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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 193 210 207
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 720 648 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.14% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.23% 8.14% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 368 288
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £206 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £486 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £39.00 £30.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%

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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +7 671 £375 - 179
London -5 258 £450 +12.50% 58
South East -8 155 £350 -11.94% 44
Berkshire +32 76 £338 -15.09% 6
South West +36 74 £363 -19.44% 18
West Midlands -17 42 £275 -14.06% 10
East of England +30 41 £270 +1.88% 14
Yorkshire +6 39 £413 +10.00% 16
City of London +20 33 £425 -1.16% 11
Wiltshire +6 31 £363 -21.62% 2
Reading +29 30 £363 -22.45% 3
West Yorkshire +11 28 £400 +6.66% 12
Surrey +2 28 £426 +6.56% 11
Leeds +14 26 £400 +6.66% 6
East Midlands +12 24 £600 +65.51% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £275 -35.29% 2
Hampshire 0 22 £413 +5.76% 10
Bristol +20 21 £368 +2.79% 9
Nottingham +14 20 £600 +128.57% 2
Swindon +12 20 £363 -23.68% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 20 £600 +128.57% 2
Scotland +6 19 £287 +63.71% 3
North West -14 19 £343 -2.14% 13
North East -39 18 £310 +5.44%
Tyne and Wear -42 17 £310 +5.44%
Essex +18 16 £240 -26.15% 6
Hertfordshire +28 15 £320 -5.18% 4
Wales +24 14 £380 -5.00% 1
Milton Keynes +17 14 £305 -26.06% 2
Bracknell -4 14 £325 - 1

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 683 (49.42%) Firewall
2 672 (48.63%) Cisco
3 551 (39.87%) Windows
4 512 (37.05%) WAN
5 459 (33.21%) LAN
6 398 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
7 369 (26.70%) Microsoft
8 337 (24.38%) Linux
9 330 (23.88%) Active Directory
10 311 (22.50%) DNS
11 295 (21.35%) TCP/IP
12 286 (20.69%) BGP
13 282 (20.41%) Juniper
14 270 (19.54%) CCNP
15 258 (18.67%) CheckPoint
16 254 (18.38%) Network Security
17 250 (18.09%) MPLS
18 242 (17.51%) ITIL
19 236 (17.08%) Wireless
20 228 (16.50%) Security Cleared
21 223 (16.14%) VMware
22 222 (16.06%) DHCP
22 222 (16.06%) Cisco ASA
23 221 (15.99%) IPsec
24 213 (15.41%) Windows Server
25 203 (14.69%) OSPF
26 198 (14.33%) Data Centre
27 195 (14.11%) Finance
28 182 (13.17%) CCNA
29 181 (13.10%) SSL

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 82 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 55 (3.98%) Skype for Business
3 41 (2.97%) IIS
4 40 (2.89%) SharePoint
5 39 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (2.60%) Apache
7 31 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (1.81%) Confluence
9 23 (1.66%) IBM Notes
9 23 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 20 (1.45%) Mule
11 19 (1.37%) nginx
12 17 (1.23%) OpenStack
13 16 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (1.16%) JBoss
14 12 (0.87%) MQSeries
15 11 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (0.72%) Mule ESB
17 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 166 (12.01%) MS Excel
2 140 (10.13%) MS Office
3 53 (3.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.58%) Acrobat
4 8 (0.58%) ProjectWise
5 7 (0.51%) MS Project
6 6 (0.43%) HipChat
7 5 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.22%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.072%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) assyst
3 3 (0.22%) Eikon
3 3 (0.22%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.22%) RMDS
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.072%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 142 (10.27%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (6.87%) Office 365
4 54 (3.91%) IaaS
5 34 (2.46%) PaaS
6 33 (2.39%) SaaS
7 25 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.65%) GitHub
10 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.36%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.29%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 683 (49.42%) Firewall
2 512 (37.05%) WAN
