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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 223 179 219
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +40
Contract jobs citing VPN 226 276 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.25% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.94% 9.39% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 172 131
Median daily rate £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £16.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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
2848 2939 2753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.14% 13.27% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1963 1909 1849
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 89 79
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 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 +12 31 £406 -0.30% 18
Croydon -1 10 £393 -11.54%
Harrow - 7 £420 -
Surbiton - 3 £475 -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £475 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 - 2
Hillingdon - 1 £275 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £565 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 240 (49.79%) Firewall
2 231 (47.93%) Cisco
3 169 (35.06%) WAN
4 165 (34.23%) LAN
4 165 (34.23%) Windows
5 140 (29.05%) Microsoft
6 130 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (23.44%) Active Directory
7 113 (23.44%) Linux
8 111 (23.03%) Network Security
9 106 (21.99%) DNS
10 103 (21.37%) Finance
11 101 (20.95%) TCP/IP
12 89 (18.46%) VMware
13 88 (18.26%) BGP
14 82 (17.01%) CCNP
15 81 (16.80%) CheckPoint
16 80 (16.60%) MPLS
17 77 (15.98%) ITIL
18 71 (14.73%) Juniper
19 69 (14.32%) Wireless
20 66 (13.69%) CCNA
21 64 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
21 64 (13.28%) Windows Server
22 63 (13.07%) DHCP
22 63 (13.07%) MS Office
23 62 (12.86%) F5
24 61 (12.66%) OSPF
25 56 (11.62%) Unix
25 56 (11.62%) Windows 7

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 44 (9.13%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.36%) Confluence
4 18 (3.73%) Apache
5 13 (2.70%) IIS
5 13 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.49%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.66%) nginx
9 7 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.45%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.04%) JBoss
10 5 (1.04%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.04%) Mule ESB
10 5 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (13.07%) MS Office
2 39 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.56%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.66%) MS Project
5 5 (1.04%) SmartSuite
6 4 (0.83%) HipChat
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) assyst
1 2 (0.41%) RMDS
2 1 (0.21%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.47%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.60%) Office 365
3 26 (5.39%) IaaS
4 16 (3.32%) PaaS
5 15 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (2.49%) SaaS
7 7 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.04%) GitHub
9 3 (0.62%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.62%) Route 53
9 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.41%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 240 (49.79%) Firewall
2 169 (35.06%) WAN
3 165 (34.23%) LAN
4 111 (23.03%) Network Security
5 106 (21.99%) DNS
6 101 (20.95%) TCP/IP
7 88 (18.26%) BGP
8 80 (16.60%) MPLS
9 69 (14.32%) Wireless
10 64 (13.28%) Cisco ASA
11 63 (13.07%) DHCP
12 61 (12.66%) OSPF
13 55 (11.41%) VoIP
14 48 (9.96%) SSL
15 45 (9.34%) IPsec
16 43 (8.92%) Cisco IOS
17 40 (8.30%) SAN
18 37 (7.68%) Cisco Nexus
19 36 (7.47%) EIGRP
19 36 (7.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.05%) MySQL
3 14 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.66%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.66%) Redis
5 6 (1.24%) DB2
5 6 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.21%) Big Data
10 1 (0.21%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (6.22%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.98%) JIRA
3 14 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (2.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.24%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.24%) SonarQube
5 6 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.04%) Gerrit
6 5 (1.04%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.83%) git-flow
8 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.62%) Subversion
8 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.41%) Maven
10 1 (0.21%) Gradle
10 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.21%) MSI
10 1 (0.21%) Toad
10 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 103 (21.37%) Finance
2 33 (6.85%) Banking
3 26 (5.39%) Retail
4 25 (5.19%) Legal
5 21 (4.36%) Law
6 19 (3.94%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.07%) Publishing
8 8 (1.66%) French Language
8 8 (1.66%) Front Office
8 8 (1.66%) Games
8 8 (1.66%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.24%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.83%) Back Office
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 3 (0.62%) German Language
12 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 119 (24.69%) Network Engineer
2 71 (14.73%) Analyst
3 41 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 37 (7.68%) Consultant
4 37 (7.68%) Senior Network Engineer
5 36 (7.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 34 (7.05%) Architect
7 31 (6.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (5.19%) Security Engineer
9 24 (4.98%) Network Analyst
10 23 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (4.77%) Support Engineer
