Period
to 14 May 2021

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 May 2021 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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 123 152
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29 +49
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 32 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 0.95% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.12% 9.91% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 67
10th Percentile £261 £200 £170
25th Percentile £319 £350 £309
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £438 £463
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% -5.41% +8.82%
75th Percentile £488 £517 £520
90th Percentile £600 £629 £580
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year - -63.08% +54.76%
Central London median hourly rate - £12.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -63.08% +54.76%

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 274 323 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.90% 9.60% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 235 551
10th Percentile £320 £208 £200
25th Percentile £400 £346 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £680 £658 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 16
10th Percentile £11.98 £14.85 £18.42
25th Percentile £12.69 £22.46 £19.11
Median hourly rate £14.75 £37.13 £31.75
Median % change year-on-year -60.27% +16.93% +67.11%
75th Percentile £17.19 £48.25 £38.78
90th Percentile £18.13 £53.88 £43.91
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £36.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -56.85% +62.22% +18.42%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the City of London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend 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 May 2021. 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 - 1 £475 -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Citrix
3 11 (44.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (40.00%) Wireless
5 9 (36.00%) LAN
5 9 (36.00%) Windows
5 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (32.00%) vSphere
6 8 (32.00%) IBM
7 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
7 7 (28.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
7 7 (28.00%) DB2
7 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) ITIL
8 6 (24.00%) Juniper
9 5 (20.00%) RHCA

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 (28.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (20.00%) Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) AWS
4 1 (4.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
4 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 10 (40.00%) Wireless
4 9 (36.00%) LAN
5 6 (24.00%) Network Security
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) VoIP
7 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (8.00%) IPv4
8 2 (8.00%) SD-WAN
8 2 (8.00%) VLAN
9 1 (4.00%) DNS
9 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
9 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
9 1 (4.00%) MPLS
9 1 (4.00%) PBX
9 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix Architect
4 5 (20.00%) VMware Architect
4 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Architect
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.00%) OAuth
2 1 (4.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) CESG
2 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
4 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Interpretation
5 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Web Filtering
6 1 (4.00%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) RHCA
1 5 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CEH
4 1 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) GSEC
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (8.00%) SEPA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (32.00%) vSphere
3 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (28.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
5 1 (4.00%) Snort
5 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Nessus
2 1 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) Suricata
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) Citrix
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) IBM
5 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (24.00%) Juniper
7 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (8.00%) Avaya
8 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.00%) McAfee
9 1 (4.00%) Aruba
9 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.00%) Draytek
9 1 (4.00%) F5
9 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
9 1 (4.00%) Nortel
9 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.00%) Symantec
9 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro