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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 211 197
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14  
Contract jobs citing VPN 236 243 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.14% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 8.05% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 167 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.35% -19.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.95 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.05 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +25.69% +20.63%  

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 2299 3018 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.07% 13.90% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2047 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 49 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in London

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in London

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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 28 June 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 +2 30 £225 -41.93% 13
New Malden - 6 - -
West End of London +12 3 £588 +422.22% 4
Canary Wharf +5 3 £554 +47.66%
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Romford - 2 £125 -
Brentford - 1 £365 -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 233 (49.47%) Firewall
2 232 (49.26%) Cisco
3 184 (39.07%) Windows
4 151 (32.06%) Active Directory
5 145 (30.79%) WAN
6 126 (26.75%) LAN
6 126 (26.75%) Microsoft
7 121 (25.69%) DNS
8 110 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
9 107 (22.72%) Linux
10 104 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
11 94 (19.96%) VMware
12 85 (18.05%) MPLS
12 85 (18.05%) Juniper
13 79 (16.77%) Network Security
14 77 (16.35%) OSPF
14 77 (16.35%) Citrix
14 77 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 73 (15.50%) DHCP
15 73 (15.50%) TCP/IP
15 73 (15.50%) Security Cleared
16 72 (15.29%) CCNP
16 72 (15.29%) BGP
17 69 (14.65%) Wireless
17 69 (14.65%) ITIL
18 66 (14.01%) Office 365
18 66 (14.01%) Data Centre
19 64 (13.59%) Finance
20 61 (12.95%) Puppet
21 57 (12.10%) DevOps

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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 33 (7.01%) Apache
2 25 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 23 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 21 (4.46%) nginx
5 12 (2.55%) Confluence
5 12 (2.55%) IBM Notes
5 12 (2.55%) IIS
6 11 (2.34%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.91%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.42%) Jetty
11 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.42%) WildFly
12 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 57 (12.10%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) HipChat
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.70%) Eikon
2 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 110 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (14.01%) Office 365
4 34 (7.22%) PaaS
5 31 (6.58%) SaaS
6 23 (4.88%) IaaS
7 19 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (3.18%) Amazon S3
8 15 (3.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (2.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.34%) CloudFront
11 9 (1.91%) AWS CloudTrail
11 9 (1.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (1.27%) GitHub
15 5 (1.06%) Route 53
16 4 (0.85%) G Suite
16 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 233 (49.47%) Firewall
2 145 (30.79%) WAN
3 126 (26.75%) LAN
4 121 (25.69%) DNS
5 85 (18.05%) MPLS
6 79 (16.77%) Network Security
7 77 (16.35%) OSPF
8 73 (15.50%) DHCP
8 73 (15.50%) TCP/IP
9 72 (15.29%) BGP
10 69 (14.65%) Wireless
11 55 (11.68%) Cisco ASA
12 51 (10.83%) VLAN
13 50 (10.62%) SSL
14 49 (10.40%) Internet
15 48 (10.19%) IPsec
16 40 (8.49%) IPv6
17 39 (8.28%) SAN
17 39 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
18 38 (8.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (4.46%) MySQL
4 18 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (2.97%) Hadoop
5 14 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.12%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.70%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.27%) Big Data
9 4 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.64%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.64%) DocumentDB
10 3 (0.64%) Power BI
10 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (7.22%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.46%) JIRA
3 17 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 12 (2.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (2.12%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.70%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.27%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.06%) Ant
8 5 (1.06%) Subversion
8 5 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.85%) Maven
10 2 (0.42%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.21%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.21%) GitLab
11 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 64 (13.59%) Finance
2 30 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.46%) Banking
3 21 (4.46%) Retail
4 13 (2.76%) Military
5 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.49%) Legal
7 6 (1.27%) Marketing
8 5 (1.06%) Billing
8 5 (1.06%) Law
9 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.64%) Electronics
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.42%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (21.87%) Architect
2 80 (16.99%) Network Engineer
3 57 (12.10%) Analyst
4 43 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.86%) Consultant
5 37 (7.86%) Network Architect
6 32 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (6.37%) Cloud Architect
8 25 (5.31%) AWS Architect
8 25 (5.31%) Desktop Support
8 25 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (5.10%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (5.10%) AWS DevOps
9 24 (5.10%) Network Support
9 24 (5.10%) Technical Architect
10 23 (4.88%) IT Support
10 23 (4.88%) Service Analyst
10 23 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (4.46%) Administrator
11 21 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.52%) Web Services
2 17 (3.61%) 802.1X
3 16 (3.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 13 (2.76%) JSON
5 12 (2.55%) XML
6 11 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (2.12%) SAML
8 9 (1.91%) OAuth
9 8 (1.70%) Middleware
10 7 (1.49%) REST
11 6 (1.27%) .NET
11 6 (1.27%) LAMP
11 6 (1.27%) Software Packaging
12 5 (1.06%) CSS
12 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.85%) Ajax
13 4 (0.85%) Node.js
14 3 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
14 3 (0.64%) SOAP
14 3 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 43 (9.13%) PKI
3 37 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 23 (4.88%) Replication
5 19 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 18 (3.82%) Public Cloud
7 16 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (2.34%) BYOD
10 10 (2.12%) iPhone
10 10 (2.12%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.91%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.70%) iPad
13 6 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.06%) Clustering
15 4 (0.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 184 (39.07%) Windows
2 107 (22.72%) Linux
3 54 (11.46%) Windows 7
4 49 (10.40%) Windows Server
5 46 (9.77%) Windows 10
6 31 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (4.88%) Mac OS
7 23 (4.88%) Unix
8 22 (4.67%) Android
9 21 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.61%) CentOS
11 17 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (2.97%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.91%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.70%) SUSE
15 7 (1.49%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.27%) Solaris
17 4 (0.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.65%) ITIL
2 57 (12.10%) DevOps
3 50 (10.62%) Migration
4 42 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (8.92%) Network Design
5 40 (8.49%) Network Management
6 36 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (7.43%) Load Balancing
8 32 (6.79%) Change Management
9 30 (6.37%) Configuration Management
10 24 (5.10%) SOA
11 23 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (4.67%) Network Architecture
12 22 (4.67%) TOGAF
13 21 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (4.46%) High Availability
13 21 (4.46%) Service Management
14 20 (4.25%) Asset Management
14 20 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (11.04%) SQL
2 25 (5.31%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.25%) Python
4 18 (3.82%) Ruby
5 16 (3.40%) C
5 16 (3.40%) Java
6 15 (3.18%) Perl
7 12 (2.55%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.70%) Lisp
9 7 (1.49%) Go
9 7 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.64%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (15.50%) Security Cleared
3 72 (15.29%) CCNP
4 55 (11.68%) SC Cleared
5 43 (9.13%) CCIE
6 36 (7.64%) CCNA
7 33 (7.01%) Degree
8 23 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (3.40%) JNCIE
10 14 (2.97%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.34%) JNCIP
11 11 (2.34%) MCSE
12 10 (2.12%) CCDA
12 10 (2.12%) CISSP
13 8 (1.70%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (1.49%) CCSE
15 6 (1.27%) Master's Degree
16 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.94%) SLA
2 9 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.85%) QA
5 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.42%) COBIT
6 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.42%) RMADS
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) COSO
System Software
1 151 (32.06%) Active Directory
2 55 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (8.28%) Hyper-V
4 35 (7.43%) Docker
5 19 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.12%) XenApp
8 8 (1.70%) vSphere
9 7 (1.49%) NFS
9 7 (1.49%) vCloud
10 5 (1.06%) Firmware
10 5 (1.06%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.85%) Xen
12 3 (0.64%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.42%) KVM
13 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (12.95%) Puppet
2 44 (9.34%) SCCM
3 35 (7.43%) Ansible
3 35 (7.43%) Terraform
4 34 (7.22%) SCOM
5 29 (6.16%) Kubernetes
6 25 (5.31%) ZABBIX
7 19 (4.03%) FortiGate
8 17 (3.61%) Nagios
9 15 (3.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (2.12%) yum
12 9 (1.91%) AirWatch
13 8 (1.70%) Consul
13 8 (1.70%) Packer
13 8 (1.70%) Rsyslog
14 7 (1.49%) Backup Exec
15 6 (1.27%) Forum Sentry
15 6 (1.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 232 (49.26%) Cisco
2 126 (26.75%) Microsoft
3 94 (19.96%) VMware
4 85 (18.05%) Juniper
5 77 (16.35%) Citrix
6 52 (11.04%) CheckPoint
7 49 (10.40%) HP
8 46 (9.77%) Palo Alto
9 39 (8.28%) Oracle
10 38 (8.07%) SolarWinds
11 28 (5.94%) Fortinet
12 27 (5.73%) F5
13 26 (5.52%) Red Hat
14 25 (5.31%) Apple
14 25 (5.31%) Atlassian
15 22 (4.67%) Avaya
16 17 (3.61%) Dell
17 16 (3.40%) Riverbed
17 16 (3.40%) ServiceNow
18 14 (2.97%) Google
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