The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
UK / England
Rank 200 188 172
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16  
Contract jobs citing VPN 526 627 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.26% 1.28% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.58% 8.65% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 336 385
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 £172 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 25 35
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.84 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.41% -3.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £24.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6130 7247 7191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.67% 14.78% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 4381 3969
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 309 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.66 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% +6.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in England

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in England

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in England

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in England

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in England

VPN
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
London +22 237 £450 +3.44% 48
South East -12 136 £380 -1.29% 31
South West -19 40 £301 -17.10% 9
North West +34 36 £400 -5.88% 26
East of England -7 23 £155 -56.49% 13
West Midlands +8 22 £394 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire +10 21 £425 +36.54% 14
East Midlands -12 6 £125 -27.21% 5
North East -23 1 £363 +28.20% 2
VPN
UK

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for VPN.

1 623 (53.80%) Firewall
2 511 (44.13%) Cisco
3 406 (35.06%) WAN
4 405 (34.97%) Windows
5 377 (32.56%) LAN
6 297 (25.65%) Microsoft
7 292 (25.22%) DNS
7 292 (25.22%) Active Directory
8 262 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
9 258 (22.28%) Security Cleared
10 250 (21.59%) Linux
11 245 (21.16%) VMware
12 229 (19.78%) TCP/IP
13 222 (19.17%) SC Cleared
14 216 (18.65%) Wireless
15 211 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
16 197 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
17 194 (16.75%) Juniper
18 184 (15.89%) CheckPoint
19 176 (15.20%) Network Security
20 173 (14.94%) CCNP
21 164 (14.16%) DevOps
22 158 (13.64%) Data Centre
23 154 (13.30%) SSL
23 154 (13.30%) DHCP
24 150 (12.95%) ITIL
25 149 (12.87%) Load Balancing
25 149 (12.87%) Puppet
26 148 (12.78%) MPLS
27 146 (12.61%) OSPF

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 67 (5.79%) Apache
2 63 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 62 (5.35%) nginx
4 49 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 43 (3.71%) Confluence
6 33 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 31 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (2.42%) IBM Notes
9 24 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 23 (1.99%) IIS
11 21 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (1.38%) Jetty
14 14 (1.21%) WildFly
15 13 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (1.12%) Mule ESB
16 9 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 5 (0.43%) OpenStack
18 4 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 140 (12.09%) MS Office
2 93 (8.03%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.64%) HipChat
5 10 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.43%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.35%) Eikon
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 211 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (12.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (10.36%) Office 365
4 51 (4.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 48 (4.15%) PaaS
6 47 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
7 45 (3.89%) Amazon S3
8 38 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 35 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 35 (3.02%) AWS CloudTrail
10 32 (2.76%) IaaS
11 31 (2.68%) SaaS
12 29 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 23 (1.99%) CloudFront
14 19 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (1.47%) Route 53
16 10 (0.86%) Akamai
17 8 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
18 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
19 6 (0.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 623 (53.80%) Firewall
2 406 (35.06%) WAN
3 377 (32.56%) LAN
4 292 (25.22%) DNS
5 229 (19.78%) TCP/IP
6 216 (18.65%) Wireless
7 197 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
8 176 (15.20%) Network Security
9 154 (13.30%) DHCP
9 154 (13.30%) SSL
10 148 (12.78%) MPLS
11 146 (12.61%) BGP
11 146 (12.61%) OSPF
12 139 (12.00%) IPsec
13 132 (11.40%) VLAN
14 124 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 111 (9.59%) VoIP
16 97 (8.38%) Internet
17 67 (5.79%) SAN
18 61 (5.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 70 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
4 43 (3.71%) Oracle Database
5 42 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (3.02%) MySQL
7 32 (2.76%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.64%) NoSQL
9 18 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.95%) Redis
11 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.78%) Big Data
12 9 (0.78%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
15 3 (0.26%) DocumentDB
15 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 116 (10.02%) Jenkins
2 66 (5.70%) JIRA
3 56 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 38 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (1.73%) SonarQube
6 19 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 17 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
8 16 (1.38%) Mercurial
9 15 (1.30%) Ant
9 15 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.30%) Gerrit
9 15 (1.30%) Vagrant
10 13 (1.12%) GitLab
10 13 (1.12%) JUnit
10 13 (1.12%) Liquibase
10 13 (1.12%) Maven
11 8 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.60%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 144 (12.44%) Finance
2 62 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.76%) Retail
4 26 (2.25%) Banking
5 16 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 16 (1.38%) Legal
5 16 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.95%) Advertising
7 8 (0.69%) Billing
8 6 (0.52%) Law
8 6 (0.52%) Local Government
8 6 (0.52%) Military
9 5 (0.43%) Marketing
10 4 (0.35%) Publishing
10 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Games
11 3 (0.26%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 264 (22.80%) Network Engineer
2 178 (15.37%) Architect
3 139 (12.00%) Analyst
4 113 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 88 (7.60%) Consultant
6 66 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 65 (5.61%) AWS DevOps
7 65 (5.61%) Cisco Engineer
8 58 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 57 (4.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 52 (4.49%) Network Architect
10 52 (4.49%) Security Engineer
11 49 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 49 (4.23%) Cloud Architect
12 48 (4.15%) Technical Architect
13 44 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
13 44 (3.80%) Support Analyst
14 43 (3.71%) IT Support
14 43 (3.71%) Network Support
15 41 (3.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.96%) Elastic Stack
2 52 (4.49%) Web Services
3 40 (3.45%) 802.1X
4 27 (2.33%) Software Packaging
5 25 (2.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 20 (1.73%) .NET
7 17 (1.47%) LAMP
8 16 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
8 16 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
9 14 (1.21%) JSON
10 13 (1.12%) MCollective
10 13 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.95%) CSS
12 10 (0.86%) RESTful
13 9 (0.78%) HTML
13 9 (0.78%) Middleware
13 9 (0.78%) REST
14 7 (0.60%) SOAP
14 7 (0.60%) XML
14 7 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 78 (6.74%) PKI
3 75 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 47 (4.06%) Public Cloud
6 34 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 31 (2.68%) Replication
7 31 (2.68%) Smartphone
8 26 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.38%) BYOD
10 16 (1.38%) Cyber Attack
11 15 (1.30%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.30%) RSA SecurID
11 15 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
12 14 (1.21%) iPad
13 13 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.04%) CMDB
14 12 (1.04%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 405 (34.97%) Windows
2 250 (21.59%) Linux
3 128 (11.05%) Windows 7
4 117 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 98 (8.46%) Unix
6 85 (7.34%) CentOS
7 84 (7.25%) Windows 10
8 78 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 76 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 63 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (3.63%) Android
12 38 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (2.76%) Windows 8
14 31 (2.68%) Windows XP
15 26 (2.25%) Ubuntu
16 18 (1.55%) VyOS
17 17 (1.47%) Apple iOS
18 14 (1.21%) Mac OS
19 13 (1.12%) RancherOS
20 12 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (14.16%) DevOps
2 150 (12.95%) ITIL
3 149 (12.87%) Load Balancing
4 124 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (10.10%) Network Design
6 110 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (9.15%) Migration
8 81 (6.99%) Configuration Management
9 68 (5.87%) Information Security
10 65 (5.61%) Network Management
11 61 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
12 56 (4.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 55 (4.75%) Service Management
14 51 (4.40%) Change Management
14 51 (4.40%) SIEM
15 49 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
16 48 (4.15%) High Availability
16 48 (4.15%) Scrum
17 47 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
18 43 (3.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (8.29%) SQL
2 62 (5.35%) Python
3 59 (5.09%) Bash Shell
4 50 (4.32%) Ruby
5 37 (3.20%) C
5 37 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 36 (3.11%) Perl
7 21 (1.81%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.73%) Java
9 8 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.52%) C#
10 6 (0.52%) PHP
10 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.43%) Go
11 5 (0.43%) VBScript
12 3 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.17%) C++
13 2 (0.17%) Lisp
14 1 (0.086%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.086%) XAML
Qualifications
1 262 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (22.28%) Security Cleared
3 222 (19.17%) SC Cleared
4 173 (14.94%) CCNP
5 143 (12.35%) CCNA
6 67 (5.79%) Degree
7 63 (5.44%) CCIE
8 55 (4.75%) CISSP
9 47 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (3.20%) SANS
11 32 (2.76%) MCSE
11 32 (2.76%) SSCP
12 31 (2.68%) CCDP
13 28 (2.42%) DV Cleared
14 26 (2.25%) CCSA
15 25 (2.16%) JNCIS
16 24 (2.07%) AWS Certification
17 23 (1.99%) CCDA
17 23 (1.99%) JNCIP
18 20 (1.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.32%) SLA
2 19 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.04%) QA
5 9 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.43%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.17%) GDPR
7 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.086%) COBIT
8 1 (0.086%) HL7
8 1 (0.086%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.086%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.086%) RMADS
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 292 (25.22%) Active Directory
2 123 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (9.24%) Docker
4 64 (5.53%) Hyper-V
5 38 (3.28%) vCloud
6 31 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.68%) vSphere
7 29 (2.50%) XenApp
8 28 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.73%) ProxySG
11 18 (1.55%) VMware ESX
12 17 (1.47%) Xen
13 15 (1.30%) Squid
14 14 (1.21%) BitLocker
14 14 (1.21%) Postfix
15 12 (1.04%) Terminal Services
15 12 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 149 (12.87%) Puppet
2 106 (9.15%) Ansible
3 96 (8.29%) Terraform
4 83 (7.17%) SCCM
5 77 (6.65%) Kubernetes
6 61 (5.27%) ZABBIX
7 50 (4.32%) SCOM
8 49 (4.23%) FortiGate
9 37 (3.20%) logstash
10 36 (3.11%) Kibana
10 36 (3.11%) Nagios
11 33 (2.85%) Microsoft Intune
12 32 (2.76%) Consul
12 32 (2.76%) Packer
13 31 (2.68%) HAProxy
14 30 (2.59%) QRadar
15 28 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
16 21 (1.81%) Nexpose
16 21 (1.81%) yum
17 19 (1.64%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 511 (44.13%) Cisco
2 297 (25.65%) Microsoft
3 245 (21.16%) VMware
4 194 (16.75%) Juniper
5 184 (15.89%) CheckPoint
6 140 (12.09%) Citrix
7 122 (10.54%) F5
8 116 (10.02%) Palo Alto
9 82 (7.08%) HP
10 79 (6.82%) Oracle
11 74 (6.39%) Apple
12 55 (4.75%) Blue Coat
13 48 (4.15%) Fortinet
14 47 (4.06%) Splunk
15 44 (3.80%) Red Hat
16 42 (3.63%) Intel Security
17 41 (3.54%) Dell
17 41 (3.54%) SolarWinds
18 39 (3.37%) Atlassian
19 37 (3.20%) IBM
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