The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 45 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.55% 0.64% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 5.17% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £355 £215 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 58 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 9.02% 12.29% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 29
Median daily rate £320 £300 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £27.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £40.30 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Gloucestershire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Cheltenham - 1 £390 - 1
Cirencester - 1 £320 -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) SONET
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) DSL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DSL
4 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (20.00%) SONET
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle