Period
to 23 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 166 194
Rank change year-on-year +39 +28 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 69 86 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.39% 1.26% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.75% 11.70% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 41
City of London median daily rate £434 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £235 £173 £263
90th Percentile £629 £603 £538
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
City of London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +21.55% -67.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £22.00 £16.42
90th Percentile £13.00 £32.40 £21.50
Central London median hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year -45.45% +21.55% -67.09%

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 541 735 742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.94% 10.76% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 564 584
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £163 £225
90th Percentile £664 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £427 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +0.47% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +14.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 £25.50 £22.63
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.61% +19.11% -17.11%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +42 1 £375 -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 33 (47.83%) Firewall
3 28 (40.58%) WAN
4 27 (39.13%) LAN
5 20 (28.99%) Windows
5 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
6 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
7 18 (26.09%) AWS
8 17 (24.64%) Office 365
8 17 (24.64%) MPLS
8 17 (24.64%) OSPF
8 17 (24.64%) BGP
8 17 (24.64%) Finance
9 16 (23.19%) CCNP
9 16 (23.19%) Azure
10 15 (21.74%) Network Security
10 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
11 14 (20.29%) ITIL
12 13 (18.84%) VMware
12 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
13 12 (17.39%) Palo Alto
13 12 (17.39%) Wireless
14 11 (15.94%) Linux
14 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.49%) Video Conferencing
15 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
15 10 (14.49%) Python
15 10 (14.49%) VoIP

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.90%) Ethereum
2 2 (2.90%) Hyperledger
2 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (2.90%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) AWS
2 17 (24.64%) Office 365
3 16 (23.19%) Azure
4 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.80%) Datadog
4 4 (5.80%) IaaS
4 4 (5.80%) PaaS
4 4 (5.80%) SaaS
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.90%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.45%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 28 (40.58%) WAN
3 27 (39.13%) LAN
4 17 (24.64%) BGP
4 17 (24.64%) MPLS
4 17 (24.64%) OSPF
5 15 (21.74%) Network Security
5 15 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 13 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (17.39%) Wireless
8 10 (14.49%) VoIP
8 10 (14.49%) WLAN
9 8 (11.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (11.59%) Internet
9 8 (11.59%) IPsec
9 8 (11.59%) VLAN
10 7 (10.14%) IP Telephony
10 7 (10.14%) Multicast
11 6 (8.70%) DNS
11 6 (8.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Power BI
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.70%) JIRA
2 5 (7.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.90%) GitLab
5 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 2 (2.90%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.90%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) Desktop Support
2 7 (10.14%) Security Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.35%) Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.90%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) JSON
2 4 (5.80%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) Qt
3 2 (2.90%) REST
3 2 (2.90%) RESTful
3 2 (2.90%) STL
4 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.70%) iPad
3 6 (8.70%) iPhone
4 5 (7.25%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (7.25%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Social Media
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) CCTV
6 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.99%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows 10
4 8 (11.59%) Android
4 8 (11.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) Unix
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
2 10 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (13.04%) Migration
4 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.14%) DevOps
5 7 (10.14%) Project Management
6 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Automation
6 6 (8.70%) Kanban
6 6 (8.70%) Open Source
6 6 (8.70%) Scrum
6 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.25%) High Availability
7 5 (7.25%) Network Design
7 5 (7.25%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (7.25%) Runbook
7 5 (7.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) Python
2 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.70%) Perl
3 6 (8.70%) Ruby
4 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.90%) C++
5 2 (2.90%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (23.19%) CCNP
3 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) CCIE
6 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) CCNA
7 4 (5.80%) CCSP
7 4 (5.80%) RHCE
8 3 (4.35%) CCDA
8 3 (4.35%) CCDP
9 2 (2.90%) AWS Certification
9 2 (2.90%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.45%) CCIP
10 1 (1.45%) CISM
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.90%) NIST
2 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Docker
3 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.35%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.90%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) NFS
5 1 (1.45%) VMFS
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Ansible
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 6 (8.70%) Suricata
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (7.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.80%) Puppet
4 4 (5.80%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.35%) Terraform
6 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.45%) Iperf
7 1 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.45%) Nagios
7 1 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.45%) vMotion
7 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) Cisco
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 12 (17.39%) Palo Alto
5 10 (14.49%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.14%) Splunk
7 6 (8.70%) Polycom
7 6 (8.70%) Qualys
8 5 (7.25%) Citrix
8 5 (7.25%) Juniper
8 5 (7.25%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.25%) Symantec
9 4 (5.80%) F5
9 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.35%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.90%) Apple
11 2 (2.90%) Aruba
11 2 (2.90%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.90%) SAP