11 22 (4.56%) Firewall Engineer
12 20 (4.15%) IT Support
13 19 (3.94%) Network Security Engineer
14 16 (3.32%) Desktop Support
15 15 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.11%) Project Manager
16 14 (2.90%) Administrator
16 14 (2.90%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.85%) Web Services
2 23 (4.77%) .NET
3 14 (2.90%) XML
4 13 (2.70%) CSS
5 12 (2.49%) 802.1X
6 11 (2.28%) SOAP
7 10 (2.07%) J2EE
7 10 (2.07%) LAMP
8 8 (1.66%) HTML
9 7 (1.45%) Ajax
9 7 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.24%) COM
10 6 (1.24%) LAPP Stack
10 6 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.24%) SAML
11 5 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
11 5 (1.04%) Middleware
11 5 (1.04%) REST
12 4 (0.83%) ADO.NET
13 3 (0.62%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.62%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.98%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.77%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (3.73%) PKI
7 11 (2.28%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.07%) PMI
9 8 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.66%) IBM XIV
9 8 (1.66%) iPad
9 8 (1.66%) User Experience
10 7 (1.45%) CMDB
10 7 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.45%) Streaming Media
11 6 (1.24%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.24%) MPEG
11 6 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (1.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 165 (34.23%) Windows
2 113 (23.44%) Linux
3 64 (13.28%) Windows Server
4 56 (11.62%) Unix
4 56 (11.62%) Windows 7
5 50 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.15%) Ubuntu
9 17 (3.53%) CentOS
10 14 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 12 (2.49%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.49%) Windows 10
12 10 (2.07%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.66%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.45%) Android
15 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.24%) VMS
16 5 (1.04%) Solaris
17 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (15.98%) ITIL
2 48 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (9.54%) Network Monitoring
4 44 (9.13%) Migration
5 43 (8.92%) DevOps
5 43 (8.92%) Load Balancing
6 42 (8.71%) Network Design
7 40 (8.30%) High Availability
8 39 (8.09%) Project Management
9 37 (7.68%) Service Management
10 32 (6.64%) Network Management
11 27 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (5.60%) Information Security
11 27 (5.60%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.56%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (4.56%) Technical Architecture
13 21 (4.36%) ITSM
14 19 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
15 18 (3.73%) Change Management
15 18 (3.73%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.71%) SQL
2 39 (8.09%) Python
3 30 (6.22%) Java
4 29 (6.02%) Perl
5 25 (5.19%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.90%) Ruby
7 12 (2.49%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.28%) C++
9 10 (2.07%) C
9 10 (2.07%) C#
9 10 (2.07%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.87%) PHP
10 9 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.24%) VBScript
12 5 (1.04%) Lisp
13 4 (0.83%) VBA
14 2 (0.41%) VB
15 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (17.01%) CCNP
3 66 (13.69%) CCNA
4 54 (11.20%) Security Cleared
5 40 (8.30%) CISSP
5 40 (8.30%) Degree
6 31 (6.43%) SC Cleared
7 26 (5.39%) CCIE
8 25 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (3.53%) CISM
11 16 (3.32%) MCSE
12 15 (3.11%) CCSE
13 13 (2.70%) JNCIP
14 11 (2.28%) MCSA
15 10 (2.07%) JNCIE
15 10 (2.07%) PMI Certification
16 9 (1.87%) JNCIA
17 8 (1.66%) MCP
17 8 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.98%) SLA
2 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.24%) QA
4 3 (0.62%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.62%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.41%) RMADS
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 113 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 45 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.60%) Docker
4 13 (2.70%) vSphere
5 12 (2.49%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.87%) Snort
8 8 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.45%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 6 (1.24%) Firmware
10 6 (1.24%) Samba
10 6 (1.24%) vCloud
11 5 (1.04%) NFS
11 5 (1.04%) XenApp
12 4 (0.83%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.62%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.41%) Squid
14 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (5.81%) Puppet
2 18 (3.73%) SCCM
3 16 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.11%) FortiGate
5 14 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (2.70%) ZABBIX
7 12 (2.49%) Nagios
8 11 (2.28%) Ansible
9 9 (1.87%) logstash
9 9 (1.87%) vMotion
10 8 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (1.66%) Salt
11 7 (1.45%) Proventia
12 6 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (1.24%) Rundeck
13 5 (1.04%) Backup Exec
13 5 (1.04%) Cacti
13 5 (1.04%) HAProxy
13 5 (1.04%) Kibana
13 5 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 231 (47.93%) Cisco
2 140 (29.05%) Microsoft
3 89 (18.46%) VMware
4 81 (16.80%) CheckPoint
5 71 (14.73%) Juniper
6 62 (12.86%) F5
7 49 (10.17%) Citrix
8 36 (7.47%) Oracle
9 30 (6.22%) HP
10 27 (5.60%) IBM
11 24 (4.98%) Palo Alto
11 24 (4.98%) Red Hat
12 18 (3.73%) Apple
12 18 (3.73%) SolarWinds
13 17 (3.53%) Aruba
13 17 (3.53%) NetApp
14 15 (3.11%) Blue Coat
14 15 (3.11%) LANDesk
14 15 (3.11%) Splunk
15 13 (2.70%) Dell
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