The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 220 216 173
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -43
Contract jobs citing VPN 211 187 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.87% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.54% 6.31% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 107 191
Average daily rate £325 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.34 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.63% +18.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £41.13 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 49 £325 +52.94% 27
Croydon -9 9 £281 -13.46%
Hounslow +9 2 - - 1
Ilford - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 214 (52.32%) Firewall
2 201 (49.14%) Windows
3 199 (48.66%) Cisco
4 142 (34.72%) Active Directory
5 132 (32.27%) Microsoft
6 120 (29.34%) WAN
7 109 (26.65%) TCP/IP
8 99 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
9 97 (23.72%) LAN
9 97 (23.72%) Finance
10 89 (21.76%) DNS
10 89 (21.76%) Windows 7
11 77 (18.83%) ITIL
11 77 (18.83%) MPLS
12 74 (18.09%) Citrix
13 73 (17.85%) MS Exchange
14 72 (17.60%) Wireless
15 70 (17.11%) VMware
16 65 (15.89%) Linux
17 63 (15.40%) SSL
18 62 (15.16%) VoIP
18 62 (15.16%) CCNP
19 60 (14.67%) BGP
19 60 (14.67%) Juniper
19 60 (14.67%) CheckPoint
19 60 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 59 (14.43%) Internet
21 56 (13.69%) Blackberry
21 56 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
21 56 (13.69%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (17.85%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (4.89%) IIS
5 16 (3.91%) Apache
6 15 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.93%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.22%) nginx
9 5 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.98%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.73%) Lync
11 3 (0.73%) GroupWise
11 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 52 (12.71%) MS Office
2 47 (11.49%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
6 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.22%) assyst
2 4 (0.98%) Khalix
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.49%) Eikon
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) Joyent
1 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.73%) SaaS
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.73%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 214 (52.32%) Firewall
2 120 (29.34%) WAN
3 109 (26.65%) TCP/IP
4 97 (23.72%) LAN
5 89 (21.76%) DNS
6 77 (18.83%) MPLS
7 72 (17.60%) Wireless
8 63 (15.40%) SSL
9 62 (15.16%) VoIP
10 60 (14.67%) BGP
11 59 (14.43%) Internet
12 56 (13.69%) Network Security
13 51 (12.47%) OSPF
14 48 (11.74%) VLAN
14 48 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
15 47 (11.49%) DHCP
16 41 (10.02%) EIGRP
17 37 (9.05%) IPsec
18 32 (7.82%) SAN
19 30 (7.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.40%) MySQL
3 5 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) KDB
6 1 (0.24%) QlikView
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.98%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.98%) Mercurial
3 4 (0.98%) Hudson
4 3 (0.73%) PhoneGap
5 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.24%) JUnit
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) JMeter
6 1 (0.24%) Xcode
6 1 (0.24%) JIRA
6 1 (0.24%) AppScan
General
1 97 (23.72%) Finance
2 44 (10.76%) Banking
3 32 (7.82%) Financial Institution
4 21 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.96%) Retail
7 6 (1.47%) French Language
8 5 (1.22%) Back Office
9 3 (0.73%) Front Office
9 3 (0.73%) Local Government
10 2 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Legal
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (18.09%) Analyst
2 71 (17.36%) Network Engineer
3 39 (9.54%) Architect
4 36 (8.80%) Support Engineer
5 32 (7.82%) Security Engineer
6 30 (7.33%) Desktop Support
7 25 (6.11%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (5.13%) Consultant
9 21 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
10 20 (4.89%) Administrator
10 20 (4.89%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (4.65%) Service Analyst
12 16 (3.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (3.42%) Network Support
14 14 (3.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.18%) Web Services
2 12 (2.93%) XML
3 11 (2.69%) Application Packaging
4 10 (2.44%) HTML
5 9 (2.20%) FIX Protocol
6 8 (1.96%) SAML
6 8 (1.96%) REST
7 7 (1.71%) OAuth
7 7 (1.71%) .NET
8 6 (1.47%) JSON
8 6 (1.47%) CSS
9 5 (1.22%) XMPP
10 4 (0.98%) HTML5
11 3 (0.73%) Middleware
11 3 (0.73%) J2EE
11 3 (0.73%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.49%) LAMP
12 2 (0.49%) SOAP
12 2 (0.49%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.49%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 56 (13.69%) Blackberry
2 25 (6.11%) Hedge funds
3 24 (5.87%) PKI
4 19 (4.65%) Replication
5 18 (4.40%) Clustering
6 14 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.42%) iPhone
6 14 (3.42%) iPad
7 11 (2.69%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.69%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.20%) Equities
9 7 (1.71%) NHS
10 5 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.98%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.73%) Open Source
12 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.73%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 201 (49.14%) Windows
2 89 (21.76%) Windows 7
3 65 (15.89%) Linux
4 60 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (13.45%) Windows XP
6 45 (11.00%) UNIX
7 34 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.42%) Mac OS X
8 14 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 12 (2.93%) Android
10 11 (2.69%) Solaris
11 9 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (2.20%) Windows Vista
12 7 (1.71%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.47%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.22%) CentOS
14 5 (1.22%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.73%) AIX
16 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (18.83%) ITIL
2 46 (11.25%) Load Balancing
3 35 (8.56%) Project Management
4 29 (7.09%) Network Design
5 22 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.38%) Incident Management
6 20 (4.89%) Migration
6 20 (4.89%) Network Management
7 15 (3.67%) PRINCE2
8 14 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (2.93%) Problem Management
9 12 (2.93%) Information Security
9 12 (2.93%) E-Commerce
10 11 (2.69%) Change Control
10 11 (2.69%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.44%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.44%) Software Deployment
12 9 (2.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.56%) SQL
2 24 (5.87%) Perl
3 22 (5.38%) Java
4 19 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.40%) C
6 12 (2.93%) VB
7 11 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.69%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.20%) Ruby
9 7 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.22%) Python
11 2 (0.49%) C#
11 2 (0.49%) C++
11 2 (0.49%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) C-shell
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Lisp
12 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (24.21%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (15.16%) CCNP
3 42 (10.27%) CCNA
4 32 (7.82%) CCIE
5 27 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.40%) MCSE
6 18 (4.40%) Degree
7 14 (3.42%) Security Cleared
8 13 (3.18%) MCITP
9 12 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.69%) SC Cleared
11 10 (2.44%) CCSP
12 8 (1.96%) PMP
12 8 (1.96%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.71%) CISSP
13 7 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.71%) MCP
13 7 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.22%) CCVP
15 4 (0.98%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.16%) SLA
2 9 (2.20%) QA
3 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 142 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 56 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.38%) XenApp
4 12 (2.93%) VMware ESX
4 12 (2.93%) vSphere
5 11 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (1.71%) NFS
8 6 (1.47%) Squid
8 6 (1.47%) UAG
9 5 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.22%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.98%) Xen
10 4 (0.98%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.73%) KVM
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.49%) Samba
12 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.49%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 35 (8.56%) SCCM
2 19 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 16 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (2.93%) Puppet
6 11 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 7 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
9 7 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.22%) SCOM
11 4 (0.98%) Nagios
12 3 (0.73%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.73%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.73%) DameWare
13 2 (0.49%) Nessus
13 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 199 (48.66%) Cisco
2 132 (32.27%) Microsoft
3 74 (18.09%) Citrix
4 70 (17.11%) VMware
5 60 (14.67%) Juniper
5 60 (14.67%) CheckPoint
6 41 (10.02%) HP
7 34 (8.31%) Oracle
8 33 (8.07%) F5
9 24 (5.87%) Symantec
10 18 (4.40%) Bloomberg
11 17 (4.16%) Reuters
12 16 (3.91%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.67%) Red Hat
14 12 (2.93%) AppSense
14 12 (2.93%) IBM
14 12 (2.93%) Apple
14 12 (2.93%) NetApp
15 11 (2.69%) Dell
15 11 (2.69%) Blue Coat
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £14 to £16 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: €520 - €570 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
Wimbledon
Premier Group
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 26 days ago