Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 176 188
Rank change year-on-year +40 +12 -37
Contract jobs citing VPN 65 123 101
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.24% 1.38% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 12.56% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 101 75
Median daily rate £450 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £185 £173 £155
90th Percentile £619 £550 £625
London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +4.76% -61.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £22.00 £16.78
90th Percentile £13.00 £32.40 £22.73
London median hourly rate £33.09 £30.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.59% +64.44% -8.78%

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 528 979 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.11% 10.95% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 729 833
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £203 £181 £213
90th Percentile £638 £650 £620
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 22
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.57 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.11% +27.19% -19.44%
10th Percentile £17.93 £17.19 £11.43
90th Percentile £40.45 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.34 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +23.75% -20.00%

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 4 April 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

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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 4 April 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 +23 47 £400 -5.88% 27
City of Westminster +18 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Southwark +52 2 £275 -8.33%
West End of London +29 2 £120 -64.71% 1
Camden - 1 £310 -
VPN
London

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 36 (55.38%) Cisco
2 29 (44.62%) Firewall
3 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
4 22 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (32.31%) WAN
6 20 (30.77%) Windows
6 20 (30.77%) CCNP
7 19 (29.23%) OSPF
7 19 (29.23%) LAN
8 18 (27.69%) Office 365
9 17 (26.15%) Migration
10 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.08%) Data Centre
11 14 (21.54%) Azure
12 13 (20.00%) Network Security
12 13 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (20.00%) Finance
13 12 (18.46%) VMware
13 12 (18.46%) Juniper
13 12 (18.46%) MPLS
13 12 (18.46%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (18.46%) AWS
14 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
14 11 (16.92%) Change Management
15 10 (15.38%) JNCIP
15 10 (15.38%) Nagios
15 10 (15.38%) IPv4
15 10 (15.38%) IPv6
15 10 (15.38%) Ethernet

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 6 (9.23%) IIS
1 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) Office 365
2 14 (21.54%) Azure
3 12 (18.46%) AWS
4 4 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (4.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (4.62%) Azure Stack
5 3 (4.62%) iPaaS
5 3 (4.62%) SaaS
6 2 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
6 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.08%) IaaS
6 2 (3.08%) PaaS
6 2 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.54%) G Suite
7 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (44.62%) Firewall
2 21 (32.31%) WAN
3 19 (29.23%) LAN
3 19 (29.23%) OSPF
4 13 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (20.00%) Network Security
5 12 (18.46%) MPLS
6 10 (15.38%) DNS
6 10 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 10 (15.38%) IPv4
6 10 (15.38%) IPv6
6 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 10 (15.38%) VXLAN
6 10 (15.38%) Wireshark
7 9 (13.85%) BGP
7 9 (13.85%) DHCP
7 9 (13.85%) VoIP
8 8 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (10.77%) IP Telephony
9 7 (10.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) GitLab
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Terragrunt
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Administrator
3 8 (12.31%) Analyst
3 8 (12.31%) Network Administrator
3 8 (12.31%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.69%) Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.15%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Azure Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Messaging Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) IT Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) Middleware
1 4 (6.15%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) REST
3 1 (1.54%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (18.46%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.69%) iPad
3 5 (7.69%) iPhone
4 4 (6.15%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) CCTV
5 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Windows
2 9 (13.85%) Android
2 9 (13.85%) Windows 10
2 9 (13.85%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.69%) Linux
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (6.15%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.08%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Migration
2 11 (16.92%) Change Management
2 11 (16.92%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.77%) DevOps
4 7 (10.77%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.69%) SOA
5 5 (7.69%) Statistics
6 4 (6.15%) Information Security
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.62%) High Availability
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (4.62%) Insurtech
7 3 (4.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.69%) Python
2 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (30.77%) CCNP
3 10 (15.38%) JNCIP
4 7 (10.77%) Degree
5 5 (7.69%) JNCIS
6 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) CCSP
8 2 (3.08%) CCNA
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.54%) CCA
9 1 (1.54%) CCIE
9 1 (1.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.54%) CISM
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
9 1 (1.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) PMO
2 3 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 23 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.15%) Docker
4 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.54%) NFS
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.54%) VMFS
6 1 (1.54%) vSphere
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
6 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Nagios
2 9 (13.85%) SCCM
3 5 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.15%) AirWatch
4 4 (6.15%) Ansible
4 4 (6.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (6.15%) Terraform
5 3 (4.62%) Puppet
5 3 (4.62%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.54%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.54%) vMotion
6 1 (1.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (55.38%) Cisco
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) Juniper
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 10 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 8 (12.31%) Palo Alto
6 5 (7.69%) Avaya
6 5 (7.69%) Meraki
7 4 (6.15%) Polycom
7 4 (6.15%) Symantec
8 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.62%) Citrix
9 2 (3.08%) CrowdStrike
9 2 (3.08%) F5
9 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.08%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) NVIDIA
10 1 (1.54%) Splunk
10 1 (1.54%) Ubiquiti
10 1 (1.54%) Zscaler