Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 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
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 150 181
Rank change year-on-year +43 +31 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 18 105 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.89% 1.39% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 13.00% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 88 95
Median daily rate £530 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.98% +6.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £364 £215 £160
90th Percentile £675 £556 £600
London median daily rate £498 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +13.71% +6.06% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.65% +6.91%
London median hourly rate £28.75 £25.94 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.84% +3.75% +16.82%

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 266 808 1,032
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 13.17% 10.69% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 606 792
Median daily rate £500 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £248 £196 £163
90th Percentile £640 £650 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 26
Median hourly rate £49.00 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +16.02% +6.47%
10th Percentile £26.78 £15.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £120.03 £44.80 £29.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% +6.95%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Central London.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Central London over the 6 months to 19 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Central London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Central London

VPN
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 19 October 2020. 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 +55 16 £525 +16.67% 8
City of Westminster +8 1 £550 +22.22%
West End of London +6 1 £550 +71.88%
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Azure
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
5 5 (27.78%) AWS
5 5 (27.78%) SIEM
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Content Management
6 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) SCCM
6 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Information Security
6 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Unix
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Microservices
6 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
7 3 (16.67%) SaaS

VPN
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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Azure
2 5 (27.78%) AWS
3 4 (22.22%) Office 365
4 3 (16.67%) SaaS
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (11.11%) Azure Stack
5 2 (11.11%) iPaaS
5 2 (11.11%) Power Automate
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (5.56%) GCP
6 1 (5.56%) PaaS
6 1 (5.56%) Route 53
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) SSL
4 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) Skype
5 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.56%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
1 2 (11.11%) REST
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Robotics
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) LIMS
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 3 (16.67%) Solaris
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Content Management
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) SIEM
2 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Microservices
2 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 3 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) Use Case
3 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Groovy
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (16.67%) CCSP
2 3 (16.67%) CISM
2 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CREST Certified
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) GCFA
3 2 (11.11%) GCIA
3 2 (11.11%) GCIH
4 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) CISA
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) COBIT
1 3 (16.67%) NIST
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (11.11%) CSIRT
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Meraki
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow