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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 217 192 212
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 639 688 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.25% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.39% 8.45% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 374 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £194 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 55
Median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-4.98% -1.66%

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
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -19 591 £380 +8.57% 207
London -46 231 £400 +6.66% 70
South East +9 173 £375 -5.66% 39
Berkshire +15 83 £350 -11.94% 10
South West +20 53 £366 +1.73% 19
Reading +29 41 £375 - 2
West Midlands -8 36 £338 +3.84% 20
City of London +19 31 £388 -4.55% 20
Yorkshire +8 28 £350 +2.94% 19
Hampshire +8 28 £440 +10.00% 8
East Midlands +19 23 £560 +40.00% 2
West Yorkshire +11 23 £350 -5.40% 12
Leeds +7 23 £350 -6.04% 10
Surrey -19 23 £398 +6.00% 6
North West -29 20 £343 +14.16% 20
Wiltshire +12 19 £369 -22.36% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 19 £440 +3.52% 7
East of England -12 19 £300 +9.09% 17
Milton Keynes +10 17 £440 +3.52% 2
Scotland -28 17 £293 +50.00% 3
Wales +26 16 £350 -12.50% 4
Birmingham -5 16 £275 -15.38% 6
Swindon +15 14 £369 -22.36% 2
South Wales +13 12 £350 -12.50% 4
Hertfordshire +5 12 £467 +78.00% 7
Bristol +2 12 £360 - 8
North East -40 12 £280 -31.91%
Tyne and Wear -47 12 £280 -19.41%
Nottinghamshire +8 11 £625 +143.90% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 11 £275 -20.85%

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 635 (50.68%) Firewall
2 626 (49.96%) Cisco
3 480 (38.31%) Windows
4 474 (37.83%) WAN
5 438 (34.96%) LAN
6 355 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
7 346 (27.61%) Microsoft
8 299 (23.86%) DNS
9 288 (22.98%) Active Directory
10 276 (22.03%) TCP/IP
11 272 (21.71%) BGP
12 261 (20.83%) MPLS
13 260 (20.75%) Linux
14 245 (19.55%) Juniper
15 241 (19.23%) ITIL
16 237 (18.91%) CCNP
17 224 (17.88%) Network Security
18 215 (17.16%) CheckPoint
19 210 (16.76%) Security Cleared
20 205 (16.36%) DHCP
21 204 (16.28%) OSPF
22 202 (16.12%) Finance
23 191 (15.24%) VMware
24 189 (15.08%) IPsec
25 183 (14.60%) Wireless
26 182 (14.53%) Cisco ASA
27 176 (14.05%) Windows Server
28 165 (13.17%) SC Cleared
29 161 (12.85%) Data Centre
30 155 (12.37%) MS Excel

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 93 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 51 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 48 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (3.35%) SharePoint
5 39 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 36 (2.87%) IIS
7 29 (2.31%) IBM Notes
8 22 (1.76%) Apache
9 21 (1.68%) Confluence
9 21 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (0.88%) MQSeries
12 11 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.80%) nginx
14 9 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.64%) Mule
16 7 (0.56%) JBoss
17 6 (0.48%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 155 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 142 (11.33%) MS Office
3 33 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.96%) MS Project
5 10 (0.80%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.72%) ProjectWise
7 7 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.40%) SmartSuite
9 4 (0.32%) HipChat
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.080%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.48%) assyst
3 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.080%) Eikon
5 1 (0.080%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.080%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 91 (7.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (4.79%) Office 365
4 48 (3.83%) IaaS
5 34 (2.71%) PaaS
6 31 (2.47%) SaaS
7 24 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.48%) GitHub
10 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.32%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.24%) Route 53
13 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 635 (50.68%) Firewall
2 474 (37.83%) WAN
3 438 (34.96%) LAN
4 299 (23.86%) DNS
5 276 (22.03%) TCP/IP
