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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 161 225 212
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 274 170 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.33% 0.80% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 6.78% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 94 114
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.29 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.81% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.90 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -13.15%
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
2712 2506 2742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 11.80% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1729 1583 1697
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 78 133
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.24 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +51 70 £325 - 22
Croydon -2 6 - - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £380 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 336 (53.50%) Firewall
2 323 (51.43%) Windows
3 311 (49.52%) Cisco
4 199 (31.69%) Active Directory
5 198 (31.53%) Microsoft
6 172 (27.39%) WAN
7 164 (26.11%) LAN
8 152 (24.20%) Cisco Certification
9 142 (22.61%) Windows 7
10 136 (21.66%) Citrix
11 131 (20.86%) BGP
12 130 (20.70%) VMware
13 129 (20.54%) TCP/IP
14 123 (19.59%) MPLS
15 121 (19.27%) DNS
16 116 (18.47%) ITIL
17 110 (17.52%) MS Office
18 104 (16.56%) OSPF
18 104 (16.56%) Cisco ASA
19 103 (16.40%) MS Excel
20 100 (15.92%) Juniper
20 100 (15.92%) CheckPoint
21 99 (15.76%) CCNP
22 98 (15.61%) Wireless
23 95 (15.13%) VLAN
24 92 (14.65%) Finance
25 91 (14.49%) IPsec
25 91 (14.49%) MS Exchange
26 87 (13.85%) Network Security
27 85 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 91 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 66 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (8.28%) SharePoint
4 49 (7.80%) Lync
5 43 (6.85%) IIS
6 39 (6.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (3.34%) Apache
10 16 (2.55%) WorkSite
11 15 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (2.07%) nginx
13 9 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (1.27%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.27%) IBM Notes
15 7 (1.11%) Confluence
16 6 (0.96%) MediaWiki
17 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
18 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (17.52%) MS Office
2 103 (16.40%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.80%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.64%) MS Project
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.43%) assyst
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.18%) Office 365
3 12 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.43%) CloudFront
6 7 (1.11%) PaaS
6 7 (1.11%) IaaS
7 6 (0.96%) ElastiCache
7 6 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (0.96%) SaaS
8 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 336 (53.50%) Firewall
2 172 (27.39%) WAN
3 164 (26.11%) LAN
4 131 (20.86%) BGP
5 129 (20.54%) TCP/IP
6 123 (19.59%) MPLS
7 121 (19.27%) DNS
8 104 (16.56%) OSPF
8 104 (16.56%) Cisco ASA
9 98 (15.61%) Wireless
10 95 (15.13%) VLAN
11 91 (14.49%) IPsec
12 87 (13.85%) Network Security
13 75 (11.94%) SSL
14 73 (11.62%) Internet
14 73 (11.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 70 (11.15%) DHCP
16 67 (10.67%) VoIP
17 62 (9.87%) SAN
18 53 (8.44%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.55%) MySQL
5 10 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.27%) Big Data
7 8 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.11%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.96%) DB2
10 5 (0.80%) Redis
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.48%) SQLite
12 3 (0.48%) MS Access
13 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.39%) Subversion
4 7 (1.11%) Xcode
4 7 (1.11%) MSI
4 7 (1.11%) JIRA
5 6 (0.96%) Hudson
6 5 (0.80%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.80%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.48%) Maven
8 3 (0.48%) JMeter
8 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.48%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.48%) Selenium
8 3 (0.48%) Gradle
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (14.65%) Finance
2 52 (8.28%) Banking
3 36 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.73%) Law
4 23 (3.66%) Legal
5 17 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.91%) Games
8 7 (1.11%) Retail
9 6 (0.96%) French Language
10 4 (0.64%) Local Government
10 4 (0.64%) Marketing
10 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 140 (22.29%) Network Engineer
2 114 (18.15%) Analyst
3 63 (10.03%) Architect
4 54 (8.60%) Service Analyst
4 54 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
5 53 (8.44%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.85%) Consultant
7 40 (6.37%) Security Engineer
8 35 (5.57%) Developer
9 29 (4.62%) Desktop Support
10 25 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
10 25 (3.98%) Network Analyst
11 24 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
12 23 (3.66%) Network Support
13 22 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (3.34%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.71%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
16 16 (2.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.57%) Web Services
2 27 (4.30%) HTML
3 26 (4.14%) CSS
4 22 (3.50%) XML
5 18 (2.87%) Ajax
6 17 (2.71%) SOAP
7 14 (2.23%) COM
8 11 (1.75%) JSON
8 11 (1.75%) HTML5
9 10 (1.59%) .NET
10 8 (1.27%) J2EE
11 7 (1.11%) RESTful
12 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.80%) LAMP
13 5 (0.80%) Regular Expression
14 4 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (0.64%) REST
14 4 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.64%) jQuery
15 3 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.35%) Blackberry
2 54 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.05%) PKI
4 33 (5.25%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (4.30%) Clustering
6 25 (3.98%) iPhone
7 20 (3.18%) iPad
8 17 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 16 (2.55%) CMDB
10 14 (2.23%) Replication
11 13 (2.07%) FlexPod
12 12 (1.91%) Online Games
13 11 (1.75%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.43%) Handset
14 9 (1.43%) Open Source
15 8 (1.27%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.27%) Thin Client
16 6 (0.96%) NHS
16 6 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 323 (51.43%) Windows
2 142 (22.61%) Windows 7
3 81 (12.90%) Linux
4 74 (11.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (8.12%) Windows XP
6 48 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (6.53%) UNIX
9 38 (6.05%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.14%) Android
10 26 (4.14%) Apple iOS
11 22 (3.50%) Ubuntu
12 17 (2.71%) CentOS
13 14 (2.23%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.11%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.11%) Debian
16 6 (0.96%) SUSE
17 5 (0.80%) AIX
17 5 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.47%) ITIL
2 72 (11.46%) Load Balancing
3 56 (8.92%) Migration
4 42 (6.69%) Service Management
5 38 (6.05%) Project Management
6 34 (5.41%) Change Management
7 33 (5.25%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (4.62%) Network Design
8 29 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 27 (4.30%) Mentoring
10 25 (3.98%) E-Commerce
11 24 (3.82%) Technical Architecture
12 23 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (3.34%) DevOps
14 18 (2.87%) Network Management
14 18 (2.87%) Configuration Management
14 18 (2.87%) Service Delivery
15 16 (2.55%) PRINCE2
16 15 (2.39%) ITSM
16 15 (2.39%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.53%) SQL
2 30 (4.78%) Perl
3 26 (4.14%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.71%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.55%) Objective-C
5 16 (2.55%) Java
6 15 (2.39%) Python
7 13 (2.07%) Ruby
8 10 (1.59%) C
8 10 (1.59%) PHP
9 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.96%) C#
11 5 (0.80%) VBScript
12 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.64%) R
13 1 (0.16%) Tcl
13 1 (0.16%) Scala
13 1 (0.16%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 152 (24.20%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (15.76%) CCNP
3 58 (9.24%) CCIE
4 53 (8.44%) CCNA
5 43 (6.85%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.41%) Degree
7 32 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (4.94%) SC Cleared
9 25 (3.98%) MCSE
10 18 (2.87%) CCSE
11 17 (2.71%) CCSA
12 16 (2.55%) MOS
13 15 (2.39%) CCDP
14 14 (2.23%) CCSP
15 13 (2.07%) VCP4
16 11 (1.75%) CISSP
17 10 (1.59%) MCSA
17 10 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (1.43%) CCIP
19 8 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.28%) SLA
2 17 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.64%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) QA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 199 (31.69%) Active Directory
2 85 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.85%) vSphere
4 39 (6.21%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.82%) XenApp
6 17 (2.71%) ProxySG
7 14 (2.23%) Terminal Server
7 14 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.07%) XenServer
9 12 (1.91%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.59%) vCloud
10 10 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.27%) Snort
11 8 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.27%) Firmware
12 7 (1.11%) Postfix
12 7 (1.11%) FreeRADIUS
13 6 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.96%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (7.32%) SCCM
2 18 (2.87%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.71%) RANCID
4 15 (2.39%) Puppet
4 15 (2.39%) HP UCMDB
5 14 (2.23%) Ansible
6 13 (2.07%) OpenNMS
7 12 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.75%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.59%) MOM
10 9 (1.43%) ZABBIX
10 9 (1.43%) Salt
11 8 (1.27%) Nagios
11 8 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.96%) SCOM
13 6 (0.96%) WSUS
14 5 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 311 (49.52%) Cisco
2 198 (31.53%) Microsoft
3 136 (21.66%) Citrix
4 130 (20.70%) VMware
5 100 (15.92%) Juniper
5 100 (15.92%) CheckPoint
6 80 (12.74%) F5
7 57 (9.08%) HP
8 49 (7.80%) Blue Coat
9 31 (4.94%) SolarWinds
10 30 (4.78%) Dell
11 28 (4.46%) McAfee
12 25 (3.98%) Oracle
12 25 (3.98%) Remedy
13 24 (3.82%) Symantec
14 21 (3.34%) Apple
15 19 (3.03%) Sophos
16 18 (2.87%) IBM
16 18 (2.87%) ServiceNow
17 17 (2.71%) Google
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