The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 163 195 154
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -41
Contract jobs citing VPN 322 275 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 1.22% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.60% 9.73% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 181 235
Median daily rate £475 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 21
Median hourly rate £19.35 £19.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.13 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
2777 2826 3075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.93% 12.53% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1901 2085
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 88 86
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +17.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.69 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the London region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 40 £500 +11.11% 13
Croydon +2 29 £503 +34.00%
New Malden -6 5 - -
Teddington - 5 - -
Harrow -1 2 £400 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Grays - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 287 (47.05%) Firewall
2 245 (40.16%) Cisco
3 193 (31.64%) Linux
4 186 (30.49%) Windows
5 180 (29.51%) WAN
6 176 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
7 172 (28.20%) DNS
8 171 (28.03%) DevOps
9 162 (26.56%) LAN
10 159 (26.07%) VMware
11 141 (23.11%) Active Directory
12 140 (22.95%) Ansible
13 138 (22.62%) Microsoft
14 137 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
15 128 (20.98%) Jenkins
16 124 (20.33%) Load Balancing
17 120 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
18 115 (18.85%) Wireless
18 115 (18.85%) TCP/IP
19 114 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
20 112 (18.36%) Puppet
20 112 (18.36%) Docker
21 111 (18.20%) Finance
22 110 (18.03%) CheckPoint
22 110 (18.03%) Security Cleared
23 109 (17.87%) Network Security
24 102 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
25 98 (16.07%) CentOS
25 98 (16.07%) Data Centre
26 97 (15.90%) IPsec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (11.97%) Apache
2 62 (10.16%) nginx
3 42 (6.89%) Tomcat
4 35 (5.74%) Confluence
4 35 (5.74%) MS Exchange
5 34 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (4.75%) SharePoint
7 28 (4.59%) Mule ESB
8 27 (4.43%) WildFly
9 26 (4.26%) Jetty
10 22 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (3.44%) IIS
12 20 (3.28%) Skype for Business
13 12 (1.97%) JBoss
14 10 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.48%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.90%) MS Office
3 25 (4.10%) HipChat
4 14 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.16%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 176 (28.85%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (11.80%) Office 365
4 28 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (4.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 27 (4.43%) Amazon S3
6 25 (4.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 24 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 24 (3.93%) IaaS
8 21 (3.44%) AWS CloudTrail
9 19 (3.11%) PaaS
10 15 (2.46%) SaaS
11 14 (2.30%) CloudFront
12 11 (1.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 11 (1.80%) Route 53
13 9 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.31%) GitHub
15 6 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
16 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 287 (47.05%) Firewall
2 180 (29.51%) WAN
3 172 (28.20%) DNS
4 162 (26.56%) LAN
5 115 (18.85%) TCP/IP
5 115 (18.85%) Wireless
6 109 (17.87%) Network Security
7 102 (16.72%) Cisco ASA
8 97 (15.90%) IPsec
9 88 (14.43%) DHCP
10 87 (14.26%) OSPF
11 80 (13.11%) BGP
12 77 (12.62%) SSL
13 66 (10.82%) MPLS
14 56 (9.18%) Reverse Proxy
15 54 (8.85%) DMZ
16 51 (8.36%) VLAN
17 46 (7.54%) Internet
18 45 (7.38%) Cisco Nexus
19 42 (6.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (13.93%) PostgreSQL
2 65 (10.66%) MySQL
3 53 (8.69%) SQL Server
4 36 (5.90%) NoSQL
5 35 (5.74%) Oracle Database
6 32 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
7 30 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (4.43%) Hadoop
9 19 (3.11%) Redis
10 13 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.82%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
17 2 (0.33%) DB2
18 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 128 (20.98%) Jenkins
2 70 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.87%) JIRA
4 36 (5.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 33 (5.41%) Gerrit
5 33 (5.41%) Mercurial
6 26 (4.26%) SonarQube
7 24 (3.93%) GitLab
8 21 (3.44%) JIRA Agile
9 18 (2.95%) Ant
9 18 (2.95%) Maven
10 17 (2.79%) JUnit
10 17 (2.79%) Liquibase
11 13 (2.13%) GoCD
12 10 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.64%) Bitbucket
13 9 (1.48%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.98%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 111 (18.20%) Finance
2 27 (4.43%) Retail
3 23 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.28%) Legal
5 16 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.30%) Banking
7 11 (1.80%) Advertising
8 8 (1.31%) Back Office
9 6 (0.98%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.98%) Japanese Language
9 6 (0.98%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Billing
11 3 (0.49%) Games
11 3 (0.49%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (19.02%) Network Engineer
2 97 (15.90%) Architect
3 80 (13.11%) Consultant
4 68 (11.15%) AWS DevOps
5 67 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 45 (7.38%) Security Engineer
7 44 (7.21%) DevOps Consultant
8 41 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (6.56%) Analyst
10 39 (6.39%) Support Engineer
11 32 (5.25%) Cisco Engineer
12 31 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
12 31 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
13 29 (4.75%) AWS Consultant
14 28 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
15 27 (4.43%) Cloud Architect
16 26 (4.26%) Network Architect
16 26 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
17 25 (4.10%) Senior Consultant
18 22 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.89%) LAMP
2 37 (6.07%) ELK Stack
3 36 (5.90%) Web Services
4 34 (5.57%) LAPP Stack
4 34 (5.57%) LEMP Stack
5 28 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
6 24 (3.93%) Software Packaging
7 19 (3.11%) 802.1X
8 17 (2.79%) MCollective
9 12 (1.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 11 (1.80%) .NET
11 10 (1.64%) RESTful
12 7 (1.15%) REST
13 6 (0.98%) HTML
13 6 (0.98%) XML
14 5 (0.82%) SOAP
15 4 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.66%) J2EE
15 4 (0.66%) JSON
15 4 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 98 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 65 (10.66%) Public Cloud
3 57 (9.34%) PKI
4 32 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.30%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.48%) VCE vBlock
12 5 (0.82%) Clustering
12 5 (0.82%) Equities
12 5 (0.82%) Fintech
12 5 (0.82%) iPad
12 5 (0.82%) iPhone
12 5 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
13 4 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 193 (31.64%) Linux
2 186 (30.49%) Windows
3 98 (16.07%) CentOS
4 81 (13.28%) Windows Server
5 66 (10.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (7.21%) Ubuntu
6 44 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (5.90%) Windows 7
8 32 (5.25%) Windows 10
9 30 (4.92%) Unix
9 30 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.79%) VyOS
11 15 (2.46%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.13%) RancherOS
12 13 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 13 (2.13%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.97%) Android
14 8 (1.31%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (28.03%) DevOps
2 137 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (20.33%) Load Balancing
4 114 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (9.18%) Configuration Management
5 56 (9.18%) Mentoring
6 54 (8.85%) Scrum
7 53 (8.69%) ITIL
8 48 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
9 38 (6.23%) Change Management
10 36 (5.90%) Migration
11 35 (5.74%) Network Design
12 33 (5.41%) High Availability
13 32 (5.25%) Service Management
14 28 (4.59%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.43%) Open Source
16 25 (4.10%) Network Management
17 24 (3.93%) Project Management
18 21 (3.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
18 21 (3.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 84 (13.77%) Bash Shell
2 74 (12.13%) Python
3 73 (11.97%) Ruby
4 46 (7.54%) Perl
5 34 (5.57%) SQL
6 31 (5.08%) Shell Script
7 26 (4.26%) Java
8 16 (2.62%) C
9 15 (2.46%) Go
10 14 (2.30%) PHP
11 10 (1.64%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.49%) C#
13 3 (0.49%) C++
14 1 (0.16%) Fortran
14 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.16%) R
14 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 120 (19.67%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (18.03%) Security Cleared
3 83 (13.61%) SC Cleared
4 77 (12.62%) CCNP
5 54 (8.85%) CCNA
6 38 (6.23%) CCIE
7 26 (4.26%) Degree
8 23 (3.77%) CCSA
9 19 (3.11%) JNCIP
10 17 (2.79%) JNCIS
11 16 (2.62%) CCSE
12 15 (2.46%) DV Cleared
13 14 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (2.13%) AWS Certification
14 13 (2.13%) CISSP
15 11 (1.80%) CCDA
15 11 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.64%) CCSP
16 10 (1.64%) MCSE
17 9 (1.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.93%) SLA
2 8 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.66%) QA
5 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
6 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.33%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 141 (23.11%) Active Directory
2 112 (18.36%) Docker
3 78 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (6.39%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (4.75%) vCloud
6 26 (4.26%) Xen
7 20 (3.28%) Postfix
8 19 (3.11%) Squid
9 17 (2.79%) Hyper-V
9 17 (2.79%) ProxySG
9 17 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (2.13%) VMware ESX
10 13 (2.13%) vSphere
11 11 (1.80%) XenApp
12 8 (1.31%) KVM
12 8 (1.31%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.98%) Firmware
13 6 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.82%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.82%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 140 (22.95%) Ansible
2 112 (18.36%) Puppet
3 95 (15.57%) Terraform
4 75 (12.30%) Kubernetes
5 64 (10.49%) ZABBIX
6 47 (7.70%) logstash
7 46 (7.54%) Kibana
8 44 (7.21%) HAProxy
9 39 (6.39%) SCCM
10 37 (6.07%) Consul
11 36 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
12 28 (4.59%) Packer
13 27 (4.43%) SCOM
14 22 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
15 21 (3.44%) FortiGate
16 20 (3.28%) Nagios
17 17 (2.79%) Rancher
18 10 (1.64%) Cacti
18 10 (1.64%) Rsyslog
18 10 (1.64%) yum
Vendors
1 245 (40.16%) Cisco
2 159 (26.07%) VMware
3 138 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 110 (18.03%) CheckPoint
5 77 (12.62%) Juniper
6 66 (10.82%) Citrix
7 57 (9.34%) Oracle
8 56 (9.18%) Palo Alto
9 55 (9.02%) Red Hat
10 45 (7.38%) Blue Coat
11 35 (5.74%) F5
12 30 (4.92%) Fortinet
12 30 (4.92%) HP
13 28 (4.59%) AppDynamics
14 26 (4.26%) Aruba
15 25 (4.10%) Riverbed
15 25 (4.10%) Sonatype
16 21 (3.44%) Splunk
17 20 (3.28%) Atlassian
18 19 (3.11%) Dell
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