6 272 (21.71%) BGP
7 261 (20.83%) MPLS
8 224 (17.88%) Network Security
9 205 (16.36%) DHCP
10 204 (16.28%) OSPF
11 189 (15.08%) IPsec
12 183 (14.60%) Wireless
13 182 (14.53%) Cisco ASA
14 154 (12.29%) SSL
15 128 (10.22%) VLAN
16 120 (9.58%) Internet
17 114 (9.10%) VoIP
18 109 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 89 (7.10%) EIGRP
20 81 (6.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.27%) MySQL
3 18 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 17 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.88%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.80%) Redis
7 8 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.56%) DB2
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.32%) GIS
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.16%) Informix
Development Applications
1 34 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 26 (2.08%) JIRA
3 20 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (0.88%) LoadRunner
4 11 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.56%) Artifactory
7 7 (0.56%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.48%) Gerrit
8 6 (0.48%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.40%) git-flow
9 5 (0.40%) Subversion
10 4 (0.32%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.16%) Hudson
11 2 (0.16%) Maven
11 2 (0.16%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.16%) Selenium
11 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (16.12%) Finance
2 108 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.51%) Banking
4 35 (2.79%) Legal
5 34 (2.71%) Retail
6 32 (2.55%) Law
7 27 (2.15%) Marketing
8 18 (1.44%) French Language
9 13 (1.04%) Back Office
9 13 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.96%) Electronics
10 12 (0.96%) German Language
11 11 (0.88%) Games
11 11 (0.88%) Spanish Language
12 10 (0.80%) Publishing
13 9 (0.72%) Billing
13 9 (0.72%) Front Office
14 8 (0.64%) Military
15 7 (0.56%) Local Government
16 6 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 308 (24.58%) Network Engineer
2 212 (16.92%) Analyst
3 109 (8.70%) Architect
4 101 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 87 (6.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 75 (5.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 75 (5.99%) Consultant
7 69 (5.51%) Designer
7 69 (5.51%) Security Engineer
8 68 (5.43%) Network Analyst
9 65 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 58 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (4.63%) Network Designer
11 52 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 51 (4.07%) Service Analyst
13 50 (3.99%) Network Security Engineer
14 42 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
15 40 (3.19%) IT Support
16 38 (3.03%) Network Architect
17 37 (2.95%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.31%) Web Services
2 46 (3.67%) .NET
3 40 (3.19%) XML
4 39 (3.11%) CSS
5 37 (2.95%) Middleware
6 34 (2.71%) 802.1X
7 18 (1.44%) SOAP
8 17 (1.36%) J2EE
9 14 (1.12%) HTML
10 13 (1.04%) REST
11 12 (0.96%) LAMP
12 9 (0.72%) ADO.NET
13 8 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
14 7 (0.56%) LEMP Stack
15 6 (0.48%) Ajax
15 6 (0.48%) SAML
16 5 (0.40%) COM
17 4 (0.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 161 (12.85%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.63%) Blackberry
3 58 (4.63%) Management Information System
4 57 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 53 (4.23%) PKI
6 35 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 30 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.84%) RSA SecurID
10 17 (1.36%) iPad
10 17 (1.36%) Smartphone
11 16 (1.28%) HACMP
12 14 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.04%) BYOD
13 13 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (1.04%) iSeries
14 12 (0.96%) Cryptography
14 12 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 480 (38.31%) Windows
2 260 (20.75%) Linux
3 176 (14.05%) Windows Server
4 138 (11.01%) Windows 7
5 118 (9.42%) Unix
6 111 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (3.75%) Windows 8
10 46 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 39 (3.11%) Solaris
12 37 (2.95%) Apple iOS
13 36 (2.87%) Ubuntu
13 36 (2.87%) Windows 10
14 35 (2.79%) Mac OS X
15 34 (2.71%) CentOS
16 30 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (2.08%) AIX
