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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.33% 1.79% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.30% 8.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £289 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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 91 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.08% 20.31% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 16
Average daily rate £415 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £26.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £190.00 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 0 10 £450 +55.84%
Gloucester +4 3 £450 +140.00%
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (66.67%) CCNA
3 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (66.67%) Network Security
4 9 (60.00%) Cyber Security
4 9 (60.00%) DNS
4 9 (60.00%) SSL
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) VLAN
5 8 (53.33%) Wireshark
5 8 (53.33%) Nmap
5 8 (53.33%) IPsec
5 8 (53.33%) LAMP
5 8 (53.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (53.33%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (53.33%) Metasploit
5 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
5 8 (53.33%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (53.33%) VirtualBox
6 7 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (40.00%) LAN
7 6 (40.00%) WAN
7 6 (40.00%) QA
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
10 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco
10 3 (20.00%) Information Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (66.67%) Network Security
3 9 (60.00%) VLAN
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) SSL
4 8 (53.33%) IPsec
4 8 (53.33%) Wireshark
5 7 (46.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (40.00%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) ATM
7 2 (13.33%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) BGP
7 2 (13.33%) DSL
7 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
8 1 (6.67%) OSPF
8 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Debian
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Cyber Security
2 8 (53.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Security Management
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 2 (13.33%) CISM
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Hyper-V
1 8 (53.33%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (53.33%) VirtualBox
2 1 (6.67%) iptables
2 1 (6.67%) Postfix
2 1 (6.67%) XenServer
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Nmap
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) NetQoS
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix