The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 191 200 189
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 676 679 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.23% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.07% 8.54% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 407 375
Median daily rate £434 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 55 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.25 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.20 £27.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VPN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN within the UK.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN within the UK.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VPN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the UK 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
England +8 636 £450 +12.50% 165
London +32 322 £475 +18.75% 54
South East -33 111 £400 -2.43% 47
North West +28 58 £450 +2.85% 17
City of London 0 40 £500 +11.11% 13
West Midlands +12 39 £400 -15.78% 15
Manchester +21 37 £450 +33.33% 13
East of England +3 33 £243 -26.36% 8
Croydon +2 29 £503 +34.00%
Berkshire -21 28 £375 -6.25% 8
South West +14 27 £325 -11.86% 10
Yorkshire +11 25 £375 -11.76% 9
Buckinghamshire +28 22 £450 +12.50% 4
Milton Keynes +30 21 £450 +12.50% 3
West Yorkshire +19 21 £388 -8.82% 4
Surrey +5 20 £419 +2.32% 14
Hampshire -18 20 £320 -28.88% 15
Scotland +8 18 £143 -56.15% 4
Salford - 18 £450 -
Leeds +17 17 £450 +3.15% 3
Hertfordshire +2 13 £243 -35.20% 2
Cheshire +12 12 £388 -22.50% 3
North East -16 12 £275 -15.38% 1
Reading -7 11 - - 3
Edinburgh +25 10 £259 +15.00% 2
Birmingham -6 10 £400 -15.78% 7
Shropshire - 10 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £125 -68.75% 3
Durham +9 8 £363 -
Dorset +7 8 £243 - 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for VPN.

1 713 (52.23%) Firewall
2 636 (46.59%) Cisco
3 506 (37.07%) Windows
4 465 (34.07%) LAN
4 465 (34.07%) WAN
5 352 (25.79%) Linux
6 336 (24.62%) DNS
7 330 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
8 328 (24.03%) Active Directory
9 325 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 305 (22.34%) VMware
11 273 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 268 (19.63%) CheckPoint
13 255 (18.68%) Cisco ASA
14 253 (18.53%) Juniper
15 252 (18.46%) Wireless
16 249 (18.24%) Security Cleared
17 229 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
18 224 (16.41%) Network Security
19 217 (15.90%) Data Centre
20 213 (15.60%) CCNP
21 209 (15.31%) DevOps
22 206 (15.09%) Windows Server
22 206 (15.09%) SC Cleared
23 198 (14.51%) SSL
24 194 (14.21%) IPsec
25 193 (14.14%) DHCP
26 185 (13.55%) Load Balancing
27 182 (13.33%) BGP
28 180 (13.19%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills 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 84 (6.15%) Apache
2 83 (6.08%) MS Exchange
3 65 (4.76%) nginx
4 47 (3.44%) Tomcat
5 45 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 44 (3.22%) Skype for Business
7 43 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 42 (3.08%) Confluence
9 35 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (2.49%) IIS
11 28 (2.05%) Mule ESB
12 27 (1.98%) Jetty
12 27 (1.98%) WildFly
13 16 (1.17%) IBM Notes
14 14 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
14 14 (1.03%) JBoss
15 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.88%) Mule
Applications
1 122 (8.94%) MS Office
2 108 (7.91%) MS Excel
3 54 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.83%) HipChat
5 15 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) MS Project
7 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.37%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.073%) assyst
4 1 (0.073%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.073%) Eikon
4 1 (0.073%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 229 (16.78%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (8.86%) Office 365
4 41 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (2.78%) Amazon S3
6 36 (2.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 30 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 30 (2.20%) IaaS
8 29 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 24 (1.76%) AWS CloudTrail
10 23 (1.68%) PaaS
11 18 (1.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 18 (1.32%) CloudFront
12 17 (1.25%) SaaS
13 15 (1.10%) Route 53
14 13 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.66%) GitHub
