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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 222 200 195
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 612 700 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.21% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.40% 8.80% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 417 353
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £358 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 60
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.80 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £33.24 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.67 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+13.97% -1.47%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -25 574 £425 +11.84% 208
London -14 270 £475 +18.75% 73
South East -41 102 £425 +9.67% 57
North West +18 40 £375 +20.00% 9
East of England +17 40 £315 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -12 38 £90 -68.69% 18
City of London -9 37 £500 +11.11% 13
South West 0 33 £325 -19.50% 16
Berkshire -14 32 £375 -11.76% 5
Yorkshire -3 28 £550 +80.32% 14
Manchester +6 24 £343 -2.14% 6
West Yorkshire +17 23 £550 +22.90% 11
Hertfordshire +8 23 £320 -24.70% 5
Leeds +16 22 £550 +22.90% 8
Surrey +9 22 £425 +11.11% 8
Scotland +17 20 £275 +13.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 15 £331 -30.26% 7
Watford +1 15 £320 -24.70% 2
Milton Keynes +16 14 £331 -14.51% 5
Hampshire -19 14 £369 -11.94% 20
Solihull +11 13 - - 3
Middlesex +11 12 £438 -15.66%
North East -21 12 £260 -29.49% 3
Bristol +7 11 £306 -26.20% 6
Tyne and Wear -23 11 £260 -20.00% 2
Glasgow +12 10 £275 +5.76% 2
Bracknell +3 10 £350 - 1
Merseyside +8 9 £405 +58.82%
East Midlands -15 9 £325 +18.18% 8
Wiltshire -19 9 £400 +14.28% 2

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 651 (50.70%) Firewall
2 609 (47.43%) Cisco
3 515 (40.11%) Windows
4 451 (35.12%) WAN
5 418 (32.55%) LAN
6 345 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
7 332 (25.86%) Microsoft
8 324 (25.23%) Linux
9 318 (24.77%) Active Directory
10 300 (23.36%) DNS
11 279 (21.73%) TCP/IP
12 256 (19.94%) VMware
13 251 (19.55%) Juniper
13 251 (19.55%) CheckPoint
14 236 (18.38%) Network Security
15 233 (18.15%) Wireless
16 230 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
17 224 (17.45%) CCNP
18 221 (17.21%) Windows Server
19 214 (16.67%) BGP
20 208 (16.20%) ITIL
21 201 (15.65%) DHCP
22 198 (15.42%) Data Centre
23 194 (15.11%) Security Cleared
24 190 (14.80%) MPLS
25 182 (14.17%) Finance
26 180 (14.02%) CCNA
27 179 (13.94%) SSL
28 173 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
29 170 (13.24%) Amazon AWS

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 71 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 60 (4.67%) Apache
3 48 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 44 (3.43%) Tomcat
5 39 (3.04%) nginx
6 36 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (2.41%) IIS
9 25 (1.95%) Mule ESB
10 20 (1.56%) Mule
11 19 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.48%) Confluence
11 19 (1.48%) JBoss
11 19 (1.48%) Jetty
11 19 (1.48%) WildFly
12 17 (1.32%) IBM Notes
13 14 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (1.09%) OpenStack
14 13 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 142 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 123 (9.58%) MS Office
3 61 (4.75%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.86%) HipChat
4 11 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.70%) MS Project
6 6 (0.47%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.47%) ProjectWise
7 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.078%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Infor M3
1 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.23%) RMDS
2 2 (0.16%) Eikon
2 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.078%) assyst
3 1 (0.078%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.078%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 170 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (8.10%) Office 365
4 32 (2.49%) IaaS
5 23 (1.79%) SaaS
6 18 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 15 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.93%) GitHub
8 12 (0.93%) PaaS
9 10 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.55%) CloudFront
11 7 (0.55%) Route 53
11 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 651 (50.70%) Firewall
2 451 (35.12%) WAN
3 418 (32.55%) LAN
4 300 (23.36%) DNS
5 279 (21.73%) TCP/IP
6 236 (18.38%) Network Security
7 233 (18.15%) Wireless
8 230 (17.91%) Cisco ASA
9 214 (16.67%) BGP
10 201 (15.65%) DHCP
11 190 (14.80%) MPLS
12 179 (13.94%) SSL
13 170 (13.24%) OSPF
14 167 (13.01%) IPsec
15 142 (11.06%) Internet
16 141 (10.98%) VoIP
17 135 (10.51%) VLAN
18 104 (8.10%) Cisco Nexus
19 85 (6.62%) SAN
20 78 (6.07%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.48%) MySQL
2 85 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (2.88%) NoSQL
5 33 (2.57%) Redis
6 22 (1.71%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.39%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 91 (7.09%) Jenkins
2 54 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 32 (2.49%) JIRA
4 30 (2.34%) Gerrit
5 28 (2.18%) Mercurial
6 22 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (1.48%) GoCD
7 19 (1.48%) SonarQube
8 17 (1.32%) GitLab
9 15 (1.17%) Artifactory
10 13 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 11 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.78%) Subversion
13 10 (0.78%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.55%) Maven
15 6 (0.47%) Ant
15 6 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.47%) LoadRunner
15 6 (0.47%) Metasploit
General
1 182 (14.17%) Finance
2 84 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.65%) Retail
4 33 (2.57%) Legal
5 28 (2.18%) Banking
6 13 (1.01%) Marketing
7 12 (0.93%) Back Office
7 12 (0.93%) French Language
8 11 (0.86%) Billing
9 10 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.78%) Law
10 9 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.70%) Japanese Language
10 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.62%) Local Government
12 7 (0.55%) Advertising
12 7 (0.55%) Publishing
12 7 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.47%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 297 (23.13%) Network Engineer
2 211 (16.43%) Analyst
3 146 (11.37%) Architect
4 102 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 92 (7.17%) Security Engineer
6 82 (6.39%) Cisco Engineer
7 79 (6.15%) Consultant
8 76 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (5.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 70 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
11 66 (5.14%) Network Security Engineer
12 58 (4.52%) Service Analyst
13 57 (4.44%) Network Analyst
14 52 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
15 49 (3.82%) Network Architect
16 45 (3.50%) Support Analyst
17 44 (3.43%) Administrator
18 43 (3.35%) Network Support
19 42 (3.27%) Firewall Engineer
20 41 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (4.83%) Web Services
2 48 (3.74%) 802.1X
3 47 (3.66%) LAMP
4 31 (2.41%) LAPP Stack
4 31 (2.41%) LEMP Stack
5 30 (2.34%) CSS
6 27 (2.10%) ELK Stack
7 26 (2.02%) .NET
7 26 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
8 25 (1.95%) Middleware
9 22 (1.71%) XML
10 20 (1.56%) J2EE
11 19 (1.48%) RESTful
12 10 (0.78%) SOAP
13 8 (0.62%) HTML
14 7 (0.55%) REST
15 6 (0.47%) JSON
16 5 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
17 4 (0.31%) Software Packaging
17 4 (0.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 198 (15.42%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (5.30%) Public Cloud
4 48 (3.74%) PKI
5 42 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.80%) Blackberry
7 34 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.18%) CESG
9 25 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 25 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (1.56%) RSA SecurID
12 19 (1.48%) iPad
13 17 (1.32%) Replication
14 16 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 14 (1.09%) Mobile App
17 12 (0.93%) iPhone
18 11 (0.86%) Clustering
18 11 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 515 (40.11%) Windows
2 324 (25.23%) Linux
3 221 (17.21%) Windows Server
4 115 (8.96%) Unix
5 111 (8.64%) Windows 7
6 100 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (6.62%) CentOS
9 70 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (4.60%) Ubuntu
11 58 (4.52%) Mac OS X
12 55 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (3.12%) Apple iOS
13 40 (3.12%) Windows XP
14 38 (2.96%) Solaris
