) Ruby
8 14 (2.29%) PHP
9 10 (1.64%) C
10 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.98%) C#
12 3 (0.49%) VBScript
12 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.33%) C++
14 1 (0.16%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) Tcl
14 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 149 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (16.37%) CCNP
3 51 (8.35%) CCNA
4 48 (7.86%) Security Cleared
5 46 (7.53%) Degree
6 44 (7.20%) CCIE
7 35 (5.73%) SC Cleared
8 24 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (2.78%) CCDP
9 17 (2.78%) MCSE
10 15 (2.45%) CCSE
11 13 (2.13%) CCSA
12 12 (1.96%) MOS
13 11 (1.80%) CCSP
14 10 (1.64%) CCIP
14 10 (1.64%) MCSA
14 10 (1.64%) CISSP
14 10 (1.64%) JNCIP
14 10 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.31%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.35%) SLA
2 14 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.65%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) QA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 178 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.38%) vSphere
4 38 (6.22%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.76%) XenApp
6 16 (2.62%) ProxySG
7 12 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.96%) vCloud
8 11 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.80%) Terminal Server
9 10 (1.64%) XenServer
10 8 (1.31%) Firmware
10 8 (1.31%) Snort
11 7 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.15%) Postfix
11 7 (1.15%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.15%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (0.98%) iptables
12 6 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 36 (5.89%) SCCM
2 20 (3.27%) RANCID
3 17 (2.78%) Puppet
3 17 (2.78%) HP UCMDB
4 16 (2.62%) Ansible
4 16 (2.62%) Backup Exec
5 14 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.96%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.80%) Salt
8 9 (1.47%) Nagios
8 9 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (1.31%) FortiGate
9 8 (1.31%) OpenNMS
9 8 (1.31%) CA Spectrum
10 7 (1.15%) HAProxy
10 7 (1.15%) WSUS
10 7 (1.15%) logstash
10 7 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.15%) MOM
10 7 (1.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 307 (50.25%) Cisco
2 183 (29.95%) Microsoft
3 131 (21.44%) Citrix
4 124 (20.29%) VMware
5 110 (18.00%) Juniper
6 95 (15.55%) CheckPoint
7 89 (14.57%) F5
8 53 (8.67%) HP
9 52 (8.51%) Blue Coat
10 47 (7.69%) SolarWinds
11 30 (4.91%) Infoblox
12 28 (4.58%) McAfee
13 25 (4.09%) Remedy
13 25 (4.09%) Oracle
14 23 (3.76%) Dell
15 21 (3.44%) Aruba
16 20 (3.27%) ServiceNow
16 20 (3.27%) Apple
17 19 (3.11%) Symantec
17 19 (3.11%) Google
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago