Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 188 181
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 76 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 0.91% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 7.25% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 34
City of London median daily rate £463 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +14.58% -11.38%
10th Percentile £194 £200 £118
90th Percentile £575 £625 £564
Central London median daily rate £450 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +13.92% -7.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.10 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.69% -21.79% +28.50%
10th Percentile £31.25 £18.81 £22.26
90th Percentile £33.75 £22.80 £29.14
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £20.10 £25.70
% change year-on-year +61.69% -21.79% +28.50%

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 717 869 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.13% 12.53% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 683 512
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £227 £233 £198
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 21
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.80% -11.60% -3.84%
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.05 £13.36
90th Percentile £44.09 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
% change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 - 3 £550 -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 42 (55.26%) Cisco
2 38 (50.00%) WAN
2 38 (50.00%) Firewall
3 37 (48.68%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (34.21%) BGP
5 25 (32.89%) OSPF
6 24 (31.58%) CCIE
6 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 23 (30.26%) Windows
7 23 (30.26%) MPLS
8 22 (28.95%) LAN
8 22 (28.95%) ITIL
9 21 (27.63%) CCNP
10 20 (26.32%) Finance
11 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (23.68%) F5
13 17 (22.37%) DNS
14 16 (21.05%) Wireless
14 16 (21.05%) Internet
14 16 (21.05%) Network Security
15 15 (19.74%) Office 365
15 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
16 14 (18.42%) DevOps
16 14 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (18.42%) CCNA
16 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
16 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
17 13 (17.11%) DHCP
17 13 (17.11%) CCDP

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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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.26%) Confluence
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.32%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (19.74%) Office 365
3 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.26%) Dropbox
4 4 (5.26%) G Suite
4 4 (5.26%) Slack
4 4 (5.26%) Trello
5 3 (3.95%) PaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.63%) IaaS
6 2 (2.63%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.32%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.32%) GitHub
7 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.32%) Route 53
7 1 (1.32%) SaaS
7 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 38 (50.00%) Firewall
1 38 (50.00%) WAN
2 26 (34.21%) BGP
3 25 (32.89%) OSPF
4 24 (31.58%) TCP/IP
5 23 (30.26%) MPLS
6 22 (28.95%) LAN
7 17 (22.37%) DNS
8 16 (21.05%) Internet
8 16 (21.05%) Network Security
8 16 (21.05%) Wireless
9 14 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (17.11%) DHCP
11 12 (15.79%) Ethernet
12 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
12 11 (14.47%) VoIP
13 10 (13.16%) VLAN
14 9 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (11.84%) Multicast
15 8 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.63%) Power BI
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.32%) GitLab
4 1 (1.32%) Hudson
4 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.84%) Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support
5 6 (7.89%) Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) WAN Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Technician
7 4 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.26%) IT Technician
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) JSON
1 4 (5.26%) Regular Expression
1 4 (5.26%) YAML
2 3 (3.95%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) HTML5
3 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.32%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) VML
4 1 (1.32%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.95%) iPad
5 3 (3.95%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.63%) Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) iPhone
6 2 (2.63%) PKI
7 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.26%) Unix
8 3 (3.95%) Android
9 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.63%) VMS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) DevOps
3 11 (14.47%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (14.47%) Network Design
3 11 (14.47%) Network Management
4 10 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 10 (13.16%) Technical Leadership
5 8 (10.53%) Business Continuity
5 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.53%) Migration
5 8 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
5 8 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.53%) Project Management
6 7 (9.21%) Change Management
6 7 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (7.89%) CRM
7 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.89%) Web Filtering
8 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
8 5 (6.58%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) Python
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) R
Qualifications
1 37 (48.68%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (31.58%) CCIE
3 21 (27.63%) CCNP
4 14 (18.42%) CCNA
5 13 (17.11%) CCDP
6 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 8 (10.53%) CCDA
8 7 (9.21%) BC Cleared
8 7 (9.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.89%) Degree
10 5 (6.58%) CCDE
11 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.63%) CISSP
12 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.63%) MCP
12 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.21%) Docker
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.32%) NFS
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Ansible
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.63%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.32%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (1.32%) CASB
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.32%) Iperf
5 1 (1.32%) Kibana
5 1 (1.32%) logstash
5 1 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) Puppet
5 1 (1.32%) RANCID
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.32%) Sysdig
5 1 (1.32%) Terraform
5 1 (1.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) Cisco
2 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) F5
4 10 (13.16%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.16%) Palo Alto
5 9 (11.84%) Apple
6 8 (10.53%) Citrix
7 7 (9.21%) HP
7 7 (9.21%) SolarWinds
7 7 (9.21%) Splunk
8 6 (7.89%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.58%) ArcSight
9 5 (6.58%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.26%) Arista
10 4 (5.26%) Juniper
11 3 (3.95%) Dell
11 3 (3.95%) Google
11 3 (3.95%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.95%) VMware
12 2 (2.63%) SevOne