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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 184 168 233
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +65
Contract jobs citing VPN 265 298 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.25% 1.41% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 10.53% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 197 100
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £163 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £15.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +49.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.74 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 36 £400 +22.13% 16
New Malden - 5 - -
Croydon -12 4 £283 -
Harrow - 4 £463 -
Hayes - 3 £560 - 2
Hounslow - 3 £560 - 1
Ilford +5 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £196 -
Ealing -5 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 297 (54.10%) Firewall
2 275 (50.09%) Cisco
3 239 (43.53%) Windows
4 238 (43.35%) LAN
5 219 (39.89%) WAN
6 193 (35.15%) Microsoft
6 193 (35.15%) Active Directory
7 138 (25.14%) DNS
8 128 (23.32%) Juniper
9 127 (23.13%) Finance
10 126 (22.95%) VMware
11 122 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
12 116 (21.13%) TCP/IP
13 114 (20.77%) CheckPoint
14 111 (20.22%) MS Office
15 110 (20.04%) DHCP
16 105 (19.13%) OSPF
17 103 (18.76%) MPLS
18 100 (18.21%) Linux
18 100 (18.21%) Windows 7
19 99 (18.03%) BGP
20 93 (16.94%) SSL
21 91 (16.58%) Windows Server
22 86 (15.66%) CCNP
23 84 (15.30%) Data Centre
24 82 (14.94%) ITIL
25 80 (14.57%) Citrix
25 80 (14.57%) F5
25 80 (14.57%) Network Security
26 78 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 74 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 22 (4.01%) Apache
4 22 (4.01%) IIS
5 20 (3.64%) Confluence
6 15 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.73%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.64%) nginx
8 9 (1.64%) Node.js
9 8 (1.46%) JBoss
10 7 (1.28%) Alfresco
10 7 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.28%) Mule ESB
11 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.09%) Mule
11 6 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.91%) OpenStack
Applications
1 111 (20.22%) MS Office
2 74 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 20 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.46%) MS Project
6 5 (0.91%) HipChat
7 4 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.55%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.18%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Relativity
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.29%) Office 365
3 13 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.46%) IaaS
5 7 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (0.91%) PaaS
7 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudTrail
7 4 (0.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.55%) SaaS
8 3 (0.55%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.36%) Route 53
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.18%) Datadog
10 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 297 (54.10%) Firewall
2 238 (43.35%) LAN
3 219 (39.89%) WAN
4 138 (25.14%) DNS
5 116 (21.13%) TCP/IP
6 110 (20.04%) DHCP
7 105 (19.13%) OSPF
8 103 (18.76%) MPLS
9 99 (18.03%) BGP
10 93 (16.94%) SSL
11 80 (14.57%) Network Security
12 73 (13.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 71 (12.93%) VLAN
14 66 (12.02%) IPsec
14 66 (12.02%) Wi-Fi
15 65 (11.84%) Wireless
16 64 (11.66%) Cisco ASA
17 57 (10.38%) SAN
18 55 (10.02%) Cisco IOS
19 53 (9.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.74%) MySQL
3 21 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 20 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.09%) Big Data
7 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.36%) DB2
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 37 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 23 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.83%) JIRA
3 21 (3.83%) Subversion
4 15 (2.73%) Maven
5 14 (2.55%) Gradle
6 11 (2.00%) Artifactory
6 11 (2.00%) Selenium
7 10 (1.82%) Gerrit
7 10 (1.82%) Hudson
7 10 (1.82%) JMeter
8 8 (1.46%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.09%) Gitweb
10 5 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.91%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.91%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.73%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Ivy
General
1 127 (23.13%) Finance
2 47 (8.56%) Banking
3 34 (6.19%) Legal
4 27 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.10%) Law
6 14 (2.55%) French Language
6 14 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 12 (2.19%) Advertising
7 12 (2.19%) Retail
8 11 (2.00%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.28%) Front Office
9 7 (1.28%) Games
10 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.73%) Back Office
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 131 (23.86%) Network Engineer
2 68 (12.39%) Analyst
3 66 (12.02%) Architect
4 41 (7.47%) IT Support
5 38 (6.92%) Support Analyst
5 38 (6.92%) Support Engineer
6 37 (6.74%) Security Engineer
7 32 (5.83%) Cisco Engineer
8 31 (5.65%) Infrastructure Architect
9 29 (5.28%) Senior Network Engineer
10 28 (5.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 28 (5.10%) Consultant
11 25 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.37%) Network Architect
12 24 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
13 21 (3.83%) Developer
14 20 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (3.64%) Desktop Support
15 19 (3.46%) Administrator
16 18 (3.28%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.11%) Web Services
2 22 (4.01%) HTML
3 18 (3.28%) CSS
4 16 (2.91%) XML
5 14 (2.55%) LAMP
6 12 (2.19%) .NET
6 12 (2.19%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (2.19%) SOAP
7 11 (2.00%) COM
8 10 (1.82%) Ajax
8 10 (1.82%) jQuery
9 8 (1.46%) 802.1X
10 7 (1.28%) J2EE
10 7 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
10 7 (1.28%) RESTful
11 6 (1.09%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (1.09%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.09%) Spring
11 6 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 84 (15.30%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.28%) Blackberry
4 26 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.74%) PKI
5 25 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.00%) Clustering
9 10 (1.82%) CMDB
10 9 (1.64%) Handset
10 9 (1.64%) iPad
11 8 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.46%) PMI
12 7 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.09%) iPhone
14 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.91%) iSeries
14 5 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 239 (43.53%) Windows
2 100 (18.21%) Linux
2 100 (18.21%) Windows 7
3 91 (16.58%) Windows Server
4 78 (14.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (6.74%) CentOS
8 32 (5.83%) Unix
9 19 (3.46%) Android
9 19 (3.46%) Windows XP
10 17 (3.10%) Ubuntu
11 12 (2.19%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.64%) Mac OS X
13 8 (1.46%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (1.28%) Debian
14 7 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.28%) Solaris
14 7 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (14.94%) ITIL
2 51 (9.29%) Migration
3 47 (8.56%) Service Management
4 43 (7.83%) Load Balancing
5 42 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (7.10%) Information Security
7 37 (6.74%) Change Management
7 37 (6.74%) Network Design
8 35 (6.38%) Project Management
9 33 (6.01%) Configuration Management
10 31 (5.65%) ITSM
11 30 (5.46%) Technical Architecture
12 25 (4.55%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.01%) DevOps
14 21 (3.83%) Patch Management
14 21 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (3.64%) Asset Management
15 20 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.47%) SQL
2 29 (5.28%) Bash Shell
3 25 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 23 (4.19%) Perl
5 22 (4.01%) Python
6 21 (3.83%) Java
7 18 (3.28%) PowerShell
8 13 (2.37%) Ruby
9 11 (2.00%) C++
9 11 (2.00%) VBScript
10 8 (1.46%) C#
11 7 (1.28%) PHP
12 6 (1.09%) Lisp
13 4 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.73%) VBA
14 3 (0.55%) C
14 3 (0.55%) Korn
14 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (15.66%) CCNP
3 52 (9.47%) CCNA
4 46 (8.38%) CISSP
5 44 (8.01%) Degree
6 41 (7.47%) CCIE
7 40 (7.29%) Security Cleared
8 36 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (4.74%) SC Cleared
10 23 (4.19%) MCSE
11 20 (3.64%) CCSE
12 17 (3.10%) CISM
13 15 (2.73%) MCSA
14 11 (2.00%) JNCIP
14 11 (2.00%) PMI Certification
15 10 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.46%) CCSA
16 8 (1.46%) JNCIA
16 8 (1.46%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.46%) SLA
2 13 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.73%) COBIT
6 3 (0.55%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.55%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.55%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.36%) QA
7 2 (0.36%) RMADS
System Software
1 193 (35.15%) Active Directory
2 78 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.55%) vSphere
5 18 (3.28%) Snort
6 16 (2.91%) VMware ESX
6 16 (2.91%) XenApp
7 14 (2.55%) XenServer
8 13 (2.37%) vCloud
8 13 (2.37%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.19%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.64%) Firmware
11 7 (1.28%) Docker
11 7 (1.28%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.09%) iptables
12 6 (1.09%) NFS
12 6 (1.09%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.91%) oVirt
13 5 (0.91%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (6.56%) Puppet
2 26 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (4.74%) SCCM
3 22 (4.01%) ZABBIX
4 21 (3.83%) Salt
5 16 (2.91%) Proventia
6 15 (2.73%) FortiGate
7 13 (2.37%) Nagios
8 10 (1.82%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.64%) logstash
10 8 (1.46%) Ansible
10 8 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.28%) Kibana
11 7 (1.28%) Rundeck
11 7 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (1.09%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.09%) vMotion
13 5 (0.91%) CFEngine
13 5 (0.91%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.91%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 275 (50.09%) Cisco
2 193 (35.15%) Microsoft
3 128 (23.32%) Juniper
4 126 (22.95%) VMware
5 114 (20.77%) CheckPoint
6 80 (14.57%) Citrix
6 80 (14.57%) F5
7 41 (7.47%) HP
8 33 (6.01%) Red Hat
9 32 (5.83%) Dell
10 29 (5.28%) Oracle
10 29 (5.28%) SolarWinds
11 27 (4.92%) Palo Alto
12 26 (4.74%) Blue Coat
13 22 (4.01%) LANDesk
14 21 (3.83%) Brocade
15 19 (3.46%) Riverbed
16 18 (3.28%) ServiceNow
16 18 (3.28%) Sourcefire
17 17 (3.10%) Apple
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 27 days ago