Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 14 December 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 189 164
Rank change year-on-year +27 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 92 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 0.96% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 8.91% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 56
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £158 £183 £255
90th Percentile £625 £555 £588
Central London median daily rate £415 £375 £480
% change year-on-year +10.67% -21.88% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.10 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.55% -67.09% +223.53%
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.10 £55.00
% change year-on-year +21.55% -67.09% +214.29%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 764 774 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.73% 10.76% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 599 702
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £208 £298
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.42% -13.16% +7.10%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
London Bridge -53 1 - -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 50 (54.35%) Cisco
2 44 (47.83%) Windows
3 43 (46.74%) WAN
4 41 (44.57%) Firewall
5 33 (35.87%) LAN
6 29 (31.52%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
9 23 (25.00%) DHCP
9 23 (25.00%) DNS
9 23 (25.00%) Wireless
10 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
10 22 (23.91%) MPLS
10 22 (23.91%) OSPF
11 21 (22.83%) BGP
11 21 (22.83%) CCNP
11 21 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (21.74%) SolarWinds
13 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
13 19 (20.65%) SCCM
14 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (19.57%) Office 365
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (18.48%) Skype
15 17 (18.48%) ITIL
15 17 (18.48%) VMware
16 15 (16.30%) Citrix
16 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.09%) nginx
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Office 365
2 17 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (5.43%) Datadog
7 4 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.17%) G Suite
9 2 (2.17%) IaaS
10 1 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.09%) Amazon S3
10 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
10 1 (1.09%) OneDrive
10 1 (1.09%) PaaS
10 1 (1.09%) SaaS
10 1 (1.09%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 43 (46.74%) WAN
2 41 (44.57%) Firewall
3 33 (35.87%) LAN
4 23 (25.00%) DHCP
4 23 (25.00%) DNS
4 23 (25.00%) Wireless
5 22 (23.91%) MPLS
5 22 (23.91%) OSPF
5 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
6 21 (22.83%) BGP
6 21 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (18.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (18.48%) Skype
8 14 (15.22%) Network Security
9 13 (14.13%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (14.13%) IPsec
9 13 (14.13%) SSL
9 13 (14.13%) VoIP
10 11 (11.96%) WLAN
11 9 (9.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
1 2 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) Big Data
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) DataStage
2 1 (1.09%) DB2
2 1 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.09%) phpMyAdmin
2 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.09%) Redis
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.17%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.09%) Gradle
4 1 (1.09%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.09%) Subversion
4 1 (1.09%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Billing
3 4 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Back Office
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) German Language
6 1 (1.09%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Network Engineer
2 18 (19.57%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) IT Support
4 10 (10.87%) Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.78%) Architect
5 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) IT Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Network Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) IT Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.26%) Software Packaging
2 3 (3.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 2 (2.17%) JSON
3 2 (2.17%) XML
3 2 (2.17%) XMPP
4 1 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.09%) Kafka
4 1 (1.09%) LAMP
4 1 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) OAuth
4 1 (1.09%) OpenID
4 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.09%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) SAML
4 1 (1.09%) SOAP
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.09%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
1 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 6 (6.52%) iPad
1 6 (6.52%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.26%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.17%) Handset
3 2 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.09%) Fintech
4 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.09%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.09%) Replication
4 1 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
3 13 (14.13%) Linux
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.04%) Unix
4 12 (13.04%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.52%) Mac OS
5 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.35%) Android
7 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.17%) CentOS
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.09%) HPUX
9 1 (1.09%) Solaris
9 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Migration
2 12 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 9 (9.78%) DevOps
4 8 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.52%) Network Design
5 6 (6.52%) Project Management
5 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.43%) Investment Management
6 5 (5.43%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (4.35%) DNA
7 4 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (4.35%) Information Security
7 4 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.35%) Network Management
7 4 (4.35%) Security Operations
7 4 (4.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.26%) Change Management
8 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.87%) Python
2 10 (10.87%) SQL
3 7 (7.61%) VBA
4 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.43%) Perl
5 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.17%) PHP
6 2 (2.17%) VBScript
7 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) Java
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) Scala
7 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (31.52%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (22.83%) CCNP
3 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 9 (9.78%) CCNA
4 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.70%) CCIE
5 8 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.43%) CISSP
7 5 (5.43%) RHCE
8 4 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 4 (4.35%) CISA
8 4 (4.35%) ISSMP
8 4 (4.35%) MCP
8 4 (4.35%) MCSE
9 3 (3.26%) CISM
9 3 (3.26%) Degree
10 2 (2.17%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (2.17%) CCSE
10 2 (2.17%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.17%) FedRAMP
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) GDPR
4 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.26%) vSphere
6 2 (2.17%) Firmware
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.17%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.17%) Xen
6 2 (2.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.09%) Docker
7 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (20.65%) SCCM
2 12 (13.04%) Ansible
3 9 (9.78%) AirWatch
4 8 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (7.61%) Puppet
6 5 (5.43%) Terraform
7 4 (4.35%) Kubernetes
7 4 (4.35%) Nagios
8 3 (3.26%) Cacti
9 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (2.17%) Rundeck
9 2 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.09%) CASB
10 1 (1.09%) Istio
10 1 (1.09%) Netcool
10 1 (1.09%) Observium
10 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (54.35%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) SolarWinds
4 17 (18.48%) VMware
5 15 (16.30%) Citrix
6 13 (14.13%) Palo Alto
6 13 (14.13%) Polycom
7 11 (11.96%) HP
8 10 (10.87%) ServiceNow
9 9 (9.78%) Avaya
9 9 (9.78%) CheckPoint
9 9 (9.78%) Google
10 8 (8.70%) Dell
11 7 (7.61%) Charles River
11 7 (7.61%) F5
11 7 (7.61%) iManage
11 7 (7.61%) Juniper
11 7 (7.61%) Oracle
11 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
11 7 (7.61%) Splunk