The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.04% 2.13% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 8.42% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
VPN
South West

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
57 95 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.85% 25.33% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 55 46
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.50% -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -6 3 £625 +66.66%
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Information Security
2 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 8 (72.73%) Security Architecture
3 7 (63.64%) CISM
3 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (63.64%) Security Management
3 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (63.64%) CISSP
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) Data Protection
3 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
4 6 (54.55%) Cyber Security
4 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
4 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
5 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) IPv6
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 3 (27.27%) BGP
7 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (18.18%) IPsec
7 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Samba
7 2 (18.18%) Debian

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MediaWiki
1 2 (18.18%) nginx
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) WAN
1 11 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) IPv6
2 3 (27.27%) OSPF
2 3 (27.27%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Multicast
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) FTP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) IPv4
4 1 (9.09%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Hudson
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Architect
2 7 (63.64%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Wiki
3 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Debian
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
1 2 (18.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Information Security
1 8 (72.73%) Security Architecture
2 7 (63.64%) Security Management
2 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (63.64%) Data Protection
3 6 (54.55%) Cyber Security
3 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
3 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
4 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) DV Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) CISM
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (63.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Samba
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Postfix
1 2 (18.18%) XenServer
1 2 (18.18%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint