The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 82 118
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +36
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.76% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.42% 12.77% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 11
Average daily rate £419 £431 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +86.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £177 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.28 £38.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.32% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £18.08 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £38.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -16 12 £425 +61.90% 1
Gloucestershire +6 9 £300 -40.00% 2
Wiltshire -24 6 £375 -14.77% 2
Somerset -11 3 £446 +155.00% 3
Dorset -5 1 £455 +160.00%
Devon - - - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (62.07%) Firewall
2 28 (48.28%) Windows
3 27 (46.55%) Cisco
4 20 (34.48%) WAN
5 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.31%) VMware
6 17 (29.31%) Network Security
7 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 15 (25.86%) Linux
9 14 (24.14%) LAN
10 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (22.41%) BGP
10 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
11 12 (20.69%) CCNP
12 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
12 11 (18.97%) Citrix
13 10 (17.24%) IPsec
13 10 (17.24%) Juniper
13 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
13 10 (17.24%) Apache
14 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (15.52%) MPLS
14 9 (15.52%) OSPF
14 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
14 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
15 8 (13.79%) LAMP
15 8 (13.79%) Samba
15 8 (13.79%) IPv6
15 8 (13.79%) ITIL
15 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (17.24%) Apache
2 8 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.79%) nginx
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.62%) Confluence
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.90%) MediaWiki
6 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.45%) Lync
8 1 (1.72%) Drupal
8 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 36 (62.07%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) WAN
3 17 (29.31%) Network Security
4 14 (24.14%) LAN
5 13 (22.41%) BGP
6 10 (17.24%) IPsec
6 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 9 (15.52%) MPLS
7 9 (15.52%) OSPF
8 8 (13.79%) IPv6
9 7 (12.07%) LDAP
9 7 (12.07%) Ethernet
10 6 (10.34%) VoIP
10 6 (10.34%) Wireless
10 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (8.62%) EIGRP
11 5 (8.62%) DHCP
11 5 (8.62%) DNS
11 5 (8.62%) SSL
12 4 (6.90%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 5 (8.62%) Hudson
3 4 (6.90%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Designer
3 8 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Network Designer
7 3 (5.17%) Security Designer
7 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) LAMP
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 3 (5.17%) Ajax
3 3 (5.17%) SOAP
3 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 3 (5.17%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.34%) Cryptography
3 5 (8.62%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.90%) PKI
4 4 (6.90%) Wiki
5 3 (5.17%) PDA
5 3 (5.17%) Statistics
5 3 (5.17%) CMDB
5 3 (5.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (48.28%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.34%) Debian
6 5 (8.62%) Ubuntu
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.90%) Android
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) SUSE
9 1 (1.72%) UNIX
9 1 (1.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) ITIL
1 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
3 5 (8.62%) Network Management
3 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (8.62%) Project Management
3 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 4 (6.90%) ITSM
5 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.17%) Release Management
5 3 (5.17%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.17%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.17%) Network Design
5 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Ruby
1 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
2 6 (10.34%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) Perl
3 5 (8.62%) PHP
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.45%) C
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) CCNP
4 5 (8.62%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) JNCIS
5 3 (5.17%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) Samba
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.79%) Postfix
3 4 (6.90%) UAG
3 4 (6.90%) XenServer
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) VMware
4 11 (18.97%) Citrix
5 10 (17.24%) Juniper
6 9 (15.52%) CheckPoint
7 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.62%) Sourcefire
8 5 (8.62%) Symantec
8 5 (8.62%) McAfee
9 3 (5.17%) Tandberg
9 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
9 3 (5.17%) Apple
9 3 (5.17%) Avaya
10 2 (3.45%) AppSense
11 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.72%) IronPort
11 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.72%) Trustwave
11 1 (1.72%) BT
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