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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 188 189 218
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +29
Contract jobs citing VPN 275 262 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.17% 1.11% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 8.97% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 159 117
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 22
Average hourly rate £17.80 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.55 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.45 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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
3038 2920 2842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.96% 12.42% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 1807 1798
Average daily rate £411 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 101
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -14 64 £425 +21.42% 12
Croydon -11 6 £444 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Paddington - 2 £558 -
Hammersmith - 2 £400 -
Docklands, London -6 1 £435 -
Canary Wharf -7 1 £425 +136.11%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (58.84%) Firewall
2 303 (53.06%) Cisco
3 221 (38.70%) Windows
4 216 (37.83%) WAN
5 210 (36.78%) LAN
6 172 (30.12%) Microsoft
7 171 (29.95%) Active Directory
8 153 (26.80%) MPLS
9 149 (26.09%) DNS
10 146 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
11 141 (24.69%) Wireless
12 131 (22.94%) Juniper
12 131 (22.94%) Finance
13 130 (22.77%) TCP/IP
14 128 (22.42%) ITIL
15 127 (22.24%) VMware
16 125 (21.89%) CheckPoint
17 123 (21.54%) BGP
18 122 (21.37%) VLAN
19 119 (20.84%) Network Security
19 119 (20.84%) Cisco ASA
20 114 (19.96%) IPsec
20 114 (19.96%) Citrix
21 106 (18.56%) CCNP
22 103 (18.04%) MS Excel
23 99 (17.34%) Linux
24 98 (17.16%) F5
25 94 (16.46%) OSPF
26 90 (15.76%) Windows 7
27 89 (15.59%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 73 (12.78%) Lync
2 64 (11.21%) MS Exchange
3 39 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (6.13%) SharePoint
5 27 (4.73%) IIS
6 26 (4.55%) Apache
7 23 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 21 (3.68%) nginx
10 20 (3.50%) Tomcat
11 18 (3.15%) JBoss
12 14 (2.45%) Mule ESB
13 11 (1.93%) Node.js
13 11 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (1.75%) WebSphere
15 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
17 6 (1.05%) WorkSite
18 5 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 103 (18.04%) MS Excel
2 89 (15.59%) MS Office
3 31 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.35%) assyst
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.85%) Office 365
3 17 (2.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (2.28%) SaaS
6 9 (1.58%) PaaS
7 8 (1.40%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.88%) IaaS
9 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 336 (58.84%) Firewall
2 216 (37.83%) WAN
3 210 (36.78%) LAN
4 153 (26.80%) MPLS
5 149 (26.09%) DNS
6 141 (24.69%) Wireless
7 130 (22.77%) TCP/IP
8 123 (21.54%) BGP
9 122 (21.37%) VLAN
10 119 (20.84%) Network Security
10 119 (20.84%) Cisco ASA
11 114 (19.96%) IPsec
12 94 (16.46%) OSPF
13 89 (15.59%) DHCP
14 77 (13.49%) SSL
15 75 (13.13%) Internet
16 73 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 67 (11.73%) VoIP
18 66 (11.56%) EIGRP
19 65 (11.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.53%) MySQL
3 21 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.45%) Redis
7 9 (1.58%) Big Data
8 6 (1.05%) JasperReports
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.70%) DB2
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) EDRMS
11 2 (0.35%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.18%) SQLite
12 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.98%) Gerrit
4 15 (2.63%) Artifactory
5 14 (2.45%) SonarQube
5 14 (2.45%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.05%) Maven
6 6 (1.05%) Selenium
6 6 (1.05%) JMeter
6 6 (1.05%) Gradle
7 5 (0.88%) Subversion
8 4 (0.70%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.70%) PhantomJS
8 4 (0.70%) Ant
8 4 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.70%) JIRA
9 3 (0.53%) Hudson
9 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.53%) MSI
10 2 (0.35%) PVCS
General
1 131 (22.94%) Finance
2 52 (9.11%) Banking
3 32 (5.60%) Law
4 27 (4.73%) Legal
5 24 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 23 (4.03%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.50%) Multimedia
8 12 (2.10%) Retail
9 8 (1.40%) Publishing
10 7 (1.23%) Marketing
10 7 (1.23%) Advertising
10 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.05%) Back Office
11 6 (1.05%) Local Government
11 6 (1.05%) French Language
12 4 (0.70%) Electronics
13 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
14 2 (0.35%) Front Office
14 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 174 (30.47%) Network Engineer
2 76 (13.31%) Analyst
3 52 (9.11%) Architect
4 39 (6.83%) Security Engineer
5 37 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.90%) Support Analyst
9 27 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (4.55%) Trainer
10 26 (4.55%) Desktop Support
10 26 (4.55%) IT Trainer
11 24 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (4.20%) Service Analyst
11 24 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
12 21 (3.68%) Consultant
13 18 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.80%) Cisco Engineer
15 14 (2.45%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.58%) Web Services
2 46 (8.06%) 802.1X
3 21 (3.68%) HTML
4 19 (3.33%) J2EE
5 18 (3.15%) LAMP
6 15 (2.63%) CSS
7 14 (2.45%) .NET
7 14 (2.45%) XMPP
8 13 (2.28%) SOAP
9 12 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (1.93%) XML
10 11 (1.93%) Ajax
10 11 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (1.58%) COM
12 7 (1.23%) jQuery
13 6 (1.05%) Middleware
14 4 (0.70%) SAML
14 4 (0.70%) Java EE
14 4 (0.70%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.24%) Data Centre
2 55 (9.63%) PKI
3 39 (6.83%) Blackberry
4 38 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (6.13%) Video Conferencing
6 26 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (3.15%) iPhone
7 18 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 15 (2.63%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.45%) Clustering
10 11 (1.93%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.75%) iPad
12 9 (1.58%) CMDB
12 9 (1.58%) Equities
13 8 (1.40%) Fixed Income
14 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 5 (0.88%) Replication
15 5 (0.88%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 221 (38.70%) Windows
2 99 (17.34%) Linux
3 90 (15.76%) Windows 7
4 59 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (7.36%) Android
6 42 (7.36%) UNIX
7 23 (4.03%) Ubuntu
8 20 (3.50%) CentOS
8 20 (3.50%) Mac OS X
8 20 (3.50%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.15%) Windows XP
10 11 (1.93%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.75%) Solaris
12 6 (1.05%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.88%) SUSE
14 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (22.42%) ITIL
2 76 (13.31%) Load Balancing
3 47 (8.23%) Service Management
4 44 (7.71%) Network Management
5 43 (7.53%) Project Management
6 27 (4.73%) DevOps
7 26 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (4.38%) Migration
8 25 (4.38%) Service Delivery
8 25 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
9 21 (3.68%) DDoS Mitigation
9 21 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
9 21 (3.68%) Scrum
10 19 (3.33%) Change Management
10 19 (3.33%) PRINCE2
10 19 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (3.33%) Network Design
11 17 (2.98%) Incident Management
11 17 (2.98%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.08%) SQL
2 31 (5.43%) Python
3 26 (4.55%) PHP
4 24 (4.20%) Java
4 24 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 20 (3.50%) Perl
7 19 (3.33%) VB
7 19 (3.33%) Ruby
8 11 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.40%) C
10 7 (1.23%) VBScript
11 6 (1.05%) C++
12 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.53%) Lisp
13 3 (0.53%) C#
14 1 (0.18%) ABAP
14 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.18%) R
Qualifications
1 146 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (18.56%) CCNP
3 49 (8.58%) CCNA
4 47 (8.23%) Degree
5 39 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (6.65%) Security Cleared
7 30 (5.25%) CCIE
8 24 (4.20%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.50%) MCSE
10 17 (2.98%) CCSE
11 16 (2.80%) CCSA
12 14 (2.45%) MCP
13 11 (1.93%) MCSA
14 9 (1.58%) JNCIS
14 9 (1.58%) MCITP
15 8 (1.40%) MCTS
16 7 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.23%) CCDP
16 7 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.46%) SLA
2 18 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.88%) QA
5 4 (0.70%) COBIT
5 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.18%) COSO
System Software
1 171 (29.95%) Active Directory
2 70 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (7.88%) vSphere
4 32 (5.60%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.73%) vCloud
6 22 (3.85%) XenApp
7 20 (3.50%) ProxySG
8 17 (2.98%) Docker
9 14 (2.45%) XenServer
10 13 (2.28%) Snort
11 10 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.23%) Squid
13 6 (1.05%) VMware ESX
14 5 (0.88%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.70%) Xen
15 4 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.70%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.53%) Firmware
16 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 40 (7.01%) SCCM
2 30 (5.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (4.03%) Puppet
4 19 (3.33%) ZABBIX
5 18 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.15%) Ansible
6 16 (2.80%) HAProxy
7 15 (2.63%) Salt
7 15 (2.63%) RANCID
8 14 (2.45%) Kibana
8 14 (2.45%) Rundeck
8 14 (2.45%) logstash
8 14 (2.45%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.93%) Nagios
10 10 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
10 10 (1.75%) FortiGate
10 10 (1.75%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.58%) HP UCMDB
11 9 (1.58%) Cacti
12 7 (1.23%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 303 (53.06%) Cisco
2 172 (30.12%) Microsoft
3 131 (22.94%) Juniper
4 127 (22.24%) VMware
5 125 (21.89%) CheckPoint
6 114 (19.96%) Citrix
7 98 (17.16%) F5
8 70 (12.26%) SolarWinds
9 49 (8.58%) Blue Coat
10 44 (7.71%) HP
11 38 (6.65%) Dell
11 38 (6.65%) Infoblox
12 32 (5.60%) Riverbed
13 28 (4.90%) Aruba
14 25 (4.38%) Google
15 23 (4.03%) Apple
16 22 (3.85%) Red Hat
17 21 (3.68%) Oracle
18 20 (3.50%) CA
19 18 (3.15%) Nortel
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