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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South West
Rank 109 112 92
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.86% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 6.38% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 14
Median daily rate £310 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +16.92%

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
328 392 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 13.56% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 246 213
Median daily rate £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol 0 9 £300 -16.66% 6
Dorset +7 8 £243 -41.21% 1
Gloucestershire +2 2 £355 +15.44% 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £365 -27.00% 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 36 (69.23%) Firewall
2 31 (59.62%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) DNS
4 23 (44.23%) MS Office
5 21 (40.38%) Cisco
5 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 20 (38.46%) WAN
6 20 (38.46%) DHCP
7 19 (36.54%) LAN
7 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
7 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
8 18 (34.62%) Juniper
9 17 (32.69%) CheckPoint
9 17 (32.69%) Wireless
10 16 (30.77%) ITIL
11 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
12 12 (23.08%) Office 365
12 12 (23.08%) SSL
12 12 (23.08%) Migration
12 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
13 11 (21.15%) HP
13 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
14 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (17.31%) OSPF
15 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
16 8 (15.38%) Linux
16 8 (15.38%) BGP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.62%) Confluence
3 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Office
2 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon S3
3 4 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (7.69%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (7.69%) Route 53
3 4 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (69.23%) Firewall
2 25 (48.08%) DNS
3 20 (38.46%) DHCP
3 20 (38.46%) WAN
4 19 (36.54%) LAN
4 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
5 17 (32.69%) Wireless
6 12 (23.08%) SSL
7 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (17.31%) OSPF
8 8 (15.38%) BGP
8 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (13.46%) Network Security
9 7 (13.46%) VLAN
10 6 (11.54%) tcpdump
10 6 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (11.54%) Wireshark
11 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
11 5 (9.62%) Junos
11 5 (9.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.69%) MySQL
1 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Artifactory
1 5 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.62%) JIRA
1 5 (9.62%) SonarQube
1 5 (9.62%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.69%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.92%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.54%) Network Support
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) IT Support
5 4 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Cloud Specialist
6 3 (5.77%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.77%) CESG
3 3 (5.77%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.92%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (15.38%) Linux
6 7 (13.46%) Android
6 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 4 (7.69%) CentOS
7 4 (7.69%) CoreOS
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.85%) Unix
9 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.92%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Migration
3 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 7 (13.46%) Load Balancing
5 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.54%) Network Management
6 6 (11.54%) Open Source
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) DevOps
8 4 (7.69%) Auto-Scaling
8 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) Change Management
9 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.77%) Information Security
9 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.77%) ITSM
9 3 (5.77%) Network Design
9 3 (5.77%) Project Management
10 2 (3.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.69%) Java
2 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Python
2 4 (7.69%) Ruby
3 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) CCNA
3 6 (11.54%) CCNP
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) CCIE
4 3 (5.77%) SANS
5 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (3.85%) CISSP
5 2 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) CCVP
6 1 (1.92%) CISM
6 1 (1.92%) CLAS
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) Docker
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (9.62%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.62%) XenApp
3 5 (9.62%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.69%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.69%) ISA Server
4 4 (7.69%) LXC
4 4 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.69%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
4 4 (7.69%) Nagios
4 4 (7.69%) OSSEC
4 4 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (7.69%) Terraform
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (3.85%) Nessus
6 2 (3.85%) Nmap
7 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.92%) MOM
7 1 (1.92%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.92%) QRadar
7 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) Juniper
3 17 (32.69%) CheckPoint
4 11 (21.15%) HP
5 7 (13.46%) Dell
5 7 (13.46%) VMware
6 5 (9.62%) AppSense
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle
6 5 (9.62%) Palo Alto
6 5 (9.62%) Wyse
7 4 (7.69%) Apple
7 4 (7.69%) Citrix
7 4 (7.69%) New Relic
7 4 (7.69%) Symantec
8 3 (5.77%) Aruba
8 3 (5.77%) CA
8 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
8 3 (5.77%) Toshiba
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