Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 169 188
Rank change year-on-year +35 +19 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 119 132 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.64% 1.41% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 13.08% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 101 63
Central London median daily rate £444 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +11.33% -21.88%
10th Percentile £240 £158 £198
90th Percentile £620 £600 £573
London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% -12.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 £22.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +21.55% -67.09%
10th Percentile £11.30 £19.22 £16.19
90th Percentile £13.90 £29.80 £20.57
London median hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year -15.00% +21.55% -30.38%

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 798 1,009 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.98% 10.81% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 764 725
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £180 £157 £211
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 15
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +10.35% -10.53%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £31.80 £26.70 £22.85
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% +21.74% +1.60%

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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 5 December 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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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 5 December 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 +39 86 £450 +5.88% 32
West End of London +22 8 £320 -20.00% 1
Southwark +44 6 £413 +37.50%
Camden +11 5 £500 -16.67% 1
City of Westminster +5 4 £450 +16.13%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £300 -
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London

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 62 (52.10%) Cisco
2 61 (51.26%) Firewall
3 45 (37.82%) WAN
4 42 (35.29%) LAN
5 39 (32.77%) Windows
5 39 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
7 35 (29.41%) OSPF
8 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
9 32 (26.89%) CCNP
10 29 (24.37%) Azure
11 28 (23.53%) BGP
11 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
12 27 (22.69%) ITIL
13 26 (21.85%) AWS
13 26 (21.85%) Office 365
14 25 (21.01%) Linux
15 24 (20.17%) MPLS
15 24 (20.17%) Finance
16 23 (19.33%) Migration
16 23 (19.33%) Data Centre
17 22 (18.49%) Ethernet
18 20 (16.81%) Wireless
19 19 (15.97%) VMware
19 19 (15.97%) VoIP
20 18 (15.13%) Juniper
20 18 (15.13%) Palo Alto
20 18 (15.13%) Cisco Nexus
20 18 (15.13%) SolarWinds
21 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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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 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.04%) IIS
4 4 (3.36%) Confluence
4 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.68%) Ethereum
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.68%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) JBoss
7 1 (0.84%) nginx
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (1.68%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.84%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.37%) Azure
2 26 (21.85%) AWS
2 26 (21.85%) Office 365
3 9 (7.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (6.72%) PaaS
5 7 (5.88%) IaaS
5 7 (5.88%) SaaS
6 6 (5.04%) Datadog
6 6 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.36%) Mimecast
9 3 (2.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.52%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.52%) Serverless
10 2 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.68%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 61 (51.26%) Firewall
2 45 (37.82%) WAN
3 42 (35.29%) LAN
4 35 (29.41%) OSPF
5 28 (23.53%) BGP
5 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 24 (20.17%) MPLS
7 22 (18.49%) Ethernet
8 20 (16.81%) Wireless
9 19 (15.97%) VoIP
10 18 (15.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (12.61%) WLAN
12 14 (11.76%) DNS
12 14 (11.76%) IPsec
12 14 (11.76%) Network Security
12 14 (11.76%) VLAN
13 13 (10.92%) Internet
14 12 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (10.08%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.52%) Power BI
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.68%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) JIRA
2 10 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.04%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (5.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.68%) GitLab
5 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.84%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (20.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Marketing
4 5 (4.20%) Publishing
5 4 (3.36%) Electronics
5 4 (3.36%) Legal
5 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.36%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.68%) Games
6 2 (1.68%) Law
6 2 (1.68%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 31 (26.05%) Network Engineer
2 12 (10.08%) Administrator
3 11 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (9.24%) Network Administrator
3 11 (9.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (9.24%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.04%) Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.36%) Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) JSON
2 7 (5.88%) Web Services
3 6 (5.04%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.52%) CSS
5 2 (1.68%) HTML
5 2 (1.68%) HTML5
5 2 (1.68%) Qt
5 2 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.68%) RESTful
5 2 (1.68%) STL
6 1 (0.84%) LAMP
6 1 (0.84%) Middleware
6 1 (0.84%) SAML
6 1 (0.84%) VML
6 1 (0.84%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.20%) iPad
4 5 (4.20%) iPhone
5 4 (3.36%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (3.36%) Social Media
6 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.68%) PKI
7 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.84%) Clustering
8 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.77%) Windows
2 25 (21.01%) Linux
3 15 (12.61%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.92%) Android
4 13 (10.92%) Windows 10
5 12 (10.08%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.04%) Mac OS
7 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.20%) Unix
9 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.68%) CentOS
11 2 (1.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) ITIL
2 23 (19.33%) Migration
3 16 (13.45%) Change Management
3 16 (13.45%) DevOps
4 13 (10.92%) Load Balancing
4 13 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.40%) Project Management
8 9 (7.56%) High Availability
8 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Automation
9 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (6.72%) Kanban
9 8 (6.72%) Open Source
9 8 (6.72%) Runbook
9 8 (6.72%) Scrum
10 7 (5.88%) Network Design
10 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.08%) Python
2 11 (9.24%) Bash Shell
3 9 (7.56%) Perl
4 8 (6.72%) Ruby
5 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.52%) C#
7 3 (2.52%) SQL
8 2 (1.68%) C++
8 2 (1.68%) Java
9 1 (0.84%) C
9 1 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (26.89%) CCNP
3 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.61%) Degree
5 13 (10.92%) CCIE
6 11 (9.24%) JNCIP
7 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.88%) CCNA
9 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (5.04%) RHCE
10 5 (4.20%) CCDA
10 5 (4.20%) CCDP
11 4 (3.36%) CCSP
12 3 (2.52%) AWS Certification
12 3 (2.52%) BC Cleared
12 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.68%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.68%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.68%) NIST
3 2 (1.68%) PMO
4 1 (0.84%) GDPR
4 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) Docker
4 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.68%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Nagios
2 9 (7.56%) Ansible
2 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (7.56%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (6.72%) SCCM
3 8 (6.72%) Suricata
4 7 (5.88%) Terraform
5 6 (5.04%) Puppet
6 4 (3.36%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.36%) Iperf
6 4 (3.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.52%) Packer
8 2 (1.68%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.68%) Cacti
8 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.84%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.84%) Grafana
9 1 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (52.10%) Cisco
2 38 (31.93%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.97%) VMware
4 18 (15.13%) Juniper
4 18 (15.13%) Palo Alto
4 18 (15.13%) SolarWinds
5 14 (11.76%) F5
6 11 (9.24%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.56%) Splunk
8 8 (6.72%) Qualys
9 7 (5.88%) Citrix
9 7 (5.88%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.88%) Riverbed
10 6 (5.04%) Polycom
10 6 (5.04%) ServiceNow
11 5 (4.20%) Apple
11 5 (4.20%) Remedy
12 4 (3.36%) Avaya
12 4 (3.36%) Symantec