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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 174 217 192
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 295 250 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 0.99% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.28% 8.06% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 147 139
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£351 £338 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £53.75 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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
3179 3100 3601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.33% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2026 2158
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 91 177
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +40 83 £400 +10.34% 16
New Malden - 2 - - 3
Hayes - 1 £413 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £160 -
Hounslow - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Romford - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 320 (56.74%) Firewall
2 282 (50.00%) Cisco
3 252 (44.68%) Windows
4 176 (31.21%) WAN
5 175 (31.03%) Active Directory
6 168 (29.79%) LAN
7 161 (28.55%) Microsoft
8 159 (28.19%) TCP/IP
9 149 (26.42%) DNS
10 131 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
11 130 (23.05%) Finance
12 115 (20.39%) Windows 7
13 109 (19.33%) Juniper
14 107 (18.97%) VMware
15 104 (18.44%) BGP
16 100 (17.73%) CheckPoint
16 100 (17.73%) Citrix
16 100 (17.73%) VLAN
17 95 (16.84%) SSL
17 95 (16.84%) ITIL
18 94 (16.67%) F5
19 93 (16.49%) CCNP
20 91 (16.13%) Network Security
21 90 (15.96%) Linux
22 86 (15.25%) MPLS
23 85 (15.07%) DHCP
24 82 (14.54%) IPsec
24 82 (14.54%) Cisco Nexus
25 81 (14.36%) MS Exchange
25 81 (14.36%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 52 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 34 (6.03%) IIS
5 28 (4.96%) Apache
6 23 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (3.90%) Lync
8 17 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (2.84%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (2.30%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.95%) IBM Notes
13 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (1.06%) WorkSite
14 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
17 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 76 (13.48%) MS Office
2 65 (11.52%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.77%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.89%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.66%) Office 365
3 7 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) Joyent
4 4 (0.71%) IaaS
4 4 (0.71%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.35%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 320 (56.74%) Firewall
2 176 (31.21%) WAN
3 168 (29.79%) LAN
4 159 (28.19%) TCP/IP
5 149 (26.42%) DNS
6 104 (18.44%) BGP
7 100 (17.73%) VLAN
8 95 (16.84%) SSL
9 91 (16.13%) Network Security
10 86 (15.25%) MPLS
11 85 (15.07%) DHCP
12 82 (14.54%) IPsec
12 82 (14.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 81 (14.36%) OSPF
13 81 (14.36%) Wireless
14 69 (12.23%) Cisco ASA
15 65 (11.52%) SAN
15 65 (11.52%) Internet
16 61 (10.82%) Cisco IOS
17 53 (9.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.19%) MySQL
3 12 (2.13%) DB2
4 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.42%) MS Access
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.89%) Redis
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.35%) Big Data
8 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.18%) Ingres
9 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.77%) Xcode
3 6 (1.06%) JIRA
4 5 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.71%) MSI
6 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.35%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.18%) Ant
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.18%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 130 (23.05%) Finance
2 45 (7.98%) Banking
3 39 (6.91%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.14%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.84%) Law
6 14 (2.48%) Legal
6 14 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.60%) Local Government
8 8 (1.42%) French Language
8 8 (1.42%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.42%) Back Office
9 7 (1.24%) Marketing
10 6 (1.06%) Retail
11 5 (0.89%) Front Office
12 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.71%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (22.34%) Network Engineer
2 90 (15.96%) Analyst
3 57 (10.11%) Security Engineer
4 43 (7.62%) Consultant
4 43 (7.62%) Architect
5 32 (5.67%) Developer
6 29 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 28 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (4.79%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.43%) Support Analyst
9 25 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
10 23 (4.08%) Senior Security Engineer
11 22 (3.90%) iOS Developer
11 22 (3.90%) Administrator
12 21 (3.72%) Network Support
12 21 (3.72%) Network Analyst
13 20 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
13 20 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (3.37%) Desktop Support
14 19 (3.37%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.72%) XML
1 21 (3.72%) JSON
2 20 (3.55%) Web Services
3 14 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (2.48%) HTML
4 12 (2.13%) Application Packaging
4 12 (2.13%) .NET
5 10 (1.77%) Regular Expression
5 10 (1.77%) HTML5
5 10 (1.77%) RESTful
6 9 (1.60%) CSS
6 9 (1.60%) XMPP
7 5 (0.89%) Middleware
7 5 (0.89%) LAMP
7 5 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.35%) REST
9 2 (0.35%) SOAP
9 2 (0.35%) J2EE
10 1 (0.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.46%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.91%) Hedge funds
3 34 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.96%) Replication
5 25 (4.43%) Clustering
6 22 (3.90%) PKI
6 22 (3.90%) Client/Server
7 20 (3.55%) iPhone
8 15 (2.66%) iPad
9 13 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.77%) User Experience
11 9 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.60%) FlexPod
12 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.24%) Open Source
13 6 (1.06%) Firmware
13 6 (1.06%) NHS
14 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.89%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 252 (44.68%) Windows
2 115 (20.39%) Windows 7
3 90 (15.96%) Linux
4 57 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (8.69%) Windows XP
6 43 (7.62%) UNIX
7 34 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (4.43%) Windows 8
10 24 (4.26%) Apple iOS
11 23 (4.08%) Android
12 16 (2.84%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.66%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.95%) AIX
14 11 (1.95%) SUSE
15 10 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.42%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.24%) Solaris
17 7 (1.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.84%) ITIL
2 72 (12.77%) Load Balancing
3 50 (8.87%) Migration
4 32 (5.67%) Project Management
4 32 (5.67%) Change Management
5 28 (4.96%) Network Design
6 27 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (4.61%) Service Management
8 23 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.90%) Network Management
9 22 (3.90%) iOS Development
9 22 (3.90%) BCP
10 20 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (3.55%) PRINCE2
11 19 (3.37%) Asset Management
11 19 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 19 (3.37%) Network Architecture
11 19 (3.37%) Mentoring
11 19 (3.37%) DevOps
12 18 (3.19%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.40%) SQL
2 26 (4.61%) Java
3 25 (4.43%) Perl
3 25 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.90%) C
5 19 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.84%) Objective-C
7 13 (2.30%) VB
8 12 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.77%) VBA
10 7 (1.24%) Ruby
11 6 (1.06%) R
12 5 (0.89%) PHP
12 5 (0.89%) Python
13 3 (0.53%) C++
13 3 (0.53%) VBScript
13 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 131 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (16.49%) CCNP
3 56 (9.93%) CCNA
4 31 (5.50%) CCIE
5 30 (5.32%) Security Cleared
6 24 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.08%) SC Cleared
8 19 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (2.66%) MCSE
10 14 (2.48%) CCSE
11 12 (2.13%) MOS
11 12 (2.13%) Degree
12 10 (1.77%) CISSP
13 7 (1.24%) MCP
13 7 (1.24%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (1.06%) CISA
14 6 (1.06%) CISM
14 6 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.61%) SLA
2 16 (2.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.06%) QA
5 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) TickIT
6 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 175 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 74 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (7.80%) vSphere
4 41 (7.27%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.72%) NFS
5 21 (3.72%) XenApp
6 13 (2.30%) ProxySG
6 13 (2.30%) Snort
6 13 (2.30%) vCloud
7 11 (1.95%) Terminal Server
7 11 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
8 10 (1.77%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.60%) XenServer
10 7 (1.24%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.89%) Docker
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (4.79%) Backup Exec
1 27 (4.79%) SCCM
2 12 (2.13%) Puppet
3 10 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (1.77%) FortiGate
3 10 (1.77%) RANCID
3 10 (1.77%) DameWare
3 10 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.60%) OpenNMS
4 9 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
5 8 (1.42%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.24%) OPNET
6 7 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.06%) SCOM
8 5 (0.89%) WSUS
8 5 (0.89%) Nessus
8 5 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 282 (50.00%) Cisco
2 161 (28.55%) Microsoft
3 109 (19.33%) Juniper
4 107 (18.97%) VMware
5 100 (17.73%) CheckPoint
5 100 (17.73%) Citrix
6 94 (16.67%) F5
7 70 (12.41%) HP
8 43 (7.62%) Oracle
9 40 (7.09%) IBM
9 40 (7.09%) Blue Coat
10 32 (5.67%) Dell
11 29 (5.14%) SolarWinds
12 27 (4.79%) Symantec
13 21 (3.72%) Sourcefire
14 17 (3.01%) Websense
15 16 (2.84%) Sophos
16 15 (2.66%) Bloomberg
16 15 (2.66%) McAfee
17 14 (2.48%) Aruba
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Hayes
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £175 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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