16 9 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
17 8 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 713 (52.23%) Firewall
2 465 (34.07%) LAN
2 465 (34.07%) WAN
3 336 (24.62%) DNS
4 273 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 255 (18.68%) Cisco ASA
6 252 (18.46%) Wireless
7 224 (16.41%) Network Security
8 198 (14.51%) SSL
9 194 (14.21%) IPsec
10 193 (14.14%) DHCP
11 182 (13.33%) BGP
12 179 (13.11%) VoIP
13 175 (12.82%) OSPF
14 160 (11.72%) VLAN
15 158 (11.58%) MPLS
16 130 (9.52%) Internet
17 128 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
18 89 (6.52%) SAN
19 78 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
3 85 (6.23%) MySQL
4 41 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
7 33 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 29 (2.12%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.12%) Redis
9 19 (1.39%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.44%) Big Data
15 5 (0.37%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
17 3 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 145 (10.62%) Jenkins
2 75 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.40%) JIRA
4 43 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 35 (2.56%) Gerrit
6 34 (2.49%) Mercurial
7 32 (2.34%) SonarQube
8 25 (1.83%) GitLab
9 21 (1.54%) JIRA Agile
10 20 (1.47%) Ant
10 20 (1.47%) Maven
11 17 (1.25%) JUnit
11 17 (1.25%) Liquibase
12 15 (1.10%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.95%) GoCD
14 12 (0.88%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 11 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 161 (11.79%) Finance
2 69 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.56%) Legal
4 31 (2.27%) Retail
5 22 (1.61%) Banking
6 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.88%) Local Government
8 11 (0.81%) Advertising
9 10 (0.73%) Billing
10 9 (0.66%) Back Office
10 9 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.44%) Japanese Language
11 6 (0.44%) Law
12 5 (0.37%) Games
13 4 (0.29%) Automotive
13 4 (0.29%) Korean Language
13 4 (0.29%) Publishing
13 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 309 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 170 (12.45%) Architect
3 160 (11.72%) Analyst
4 114 (8.35%) Consultant
5 110 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 85 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 85 (6.23%) Security Engineer
7 80 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 75 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 71 (5.20%) AWS DevOps
9 71 (5.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 61 (4.47%) Network Security Engineer
11 54 (3.96%) Network Architect
12 50 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
13 49 (3.59%) Administrator
14 44 (3.22%) DevOps Consultant
14 44 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
15 43 (3.15%) Network Support
15 43 (3.15%) Security Analyst
16 39 (2.86%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.20%) ELK Stack
2 50 (3.66%) Web Services
3 48 (3.52%) LAMP
4 45 (3.30%) 802.1X
5 35 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
5 35 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
6 28 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
7 27 (1.98%) .NET
8 25 (1.83%) Software Packaging
9 21 (1.54%) RESTful
10 17 (1.25%) MCollective
11 14 (1.03%) Middleware
11 14 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 13 (0.95%) CSS
13 11 (0.81%) JSON
14 9 (0.66%) HTML
14 9 (0.66%) XML
15 8 (0.59%) SOAP
15 8 (0.59%) XMPP
16 7 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 217 (15.90%) Data Centre
2 83 (6.08%) PKI
3 73 (5.35%) Public Cloud
4 72 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 29 (2.12%) Blackberry
8 23 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.61%) CESG
10 21 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.39%) Cyber Attack
12 15 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.10%) Replication
12 15 (1.10%) Smartphone
13 14 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.03%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.95%) Clustering
14 13 (0.95%) NHS
14 13 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
15 12 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 506 (37.07%) Windows
2 352 (25.79%) Linux
3 206 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 138 (10.11%) CentOS
5 122 (8.94%) Windows 7
6 118 (8.64%) Unix
7 111 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 99 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 97 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 65 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (4.69%) Windows 10
12 60 (4.40%) Ubuntu
13 42 (3.08%) Windows XP
14 37 (2.71%) Android
14 37 (2.71%) Mac OS X
15 36 (2.64%) Windows 8
16 34 (2.49%) Apple iOS
17 28 (2.05%) Solaris
18 17 (1.25%) VyOS
18 17 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (15.31%) DevOps
2 185 (13.55%) Load Balancing
3 180 (13.19%) ITIL
4 159 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (7.33%) Network Design
7 97 (7.11%) Migration
8 93 (6.81%) Configuration Management
9 78 (5.71%) Information Security
9 78 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 74 (5.42%) Mentoring
11 69 (5.05%) Service Management
12 68 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
13 67 (4.91%) Change Management
14 64 (4.69%) Patch Management
15 63 (4.62%) Scrum
16 62 (4.54%) Network Management
17 58 (4.25%) Continuous Delivery
18 57 (4.18%) Project Management
19 55 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 120 (8.79%) Python
2 96 (7.03%) Bash Shell
3 89 (6.52%) Ruby
4 73 (5.35%) Perl
5 67 (4.91%) SQL
6 49 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.15%) Java
8 38 (2.78%) Shell Script
9 27 (1.98%) C
10 24 (1.76%) PHP
11 15 (1.10%) Go
12 13 (0.95%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.59%) VBScript
14 6 (0.44%) C#
15 5 (0.37%) C++
15 5 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.15%) XAML
17 1 (0.073%) Fortran
17 1 (0.073%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.073%) Scala
Qualifications
1 330 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
2 249 (18.24%) Security Cleared
3 213 (15.60%) CCNP
4 206 (15.09%) SC Cleared
5 179 (13.11%) CCNA
6 92 (6.74%) Degree
7 76 (5.57%) CCIE
8 75 (5.49%) CISSP
9 42 (3.08%) CCDP
10 38 (2.78%) CCSA
11 36 (2.64%) SANS
12 34 (2.49%) SSCP
13 33 (2.42%) CCSE
13 33 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (2.34%) JNCIP
15 29 (2.12%) CCDA
16 24 (1.76%) AWS Certification
16 24 (1.76%) JNCIS
16 24 (1.76%) MCSE
17 23 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.32%) SLA
2 32 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.66%) QA
6 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.44%) COBIT
8 5 (0.37%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.29%) COSO
9 4 (0.29%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.073%) HL7
11 1 (0.073%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.073%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.073%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.073%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.073%) RMADS
System Software
1 328 (24.03%) Active Directory
2 179 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (9.16%) Docker
4 65 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 49 (3.59%) vCloud
6 46 (3.37%) Hyper-V
7 45 (3.30%) vSphere
8 32 (2.34%) VMware ESX
9 29 (2.12%) Xen
10 28 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.90%) ProxySG
12 25 (1.83%) XenApp
13 24 (1.76%) Postfix
14 21 (1.54%) XenDesktop
15 20 (1.47%) Squid
16 14 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.95%) BitLocker
17 13 (0.95%) Firmware
18 10 (0.73%) ISA Server
19 9 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 175 (12.82%) Ansible
2 163 (11.94%) Puppet
3 101 (7.40%) Terraform
4 99 (7.25%) SCCM
5 80 (5.86%) Kubernetes
6 69 (5.05%) ZABBIX
7 58 (4.25%) logstash
7 58 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (4.10%) Kibana
9 45 (3.30%) HAProxy
10 41 (3.00%) FortiGate
11 40 (2.93%) SCOM
12 39 (2.86%) Consul
12 39 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
13 36 (2.64%) Nagios
13 36 (2.64%) QRadar
14 30 (2.20%) Packer
15 23 (1.68%) Nexpose
16 20 (1.47%) Nessus
17 19 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 636 (46.59%) Cisco
2 325 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 305 (22.34%) VMware
4 268 (19.63%) CheckPoint
5 253 (18.53%) Juniper
6 144 (10.55%) Citrix
7 140 (10.26%) F5
8 132 (9.67%) Palo Alto
9 95 (6.96%) Oracle
10 82 (6.01%) Blue Coat
11 78 (5.71%) Red Hat
12 76 (5.57%) HP
13 72 (5.27%) Apple
14 59 (4.32%) Intel Security
14 59 (4.32%) Splunk
15 57 (4.18%) Fortinet
16 47 (3.44%) Symantec
17 46 (3.37%) Dell
18 38 (2.78%) Aruba
18 38 (2.78%) LogRhythm
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