Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 179 193
Rank change year-on-year +31 +14 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 78 76 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.08% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.32% 9.61% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 57 37
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -14.57%
10th Percentile £231 £161 £183
90th Percentile £606 £625 £543
Central London median daily rate £428 £408 £425
% change year-on-year +4.91% -4.12% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £19.35 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.65% +6.91% -8.35%
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £19.35 £18.10
% change year-on-year -27.65% +6.91% -8.35%

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 633 791 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.65% 11.25% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 616 563
City of London median daily rate £460 £441 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £207 £163 £208
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £431 £450
% change year-on-year +4.41% -4.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 14
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £11.91
90th Percentile £44.80 £25.50 £29.18
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -9.21%

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 23 October 2019.

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
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 23 October 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
London Bridge - 4 £500 -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 41 (52.56%) Cisco
2 32 (41.03%) WAN
2 32 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 31 (39.74%) Firewall
4 30 (38.46%) Windows
4 30 (38.46%) LAN
5 22 (28.21%) Finance
5 22 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 21 (26.92%) Azure
7 20 (25.64%) AWS
7 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
7 20 (25.64%) ITIL
7 20 (25.64%) BGP
8 19 (24.36%) Linux
8 19 (24.36%) Office 365
9 17 (21.79%) MPLS
10 16 (20.51%) OSPF
11 15 (19.23%) CCNP
12 14 (17.95%) CCIE
12 14 (17.95%) Wireless
12 14 (17.95%) VMware
12 14 (17.95%) DevOps
13 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 13 (16.67%) VoIP
14 12 (15.38%) Internet
14 12 (15.38%) Migration
14 12 (15.38%) Windows 10
14 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
14 12 (15.38%) F5

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 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.56%) Ethereum
4 2 (2.56%) Hyperledger
4 2 (2.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.28%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.56%) R3 Corda
2 1 (1.28%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.92%) Azure
2 20 (25.64%) AWS
3 19 (24.36%) Office 365
4 7 (8.97%) SaaS
4 7 (8.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (7.69%) Datadog
5 6 (7.69%) PaaS
6 5 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (6.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.41%) IaaS
7 3 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (3.85%) Mimecast
7 3 (3.85%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (2.56%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.56%) OpenShift
8 2 (2.56%) Serverless
9 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (41.03%) WAN
2 31 (39.74%) Firewall
3 30 (38.46%) LAN
4 21 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 20 (25.64%) BGP
6 17 (21.79%) MPLS
7 16 (20.51%) OSPF
8 14 (17.95%) Wireless
9 13 (16.67%) VoIP
10 12 (15.38%) Internet
11 11 (14.10%) WLAN
12 10 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
13 9 (11.54%) DNS
13 9 (11.54%) VLAN
14 8 (10.26%) BIG-IP
14 8 (10.26%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 8 (10.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.85%) Power BI
3 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 8 (10.26%) JIRA
2 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.56%) GitLab
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.97%) Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Publishing
5 5 (6.41%) Marketing
6 4 (5.13%) Electronics
6 4 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 4 (5.13%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.85%) Legal
8 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Automotive
9 1 (1.28%) Billing
9 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Active Directory Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) JSON
2 6 (7.69%) Web Services
3 4 (5.13%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
4 2 (2.56%) HTML
4 2 (2.56%) HTML5
4 2 (2.56%) Qt
4 2 (2.56%) REST
4 2 (2.56%) RESTful
4 2 (2.56%) STL
5 1 (1.28%) SAML
5 1 (1.28%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (8.97%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) iPad
4 4 (5.13%) iPhone
4 4 (5.13%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (5.13%) Social Media
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (38.46%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 9 (11.54%) Android
4 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (6.41%) Unix
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.56%) CentOS
10 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.56%) VMS
10 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) DevOps
3 12 (15.38%) Migration
3 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.82%) Project Management
5 9 (11.54%) Infrastructure Automation
6 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.26%) Kanban
6 8 (10.26%) Network Management
6 8 (10.26%) Open Source
6 8 (10.26%) Runbook
6 8 (10.26%) Scrum
7 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.97%) Network Design
8 6 (7.69%) High Availability
8 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) Python
2 10 (12.82%) Bash Shell
3 8 (10.26%) Perl
3 8 (10.26%) Ruby
4 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (2.56%) Java
6 2 (2.56%) SQL
7 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (19.23%) CCNP
3 14 (17.95%) CCIE
4 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.82%) Degree
6 7 (8.97%) CCNA
7 6 (7.69%) RHCE
8 5 (6.41%) CCDA
8 5 (6.41%) CCDP
8 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) AWS Certification
9 3 (3.85%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.56%) CCSP
10 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.28%) CCIP
11 1 (1.28%) CCSA
11 1 (1.28%) MCSA
11 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.56%) NIST
3 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.13%) Docker
4 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) NFS
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.28%) vSphere
6 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Suricata
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.41%) Ansible
3 5 (6.41%) Puppet
3 5 (6.41%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.13%) Iperf
4 4 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.85%) SCCM
6 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.56%) Terraform
7 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.28%) CASB
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (52.56%) Cisco
2 32 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.95%) VMware
4 12 (15.38%) F5
4 12 (15.38%) Splunk
5 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.26%) Palo Alto
6 8 (10.26%) Qualys
6 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.97%) Citrix
7 7 (8.97%) Riverbed
7 7 (8.97%) ServiceNow
8 6 (7.69%) Apple
8 6 (7.69%) Polycom
8 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.41%) Juniper
10 4 (5.13%) Dell
10 4 (5.13%) Remedy
10 4 (5.13%) SAP
10 4 (5.13%) Symantec