Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 188 211
Rank change year-on-year -69 +23 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 472 601 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.33% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 9.54% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 392 398
London median daily rate £411 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.42% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £235 £190
90th Percentile £575 £600 £579
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 31
London median hourly rate £18.40 £29.00 £17.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.55% +62.92% -6.32%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £55.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5370 6300 5958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.54% 13.93% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3615 4120 3933
London median daily rate £450 £448 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.79% +5.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £215
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.12 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% +2.74% -2.08%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.52 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.20 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in London over the 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in London over the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Central London -7 87 £388 -20.31% 12
South London -35 44 £550 +15.79% 2
West London -20 13 £309 -31.39% 5
East London -18 4 £554 +10.75% 2
North London -9 3 £343 +52.22%
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for VPN.

1 214 (45.34%) Firewall
2 207 (43.86%) Windows
3 188 (39.83%) Cisco
4 153 (32.42%) Active Directory
5 136 (28.81%) Microsoft
6 133 (28.18%) Linux
7 130 (27.54%) WAN
8 114 (24.15%) DNS
9 104 (22.03%) LAN
10 99 (20.97%) TCP/IP
11 93 (19.70%) Finance
12 90 (19.07%) Citrix
12 90 (19.07%) Amazon AWS
13 88 (18.64%) Network Security
14 85 (18.01%) MPLS
15 78 (16.53%) ITIL
16 77 (16.31%) Windows Server
17 74 (15.68%) VMware
18 71 (15.04%) Data Centre
19 69 (14.62%) Windows 7
19 69 (14.62%) BGP
20 68 (14.41%) DHCP
20 68 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
21 66 (13.98%) Office 365
22 65 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
23 64 (13.56%) DevOps
24 62 (13.14%) Security Cleared
25 61 (12.92%) Juniper
26 58 (12.29%) SSL
26 58 (12.29%) Microsoft Office

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Co-occurring 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 45 (9.53%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.30%) IIS
2 25 (5.30%) Tomcat
3 22 (4.66%) Apache
4 18 (3.81%) IBM Notes
5 14 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.91%) nginx
7 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.85%) Confluence
13 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.42%) CMS
14 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.42%) JBoss
14 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
Applications
1 58 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.27%) HipChat
5 2 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.21%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (3.39%) Eikon
2 2 (0.42%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (19.07%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (13.98%) Office 365
4 39 (8.26%) IaaS
5 29 (6.14%) PaaS
6 26 (5.51%) SaaS
7 17 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (3.18%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.27%) GitHub
12 5 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.06%) Datadog
12 5 (1.06%) Route 53
13 4 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.85%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.64%) Akamai
14 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 214 (45.34%) Firewall
2 130 (27.54%) WAN
3 114 (24.15%) DNS
4 104 (22.03%) LAN
5 99 (20.97%) TCP/IP
6 88 (18.64%) Network Security
7 85 (18.01%) MPLS
8 69 (14.62%) BGP
9 68 (14.41%) DHCP
10 58 (12.29%) Cisco ASA
10 58 (12.29%) SSL
11 55 (11.65%) IPsec
12 54 (11.44%) VLAN
12 54 (11.44%) Wireless
13 45 (9.53%) Internet
13 45 (9.53%) SAN
14 43 (9.11%) VoIP
15 42 (8.90%) OSPF
16 34 (7.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.60%) MySQL
3 10 (2.12%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.48%) Big Data
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.64%) GIS
8 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.42%) Power BI
9 2 (0.42%) Redis
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.21%) HBase
Development Applications
1 38 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.81%) Maven
4 9 (1.91%) JIRA
4 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.48%) git-flow
7 6 (1.27%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.27%) Subversion
8 5 (1.06%) Artifactory
8 5 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.21%) Ant
11 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.21%) GoCD
11 1 (0.21%) MSI
11 1 (0.21%) PEAR
General
1 93 (19.70%) Finance
2 38 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.93%) Banking
4 16 (3.39%) Legal
4 16 (3.39%) Retail
5 13 (2.75%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.33%) Marketing
7 9 (1.91%) Electronics
8 8 (1.69%) Billing
9 7 (1.48%) French Language
10 6 (1.27%) Advertising
10 6 (1.27%) Law
10 6 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.85%) Back Office
11 4 (0.85%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.21%) German Language
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 106 (22.46%) Network Engineer
2 54 (11.44%) Support Engineer
3 53 (11.23%) Consultant
4 49 (10.38%) Analyst
5 41 (8.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (8.26%) Architect
7 37 (7.84%) Desktop Support
8 29 (6.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 29 (6.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 29 (6.14%) Security Engineer
9 28 (5.93%) AWS DevOps
10 27 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (5.30%) Service Analyst
12 24 (5.08%) AWS Engineer
12 24 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (4.66%) Network Security Engineer
14 19 (4.03%) IT Support
15 17 (3.60%) AWS Consultant
15 17 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.57%) Web Services
2 9 (1.91%) .NET
2 9 (1.91%) JSON
2 9 (1.91%) XMPP
3 7 (1.48%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.27%) Kafka
4 6 (1.27%) XML
5 5 (1.06%) Middleware
5 5 (1.06%) Spring
6 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.85%) LAMP
6 4 (0.85%) REST
6 4 (0.85%) SAML
7 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.64%) J2EE
7 3 (0.64%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.42%) Node.js
8 2 (0.42%) SOAP
8 2 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.69%) Public Cloud
3 38 (8.05%) Blackberry
4 32 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.30%) PKI
6 21 (4.45%) Management Information System
7 20 (4.24%) Computer Science
8 19 (4.03%) Replication
9 18 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.75%) iPhone
11 12 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (2.12%) BYOD
12 10 (2.12%) iPad
13 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 7 (1.48%) Smartphone
14 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 207 (43.86%) Windows
2 133 (28.18%) Linux
3 77 (16.31%) Windows Server
4 69 (14.62%) Windows 7
5 43 (9.11%) Unix
6 42 (8.90%) Windows 10
7 37 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (5.93%) Android
11 25 (5.30%) CentOS
12 23 (4.87%) Apple iOS
13 12 (2.54%) Mac OS
13 12 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.48%) SUSE
16 6 (1.27%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.06%) Solaris
17 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.53%) ITIL
2 64 (13.56%) DevOps
3 50 (10.59%) Load Balancing
4 41 (8.69%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (8.47%) Migration
6 36 (7.63%) Network Design
7 30 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
8 26 (5.51%) Project Management
9 25 (5.30%) Change Management
9 25 (5.30%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (4.87%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.87%) Patch Management
12 22 (4.66%) High Availability
12 22 (4.66%) Information Security
13 21 (4.45%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.45%) Mobile Device Management
14 20 (4.24%) Open Source
15 18 (3.81%) Service Management
15 18 (3.81%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.69%) SQL
2 30 (6.36%) Java
3 29 (6.14%) Python
4 25 (5.30%) PowerShell
5 22 (4.66%) Bash Shell
6 18 (3.81%) Ruby
7 17 (3.60%) Perl
8 9 (1.91%) C
9 7 (1.48%) Go
9 7 (1.48%) Groovy
9 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.85%) C#
12 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) Scala
13 1 (0.21%) VBA
13 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (13.14%) Security Cleared
3 38 (8.05%) CCNP
4 35 (7.42%) Degree
5 27 (5.72%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (5.30%) CCIE
8 23 (4.87%) CCNA
9 15 (3.18%) MCSE
10 11 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.91%) MCSA
12 8 (1.69%) CISSP
12 8 (1.69%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.48%) CCDA
13 7 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.27%) CISM
14 6 (1.27%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.27%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.06%) AWS Certification
15 5 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.45%) SLA
2 8 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.64%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) GCP
5 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (32.42%) Active Directory
2 50 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 27 (5.72%) Docker
5 15 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.18%) vSphere
6 10 (2.12%) iptables
6 10 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.91%) NFS
8 8 (1.69%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.48%) FreeRADIUS
9 7 (1.48%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.48%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.27%) BitLocker
10 6 (1.27%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.64%) Samba
11 3 (0.64%) XenApp
12 2 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (11.02%) Ansible
2 30 (6.36%) Puppet
2 30 (6.36%) SCCM
2 30 (6.36%) Terraform
3 23 (4.87%) Kubernetes
4 13 (2.75%) logstash
5 12 (2.54%) Nagios
6 11 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.91%) SELinux
8 7 (1.48%) SCOM
8 7 (1.48%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.27%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.27%) vRealize
10 5 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.06%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.06%) SCSM
10 5 (1.06%) vMotion
11 4 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 188 (39.83%) Cisco
2 136 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 90 (19.07%) Citrix
4 74 (15.68%) VMware
5 61 (12.92%) Juniper
6 50 (10.59%) CheckPoint
7 43 (9.11%) Palo Alto
8 35 (7.42%) F5
9 32 (6.78%) HP
10 27 (5.72%) Bloomberg
11 26 (5.51%) Oracle
11 26 (5.51%) Red Hat
12 25 (5.30%) SolarWinds
13 20 (4.24%) Reuters
14 19 (4.03%) Apple
14 19 (4.03%) NetApp
15 18 (3.81%) Lotus
16 15 (3.18%) Blue Coat
16 15 (3.18%) Dell
17 14 (2.97%) EMC