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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 151 225 191
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -34
Contract jobs citing VPN 329 212 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.43% 0.87% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.18% 7.16% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 138 134
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £139 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -23.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £15.80 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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
2943 2962 3057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.77% 12.21% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 1942 1934
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 77 161
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £27.54 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +31 75 £325 -18.75% 32
Croydon +1 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £105 -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 363 (58.17%) Firewall
2 324 (51.92%) Cisco
3 301 (48.24%) Windows
4 187 (29.97%) Microsoft
5 186 (29.81%) Active Directory
6 178 (28.53%) WAN
7 165 (26.44%) LAN
7 165 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
8 154 (24.68%) TCP/IP
8 154 (24.68%) BGP
9 144 (23.08%) DNS
10 124 (19.87%) VMware
11 123 (19.71%) MPLS
11 123 (19.71%) Windows 7
12 120 (19.23%) Citrix
12 120 (19.23%) VLAN
13 119 (19.07%) OSPF
14 118 (18.91%) Juniper
15 116 (18.59%) CheckPoint
16 114 (18.27%) CCNP
17 108 (17.31%) Finance
18 106 (16.99%) ITIL
19 104 (16.67%) IPsec
19 104 (16.67%) Network Security
20 103 (16.51%) F5
21 102 (16.35%) MS Office
22 100 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
23 96 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
24 95 (15.22%) SSL
25 90 (14.42%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 90 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 64 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 57 (9.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (7.21%) IIS
5 42 (6.73%) Lync
6 33 (5.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 28 (4.49%) Apache
8 15 (2.40%) WorkSite
8 15 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
10 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.28%) nginx
13 6 (0.96%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.48%) JBoss
15 3 (0.48%) LiveLink
Applications
1 102 (16.35%) MS Office
2 81 (12.98%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.28%) Doxygen
6 7 (1.12%) MS Project
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Khalix
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.04%) Office 365
3 8 (1.28%) PaaS
3 8 (1.28%) IaaS
4 6 (0.96%) SaaS
5 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 363 (58.17%) Firewall
2 178 (28.53%) WAN
3 165 (26.44%) LAN
4 154 (24.68%) TCP/IP
4 154 (24.68%) BGP
5 144 (23.08%) DNS
6 123 (19.71%) MPLS
7 120 (19.23%) VLAN
8 119 (19.07%) OSPF
9 104 (16.67%) IPsec
9 104 (16.67%) Network Security
10 100 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
11 96 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 95 (15.22%) SSL
13 85 (13.62%) DHCP
14 77 (12.34%) Wireless
15 76 (12.18%) Internet
16 69 (11.06%) SAN
17 58 (9.29%) HSRP
18 57 (9.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (2.40%) DB2
2 15 (2.40%) MySQL
3 12 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.12%) Big Data
4 7 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.96%) MS Access
5 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.48%) Redis
9 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.60%) Xcode
3 8 (1.28%) Subversion
3 8 (1.28%) MSI
4 7 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.80%) JIRA
6 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.48%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.48%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.16%) Hudson
9 1 (0.16%) Gradle
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) JMeter
9 1 (0.16%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.16%) Maven
General
1 108 (17.31%) Finance
2 55 (8.81%) Banking
3 40 (6.41%) Law
4 35 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.33%) Legal
6 16 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.40%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.60%) Spanish Language
9 9 (1.44%) Games
9 9 (1.44%) Marketing
10 6 (0.96%) French Language
10 6 (0.96%) Retail
11 5 (0.80%) Local Government
12 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.64%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 154 (24.68%) Network Engineer
2 90 (14.42%) Analyst
3 60 (9.62%) Architect
4 45 (7.21%) Consultant
4 45 (7.21%) Security Engineer
5 43 (6.89%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 35 (5.61%) Service Analyst
7 33 (5.29%) Developer
8 27 (4.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 27 (4.33%) Cisco Engineer
9 26 (4.17%) Network Analyst
10 24 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (3.53%) Desktop Support
11 22 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.37%) Network Support