14 38 (2.96%) Windows 10
15 37 (2.88%) Android
16 35 (2.73%) Windows 8
17 28 (2.18%) Windows Phone
18 17 (1.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (16.20%) ITIL
2 157 (12.23%) Load Balancing
3 152 (11.84%) DevOps
4 105 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (8.02%) Migration
6 96 (7.48%) Network Design
7 89 (6.93%) Configuration Management
8 73 (5.69%) Network Monitoring
9 70 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (5.45%) Project Management
10 65 (5.06%) Network Management
11 63 (4.91%) Change Management
12 62 (4.83%) Service Management
13 60 (4.67%) Mentoring
13 60 (4.67%) Open Source
14 59 (4.60%) Information Security
15 47 (3.66%) Patch Management
16 45 (3.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 44 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
17 44 (3.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 123 (9.58%) Python
2 74 (5.76%) Ruby
3 71 (5.53%) Perl
4 68 (5.30%) Bash Shell
5 59 (4.60%) SQL
6 56 (4.36%) PowerShell
7 51 (3.97%) Java
8 40 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 29 (2.26%) PHP
10 19 (1.48%) C
11 18 (1.40%) Go
12 16 (1.25%) JavaScript
13 15 (1.17%) VBScript
14 12 (0.93%) C#
14 12 (0.93%) C++
15 6 (0.47%) VB
16 3 (0.23%) Tcl
17 2 (0.16%) Lisp
17 2 (0.16%) Scala
17 2 (0.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 345 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (17.45%) CCNP
3 194 (15.11%) Security Cleared
4 180 (14.02%) CCNA
5 138 (10.75%) SC Cleared
6 81 (6.31%) Degree
7 74 (5.76%) CCIE
8 60 (4.67%) CISSP
9 44 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (2.57%) JNCIP
11 32 (2.49%) MCSE
12 31 (2.41%) CCDP
13 29 (2.26%) CCSE
14 28 (2.18%) DV Cleared
15 24 (1.87%) CCSA
16 21 (1.64%) CCDA
17 20 (1.56%) JNCIS
17 20 (1.56%) MCSA
18 18 (1.40%) SANS
19 17 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.06%) SLA
2 30 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.55%) COBIT
6 6 (0.47%) QA
6 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.39%) COSO
7 5 (0.39%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.39%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.078%) FISMA
9 1 (0.078%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.078%) MiFID
9 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.078%) RMADS
System Software
1 318 (24.77%) Active Directory
2 173 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
4 66 (5.14%) Docker
5 64 (4.98%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.88%) vSphere
7 32 (2.49%) vCloud
8 29 (2.26%) VMware ESX
9 23 (1.79%) Xen
10 22 (1.71%) XenApp
11 21 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (1.48%) ProxySG
12 19 (1.48%) XenDesktop
13 17 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.25%) Samba
15 13 (1.01%) Postfix
16 11 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.78%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.78%) Firmware
17 10 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 119 (9.27%) Ansible
2 113 (8.80%) Puppet
3 89 (6.93%) SCCM
4 61 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (3.82%) Terraform
6 48 (3.74%) ZABBIX
7 47 (3.66%) logstash
8 38 (2.96%) Kibana
9 36 (2.80%) Nagios
10 34 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
11 33 (2.57%) SCOM
12 28 (2.18%) HAProxy
13 27 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
14 24 (1.87%) Kubernetes
15 22 (1.71%) QRadar
16 21 (1.64%) FortiGate
17 18 (1.40%) AirWatch
18 16 (1.25%) Cacti
19 14 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
19 14 (1.09%) Consul
Vendors
1 609 (47.43%) Cisco
2 332 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 256 (19.94%) VMware
4 251 (19.55%) CheckPoint
4 251 (19.55%) Juniper
5 134 (10.44%) Citrix
6 129 (10.05%) F5
7 112 (8.72%) Palo Alto
8 88 (6.85%) HP
9 81 (6.31%) Red Hat
10 77 (6.00%) Oracle
11 71 (5.53%) Blue Coat
12 68 (5.30%) Apple
13 55 (4.28%) Fortinet
14 54 (4.21%) Intel Security
15 46 (3.58%) Splunk
16 45 (3.50%) Dell
16 45 (3.50%) Google
17 42 (3.27%) IBM
18 34 (2.65%) Aruba
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 18 hours ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Nutriculture UK Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
MSF UK (MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES)
Rate: £34,656.99 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago