The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London / City of London
Rank 125 112 119
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.10% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 10.00% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 46
Median daily rate £378 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.12% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £230 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £20.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-28.06% +7.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
364 350 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.38% 11.00% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 247 514
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +60.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £27.71 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the City of London region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the City of London region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 32 (45.07%) Firewall
2 30 (42.25%) Cisco
3 23 (32.39%) LAN
3 23 (32.39%) WAN
4 22 (30.99%) Windows
4 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
5 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
5 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (25.35%) Linux
7 16 (22.54%) Finance
7 16 (22.54%) VMware
7 16 (22.54%) DevOps
8 15 (21.13%) CheckPoint
8 15 (21.13%) Citrix
8 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (19.72%) SSL
9 14 (19.72%) ITIL
10 13 (18.31%) Palo Alto
11 12 (16.90%) DNS
11 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
11 12 (16.90%) Network Security
12 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (15.49%) Internet
12 11 (15.49%) OSPF
12 11 (15.49%) Wireless
12 11 (15.49%) Ansible
13 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (14.08%) Ruby

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
2 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.23%) Mule ESB
3 3 (4.23%) nginx
4 2 (2.82%) Confluence
4 2 (2.82%) JBoss
4 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) Jetty
5 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (12.68%) IaaS
4 8 (11.27%) Office 365
5 5 (7.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.23%) PaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.82%) GitHub
7 2 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.82%) SaaS
8 1 (1.41%) G Suite
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) Firewall
2 23 (32.39%) LAN
2 23 (32.39%) WAN
3 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (19.72%) SSL
5 12 (16.90%) DNS
5 12 (16.90%) Network Security
6 11 (15.49%) Internet
6 11 (15.49%) OSPF
6 11 (15.49%) Wireless
7 9 (12.68%) BGP
7 9 (12.68%) SAN
8 8 (11.27%) IPsec
9 7 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (9.86%) DHCP
9 7 (9.86%) DMZ
10 6 (8.45%) MPLS
10 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
10 6 (8.45%) WLAN
11 4 (5.63%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) MySQL
3 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.82%) DB2
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.23%) Gerrit
3 3 (4.23%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.82%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.82%) JIRA
4 2 (2.82%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.41%) GitLab
5 1 (1.41%) MSI
5 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
3 2 (2.82%) Legal
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Architect
2 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Network Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (11.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Network Architect
4 8 (11.27%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Azure Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.23%) LAMP
3 3 (4.23%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.23%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.82%) J2EE
5 1 (1.41%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.27%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) PKI
3 4 (5.63%) Replication
4 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.23%) CMDB
5 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Linux
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.45%) CentOS
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.04%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.82%) Unix
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) DevOps
2 14 (19.72%) ITIL
3 12 (16.90%) Load Balancing
4 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.27%) High Availability
5 8 (11.27%) Network Management
6 6 (8.45%) Change Management
6 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.45%) Information Security
6 6 (8.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (8.45%) Open Source
6 6 (8.45%) Validation
7 5 (7.04%) Build Automation
7 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.63%) Network Design
8 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) Ruby
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.86%) SQL
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 2 (2.82%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) Java
5 2 (2.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.45%) CCNP
3 5 (7.04%) CISSP
4 4 (5.63%) Degree
5 3 (4.23%) CCSA
5 3 (4.23%) CCSP
5 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.82%) CCIE
6 2 (2.82%) CCSE
7 1 (1.41%) CCA
7 1 (1.41%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) COBIT
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.82%) QA
1 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Docker
4 4 (5.63%) BitLocker
4 4 (5.63%) ProxySG
5 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.41%) vCloud
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
7 1 (1.41%) XenApp
7 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Ansible
2 8 (11.27%) Terraform
3 6 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.45%) Puppet
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.23%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.23%) OPNET
4 3 (4.23%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.82%) DameWare
5 2 (2.82%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.82%) Kibana
5 2 (2.82%) logstash
5 2 (2.82%) Rundeck
5 2 (2.82%) Salt
5 2 (2.82%) SCCM
6 1 (1.41%) Endace
6 1 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Cisco
2 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.54%) VMware
4 15 (21.13%) CheckPoint
4 15 (21.13%) Citrix
5 13 (18.31%) Palo Alto
6 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
6 7 (9.86%) Splunk
7 5 (7.04%) Arista
7 5 (7.04%) New Relic
7 5 (7.04%) Rackspace
8 4 (5.63%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.63%) F5
8 4 (5.63%) NetApp
8 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.23%) HP
9 3 (4.23%) IBM
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle
9 3 (4.23%) Reuters
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