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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 44 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.52% 2.01% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 15.63% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 9
Median daily rate £315 £450 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £317 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+103.44% -23.68%
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
56 64 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.15% 12.85% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 55
Median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £41.75 £15.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.07% -51.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.67 £15.75 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 5 £375 -16.66% 4
Cirencester - 1 £315 -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Cisco
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) CCNP
4 10 (58.82%) DHCP
4 10 (58.82%) Juniper
4 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
5 8 (47.06%) F5
6 7 (41.18%) TippingPoint
6 7 (41.18%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) LAN
6 7 (41.18%) Change Management
6 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
6 7 (41.18%) Blue Coat
6 7 (41.18%) ProxySG
7 5 (29.41%) IPsec
7 5 (29.41%) MPLS
7 5 (29.41%) BGP
7 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
7 5 (29.41%) VLAN
7 5 (29.41%) HSRP
8 4 (23.53%) Citrix
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) Wireless
9 3 (17.65%) CCIE
9 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) DHCP
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
4 5 (29.41%) HSRP
4 5 (29.41%) IPsec
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
5 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) TACACS
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) ERP Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) CMDB
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
1 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Change Management
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (64.71%) CCNP
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) BitLocker
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.76%) UAG
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Juniper
3 8 (47.06%) F5
4 7 (41.18%) Blue Coat
4 7 (41.18%) TippingPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) AppSense
6 2 (11.76%) Canon
6 2 (11.76%) Dell
6 2 (11.76%) Forcepoint
6 2 (11.76%) Sophos
7 1 (5.88%) Aruba
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) HP