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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 148 129 125
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +29
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 25 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 0.91% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.93% 9.12% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 18
10th Percentile £313 £261 £200
25th Percentile £409 £319 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +25.88% -2.86% -5.41%
75th Percentile £644 £488 £517
90th Percentile £650 £600 £629
Central London median daily rate £535 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +25.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £11.00
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
75th Percentile - - £13.00
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £12.00
% change year-on-year - - -63.08%

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 403 274 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.56% 9.93% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 211 230
10th Percentile £313 £320 £208
25th Percentile £450 £400 £344
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £680 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
10th Percentile - £11.98 £14.85
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £22.46
Median hourly rate £39.50 £14.75 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year +167.80% -60.27% +16.93%
75th Percentile £61.75 £17.19 £48.25
90th Percentile £64.35 £18.13 £53.88
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £15.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +157.14% -56.85% +62.22%

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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

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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

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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 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the City of London

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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

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 23 (57.50%) Azure
2 18 (45.00%) DevOps
3 17 (42.50%) Terraform
4 16 (40.00%) Firewall
5 14 (35.00%) AWS
6 12 (30.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) WAN
7 11 (27.50%) Cisco
7 11 (27.50%) Finance
7 11 (27.50%) Migration
7 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (25.00%) SD-WAN
8 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
9 9 (22.50%) Ansible
10 8 (20.00%) DNS
10 8 (20.00%) SSL
10 8 (20.00%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) Python
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (17.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
11 7 (17.50%) CI/CD
12 6 (15.00%) Social Skills
12 6 (15.00%) SDLC
12 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (15.00%) Meraki
12 6 (15.00%) Docker
12 6 (15.00%) MPLS

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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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Elite 3E
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (57.50%) Azure
2 14 (35.00%) AWS
3 7 (17.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Monitor
4 5 (12.50%) Azure Pipelines
5 4 (10.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (5.00%) GCP
7 2 (5.00%) IaaS
7 2 (5.00%) PaaS
7 2 (5.00%) SaaS
8 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (2.50%) Azure Storage
8 1 (2.50%) GitHub
8 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) Firewall
2 12 (30.00%) WAN
3 10 (25.00%) SD-WAN
4 8 (20.00%) DNS
4 8 (20.00%) SSL
5 6 (15.00%) LAN
5 6 (15.00%) MPLS
6 5 (12.50%) Network Security
6 5 (12.50%) Wireless
7 4 (10.00%) BGP
7 4 (10.00%) IPsec
7 4 (10.00%) tcpdump
8 3 (7.50%) DWDM
8 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
8 3 (7.50%) HSRP
8 3 (7.50%) OSPF
8 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.50%) GoCD
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Social Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Law
3 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Architect
1 7 (17.50%) Cloud Engineer
1 7 (17.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Azure Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (7.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) LDAP Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Azure Blueprints
2 3 (7.50%) LDAP
2 3 (7.50%) OAuth
2 3 (7.50%) OAuth2
2 3 (7.50%) SAML
3 1 (2.50%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 5 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) BYOD
3 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.50%) IoT
3 1 (2.50%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (7.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) DevOps
2 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure as Code
2 11 (27.50%) Migration
3 7 (17.50%) CI/CD
4 6 (15.00%) Agile
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) Cost Management
5 5 (12.50%) Network Design
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Software Deployment
7 3 (7.50%) Cloud Operations
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) ITSM
7 3 (7.50%) Network Management
7 3 (7.50%) Observability
7 3 (7.50%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (5.00%) Platform Engineering
8 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.00%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Python
2 5 (12.50%) Bash
2 5 (12.50%) Go
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
2 5 (12.50%) Ruby
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PMP
5 1 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Docker
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) Firmware
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) Terraform
2 9 (22.50%) Ansible
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (7.50%) SCCM
5 2 (5.00%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.50%) CASB
6 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.50%) Nagios
6 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.50%) Packer
6 1 (2.50%) Pingdom
6 1 (2.50%) Puppet
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
4 6 (15.00%) Meraki
5 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.50%) Citrix
6 4 (10.00%) F5
6 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 4 (10.00%) Zscaler
7 3 (7.50%) Aruba
7 3 (7.50%) Juniper
8 2 (5.00%) Adobe
8 2 (5.00%) Google
8 2 (5.00%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) iManage
8 2 (5.00%) Intapp
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) Arista