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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London / City of London
Rank 129 121 127
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.11% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 9.44% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 45
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £244 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £618 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 392 702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.28% 11.79% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 291 512
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +39.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 32 (48.48%) Cisco
2 31 (46.97%) Firewall
3 25 (37.88%) WAN
4 24 (36.36%) LAN
5 21 (31.82%) Windows
6 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
7 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
8 17 (25.76%) Finance
9 16 (24.24%) Palo Alto
10 15 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (21.21%) VMware
11 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (19.70%) Citrix
12 13 (19.70%) SSL
12 13 (19.70%) ITIL
12 13 (19.70%) Wireless
12 13 (19.70%) OSPF
13 12 (18.18%) SAN
14 11 (16.67%) BGP
14 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
14 11 (16.67%) Network Management
15 10 (15.15%) Internet
15 10 (15.15%) SolarWinds
15 10 (15.15%) Network Security
16 9 (13.64%) CCNP
16 9 (13.64%) Linux
16 9 (13.64%) DevOps
17 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related 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 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) Confluence
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.61%) Office 365
3 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 4 (6.06%) PaaS
4 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.03%) SaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.52%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.52%) G Suite
5 1 (1.52%) GitHub
5 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.97%) Firewall
2 25 (37.88%) WAN
3 24 (36.36%) LAN
4 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (19.70%) OSPF
5 13 (19.70%) SSL
5 13 (19.70%) Wireless
6 12 (18.18%) SAN
7 11 (16.67%) BGP
8 10 (15.15%) Internet
8 10 (15.15%) Network Security
9 7 (10.61%) DNS
9 7 (10.61%) IPsec
10 6 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (9.09%) WLAN
11 5 (7.58%) DHCP
11 5 (7.58%) DMZ
12 4 (6.06%) iSCSI
12 4 (6.06%) MPLS
12 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.52%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.52%) MSI
4 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Advertising
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Network Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Cisco Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Network Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) IT Support
6 6 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Azure Architect
8 4 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.06%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
8 4 (6.06%) Voice Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Voice Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
3 1 (1.52%) LAMP
3 1 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.06%) Replication
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.55%) CMDB
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.06%) CentOS
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.52%) Unix
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Network Management
3 9 (13.64%) DevOps
4 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.61%) Change Management
4 7 (10.61%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.09%) Validation
6 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.58%) Information Security
6 5 (7.58%) Investment Management
6 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 5 (7.58%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.06%) High Availability
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
7 4 (6.06%) Network Design
7 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.06%) Project Management
8 3 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.58%) Ruby
3 2 (3.03%) C#
3 2 (3.03%) Java
3 2 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.64%) CCNP
3 5 (7.58%) CCNA
4 4 (6.06%) CISSP
4 4 (6.06%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) CCSA
5 3 (4.55%) CCSP
6 2 (3.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (3.03%) CCSE
6 2 (3.03%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CCA
7 1 (1.52%) CCIE
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) COBIT
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) Docker
4 4 (6.06%) BitLocker
4 4 (6.06%) ProxySG
5 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) vCloud
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.52%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Ansible
1 5 (7.58%) Puppet
1 5 (7.58%) Terraform
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.55%) OPNET
3 2 (3.03%) DameWare
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.52%) Kibana
4 1 (1.52%) logstash
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.52%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.52%) Salt
4 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Cisco
2 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.24%) Palo Alto
4 15 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 14 (21.21%) VMware
6 13 (19.70%) Citrix
7 10 (15.15%) SolarWinds
8 7 (10.61%) Arista
8 7 (10.61%) Fortinet
9 5 (7.58%) F5
10 4 (6.06%) Bloomberg
10 4 (6.06%) Blue Coat
10 4 (6.06%) NetApp
11 3 (4.55%) HP
11 3 (4.55%) Reuters
11 3 (4.55%) Riverbed
11 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
11 3 (4.55%) Splunk
11 3 (4.55%) Veeam
12 2 (3.03%) Meraki
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