18 22 (1.76%) Android
19 11 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (19.23%) ITIL
2 123 (9.82%) Load Balancing
3 110 (8.78%) Migration
4 96 (7.66%) Network Design
5 93 (7.42%) Service Management
6 82 (6.54%) Project Management
7 77 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
8 72 (5.75%) High Availability
9 70 (5.59%) Configuration Management
10 68 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (5.27%) Information Security
12 65 (5.19%) Network Management
13 62 (4.95%) DevOps
14 54 (4.31%) Change Management
15 46 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 46 (3.67%) ITSM
15 46 (3.67%) PRINCE2
16 41 (3.27%) Incident Management
16 41 (3.27%) Workflow
17 39 (3.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 89 (7.10%) SQL
2 64 (5.11%) PowerShell
3 62 (4.95%) Python
4 51 (4.07%) Perl
5 45 (3.59%) Java
6 34 (2.71%) C
7 32 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 32 (2.55%) VBScript
8 24 (1.92%) C#
9 23 (1.84%) C++
10 20 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.44%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.44%) Ruby
12 13 (1.04%) PHP
12 13 (1.04%) VB
13 9 (0.72%) Lisp
13 9 (0.72%) Tcl
14 6 (0.48%) VBA
15 3 (0.24%) Go
16 2 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 355 (28.33%) Cisco Certification
2 237 (18.91%) CCNP
3 210 (16.76%) Security Cleared
4 165 (13.17%) SC Cleared
5 148 (11.81%) CCNA
6 104 (8.30%) Degree
7 83 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 74 (5.91%) DV Cleared
9 70 (5.59%) CCIE
10 59 (4.71%) CISSP
11 45 (3.59%) MCSE
12 39 (3.11%) CCDP
13 37 (2.95%) JNCIP
13 37 (2.95%) JNCIS
14 33 (2.63%) JNCIA
15 28 (2.23%) MCP
15 28 (2.23%) MCSA
16 23 (1.84%) CCSE
17 22 (1.76%) CISM
18 18 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.27%) SLA
2 34 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.04%) RMADS
5 12 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.72%) COBIT
7 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.48%) QA
8 5 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.32%) COSO
9 4 (0.32%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
10 3 (0.24%) ISO15022
10 3 (0.24%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.080%) FISMA
11 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.080%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 288 (22.98%) Active Directory
2 117 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.55%) XenDesktop
5 31 (2.47%) XenApp
6 30 (2.39%) Docker
7 28 (2.23%) VMware ESX
8 27 (2.15%) vSphere
9 18 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.36%) vCloud
11 16 (1.28%) GPFS
12 14 (1.12%) BitLocker
13 13 (1.04%) Samba
14 10 (0.80%) UAG
15 9 (0.72%) Snort
16 8 (0.64%) Firmware
16 8 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (5.27%) Puppet
2 58 (4.63%) SCCM
3 34 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.00%) Ansible
5 23 (1.84%) Nagios
6 22 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
7 21 (1.68%) SCOM
8 20 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (1.44%) FortiGate
10 17 (1.36%) Windows Intune
10 17 (1.36%) WSUS
11 15 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 15 (1.20%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.04%) DameWare
13 12 (0.96%) logstash
14 10 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 10 (0.80%) vMotion
15 9 (0.72%) Backup Exec
15 9 (0.72%) Salt
16 8 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 626 (49.96%) Cisco
2 346 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 245 (19.55%) Juniper
4 215 (17.16%) CheckPoint
5 191 (15.24%) VMware
6 152 (12.13%) Citrix
7 132 (10.53%) F5
8 101 (8.06%) Palo Alto
9 81 (6.46%) HP
10 77 (6.15%) Red Hat
11 64 (5.11%) IBM
12 59 (4.71%) Oracle
13 56 (4.47%) SolarWinds
14 47 (3.75%) Blue Coat
14 47 (3.75%) Fortinet
15 42 (3.35%) Aruba
16 34 (2.71%) Nokia
17 30 (2.39%) Apple
17 30 (2.39%) Intel Security
18 28 (2.23%) Lotus
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 300 per day + Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Sutton, London - UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.0 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 17 days ago
Feltham
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
England
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago