Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 105 151
Rank change year-on-year -46 +46 +36
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 16 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 0.90% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 6.75% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 63
10th Percentile £202 £363 £225
25th Percentile £438 £366 £321
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £638 £573
90th Percentile £616 £670 £790
Central London median daily rate £494 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -5.95% +16.67% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00

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 327 237 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.47% 13.37% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 188 486
10th Percentile £300 £238 £205
25th Percentile £413 £369 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +4.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
10th Percentile £16.20 £25.35 £13.80
25th Percentile £21.00 £29.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% +87.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £37.75 £50.00 £42.62
90th Percentile " £57.05 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +78.57% +20.00%

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

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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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 14 (45.16%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 10 (32.26%) Azure
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
8 7 (22.58%) Migration
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
9 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
9 6 (19.35%) DevOps
9 6 (19.35%) ITIL
9 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 6 (19.35%) WAN
9 6 (19.35%) SLA
9 6 (19.35%) VMware
9 6 (19.35%) AWS
9 6 (19.35%) Network Security
10 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
10 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
10 5 (16.13%) BGP
10 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
10 5 (16.13%) LAN
10 5 (16.13%) Terraform
10 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (32.26%) Azure
3 6 (19.35%) AWS
4 3 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (6.45%) PaaS
6 1 (3.23%) Azure Service Fabric
6 1 (3.23%) GitHub
6 1 (3.23%) IaaS
6 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
6 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) Network Security
2 6 (19.35%) WAN
3 5 (16.13%) BGP
3 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 4 (12.90%) IPv6
4 4 (12.90%) SD-WAN
4 4 (12.90%) Wireless
5 3 (9.68%) Broadband
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) MPLS
5 3 (9.68%) Multicast
5 3 (9.68%) OSPF
5 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (9.68%) WLAN
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) SNMP
6 2 (6.45%) TACACS
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
2 3 (9.68%) Legal
2 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.68%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Security Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support
5 3 (9.68%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Principal Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) OAuth
1 4 (12.90%) SAML
2 3 (9.68%) LDAP
2 3 (9.68%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Blueprints
3 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Hedge funds
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (19.35%) Linux
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Android
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (9.68%) Network Design
5 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Observability
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) ITSM
6 2 (6.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCIE
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Terraform
2 3 (9.68%) Nagios
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.23%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 5 (16.13%) SolarWinds
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.45%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
8 1 (3.23%) Draytek
8 1 (3.23%) F5
8 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.23%) IBM
8 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.23%) Meraki
8 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com