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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 192 183 210
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing VPN 289 285 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.17% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.51% 8.99% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 162 149
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 20
Average hourly rate £17.40 £18.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.85 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £28.85 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +14.31%
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
3038 3170 3047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.61% 13.03% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1969 1963 1969
Average daily rate £418 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -14 63 £435 +20.00% 18
Croydon - 9 £450 -
Paddington - 4 £558 -
Hammersmith - 3 £400 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Docklands, London -6 1 £435 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £425 -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 345 (60.85%) Firewall
2 308 (54.32%) Cisco
3 219 (38.62%) WAN
4 210 (37.04%) LAN
5 206 (36.33%) Windows
6 168 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 166 (29.28%) MPLS
8 156 (27.51%) DNS
9 155 (27.34%) Active Directory
10 153 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
11 146 (25.75%) Juniper
12 141 (24.87%) TCP/IP
13 140 (24.69%) BGP
14 135 (23.81%) Wireless
15 131 (23.10%) Finance
16 129 (22.75%) IPsec
17 126 (22.22%) CheckPoint
18 125 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
19 124 (21.87%) ITIL
20 122 (21.52%) VMware
20 122 (21.52%) VLAN
21 117 (20.63%) CCNP
22 112 (19.75%) Network Security
23 111 (19.58%) F5
24 110 (19.40%) OSPF
25 101 (17.81%) Citrix
26 100 (17.64%) DHCP
27 99 (17.46%) Linux
28 96 (16.93%) Data Centre
29 91 (16.05%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 65 (11.46%) Lync
2 62 (10.93%) MS Exchange
3 36 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 31 (5.47%) Apache
5 30 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 25 (4.41%) IIS
7 23 (4.06%) nginx
8 21 (3.70%) JBoss
9 18 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (3.00%) Mule ESB
11 15 (2.65%) Node.js
12 10 (1.76%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (1.59%) Confluence
13 9 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (1.06%) WorkSite
Applications
1 91 (16.05%) MS Office
2 89 (15.70%) MS Excel
3 32 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (4.59%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.94%) Office 365
3 21 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (2.29%) SaaS
4 13 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.59%) PaaS
6 7 (1.23%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (0.88%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 345 (60.85%) Firewall
2 219 (38.62%) WAN
3 210 (37.04%) LAN
4 166 (29.28%) MPLS
5 156 (27.51%) DNS
6 141 (24.87%) TCP/IP
7 140 (24.69%) BGP
8 135 (23.81%) Wireless
9 129 (22.75%) IPsec
10 125 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
11 122 (21.52%) VLAN
12 112 (19.75%) Network Security
13 110 (19.40%) OSPF
14 100 (17.64%) DHCP
15 88 (15.52%) SSL
16 80 (14.11%) EIGRP
17 75 (13.23%) Internet
18 74 (13.05%) Cisco Nexus
19 72 (12.70%) VoIP
20 70 (12.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.29%) MySQL
3 27 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (3.88%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.29%) Redis
7 8 (1.41%) Big Data
8 6 (1.06%) JasperReports
9 5 (0.88%) DB2
10 3 (0.53%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.35%) Sybase ASA
12 1 (0.18%) SQLite
12 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (5.11%) Jenkins
2 26 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.88%) Gerrit
4 20 (3.53%) Artifactory
5 17 (3.00%) SonarQube
5 17 (3.00%) Mercurial
6 11 (1.94%) Selenium
6 11 (1.94%) JMeter
7 10 (1.76%) Maven
7 10 (1.76%) Gradle
8 9 (1.59%) JIRA
9 8 (1.41%) Subversion
10 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.06%) PhantomJS
10 6 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.06%) Ant
11 5 (0.88%) Hudson
12 4 (0.71%) FishEye
12 4 (0.71%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (0.71%) CruiseControl
General
1 131 (23.10%) Finance
2 44 (7.76%) Banking
3 33 (5.82%) Law
4 29 (5.11%) Legal
5 24 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.53%) Multimedia
8 11 (1.94%) Retail
9 8 (1.41%) Publishing
10 7 (1.23%) Advertising
10 7 (1.23%) Back Office
10 7 (1.23%) Local Government
10 7 (1.23%) Marketing
11 6 (1.06%) French Language
11 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.71%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.35%) Front Office
14 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 187 (32.98%) Network Engineer
2 60 (10.58%) Analyst
3 52 (9.17%) Architect
4 36 (6.35%) Support Engineer
4 36 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (5.82%) Security Engineer
6 30 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (5.29%) Support Analyst
7 26 (4.59%) Trainer
7 26 (4.59%) IT Trainer
8 24 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 24 (4.23%) Consultant