3 459 (33.21%) LAN
4 311 (22.50%) DNS
5 295 (21.35%) TCP/IP
6 286 (20.69%) BGP
7 254 (18.38%) Network Security
8 250 (18.09%) MPLS
9 236 (17.08%) Wireless
10 222 (16.06%) Cisco ASA
10 222 (16.06%) DHCP
11 221 (15.99%) IPsec
12 203 (14.69%) OSPF
13 181 (13.10%) SSL
14 149 (10.78%) Internet
15 134 (9.70%) VoIP
16 130 (9.41%) VLAN
17 111 (8.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 108 (7.81%) EIGRP
19 82 (5.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.56%) MySQL
3 25 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (1.37%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.87%) Redis
7 12 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.51%) DB2
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.36%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.29%) GIS
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 58 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 45 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 34 (2.46%) JIRA
4 16 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.80%) Gerrit
6 11 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 10 (0.72%) Mercurial
7 10 (0.72%) SonarQube
7 10 (0.72%) Subversion
8 9 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.58%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.51%) GoCD
10 7 (0.51%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.43%) git-flow
11 6 (0.43%) Hudson
12 4 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 195 (14.11%) Finance
2 110 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.82%) Legal
4 36 (2.60%) Retail
5 35 (2.53%) Banking
6 26 (1.88%) Marketing
7 20 (1.45%) Law
8 16 (1.16%) French Language
9 13 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.87%) Games
10 12 (0.87%) Publishing
11 10 (0.72%) German Language
12 9 (0.65%) Billing
12 9 (0.65%) Electronics
13 8 (0.58%) Advertising
13 8 (0.58%) Back Office
13 8 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.58%) Military
13 8 (0.58%) Spanish Language
14 7 (0.51%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 324 (23.44%) Network Engineer
2 221 (15.99%) Analyst
3 129 (9.33%) Architect
4 114 (8.25%) Support Engineer
5 93 (6.73%) Consultant
6 89 (6.44%) Security Engineer
7 82 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
8 77 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 76 (5.50%) Network Analyst
10 72 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 62 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
12 61 (4.41%) Service Analyst
13 57 (4.12%) Designer
14 53 (3.84%) Senior Network Engineer
15 52 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
15 52 (3.76%) Support Analyst
16 50 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
17 48 (3.47%) Network Designer
18 44 (3.18%) Administrator
19 43 (3.11%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.27%) Web Services
2 50 (3.62%) .NET
3 44 (3.18%) 802.1X
4 41 (2.97%) CSS
5 35 (2.53%) Middleware
6 34 (2.46%) XML
7 22 (1.59%) LAMP
8 20 (1.45%) J2EE
9 16 (1.16%) SOAP
10 13 (0.94%) LAPP Stack
10 13 (0.94%) LEMP Stack
11 12 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (0.80%) HTML
13 10 (0.72%) REST
14 9 (0.65%) RESTful
15 7 (0.51%) ADO.NET
15 7 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
16 6 (0.43%) SAML
17 5 (0.36%) JSON
17 5 (0.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 198 (14.33%) Data Centre
2 79 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 58 (4.20%) PKI
3 58 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 49 (3.55%) Blackberry
4 49 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 27 (1.95%) RSA SecurID
7 24 (1.74%) CESG
8 21 (1.52%) Private Cloud
8 21 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.37%) iPad
10 17 (1.23%) Replication
11 15 (1.09%) Clustering
12 13 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.94%) BYOD
12 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.87%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 551 (39.87%) Windows
2 337 (24.38%) Linux
3 213 (15.41%) Windows Server
4 131 (9.48%) Unix
5 129 (9.33%) Windows 7
6 94 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 88 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (4.78%) CentOS
9 65 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 55 (3.98%) Mac OS X
12 50 (3.62%) Ubuntu
13 46 (3.33%) Windows 8
14 44 (3.18%) Solaris
14 44 (3.18%) Windows 10
15 40 (2.89%) Windows XP
16 38 (2.75%) Apple iOS
17 30 (2.17%) Android
18 19 (1.37%) Windows Phone
19 18 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (17.51%) ITIL
2 159 (11.51%) Load Balancing
3 127 (9.19%) DevOps
4 120 (8.68%) Migration
5 98 (7.09%) Network Design
6 96 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (6.37%) Service Management
8 87 (6.30%) Project Management
9 86 (6.22%) Configuration Management
10 81 (5.86%) Network Monitoring
11 72 (5.21%) High Availability
12 67 (4.85%) Network Management
13 66 (4.78%) Change Management
13 66 (4.78%) Information Security
14 61 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
15 58 (4.20%) Mentoring
16 55 (3.98%) ITSM
17 52 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 50 (3.62%) Open Source
19 43 (3.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.08%) Python
2 81 (5.86%) SQL
3 71 (5.14%) PowerShell
4 62 (4.49%) Perl
5 57 (4.12%) Java
6 56 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 56 (4.05%) Ruby
7 38 (2.75%) C
8 31 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.24%) VBScript
9 25 (1.81%) C++
10 24 (1.74%) C#
10 24 (1.74%) PHP
11 17 (1.23%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.87%) VB
13 5 (0.36%) Tcl
14 4 (0.29%) Go
15 3 (0.22%) VBA
16 2 (0.14%) Korn
16 2 (0.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 398 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (19.54%) CCNP
3 228 (16.50%) Security Cleared
4 182 (13.17%) CCNA
5 174 (12.59%) SC Cleared
6 116 (8.39%) Degree
7 74 (5.35%) CCIE
7 74 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 59 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 57 (4.12%) CISSP
10 44 (3.18%) CCDP
11 43 (3.11%) MCSE
12 41 (2.97%) JNCIP
13 31 (2.24%) CCSE
13 31 (2.24%) JNCIA
13 31 (2.24%) MCSA
14 27 (1.95%) JNCIS
15 24 (1.74%) CCDA
16 21 (1.52%) MCP
17 18 (1.30%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.99%) SLA
2 32 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.80%) RMADS
6 6 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.43%) QA
7 5 (0.36%) COBIT
7 5 (0.36%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.29%) COSO
8 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.29%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.29%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.072%) FISMA
10 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.072%) MiFID
System Software
1 330 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 154 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 54 (3.91%) Docker
5 50 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
6 38 (2.75%) vSphere
7 29 (2.10%) vCloud
8 27 (1.95%) VMware ESX
9 26 (1.88%) XenDesktop
10 25 (1.81%) XenApp
11 18 (1.30%) Samba
12 17 (1.23%) ProxySG
12 17 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.87%) Firmware
14 11 (0.80%) GPFS
14 11 (0.80%) UAG
15 10 (0.72%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.65%) iptables
16 9 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 123 (8.90%) Puppet
2 81 (5.86%) SCCM
3 76 (5.50%) Ansible
4 52 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 33 (2.39%) Nagios
7 29 (2.10%) SCOM
8 28 (2.03%) Terraform
9 26 (1.88%) ZABBIX
10 24 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
11 20 (1.45%) FortiGate
12 19 (1.37%) Kubernetes
12 19 (1.37%) logstash
13 18 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 15 (1.09%) Cacti
16 14 (1.01%) WSUS
17 12 (0.87%) AirWatch
18 11 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
19 10 (0.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 672 (48.63%) Cisco
2 369 (26.70%) Microsoft
3 282 (20.41%) Juniper
4 258 (18.67%) CheckPoint
5 223 (16.14%) VMware
6 149 (10.78%) Citrix
7 145 (10.49%) F5
8 109 (7.89%) Palo Alto
9 83 (6.01%) HP
10 81 (5.86%) Red Hat
11 75 (5.43%) Oracle
12 74 (5.35%) Blue Coat
13 51 (3.69%) Fortinet
14 47 (3.40%) IBM
15 44 (3.18%) Apple
15 44 (3.18%) SolarWinds
16 42 (3.04%) Google
16 42 (3.04%) Intel Security
17 37 (2.68%) Dell
18 36 (2.60%) Splunk
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