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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 177 208 196
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 285 250 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.17% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.13% 8.24% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 149 139
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 21
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.85 £22.55 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
3120 3033 3570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.82% 12.12% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1960 2113
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +30 83 £363 +11.53% 21
Bromley - 1 £265 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £160 -
Twickenham - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (57.34%) Firewall
2 259 (50.00%) Cisco
3 220 (42.47%) Windows
4 157 (30.31%) Active Directory
5 153 (29.54%) WAN
6 149 (28.76%) LAN
7 146 (28.19%) Microsoft
8 134 (25.87%) TCP/IP
9 129 (24.90%) DNS
10 123 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
11 118 (22.78%) Finance
12 98 (18.92%) Windows 7
13 97 (18.73%) ITIL
14 96 (18.53%) Juniper
15 92 (17.76%) CheckPoint
16 90 (17.37%) VLAN
17 89 (17.18%) VMware
17 89 (17.18%) Linux
18 88 (16.99%) CCNP
19 87 (16.80%) Citrix
20 85 (16.41%) F5
21 84 (16.22%) BGP
21 84 (16.22%) Wireless
22 83 (16.02%) SSL
22 83 (16.02%) Network Security
23 82 (15.83%) MPLS
24 76 (14.67%) MS Exchange
25 71 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
26 70 (13.51%) MS Office
27 69 (13.32%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 76 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 45 (8.69%) SharePoint
2 45 (8.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (5.79%) IIS
4 25 (4.83%) Apache
5 20 (3.86%) Lync
6 19 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (2.90%) WebSphere
8 12 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.12%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.74%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.16%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.58%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.39%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 70 (13.51%) MS Office
2 66 (12.74%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.35%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.77%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Khalix
2 1 (0.19%) assyst
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.90%) Office 365
3 8 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.77%) Joyent
4 4 (0.77%) IaaS
4 4 (0.77%) PaaS
4 4 (0.77%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 297 (57.34%) Firewall
2 153 (29.54%) WAN
3 149 (28.76%) LAN
4 134 (25.87%) TCP/IP
5 129 (24.90%) DNS
6 90 (17.37%) VLAN
7 84 (16.22%) Wireless
7 84 (16.22%) BGP
8 83 (16.02%) SSL
8 83 (16.02%) Network Security
9 82 (15.83%) MPLS
10 71 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (13.32%) DHCP
12 68 (13.13%) IPsec
13 67 (12.93%) OSPF
14 60 (11.58%) Cisco ASA
15 58 (11.20%) Cisco IOS
15 58 (11.20%) SAN
16 53 (10.23%) Internet
17 49 (9.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.28%) MySQL
3 9 (1.74%) DB2
4 6 (1.16%) MS Access
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.77%) Redis
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.39%) Big Data
9 1 (0.19%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Ingres
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Xcode
1 7 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.16%) JIRA
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.19%) Ant
6 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.19%) MSI
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.19%) FrontPage
General
1 118 (22.78%) Finance
2 39 (7.53%) Banking
3 34 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.60%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.54%) Local Government
7 6 (1.16%) Marketing
7 6 (1.16%) French Language
7 6 (1.16%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.16%) Retail
7 6 (1.16%) Front Office
7 6 (1.16%) Back Office
7 6 (1.16%) Law
7 6 (1.16%) Legal
8 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 77 (14.86%) Analyst
3 48 (9.27%) Security Engineer
4 40 (7.72%) Architect
5 34 (6.56%) Consultant
6 28 (5.41%) Developer
7 26 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (5.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 24 (4.63%) Administrator
9 23 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (4.44%) Support Analyst
9 23 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.05%) Network Support
11 20 (3.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 20 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
12 19 (3.67%) Senior Security Engineer
13 18 (3.47%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (3.47%) iOS Developer
14 14 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.67%) XML
2 18 (3.47%) JSON
2 18 (3.47%) Web Services
3 13 (2.51%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (2.32%) HTML
5 11 (2.12%) .NET
5 11 (2.12%) XMPP
6 9 (1.74%) CSS
7 8 (1.54%) HTML5
7 8 (1.54%) Regular Expression
8 7 (1.35%) RESTful
8 7 (1.35%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.77%) Middleware
9 4 (0.77%) LAMP
9 4 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.19%) COM
11 1 (0.19%) J2EE
11 1 (0.19%) SOAP
11 1 (0.19%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 37 (7.14%) Hedge funds
3 23 (4.44%) iPhone
3 23 (4.44%) Replication
4 22 (4.25%) Clustering
5 19 (3.67%) Client/Server
5 19 (3.67%) iPad
6 15 (2.90%) PKI
7 12 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.54%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.54%) Open Source
10 7 (1.35%) Equities
11 6 (1.16%) NHS
12 5 (0.97%) Firmware
12 5 (0.97%) FlexPod
13 4 (0.77%) CESG
13 4 (0.77%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 220 (42.47%) Windows
2 98 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 89 (17.18%) Linux
4 49 (9.46%) Windows XP
5 43 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (8.11%) UNIX
7 27 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (4.05%) Android
10 20 (3.86%) Apple iOS
11 17 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 15 (2.90%) Windows Vista
12 15 (2.90%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.74%) SUSE
13 9 (1.74%) AIX
14 8 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.35%) Solaris
15 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (18.73%) ITIL
2 65 (12.55%) Load Balancing
3 49 (9.46%) Migration
4 37 (7.14%) Project Management
5 29 (5.60%) Change Management
6 25 (4.83%) Service Management
7 24 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (4.44%) Network Management
9 22 (4.25%) Network Design
10 21 (4.05%) BCP
10 21 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.67%) PRINCE2
12 18 (3.47%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.47%) Network Architecture
12 18 (3.47%) DevOps
12 18 (3.47%) iOS Development
13 16 (3.09%) Penetration Testing
13 16 (3.09%) Asset Management
13 16 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.23%) SQL
2 26 (5.02%) Java
3 24 (4.63%) PowerShell
4 21 (4.05%) Perl
5 20 (3.86%) C
6 16 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.51%) Objective-C
7 13 (2.51%) VB
8 12 (2.32%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.93%) VBA
10 6 (1.16%) Ruby
11 5 (0.97%) PHP
12 4 (0.77%) Python
13 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.58%) R
14 2 (0.39%) C++
15 1 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 123 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (16.99%) CCNP
3 50 (9.65%) CCNA
4 32 (6.18%) Security Cleared
5 27 (5.21%) CCIE
6 24 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.51%) Degree
9 12 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (2.12%) CCSE
11 10 (1.93%) CISSP
12 8 (1.54%) MOS
13 7 (1.35%) CISM
14 6 (1.16%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.16%) CISA
14 6 (1.16%) MCP
14 6 (1.16%) CCVP
14 6 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.97%) CCDA
15 5 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.67%) SLA
2 15 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.35%) QA
5 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
6 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 157 (30.31%) Active Directory
2 65 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.72%) vSphere
4 37 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.86%) NFS
5 20 (3.86%) XenApp
6 12 (2.32%) Snort
7 11 (2.12%) vCloud
8 9 (1.74%) FreeRADIUS
8 9 (1.74%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.35%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.16%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.77%) XenServer
12 4 (0.77%) KVM
12 4 (0.77%) Docker
12 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (5.02%) Backup Exec
2 18 (3.47%) SCCM
3 15 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 11 (2.12%) Puppet
5 10 (1.93%) DameWare
5 10 (1.93%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.74%) OPNET
7 8 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
8 7 (1.35%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.16%) RANCID
9 6 (1.16%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.97%) OpenNMS
10 5 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.97%) SCOM
10 5 (0.97%) WSUS
11 4 (0.77%) OpenView
11 4 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.77%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 259 (50.00%) Cisco
2 146 (28.19%) Microsoft
3 96 (18.53%) Juniper
4 92 (17.76%) CheckPoint
5 89 (17.18%) VMware
6 87 (16.80%) Citrix
7 85 (16.41%) F5
8 66 (12.74%) HP
9 41 (7.92%) Oracle
10 35 (6.76%) IBM
10 35 (6.76%) Blue Coat
11 24 (4.63%) Dell
12 23 (4.44%) Symantec
13 21 (4.05%) SolarWinds
14 18 (3.47%) Websense
15 17 (3.28%) Sourcefire
16 16 (3.09%) Bloomberg
17 14 (2.70%) Reuters
17 14 (2.70%) Sophos
17 14 (2.70%) Apple
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
British Film Institute
Rate: From £34,446 to £40,296 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago