The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 108 86 95
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 39 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 1.22% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.72% 9.15% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 16
Average daily rate
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£261 £325 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.99% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £9.60 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £14.00 £108.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -22.37%
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England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
505 295 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.31% 13.37% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 144 182
Average daily rate £350 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 43 47
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
Bristol -14 10 £375 - 2
Devon - 10 £218 - 1
Wiltshire -16 8 - - 4
Gloucestershire -23 3 £263 -19.23% 7
Somerset - 3 £255 -
Dorset - - - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 70 (81.40%) Firewall
2 45 (52.33%) Windows
3 41 (47.67%) WAN
3 41 (47.67%) Cisco
4 37 (43.02%) LAN
5 31 (36.05%) VMware
6 28 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
8 24 (27.91%) ITIL
9 23 (26.74%) Citrix
10 20 (23.26%) Linux
10 20 (23.26%) BGP
11 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
12 18 (20.93%) Juniper
12 18 (20.93%) MPLS
13 17 (19.77%) HP
13 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
13 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
13 17 (19.77%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (18.60%) DNS
15 15 (17.44%) CCNP
15 15 (17.44%) Network Security
16 14 (16.28%) CCNA
16 14 (16.28%) Java
16 14 (16.28%) PHP
16 14 (16.28%) Red Hat
17 13 (15.12%) Debian

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.98%) Apache
2 5 (5.81%) MediaWiki
2 5 (5.81%) nginx
2 5 (5.81%) Confluence
3 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.49%) Lync
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) IIS
4 2 (2.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (81.40%) Firewall
2 41 (47.67%) WAN
3 37 (43.02%) LAN
4 24 (27.91%) TCP/IP
5 20 (23.26%) BGP
6 18 (20.93%) MPLS
7 16 (18.60%) DNS
8 15 (17.44%) Network Security
9 12 (13.95%) Cisco PIX
9 12 (13.95%) DHCP
9 12 (13.95%) VoIP
9 12 (13.95%) OSPF
10 11 (12.79%) EIGRP
11 10 (11.63%) Wireless
11 10 (11.63%) IPv6
12 9 (10.47%) VLAN
13 7 (8.14%) Ethernet
13 7 (8.14%) IPsec
13 7 (8.14%) IP Telephony
14 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) MySQL
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.81%) JIRA
1 5 (5.81%) Subversion
1 5 (5.81%) Hudson
1 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Network Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Systems Analyst
5 9 (10.47%) Consultant
6 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Network Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Network Team Leader
7 6 (6.98%) Team Leader
7 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (5.81%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Network Support
8 5 (5.81%) Designer
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) LAMP
2 12 (13.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) iPad
2 8 (9.30%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.98%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.81%) Wiki
4 5 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.49%) Handset
5 3 (3.49%) PDA
5 3 (3.49%) iPhone
6 2 (2.33%) CESG
6 2 (2.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.16%) DTV
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (52.33%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (23.26%) Linux
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.12%) Debian
5 13 (15.12%) CentOS
5 13 (15.12%) Ubuntu
6 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.49%) UNIX
9 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) ITIL
2 17 (19.77%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (15.12%) DevOps
4 11 (12.79%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (12.79%) Build Automation
5 8 (9.30%) Problem Management
5 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.81%) Database Theory
7 5 (5.81%) Relational Database Theory
7 5 (5.81%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.65%) DoDAF
8 4 (4.65%) MODAF
8 4 (4.65%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) Java
1 14 (16.28%) PHP
2 13 (15.12%) Perl
2 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
2 13 (15.12%) Ruby
3 8 (9.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (19.77%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.44%) CCNP
4 14 (16.28%) CCNA
5 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.98%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.49%) MCSE
9 2 (2.33%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.33%) CCIE
9 2 (2.33%) CCSP
10 1 (1.16%) CCDA
10 1 (1.16%) Degree
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
1 1 (1.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (15.12%) XenServer
4 9 (10.47%) vSphere
5 7 (8.14%) XenApp
6 6 (6.98%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.81%) Samba
7 5 (5.81%) Postfix
8 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.65%) ProxySG
8 4 (4.65%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.49%) MetaFrame
10 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.33%) NFS
11 1 (1.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Puppet
2 11 (12.79%) Salt
2 11 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.81%) WSUS
3 5 (5.81%) ZABBIX
4 4 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.49%) SCCM
6 2 (2.33%) Nagios
6 2 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (1.16%) OpenView
7 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) Cisco
2 31 (36.05%) VMware
3 23 (26.74%) Citrix
4 18 (20.93%) Juniper
5 17 (19.77%) HP
5 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
6 14 (16.28%) Red Hat
7 12 (13.95%) CheckPoint
8 11 (12.79%) McAfee
9 10 (11.63%) SolarWinds
9 10 (11.63%) Apple
10 9 (10.47%) Nokia
11 7 (8.14%) Avaya
11 7 (8.14%) Blue Coat
12 6 (6.98%) AppSense
12 6 (6.98%) Brocade
13 5 (5.81%) SonicWALL
13 5 (5.81%) F5
14 4 (4.65%) ProCurve
14 4 (4.65%) Polycom
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