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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 166 216 209
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 296 218 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 0.94% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.98% 7.84% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 124 100
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 19
Average hourly rate £17.85 £19.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.76 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.25 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.13 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -33.49%
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
2965 2780 3061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.94% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1900 1839 1891
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 139
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +25 60 £406 +24.92% 18
Hounslow -1 6 £413 -
New Malden - 4 - -
Croydon -12 2 £444 +57.77%
Hammersmith - 1 - - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 346 (58.15%) Firewall
2 304 (51.09%) Cisco
3 273 (45.88%) Windows
4 186 (31.26%) Microsoft
4 186 (31.26%) Active Directory
5 177 (29.75%) LAN
6 164 (27.56%) WAN
7 151 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
8 137 (23.03%) MPLS
9 136 (22.86%) ITIL
10 132 (22.18%) Wireless
11 131 (22.02%) DNS
12 127 (21.34%) VMware
13 126 (21.18%) Citrix
14 123 (20.67%) Juniper
15 122 (20.50%) Cisco ASA
16 119 (20.00%) TCP/IP
17 114 (19.16%) VLAN
18 113 (18.99%) Network Security
19 111 (18.66%) BGP
20 107 (17.98%) Finance
20 107 (17.98%) Windows 7
21 103 (17.31%) CCNP
21 103 (17.31%) MS Excel
22 94 (15.80%) F5
23 93 (15.63%) Linux
24 89 (14.96%) IPsec
24 89 (14.96%) CheckPoint
25 88 (14.79%) OSPF
26 86 (14.45%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 75 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 52 (8.74%) Lync
3 51 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (7.23%) IIS
5 38 (6.39%) SharePoint
6 29 (4.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (4.37%) Apache
8 24 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (3.53%) nginx
10 19 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (2.69%) Tomcat
11 16 (2.69%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.68%) Mule ESB
13 9 (1.51%) JBoss
14 8 (1.34%) WorkSite
14 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
15 7 (1.18%) Node.js
16 6 (1.01%) Confluence
17 5 (0.84%) MediaWiki
17 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 103 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 86 (14.45%) MS Office
3 21 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) MS Project
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.17%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) assyst
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.53%) Office 365
4 11 (1.85%) SaaS
4 11 (1.85%) PaaS
4 11 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.51%) CloudFront
5 9 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.34%) IaaS
7 7 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (1.01%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.84%) Google Drive
10 4 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 346 (58.15%) Firewall
2 177 (29.75%) LAN
3 164 (27.56%) WAN
4 137 (23.03%) MPLS
5 132 (22.18%) Wireless
6 131 (22.02%) DNS
7 122 (20.50%) Cisco ASA
8 119 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 114 (19.16%) VLAN
10 113 (18.99%) Network Security
11 111 (18.66%) BGP
12 89 (14.96%) IPsec
13 88 (14.79%) OSPF
14 79 (13.28%) SSL
15 78 (13.11%) Internet
16 75 (12.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 66 (11.09%) VoIP
18 62 (10.42%) DHCP
19 55 (9.24%) SAN
20 52 (8.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.39%) MySQL
3 27 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.18%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.18%) Big Data
6 11 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (1.68%) Redis
8 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.01%) JasperReports
11 4 (0.67%) SQLite
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.50%) DB2
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
14 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.20%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.52%) Subversion
4 10 (1.68%) SonarQube
4 10 (1.68%) Artifactory
4 10 (1.68%) Gerrit
5 9 (1.51%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.01%) MSI
7 5 (0.84%) Hudson
7 5 (0.84%) JIRA
8 4 (0.67%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.50%) Gradle
9 3 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.50%) JMeter
9 3 (0.50%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) Maven
10 2 (0.34%) Xcode
10 2 (0.34%) Ant
10 2 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 107 (17.98%) Finance
2 48 (8.07%) Banking
3 27 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.03%) Law
4 24 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.52%) Multimedia
6 12 (2.02%) Games
7 11 (1.85%) Retail
8 10 (1.68%) Legal
9 8 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.01%) Marketing
11 5 (0.84%) Local Government
12 4 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.50%) Front Office
13 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.50%) Advertising
14 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 147 (24.71%) Network Engineer
2 92 (15.46%) Analyst
3 74 (12.44%) Architect
4 39 (6.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 39 (6.55%) Support Engineer
4 39 (6.55%) Service Analyst
5 36 (6.05%) Security Engineer
6 31 (5.21%) Consultant
7 30 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (4.37%) Developer
9 22 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 22 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
10 21 (3.53%) Support Analyst
11 18 (3.03%) Senior Consultant
12 17 (2.86%) ITSM Consultant
12 17 (2.86%) Technical Developer
12 17 (2.86%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 17 (2.86%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.40%) Web Services
2 27 (4.54%) HTML
3 26 (4.37%) CSS
4 22 (3.70%) XML
5 21 (3.53%) Ajax
6 20 (3.36%) SOAP
7 16 (2.69%) COM
8 14 (2.35%) J2EE
9 12 (2.02%) LAMP
10 10 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (1.51%) .NET
11 9 (1.51%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.01%) JSON
12 6 (1.01%) HTML5
13 5 (0.84%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.67%) Spring
14 4 (0.67%) XMPP
14 4 (0.67%) WCF
14 4 (0.67%) .NET Compact Framework
14 4 (0.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.39%) Blackberry
2 42 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.72%) PKI
4 32 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
5 26 (4.37%) Clustering
6 23 (3.87%) iPhone
7 17 (2.86%) CMDB
8 16 (2.69%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.52%) Client/Server
10 14 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 14 (2.35%) Open Source
11 13 (2.18%) iPad
12 12 (2.02%) Online Games
13 10 (1.68%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.51%) Fixed Income
15 7 (1.18%) Fat Client
15 7 (1.18%) Hedge funds
15 7 (1.18%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.18%) Equities
15 7 (1.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 273 (45.88%) Windows
2 107 (17.98%) Windows 7
3 93 (15.63%) Linux
4 58 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.05%) Windows XP
6 36 (6.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (5.21%) UNIX
7 31 (5.21%) Ubuntu
8 27 (4.54%) Windows 8
9 24 (4.03%) Android
10 23 (3.87%) CentOS
11 17 (2.86%) Mac OS X
12 14 (2.35%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.01%) Debian
14 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.84%) SUSE
15 4 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.67%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (22.86%) ITIL
2 81 (13.61%) Load Balancing
3 53 (8.91%) Service Management
4 48 (8.07%) Migration
5 39 (6.55%) Project Management
6 35 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (5.55%) Network Management
7 33 (5.55%) DevOps
8 31 (5.21%) Incident Management
9 30 (5.04%) E-Commerce
10 26 (4.37%) Network Design
11 23 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (3.87%) Technical Architecture
12 21 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (3.19%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.19%) Change Management
13 19 (3.19%) Scrum
14 18 (3.03%) ITSM
14 18 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 18 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.25%) SQL
2 28 (4.71%) JavaScript
3 26 (4.37%) Java
3 26 (4.37%) Python
4 25 (4.20%) Perl
5 24 (4.03%) Bash Shell
6 21 (3.53%) PHP
7 19 (3.19%) Ruby
8 13 (2.18%) C
9 7 (1.18%) C#
10 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.84%) VBScript
11 5 (0.84%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.50%) VB
13 1 (0.17%) R
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 151 (25.38%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (17.31%) CCNP
3 51 (8.57%) Degree
4 49 (8.24%) CCNA
5 44 (7.39%) Security Cleared
6 34 (5.71%) CCIE
7 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (4.71%) SC Cleared
9 19 (3.19%) MCSE
10 12 (2.02%) CCDP
11 11 (1.85%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.51%) MCSA
13 9 (1.51%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.51%) CCSE
14 8 (1.34%) MOS
14 8 (1.34%) MCTS
14 8 (1.34%) MCP
14 8 (1.34%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.24%) SLA
2 13 (2.18%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.50%) QA
4 3 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 186 (31.26%) Active Directory
2 73 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.40%) vSphere
4 46 (7.73%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.70%) XenApp
6 21 (3.53%) vCloud
7 17 (2.86%) XenServer
8 13 (2.18%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.68%) Docker
9 10 (1.68%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.34%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.34%) Firmware
10 8 (1.34%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.84%) Postfix
13 5 (0.84%) iptables
13 5 (0.84%) Xen
13 5 (0.84%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (4.37%) SCCM
2 24 (4.03%) Puppet
3 20 (3.36%) RANCID
3 20 (3.36%) Ansible
4 18 (3.03%) ZABBIX
5 17 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.86%) HP UCMDB
6 15 (2.52%) Backup Exec
7 14 (2.35%) Nagios
8 13 (2.18%) Salt
9 11 (1.85%) HAProxy
10 10 (1.68%) logstash
10 10 (1.68%) Kibana
11 9 (1.51%) FortiGate
11 9 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (1.18%) WSUS
14 6 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (1.01%) Cacti
15 5 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 304 (51.09%) Cisco
2 186 (31.26%) Microsoft
3 127 (21.34%) VMware
4 126 (21.18%) Citrix
5 123 (20.67%) Juniper
6 94 (15.80%) F5
7 89 (14.96%) CheckPoint
8 54 (9.08%) SolarWinds
9 51 (8.57%) HP
10 43 (7.23%) Blue Coat
11 40 (6.72%) Infoblox
12 25 (4.20%) Aruba
12 25 (4.20%) Dell
12 25 (4.20%) McAfee
12 25 (4.20%) Apple
13 23 (3.87%) Remedy
14 21 (3.53%) Oracle
15 20 (3.36%) Google
15 20 (3.36%) NetApp
16 19 (3.19%) ServiceNow
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £340 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago