Period
to 21 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 21 April 2019 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 196 153
Rank change year-on-year +27 -43 +18
Contract jobs citing VPN 119 102 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.34% 1.11% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.91% 9.04% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 75 67
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £173 £155 £176
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
London median daily rate £463 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Central London median hourly rate £27.25 £21.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.76% -61.82% +178.48%
London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +63.73% -11.78% +12.50%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 999 1,128 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 11.23% 12.24% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 867 655
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £211
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 23
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.03% -24.78% +2.39%
10th Percentile £18.35 £12.13 £13.44
90th Percentile £37.50 £33.00 £55.00
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +11.11%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Central London over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Central London over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +49 98 £456 +8.96% 6
West End of London -11 7 £420 +60.00%
City of Westminster -15 5 £350 +118.75%
Southwark -33 1 - -
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 68 (57.14%) Cisco
2 63 (52.94%) Firewall
3 57 (47.90%) WAN
4 54 (45.38%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (34.45%) Windows
6 40 (33.61%) LAN
7 38 (31.93%) ITIL
7 38 (31.93%) BGP
8 37 (31.09%) CCNP
9 35 (29.41%) OSPF
10 34 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 33 (27.73%) MPLS
12 30 (25.21%) Microsoft
12 30 (25.21%) Network Security
13 28 (23.53%) CCIE
13 28 (23.53%) DNS
14 27 (22.69%) Wireless
15 26 (21.85%) Active Directory
15 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Office
15 26 (21.85%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (21.01%) DHCP
17 24 (20.17%) Internet
18 22 (18.49%) Finance
18 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
19 21 (17.65%) Office 365
19 21 (17.65%) Palo Alto
20 20 (16.81%) SolarWinds
20 20 (16.81%) VMware
21 19 (15.97%) Linux

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 9 (7.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.04%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.36%) Confluence
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (21.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.65%) Office 365
2 18 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (4.20%) Datadog
4 5 (4.20%) G Suite
4 5 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.36%) Dropbox
5 4 (3.36%) Slack
5 4 (3.36%) Trello
6 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.84%) GitHub
8 1 (0.84%) IaaS
8 1 (0.84%) PaaS
8 1 (0.84%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 63 (52.94%) Firewall
2 57 (47.90%) WAN
3 40 (33.61%) LAN
4 38 (31.93%) BGP
5 35 (29.41%) OSPF
6 34 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 33 (27.73%) MPLS
8 30 (25.21%) Network Security
9 28 (23.53%) DNS
10 27 (22.69%) Wireless
11 26 (21.85%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (21.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (21.01%) DHCP
13 24 (20.17%) Internet
14 17 (14.29%) VoIP
15 16 (13.45%) EIGRP
16 15 (12.61%) IPsec
17 13 (10.92%) Ethernet
17 13 (10.92%) SSL
17 13 (10.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.84%) GitLab
6 1 (0.84%) Gradle
6 1 (0.84%) Hudson
6 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (18.49%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.36%) Billing
3 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.52%) Law
4 3 (2.52%) Legal
5 2 (1.68%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (36.13%) Network Engineer
2 19 (15.97%) Analyst
3 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) IT Support
5 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) IT Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.04%) WAN Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) JSON
1 4 (3.36%) Regular Expression
1 4 (3.36%) YAML
2 3 (2.52%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.52%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.68%) .NET
3 2 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.68%) LDAP
3 2 (1.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.84%) CSS
4 1 (0.84%) J2EE
4 1 (0.84%) Node.js
4 1 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.88%) iPad
3 6 (5.04%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.20%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.52%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.52%) Clustering
6 3 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.52%) PKI
6 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.68%) iPhone
7 2 (1.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.84%) Fintech
8 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.45%) Windows
2 19 (15.97%) Linux
3 15 (12.61%) Windows 7
4 11 (9.24%) Windows 10
4 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.40%) Unix
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
7 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.20%) Android
8 5 (4.20%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.68%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) ITIL
2 15 (12.61%) DevOps
3 13 (10.92%) Network Design
4 12 (10.08%) Network Management
4 12 (10.08%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.24%) Change Management
5 11 (9.24%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (8.40%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (8.40%) Network Virtualisation
6 10 (8.40%) Project Management
7 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
7 8 (6.72%) Migration
8 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (5.88%) Web Filtering
9 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.04%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.04%) Network Architecture
9 6 (5.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) Python
2 8 (6.72%) SQL
3 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.20%) Perl
5 4 (3.36%) C
5 4 (3.36%) VBA
6 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.52%) Java
7 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) R
7 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (45.38%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (31.09%) CCNP
3 28 (23.53%) CCIE
4 22 (18.49%) Security Cleared
5 15 (12.61%) CCNA
6 13 (10.92%) CCDP
6 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (6.72%) CCDA
9 7 (5.88%) BC Cleared
9 7 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (4.20%) CCDE
10 5 (4.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (4.20%) Degree
10 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (4.20%) RHCE
11 4 (3.36%) CISSP
11 4 (3.36%) MCP
12 3 (2.52%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) HIPAA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (21.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) Docker
4 5 (4.20%) BitLocker
5 4 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.52%) Firmware
6 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.84%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.84%) IAG
8 1 (0.84%) NFS
8 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) Ansible
1 11 (9.24%) SCCM
2 7 (5.88%) AirWatch
3 6 (5.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.20%) Puppet
5 4 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.52%) Nagios
6 3 (2.52%) Terraform
7 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.68%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.84%) Cacti
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.84%) Istio
8 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.84%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 68 (57.14%) Cisco
2 30 (25.21%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 20 (16.81%) SolarWinds
4 20 (16.81%) VMware
5 19 (15.97%) F5
6 17 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 15 (12.61%) HP
8 14 (11.76%) Citrix
9 10 (8.40%) Splunk
10 8 (6.72%) Apple
10 8 (6.72%) Avaya
10 8 (6.72%) Google
10 8 (6.72%) iManage
11 7 (5.88%) Fortinet
11 7 (5.88%) Juniper
11 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
11 7 (5.88%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.88%) ServiceNow
12 6 (5.04%) Polycom