9 22 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 17 (3.00%) Cisco Engineer
12 16 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (2.82%) Service Analyst
12 16 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.17%) Web Services
2 45 (7.94%) 802.1X
3 22 (3.88%) LAMP
4 21 (3.70%) HTML
5 19 (3.35%) J2EE
6 14 (2.47%) SOAP
7 13 (2.29%) .NET
7 13 (2.29%) CSS
7 13 (2.29%) XMPP
7 13 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (1.76%) jQuery
8 10 (1.76%) XML
9 9 (1.59%) Middleware
9 9 (1.59%) Ajax
9 9 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (1.23%) Java EE
10 7 (1.23%) COM
11 5 (0.88%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.88%) Spring
11 5 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.93%) Data Centre
2 57 (10.05%) PKI
3 33 (5.82%) Video Conferencing
4 31 (5.47%) Blackberry
5 30 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.82%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.65%) iPhone
9 14 (2.47%) Clustering
10 12 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.94%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.59%) iPad
13 8 (1.41%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.23%) Equities
14 7 (1.23%) CMDB
15 6 (1.06%) Replication
16 5 (0.88%) NHS
16 5 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 206 (36.33%) Windows
2 99 (17.46%) Linux
3 77 (13.58%) Windows 7
4 65 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (7.76%) UNIX
6 43 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (6.17%) Android
9 27 (4.76%) CentOS
9 27 (4.76%) Ubuntu
10 18 (3.17%) Mac OS X
11 17 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 12 (2.12%) Windows XP
13 11 (1.94%) Solaris
14 6 (1.06%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.06%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.87%) ITIL
2 77 (13.58%) Load Balancing
3 46 (8.11%) Network Management
4 45 (7.94%) Service Management
5 36 (6.35%) Project Management
6 32 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (5.47%) DevOps
8 28 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (4.76%) Network Design
9 27 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
10 26 (4.59%) Scrum
11 25 (4.41%) Service Delivery
11 25 (4.41%) DDoS Mitigation
12 24 (4.23%) Migration
13 22 (3.88%) Change Management
14 21 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
15 20 (3.53%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (3.53%) Information Security
16 18 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
17 17 (3.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.29%) SQL
2 36 (6.35%) Python
3 33 (5.82%) Java
4 29 (5.11%) PHP
4 29 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 27 (4.76%) Perl
6 26 (4.59%) JavaScript
7 23 (4.06%) Ruby
8 19 (3.35%) VB
9 12 (2.12%) C++
10 11 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.76%) C
12 6 (1.06%) VBScript
13 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.53%) Lisp
14 3 (0.53%) C#
15 1 (0.18%) ABAP
15 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 153 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (20.63%) CCNP
3 51 (8.99%) Degree
4 40 (7.05%) CCIE
4 40 (7.05%) CCNA
5 39 (6.88%) Security Cleared
6 31 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.06%) SC Cleared
8 17 (3.00%) CCSE
9 16 (2.82%) CCSA
10 13 (2.29%) MCSE
11 10 (1.76%) MCP
12 9 (1.59%) JNCIS
12 9 (1.59%) CISSP
13 8 (1.41%) MCITP
13 8 (1.41%) MCSA
14 7 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
14 7 (1.23%) CCDP
14 7 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (1.06%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.99%) SLA
2 18 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.88%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) COSO
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (27.34%) Active Directory
2 64 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.94%) vSphere
4 32 (5.64%) Hyper-V
5 31 (5.47%) vCloud
6 21 (3.70%) Docker
7 20 (3.53%) XenApp
7 20 (3.53%) ProxySG
8 14 (2.47%) XenServer
9 13 (2.29%) Snort
10 9 (1.59%) Squid
10 9 (1.59%) VMware ESX
11 7 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.53%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.53%) Firmware
13 3 (0.53%) Xen
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 36 (6.35%) SCCM
2 30 (5.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 27 (4.76%) Puppet
4 24 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.88%) ZABBIX
6 20 (3.53%) Ansible
7 19 (3.35%) HAProxy
7 19 (3.35%) logstash
8 18 (3.17%) Salt
8 18 (3.17%) RANCID
9 17 (3.00%) Kibana
9 17 (3.00%) Rundeck
10 14 (2.47%) Nagios
10 14 (2.47%) Backup Exec
11 11 (1.94%) Cacti
11 11 (1.94%) AirWatch
12 8 (1.41%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.23%) HP UCMDB
13 7 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 308 (54.32%) Cisco
2 168 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 146 (25.75%) Juniper
4 126 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 122 (21.52%) VMware
6 111 (19.58%) F5
7 101 (17.81%) Citrix
8 73 (12.87%) SolarWinds
9 47 (8.29%) Blue Coat
10 40 (7.05%) HP
10 40 (7.05%) Dell
11 39 (6.88%) Infoblox
12 32 (5.64%) Aruba
13 31 (5.47%) Riverbed
14 29 (5.11%) Red Hat
15 28 (4.94%) Google
16 20 (3.53%) Apple
17 18 (3.17%) Oracle
18 17 (3.00%) NetApp
18 17 (3.00%) Brocade
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