Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 152 184
Rank change year-on-year +41 +32 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 83 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 1.33% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 12.10% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 59 56
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £366 £225 £166
90th Percentile £678 £578 £625
Central London median daily rate £535 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +18.89% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £23.25 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.16% -2.03%
Central London median hourly rate - £23.25 £19.35
% change year-on-year - +20.16% -2.03%

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 223 686 837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.70% 10.96% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 519 657
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £314 £207 £187
90th Percentile £636 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 29
Median hourly rate £37.63 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.33% +10.96% -4.73%
10th Percentile £28.75 £13.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £59.13 £44.80 £33.00
Median hourly rate £37.75 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +79.76% +12.30% -

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

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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 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 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 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Azure
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Microservices
3 3 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Stack
4 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Product Backlog
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) EAI

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Azure
2 2 (16.67%) AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Stack
2 2 (16.67%) iPaaS
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (8.33%) Power Automate
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Middleware
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (25.00%) Microservices
1 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) EAI
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Product Backlog
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSP
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Ivanti
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) VMware