The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / London
Rank 193 201 176
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25  
Contract jobs citing VPN 233 249 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.22% 1.13% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.72% 8.90% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 127 188
Median daily rate £450 £438 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +31.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 13
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.67 £16.72
% change year-on-year -20.51% -0.29%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2398 2799 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.59% 12.74% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1883 1806
Median daily rate £438 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 58 82
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.85 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in London

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in London

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in London

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in London

VPN
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 25 £425 -5.55% 14
Croydon +14 8 £413 -2.94%
West End of London +6 4 £500 +108.33% 4
New Malden - 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 £413 -
Bromley +13 1 - -
Harrow +2 1 £438 +4.16%
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Hendon - 1 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 285 (49.83%) Firewall
2 236 (41.26%) Cisco
3 188 (32.87%) WAN
4 173 (30.24%) Windows
4 173 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
5 163 (28.50%) DNS
6 159 (27.80%) LAN
7 152 (26.57%) Microsoft
8 148 (25.87%) VMware
9 144 (25.17%) Active Directory
10 139 (24.30%) DevOps
11 137 (23.95%) Linux
12 127 (22.20%) Security Cleared
13 122 (21.33%) Puppet
14 107 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
14 107 (18.71%) SC Cleared
15 105 (18.36%) Microsoft Azure
16 103 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
17 100 (17.48%) Network Security
18 98 (17.13%) Finance
19 96 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
19 96 (16.78%) Jenkins
20 93 (16.26%) Ansible
21 92 (16.08%) Docker
21 92 (16.08%) CheckPoint
22 87 (15.21%) Load Balancing
22 87 (15.21%) Terraform
23 86 (15.03%) Wireless
24 82 (14.34%) Cisco ASA
25 79 (13.81%) IPsec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in 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 64 (11.19%) Apache
2 60 (10.49%) nginx
3 36 (6.29%) Confluence
3 36 (6.29%) SharePoint
4 26 (4.55%) MS Exchange
5 22 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.97%) IIS
7 16 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.45%) Jetty
8 14 (2.45%) WildFly
9 13 (2.27%) Mule ESB
10 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.75%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.57%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.35%) JBoss
15 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.69%) MS Office
3 19 (3.32%) HipChat
4 13 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.70%) Eikon
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 173 (30.24%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (18.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (12.94%) Office 365
4 46 (8.04%) PaaS
5 41 (7.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 37 (6.47%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (6.47%) Amazon S3
7 34 (5.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 33 (5.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (5.42%) AWS CloudTrail
10 29 (5.07%) IaaS
11 28 (4.90%) SaaS
12 23 (4.02%) CloudFront
13 21 (3.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (2.27%) Route 53
16 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (1.05%) GitHub
17 5 (0.87%) G Suite
18 4 (0.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 285 (49.83%) Firewall
2 188 (32.87%) WAN
3 163 (28.50%) DNS
4 159 (27.80%) LAN
5 100 (17.48%) Network Security
6 86 (15.03%) Wireless
7 82 (14.34%) Cisco ASA
8 79 (13.81%) IPsec
9 78 (13.64%) DHCP
10 75 (13.11%) MPLS
10 75 (13.11%) TCP/IP
11 73 (12.76%) OSPF
12 68 (11.89%) SSL
13 67 (11.71%) BGP
14 52 (9.09%) VLAN
15 45 (7.87%) Internet
15 45 (7.87%) SAN
16 43 (7.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 40 (6.99%) Cisco IOS
18 35 (6.12%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 64 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (7.34%) Amazon RDS
4 40 (6.99%) Oracle Database
4 40 (6.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (5.42%) Hadoop
6 30 (5.24%) MySQL
7 15 (2.62%) NoSQL
8 14 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.52%) Big Data
13 3 (0.52%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.52%) DocumentDB
13 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (0.35%) DB2
14 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 96 (16.78%) Jenkins
2 56 (9.79%) JIRA
3 54 (9.44%) Git (software)
4 32 (5.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (3.15%) Bitbucket
6 17 (2.97%) JIRA Agile
7 16 (2.80%) Mercurial
8 15 (2.62%) Ant
8 15 (2.62%) Gerrit
8 15 (2.62%) SonarQube
9 13 (2.27%) GitLab
9 13 (2.27%) JUnit
9 13 (2.27%) Liquibase
9 13 (2.27%) Maven
10 10 (1.75%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.70%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.52%) Selenium
14 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (17.13%) Finance
2 27 (4.72%) Retail
3 22 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.67%) Banking
5 15 (2.62%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.92%) Legal
7 6 (1.05%) Billing
7 6 (1.05%) Military
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Games
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.52%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 140 (24.48%) Architect
2 101 (17.66%) Network Engineer
3 62 (10.84%) AWS DevOps
4 58 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (9.62%) Analyst
6 51 (8.92%) Consultant
7 45 (7.87%) Cloud Architect
7 45 (7.87%) Technical Architect
8 44 (7.69%) Support Engineer
9 37 (6.47%) AWS Engineer
9 37 (6.47%) Network Architect
10 35 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 33 (5.77%) AWS Architect
13 26 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
14 25 (4.37%) DevOps Consultant
15 24 (4.20%) Security Engineer
16 23 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
17 21 (3.67%) Administrator
18 20 (3.50%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.29%) Web Services
2 35 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
3 26 (4.55%) Software Packaging
4 24 (4.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 18 (3.15%) 802.1X
6 17 (2.97%) LAMP
7 16 (2.80%) LAPP Stack
7 16 (2.80%) LEMP Stack
8 15 (2.62%) .NET
9 13 (2.27%) MCollective
9 13 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.57%) JSON
11 6 (1.05%) REST
11 6 (1.05%) XMPP
12 5 (0.87%) Middleware
12 5 (0.87%) SOAP
12 5 (0.87%) XML
13 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.70%) HTML
14 3 (0.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.66%) PKI
3 39 (6.82%) Public Cloud
4 34 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (3.67%) Replication
7 15 (2.62%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.92%) BYOD
8 11 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.75%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.22%) Clustering
10 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.22%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (0.87%) CMDB
11 5 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) Fintech
12 4 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 173 (30.24%) Windows
2 137 (23.95%) Linux
3 60 (10.49%) CentOS
3 60 (10.49%) Windows Server
4 55 (9.62%) Windows 7
5 48 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (8.39%) Windows 10
6 40 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.85%) Unix
10 21 (3.67%) Android
11 19 (3.32%) Ubuntu
12 17 (2.97%) VyOS
13 14 (2.45%) Mac OS
14 13 (2.27%) RancherOS
15 8 (1.40%) SUSE
15 8 (1.40%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.40%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.30%) DevOps
2 107 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (15.21%) Load Balancing
5 61 (10.66%) Configuration Management
6 58 (10.14%) Migration
7 55 (9.62%) ITIL
8 42 (7.34%) Scrum
9 40 (6.99%) Network Design
10 37 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (6.47%) Service Management
11 35 (6.12%) Change Management
11 35 (6.12%) Network Management
12 32 (5.59%) High Availability
13 29 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (4.72%) Mentoring
15 26 (4.55%) Microservices
15 26 (4.55%) TOGAF
16 25 (4.37%) Project Management
17 24 (4.20%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.46%) SQL
2 45 (7.87%) Bash Shell
3 36 (6.29%) Ruby
4 35 (6.12%) Python
5 28 (4.90%) C
6 22 (3.85%) Perl
7 19 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.32%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.75%) Java
9 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.87%) Go
11 4 (0.70%) C#
11 4 (0.70%) PHP
12 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.35%) Lisp
13 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.17%) C++
14 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (22.20%) Security Cleared
2 107 (18.71%) SC Cleared
3 103 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (13.11%) CCNP
5 46 (8.04%) CCNA
6 41 (7.17%) CCIE
7 26 (4.55%) Degree
8 19 (3.32%) CCSA
9 18 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (2.97%) CISSP
10 17 (2.97%) JNCIP
10 17 (2.97%) MCSE
11 16 (2.80%) AWS Certification
12 14 (2.45%) JNCIS
13 12 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.92%) CCDA
15 9 (1.57%) JNCIE
16 7 (1.22%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.22%) MCITP
16 7 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.50%) SLA
2 10 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.05%) QA
4 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.35%) COBIT
6 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 144 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 92 (16.08%) Docker
3 65 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.37%) vCloud
6 22 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.62%) Squid
8 15 (2.62%) Xen
9 14 (2.45%) Postfix
10 13 (2.27%) XenApp
11 10 (1.75%) ProxySG
11 10 (1.75%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.40%) Firmware
13 7 (1.22%) XenDesktop
14 6 (1.05%) KVM
14 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.87%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.87%) vSphere
16 4 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 122 (21.33%) Puppet
2 93 (16.26%) Ansible
3 87 (15.21%) Terraform
4 67 (11.71%) Kubernetes
5 59 (10.31%) ZABBIX
6 48 (8.39%) SCCM
7 41 (7.17%) SCOM
8 33 (5.77%) FortiGate
9 31 (5.42%) Consul
9 31 (5.42%) HAProxy
9 31 (5.42%) Packer
10 27 (4.72%) logstash
11 26 (4.55%) Kibana
11 26 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
12 20 (3.50%) yum
13 18 (3.15%) Nagios
13 18 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (3.15%) Rsyslog
14 14 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (2.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 236 (41.26%) Cisco
2 152 (26.57%) Microsoft
3 148 (25.87%) VMware
4 92 (16.08%) CheckPoint
5 77 (13.46%) Juniper
6 72 (12.59%) Citrix
7 65 (11.36%) Oracle
8 61 (10.66%) Palo Alto
9 40 (6.99%) HP
10 37 (6.47%) Atlassian
11 34 (5.94%) Red Hat
12 32 (5.59%) Fortinet
13 31 (5.42%) AppDynamics
14 25 (4.37%) F5
15 23 (4.02%) Blue Coat
15 23 (4.02%) SolarWinds
16 21 (3.67%) CA
17 20 (3.50%) Avaya
18 19 (3.32%) Aruba
18 19 (3.32%) Dell
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