Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 166 180
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 64 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.18% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 8.14% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 68
City of London median daily rate £413 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £185 £309 £217
90th Percentile £546 £585 £541
Central London median daily rate £388 £485 £449
% change year-on-year -20.10% +8.08% +28.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £55.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% +223.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £16.19 £24.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.50 £55.00 £23.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -67.09% +214.29% +1.45%

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 754 970 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.53% 14.48% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 740 828
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.68 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.52 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -6.63%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 1 £300 -
VPN
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 34 (53.13%) Cisco
2 30 (46.88%) Firewall
3 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (42.19%) Windows
4 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
4 23 (35.94%) WAN
4 23 (35.94%) Finance
5 20 (31.25%) LAN
6 17 (26.56%) Citrix
6 17 (26.56%) Network Security
6 17 (26.56%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
7 15 (23.44%) ITIL
8 14 (21.88%) Wireless
8 14 (21.88%) BGP
9 13 (20.31%) CheckPoint
9 13 (20.31%) VMware
10 12 (18.75%) MPLS
10 12 (18.75%) Palo Alto
11 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
11 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
11 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (17.19%) Network Design
12 10 (15.63%) VLAN
12 10 (15.63%) SQL
12 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (14.06%) IPsec
13 9 (14.06%) OSPF
13 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
3 1 (1.56%) nginx
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Eikon
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.94%) IaaS
2 7 (10.94%) PaaS
3 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.81%) Office 365
5 3 (4.69%) SaaS
6 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.88%) Firewall
2 23 (35.94%) WAN
3 20 (31.25%) LAN
4 17 (26.56%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (26.56%) Network Security
5 15 (23.44%) TCP/IP
6 14 (21.88%) BGP
6 14 (21.88%) Wireless
7 12 (18.75%) MPLS
8 10 (15.63%) VLAN
9 9 (14.06%) IPsec
9 9 (14.06%) OSPF
10 8 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 8 (12.50%) SSL
10 8 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (10.94%) DNS
12 6 (9.38%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (7.81%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (7.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.56%) Redis
1 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.56%) Maven
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (35.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.94%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) IT Support
7 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
1 2 (3.13%) REST
1 2 (3.13%) Spring
1 2 (3.13%) XML
1 2 (3.13%) XSLT
2 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.56%) Ajax
2 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.56%) J2EE
2 1 (1.56%) Java EE
2 1 (1.56%) JPA
2 1 (1.56%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) React
2 1 (1.56%) RESTful
2 1 (1.56%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.56%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.69%) iPhone
4 3 (4.69%) User Experience
5 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) PKI
5 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.56%) DataPower
6 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.94%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.13%) VMS
9 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.56%) CentOS
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.56%) Unix
9 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) Network Design
3 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.38%) Change Control
4 6 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.38%) Migration
5 5 (7.81%) DevOps
5 5 (7.81%) High Availability
6 4 (6.25%) IT Strategy
6 4 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.25%) ITSM
6 4 (6.25%) Network Management
6 4 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 4 (6.25%) Project Management
6 4 (6.25%) Server Hardening
6 4 (6.25%) Service Management
6 4 (6.25%) Time Management
7 3 (4.69%) Change Management
7 3 (4.69%) Data Security
7 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.69%) C
2 3 (4.69%) Perl
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.69%) Python
3 2 (3.13%) C#
3 2 (3.13%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.94%) CCNP
3 6 (9.38%) CCIE
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
4 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) CCDA
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCSA
7 1 (1.56%) CCSP
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.56%) MCSA
7 1 (1.56%) MCSE
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (35.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.81%) VMware NSX
4 5 (7.81%) vSphere
5 2 (3.13%) Docker
5 2 (3.13%) iptables
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) PowerCLI
2 4 (6.25%) vRealize
3 2 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.13%) OPNET
3 2 (3.13%) Puppet
3 2 (3.13%) SELinux
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) Cacti
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.56%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.56%) Terraform
4 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) Cisco
2 27 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.56%) Citrix
4 13 (20.31%) CheckPoint
4 13 (20.31%) VMware
5 12 (18.75%) Palo Alto
6 7 (10.94%) F5
7 6 (9.38%) Meraki
8 5 (7.81%) Bloomberg
8 5 (7.81%) Juniper
8 5 (7.81%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.25%) Aruba
9 4 (6.25%) CommVault
9 4 (6.25%) EMC
9 4 (6.25%) NetApp
9 4 (6.25%) Reuters
10 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.69%) IBM
10 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.69%) SolarWinds