Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 183 196
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 106 113 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.33% 1.25% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 10.51% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 87 47
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -8.57%
10th Percentile £204 £167 £183
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
London median daily rate £450 £402 £418
% change year-on-year +12.08% -3.83% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Central London median hourly rate £23.25 £19.35 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.16% -2.03% -
10th Percentile £15.73 £18.83 £17.80
90th Percentile £31.78 £19.87 £27.42
London median hourly rate £18.70 £25.00 £21.40
% change year-on-year -25.20% +16.82% -9.89%

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 870 1,075 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.89% 11.91% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 829 649
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -0.11% -
10th Percentile £200 £178 £189
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £463 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +1.65% +1.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 22
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +0.56%
10th Percentile £13.95 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £44.80 £33.00 £31.35
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.90% +6.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +21 81 £450 +5.88% 35
West End of London +14 6 £320 -20.00%
Camden +10 5 £500 -16.67% 1
Southwark - 5 £450 -
City of Westminster -6 3 £475 +26.67%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 50 (47.17%) Cisco
2 46 (43.40%) Firewall
3 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
4 39 (36.79%) Windows
5 38 (35.85%) WAN
6 34 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (29.25%) LAN
8 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
8 26 (24.53%) Linux
8 26 (24.53%) ITIL
8 26 (24.53%) Active Directory
9 25 (23.58%) OSPF
9 25 (23.58%) Office 365
10 24 (22.64%) BGP
10 24 (22.64%) CCNP
11 23 (21.70%) MPLS
11 23 (21.70%) Finance
11 23 (21.70%) Azure
12 20 (18.87%) AWS
13 19 (17.92%) CCIE
14 18 (16.98%) Ethernet
15 17 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (16.04%) Wireless
16 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
16 16 (15.09%) F5
17 15 (14.15%) DevOps
17 15 (14.15%) Palo Alto
17 15 (14.15%) JIRA
17 15 (14.15%) VoIP
17 15 (14.15%) Internet

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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 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.55%) Confluence
2 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.94%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) nginx
6 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.94%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.94%) Global One
2 1 (0.94%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.58%) Office 365
2 23 (21.70%) Azure
3 20 (18.87%) AWS
4 8 (7.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (5.66%) Datadog
6 6 (5.66%) PaaS
6 6 (5.66%) SaaS
7 5 (4.72%) IaaS
8 4 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.77%) Dropbox
8 4 (3.77%) G Suite
8 4 (3.77%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.77%) Slack
8 4 (3.77%) Trello
9 3 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (2.83%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.83%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (43.40%) Firewall
2 38 (35.85%) WAN
3 31 (29.25%) LAN
4 26 (24.53%) TCP/IP
5 25 (23.58%) OSPF
6 24 (22.64%) BGP
7 23 (21.70%) MPLS
8 18 (16.98%) Ethernet
9 17 (16.04%) Wireless
10 15 (14.15%) Internet
10 15 (14.15%) VoIP
11 14 (13.21%) VLAN
12 13 (12.26%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (12.26%) DHCP
12 13 (12.26%) DNS
13 12 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (10.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (10.38%) IPsec
15 10 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (9.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) Power BI
2 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.94%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) JIRA
2 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.60%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.94%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.94%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.66%) Marketing
3 6 (5.66%) Publishing
4 4 (3.77%) Electronics
4 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.77%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.89%) Games
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Automotive
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.21%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (7.55%) Consultant
3 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
4 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (5.66%) IT Support
4 6 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Administrator
5 5 (4.72%) Architect
5 5 (4.72%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (3.77%) Design Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (3.77%) Network Administrator
6 4 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.43%) JSON
2 7 (6.60%) Web Services
3 6 (5.66%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.77%) CSS
5 2 (1.89%) HTML
5 2 (1.89%) HTML5
5 2 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (0.94%) J2EE
6 1 (0.94%) LAMP
6 1 (0.94%) Middleware
6 1 (0.94%) Node.js
6 1 (0.94%) Qt
6 1 (0.94%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.94%) RESTful
6 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.94%) STL
6 1 (0.94%) VML
6 1 (0.94%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.55%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.72%) Hedge funds
5 4 (3.77%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.77%) Social Media
6 3 (2.83%) iPad
6 3 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.89%) Clustering
7 2 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) iPhone
7 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.79%) Windows
2 26 (24.53%) Linux
3 11 (10.38%) Windows 10
4 10 (9.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (8.49%) Android
6 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.66%) Unix
9 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.83%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.83%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.89%) CentOS
12 2 (1.89%) VMS
13 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) ITIL
2 15 (14.15%) DevOps
3 13 (12.26%) Migration
4 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (10.38%) Network Design
6 10 (9.43%) Network Management
7 9 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.49%) Project Management
8 8 (7.55%) Change Management
8 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 8 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Automation
8 8 (7.55%) Runbook
8 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.55%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.60%) Open Source
9 7 (6.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) Python
2 9 (8.49%) Bash Shell
2 9 (8.49%) Perl
3 8 (7.55%) Ruby
4 7 (6.60%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.77%) SQL
6 3 (2.83%) C#
6 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) C
7 1 (0.94%) C++
7 1 (0.94%) Groovy
7 1 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (22.64%) CCNP
3 19 (17.92%) CCIE
4 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
5 11 (10.38%) CCNA
6 10 (9.43%) Degree
7 7 (6.60%) CCDA
7 7 (6.60%) CCDP
7 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.60%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.66%) RHCE
9 4 (3.77%) BC Cleared
9 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (3.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.77%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.83%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.89%) CCSA
11 2 (1.89%) CCSP
11 2 (1.89%) CCVP
11 2 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.89%) NIST
2 2 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.66%) Docker
4 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.94%) NFS
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.55%) SCCM
2 8 (7.55%) Suricata
3 6 (5.66%) Nagios
4 5 (4.72%) Ansible
4 5 (4.72%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (4.72%) Terraform
5 4 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.77%) Iperf
6 3 (2.83%) Packer
7 2 (1.89%) Cacti
7 2 (1.89%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.89%) Puppet
8 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.94%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.94%) SCOM
8 1 (0.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (47.17%) Cisco
2 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.09%) F5
4 15 (14.15%) Palo Alto
5 13 (12.26%) CheckPoint
5 13 (12.26%) Juniper
5 13 (12.26%) SolarWinds
5 13 (12.26%) Splunk
5 13 (12.26%) VMware
6 12 (11.32%) Apple
7 9 (8.49%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.55%) Qualys
8 8 (7.55%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.60%) Citrix
9 7 (6.60%) ServiceNow
10 6 (5.66%) Remedy
11 5 (4.72%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.77%) Dell
12 4 (3.77%) HP
12 4 (3.77%) Samsung