13 20 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
14 19 (3.04%) iOS Developer
14 19 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.01%) Web Services
2 22 (3.53%) HTML
3 20 (3.21%) XML
4 17 (2.72%) CSS
5 13 (2.08%) JSON
6 12 (1.92%) Regular Expression
7 11 (1.76%) SOAP
7 11 (1.76%) Ajax
8 10 (1.60%) HTML5
9 9 (1.44%) Application Packaging
10 8 (1.28%) COM
10 8 (1.28%) .NET
10 8 (1.28%) RESTful
11 5 (0.80%) REST
11 5 (0.80%) LAMP
12 4 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.48%) Middleware
13 3 (0.48%) J2EE
13 3 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.29%) Blackberry
2 51 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (6.73%) PKI
4 37 (5.93%) Clustering
5 22 (3.53%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (3.53%) iPhone
6 20 (3.21%) iPad
7 19 (3.04%) FlexPod
7 19 (3.04%) Replication
8 16 (2.56%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.76%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.60%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.44%) User Experience
11 9 (1.44%) Handset
11 9 (1.44%) CMDB
11 9 (1.44%) Online Games
12 8 (1.28%) Open Source
13 6 (0.96%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.96%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 301 (48.24%) Windows
2 123 (19.71%) Windows 7
3 85 (13.62%) Linux
4 74 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (7.21%) Windows XP
6 45 (7.21%) UNIX
7 39 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.01%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.88%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.88%) Android
11 13 (2.08%) AIX
11 13 (2.08%) SUSE
12 12 (1.92%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (1.76%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.60%) CentOS
15 9 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (16.99%) ITIL
2 88 (14.10%) Load Balancing
3 50 (8.01%) Change Management
4 46 (7.37%) Migration
5 41 (6.57%) Service Management
6 34 (5.45%) Project Management
7 33 (5.29%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 30 (4.81%) Network Design
10 26 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 25 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (3.85%) Network Management
13 22 (3.53%) iOS Development
14 21 (3.37%) Asset Management
15 20 (3.21%) E-Commerce
15 20 (3.21%) DevOps
15 20 (3.21%) Network Architecture
16 19 (3.04%) Line Management
16 19 (3.04%) Incident Management
17 18 (2.88%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.33%) SQL
2 35 (5.61%) Perl
3 23 (3.69%) Objective-C
4 19 (3.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.24%) Java
6 12 (1.92%) Python
6 12 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.60%) C
8 10 (1.60%) PHP
9 9 (1.44%) Ruby
10 7 (1.12%) R
11 6 (0.96%) VBScript
12 5 (0.80%) VB
13 4 (0.64%) VBA
13 4 (0.64%) C++
14 3 (0.48%) C#
15 1 (0.16%) Scala
15 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 165 (26.44%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (18.27%) CCNP
3 65 (10.42%) CCIE
4 54 (8.65%) CCNA
5 52 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 37 (5.93%) SC Cleared
7 26 (4.17%) CCSE
8 21 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (3.04%) CCSA
9 19 (3.04%) Degree
10 15 (2.40%) MCSE
10 15 (2.40%) CCDP
10 15 (2.40%) CCSP
10 15 (2.40%) MOS
11 11 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.44%) CISSP
13 8 (1.28%) CCIP
14 7 (1.12%) JNCIP
15 6 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
16 5 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.37%) SLA
2 14 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.64%) QA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 186 (29.81%) Active Directory
2 79 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (8.97%) Hyper-V
4 53 (8.49%) vSphere
5 21 (3.37%) XenApp
6 18 (2.88%) ProxySG
7 17 (2.72%) Terminal Server
8 14 (2.24%) FreeRADIUS
9 13 (2.08%) Snort
10 12 (1.92%) VMware ESX
11 11 (1.76%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.60%) vCloud
13 9 (1.44%) XenServer
13 9 (1.44%) Terminal Services
13 9 (1.44%) Firmware
13 9 (1.44%) NFS
13 9 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 48 (7.69%) SCCM
2 21 (3.37%) RANCID
3 19 (3.04%) OpenNMS
4 17 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.76%) Puppet
7 10 (1.60%) Ansible
7 10 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
8 9 (1.44%) SCOM
8 9 (1.44%) MOM
9 8 (1.28%) WSUS
9 8 (1.28%) Nagios
9 8 (1.28%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.28%) HP UCMDB
9 8 (1.28%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.96%) Nessus
11 6 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 324 (51.92%) Cisco
2 187 (29.97%) Microsoft
3 124 (19.87%) VMware
4 120 (19.23%) Citrix
5 118 (18.91%) Juniper
6 116 (18.59%) CheckPoint
7 103 (16.51%) F5
8 62 (9.94%) HP
9 51 (8.17%) Blue Coat
10 39 (6.25%) Dell
11 35 (5.61%) IBM
12 32 (5.13%) Symantec
13 27 (4.33%) SolarWinds
14 26 (4.17%) Oracle
15 24 (3.85%) Sourcefire
16 23 (3.69%) McAfee
16 23 (3.69%) Sophos
17 20 (3.21%) EMC
18 15 (2.40%) NetApp
18 15 (2.40%) AppSense
City, London
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Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago