Period
to 24 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 136 158
Rank change year-on-year +35 +22 +47
Contract jobs citing VPN 32 54 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.16% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.21% 10.82% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 77
Median daily rate £435 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.26% -8.82% -5.56%
10th Percentile £287 £240 £173
90th Percentile £608 £636 £564
Central London median daily rate £455 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +7.06% +7.59% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.45% +4.76%
Central London median hourly rate - £12.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - -45.45% +4.76%

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 262 499 750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.72% 10.70% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 367 572
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £238 £208 £165
90th Percentile £638 £668 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 24
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +3.45% +14.24%
10th Percentile £22.65 £16.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £39.25 £26.90
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.61% +19.11%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
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 24 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in the City of London

VPN
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

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 February 2021. 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 +8 1 £475 +26.67%
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 22 (68.75%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) WAN
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco
4 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (50.00%) LAN
5 14 (43.75%) VMware
6 13 (40.63%) Wireless
6 13 (40.63%) Windows
7 11 (34.38%) Citrix
8 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 10 (31.25%) Finance
8 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
9 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
10 8 (25.00%) Azure
11 7 (21.88%) AWS
11 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (21.88%) vSphere
11 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
11 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
11 7 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (21.88%) Juniper
11 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
11 7 (21.88%) IBM
11 7 (21.88%) ITIL
11 7 (21.88%) DB2
12 6 (18.75%) TOGAF

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 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Azure
2 7 (21.88%) AWS
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.25%) Power Automate
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.13%) GCP
5 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.13%) PaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Route 53
5 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) WAN
3 16 (50.00%) LAN
4 13 (40.63%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) Internet
5 5 (15.63%) Network Security
6 4 (12.50%) BGP
6 4 (12.50%) VoIP
6 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.38%) MPLS
7 3 (9.38%) OSPF
7 3 (9.38%) SSL
7 3 (9.38%) Wireshark
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.25%) IPsec
8 2 (6.25%) IPv4
8 2 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Security Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Architect
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Information Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) Floorwalker
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.25%) YAML
3 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (6.25%) CESG
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (6.25%) Robotics
4 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) LIMS
5 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.38%) Solaris
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
2 6 (18.75%) Content Management
2 6 (18.75%) SIEM
2 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 5 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Leadership
4 4 (12.50%) Information Security
4 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (9.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Remediation Plan
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (9.38%) Use Case
5 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.13%) Groovy
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) R
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) RHCA
2 5 (15.63%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) CCSP
4 3 (9.38%) CISM
4 3 (9.38%) CISSP
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) CREST Certified
5 2 (6.25%) GCFA
5 2 (6.25%) GCIA
5 2 (6.25%) GCIH
6 1 (3.13%) CEH
6 1 (3.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) NIST
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
2 2 (6.25%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SEPA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
1 9 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.88%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.25%) CSIRT
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) Suricata
3 1 (3.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (43.75%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
6 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.50%) F5
7 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 3 (9.38%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.25%) Dell
9 2 (6.25%) EMC
9 2 (6.25%) Ivanti
9 2 (6.25%) Meraki
10 1 (3.13%) FireEye
10 1 (3.13%) Google