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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London / City of London
Rank 124 121 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 28 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.91% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.91% 8.43% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 44
Median daily rate £378 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £268 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.05% +4.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
392 332 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 10.80% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 230 487
Median daily rate £433 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +22.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 28 (41.18%) Firewall
2 26 (38.24%) Cisco
3 23 (33.82%) LAN
4 22 (32.35%) WAN
4 22 (32.35%) Windows
5 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (29.41%) Linux
6 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 19 (27.94%) Active Directory
8 18 (26.47%) Finance
9 17 (25.00%) DevOps
10 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (22.06%) Network Security
11 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
13 12 (17.65%) Wireless
13 12 (17.65%) MPLS
13 12 (17.65%) OSPF
13 12 (17.65%) SSL
13 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
13 12 (17.65%) Ansible
14 11 (16.18%) Palo Alto
14 11 (16.18%) DNS
14 11 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
14 11 (16.18%) VMware
14 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (16.18%) Ruby
15 10 (14.71%) BGP
15 10 (14.71%) ITIL

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 4 (5.88%) Apache
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.41%) Mule ESB
2 3 (4.41%) nginx
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Jetty
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.71%) IaaS
4 8 (11.76%) Office 365
5 5 (7.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.41%) PaaS
7 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.94%) GitHub
7 2 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.94%) SaaS
8 1 (1.47%) G Suite
8 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.18%) Firewall
2 23 (33.82%) LAN
3 22 (32.35%) WAN
4 15 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (22.06%) Network Security
5 12 (17.65%) MPLS
5 12 (17.65%) OSPF
5 12 (17.65%) SSL
5 12 (17.65%) Wireless
6 11 (16.18%) DNS
7 10 (14.71%) BGP
7 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (11.76%) Internet
9 7 (10.29%) IPsec
10 6 (8.82%) DMZ
10 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
10 6 (8.82%) WLAN
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (7.35%) DHCP
11 5 (7.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.94%) DB2
4 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.41%) Gerrit
3 3 (4.41%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.94%) JIRA
4 2 (2.94%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.47%) GitLab
5 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.94%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Games
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Analyst
1 12 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Architect
3 9 (13.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Network Support
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 4 (5.88%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.41%) LAMP
3 3 (4.41%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.41%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.94%) J2EE
5 1 (1.47%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) Public Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) PKI
4 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.41%) CMDB
5 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.47%) Equities
7 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) NHS
7 1 (1.47%) Replication
7 1 (1.47%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Linux
3 7 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.82%) CentOS
4 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.94%) Unix
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (19.12%) Load Balancing
3 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.71%) ITIL
5 9 (13.24%) High Availability
6 7 (10.29%) Change Management
6 7 (10.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (10.29%) Open Source
7 6 (8.82%) Build Automation
7 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.82%) Validation
8 5 (7.35%) Information Security
8 5 (7.35%) Network Management
8 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.88%) Project Management
9 4 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (5.88%) Service Management
10 3 (4.41%) Data Encryption
10 3 (4.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Ruby
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) SQL
6 2 (2.94%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.35%) CCNP
2 5 (7.35%) CCSP
2 5 (7.35%) CISSP
3 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) CCIE
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) CCSA
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.94%) CCSE
5 2 (2.94%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.47%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) COBIT
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Docker
3 4 (5.88%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.47%) Firmware
6 1 (1.47%) vCloud
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Ansible
2 9 (13.24%) Terraform
3 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (8.82%) Puppet
5 3 (4.41%) HAProxy
5 3 (4.41%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.41%) OPNET
5 3 (4.41%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.94%) DameWare
6 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.94%) Kibana
6 2 (2.94%) logstash
6 2 (2.94%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.94%) Salt
7 1 (1.47%) Casper Suite
7 1 (1.47%) Endace
7 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.47%) Nagios
7 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Cisco
2 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
3 11 (16.18%) Palo Alto
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Citrix
4 8 (11.76%) Splunk
5 6 (8.82%) New Relic
5 6 (8.82%) Rackspace
6 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.88%) Juniper
7 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.41%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.41%) Google
8 3 (4.41%) IBM
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle
8 3 (4.41%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.94%) Altiris
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