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 25 June 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 138 154
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16  
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.85% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.36% 6.05% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 30
Median daily rate £230 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.64% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £249 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.70 £19.75 £17.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.12% +10.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.26 £17.95 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.14 £21.55 £20.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 335 463 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.23% 13.93% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 365 554
Median daily rate £425 £463 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +11.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +3.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.60 £30.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 33 (61.11%) Cisco
2 26 (48.15%) WAN
3 22 (40.74%) Firewall
4 21 (38.89%) LAN
5 19 (35.19%) Windows
5 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
6 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (29.63%) OSPF
7 16 (29.63%) VMware
7 16 (29.63%) Data Centre
8 14 (25.93%) BGP
8 14 (25.93%) Citrix
8 14 (25.93%) CCNP
8 14 (25.93%) Palo Alto
9 13 (24.07%) Wireless
10 12 (22.22%) ITIL
11 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.37%) SAN
11 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
11 11 (20.37%) Finance
11 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
12 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
12 10 (18.52%) Network Management
12 10 (18.52%) Internet
12 10 (18.52%) CCNA
13 9 (16.67%) DHCP
13 9 (16.67%) SSL
13 9 (16.67%) Fortinet
14 8 (14.81%) VLAN

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 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.85%) nginx
4 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Eikon
1 1 (1.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) WAN
2 22 (40.74%) Firewall
3 21 (38.89%) LAN
4 16 (29.63%) OSPF
5 14 (25.93%) BGP
6 13 (24.07%) Wireless
7 11 (20.37%) SAN
8 10 (18.52%) Internet
9 9 (16.67%) DHCP
9 9 (16.67%) SSL
10 8 (14.81%) DNS
10 8 (14.81%) IPsec
10 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 8 (14.81%) VLAN
10 8 (14.81%) VXLAN
11 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (12.96%) MPLS
11 7 (12.96%) Network Security
12 6 (11.11%) iSCSI
12 6 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.85%) Military
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Architect
3 10 (18.52%) Network Architect
4 9 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 8 (14.81%) IT Support
5 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
5 8 (14.81%) Support Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Cisco Support
6 6 (11.11%) IT Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Voice Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Voice Support Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Replication
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.19%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.26%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.85%) AIX
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Network Management
3 8 (14.81%) Investment Management
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
4 7 (12.96%) Network Architecture
5 6 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (9.26%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.41%) Network Design
7 4 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.56%) Service Management
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.70%) Information Security
9 2 (3.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) Lisp
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.93%) CCNP
3 10 (18.52%) CCNA
4 5 (9.26%) CCIE
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CCDA
7 1 (1.85%) CCIE Security
7 1 (1.85%) CCSA
7 1 (1.85%) CISSP
7 1 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) GCIA
7 1 (1.85%) GCIH
7 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) COBIT
2 1 (1.85%) COSO
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.41%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) KVM
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.85%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) Terraform
4 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Cisco
2 16 (29.63%) VMware
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 14 (25.93%) Palo Alto
4 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
4 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
6 9 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 7 (12.96%) Arista
7 7 (12.96%) F5
8 6 (11.11%) Veeam
9 5 (9.26%) Avaya
9 5 (9.26%) HP
9 5 (9.26%) NetApp
10 4 (7.41%) Juniper
11 3 (5.56%) Apple
11 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.70%) Nortel
12 2 (3.70%) Reuters
12 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago