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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 106 94 90
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.19% 1.37% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 9.55% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 8
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£450 £400 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +27.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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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
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 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
Wiltshire +13 17 £463 - 6
Gloucestershire +1 11 £450 +56.52% 1
Devon +4 5 £308 - 1
Somerset +1 2 £225 -35.71% 3
Bristol -19 2 £358 -10.62% 9
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 40 (62.50%) Firewall
2 36 (56.25%) Cisco
3 33 (51.56%) Windows
4 27 (42.19%) LAN
4 27 (42.19%) Network Security
5 26 (40.63%) WAN
6 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
8 20 (31.25%) MPLS
9 19 (29.69%) BGP
10 18 (28.13%) IPsec
10 18 (28.13%) OSPF
10 18 (28.13%) DNS
11 17 (26.56%) VLAN
12 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
12 15 (23.44%) CCNA
13 14 (21.88%) Linux
13 14 (21.88%) ITIL
13 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
14 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.31%) VMware
15 12 (18.75%) CCNP
15 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
15 12 (18.75%) Juniper
16 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
16 11 (17.19%) SSL
16 11 (17.19%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
16 11 (17.19%) Data Centre

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (15.63%) Apache
1 10 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (9.38%) MediaWiki
3 6 (9.38%) nginx
3 6 (9.38%) Confluence
4 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.69%) Lync
6 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (62.50%) Firewall
2 27 (42.19%) LAN
2 27 (42.19%) Network Security
3 26 (40.63%) WAN
4 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
5 20 (31.25%) MPLS
6 19 (29.69%) BGP
7 18 (28.13%) OSPF
7 18 (28.13%) IPsec
7 18 (28.13%) DNS
8 17 (26.56%) VLAN
9 11 (17.19%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (17.19%) SSL
10 9 (14.06%) IPv6
10 9 (14.06%) Wireless
11 8 (12.50%) Wireshark
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (10.94%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (10.94%) SAN
13 6 (9.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) MySQL
3 6 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Metasploit
2 6 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.38%) Hudson
2 6 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.38%) Subversion
2 6 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Designer
4 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Lead Designer
6 4 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) LAMP
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (10.94%) Cryptography
4 6 (9.38%) Wiki
4 6 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.25%) Clustering
6 3 (4.69%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.69%) Fat Client
7 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (51.56%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) CentOS
6 6 (9.38%) Debian
6 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
7 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Service Delivery
2 9 (14.06%) Cyber Security
3 8 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
3 8 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 7 (10.94%) Server Hardening
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps
5 6 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.38%) Build Automation
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.25%) Network Design
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) Ruby
2 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.13%) Java
2 2 (3.13%) Perl
2 2 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (23.44%) CCNA
3 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) CCNP
5 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
6 8 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 6 (9.38%) JNCIS
8 4 (6.25%) MCSE
8 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.69%) CISSP
10 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.13%) CISM
11 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.56%) MCSA
11 1 (1.56%) CCIE
11 1 (1.56%) MCITP
11 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.50%) VirtualBox
5 6 (9.38%) iptables
5 6 (9.38%) Postfix
5 6 (9.38%) Samba
6 4 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.69%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (4.69%) XenApp
7 3 (4.69%) XenServer
7 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.69%) BitLocker
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Nmap
2 6 (9.38%) ZABBIX
2 6 (9.38%) Puppet
3 4 (6.25%) SCCM
3 4 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (4.69%) Nessus
5 2 (3.13%) Salt
5 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (3.13%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.56%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) Cisco
2 15 (23.44%) CheckPoint
3 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 12 (18.75%) Juniper
5 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 10 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.38%) Citrix
7 6 (9.38%) Tandberg
7 6 (9.38%) F5
8 5 (7.81%) CA
8 5 (7.81%) Radware
9 4 (6.25%) Symantec
9 4 (6.25%) HP
9 4 (6.25%) IBM
10 3 (4.69%) Wyse
10 3 (4.69%) NetQoS
10 3 (4.69%) Websense
10 3 (4.69%) AppSense
10 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.13%) IronPort
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