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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 107 106 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 33 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 1.36% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.53% 9.64% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 22
Median daily rate £325 £415 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +41.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £105 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £520 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £358 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.23% +11.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Median hourly rate £41.75 £10.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+317.50% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £10.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £10.00 £74.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
VPN
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
387 467 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 14.11% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 231 343
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
Bristol +7 11 £306 -26.20% 4
Wiltshire -14 8 £400 +14.28% 2
Dorset +8 6 £315 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 4 £325 -27.77% 2
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 79 (72.48%) Firewall
2 78 (71.56%) Cisco
3 50 (45.87%) Juniper
4 44 (40.37%) WAN
5 42 (38.53%) CheckPoint
5 42 (38.53%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (36.70%) Windows
6 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (35.78%) DHCP
8 34 (31.19%) LAN
9 31 (28.44%) BGP
9 31 (28.44%) DNS
10 30 (27.52%) Finance
11 29 (26.61%) Wireless
11 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
12 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
13 26 (23.85%) CCNP
13 26 (23.85%) OSPF
14 25 (22.94%) MPLS
14 25 (22.94%) SC Cleared
15 24 (22.02%) IPsec
15 24 (22.02%) Windows Server
16 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
16 23 (21.10%) Wireshark
16 23 (21.10%) VLAN
17 22 (20.18%) Data Centre
18 21 (19.27%) F5
18 21 (19.27%) Migration
19 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
19 20 (18.35%) MS Office

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 7 (6.42%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.50%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.59%) Mule
4 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (18.35%) MS Office
2 14 (12.84%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.17%) Office 365
4 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.75%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (72.48%) Firewall
2 44 (40.37%) WAN
3 42 (38.53%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (35.78%) DHCP
5 34 (31.19%) LAN
6 31 (28.44%) BGP
6 31 (28.44%) DNS
7 29 (26.61%) Wireless
8 26 (23.85%) OSPF
9 25 (22.94%) MPLS
10 24 (22.02%) IPsec
11 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
11 23 (21.10%) VLAN
11 23 (21.10%) Wireshark
12 20 (18.35%) tcpdump
13 17 (15.60%) Network Security
14 16 (14.68%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (13.76%) Junos
16 12 (11.01%) EIGRP
17 11 (10.09%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (4.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (27.52%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.83%) Billing
3 2 (1.83%) Military
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (30.28%) Network Engineer
2 26 (23.85%) Analyst
3 16 (14.68%) Network Analyst
3 16 (14.68%) Network Support
4 14 (12.84%) Network Support Engineer
4 14 (12.84%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Support
7 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (6.42%) Juniper Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Designer
9 6 (5.50%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Network Designer
10 5 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Consultant
10 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) J2EE
2 5 (4.59%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.83%) CSS
4 2 (1.83%) REST
4 2 (1.83%) SOAP
4 2 (1.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) iPad
4 4 (3.67%) CESG
4 4 (3.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
6 2 (1.83%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.92%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.70%) Windows
2 24 (22.02%) Windows Server
3 14 (12.84%) Linux
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.42%) Unix
6 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.50%) Mac OS X
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.92%) Android
10 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Migration
2 20 (18.35%) ITIL
3 13 (11.93%) Network Management
4 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
5 11 (10.09%) DevOps
6 10 (9.17%) Service Delivery
7 8 (7.34%) Change Management
7 8 (7.34%) Network Design
7 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
7 8 (7.34%) Project Management
8 7 (6.42%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.59%) Load Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (4.59%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.67%) Information Security
11 4 (3.67%) SIEM
11 4 (3.67%) Time Management
11 4 (3.67%) Workflow
12 3 (2.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) Java
2 6 (5.50%) Perl
2 6 (5.50%) Python
2 6 (5.50%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.75%) VBScript
4 1 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
3 26 (23.85%) CCNP
4 25 (22.94%) SC Cleared
5 17 (15.60%) CCNA
6 8 (7.34%) JNCIP
7 7 (6.42%) Degree
8 6 (5.50%) CCIE
8 6 (5.50%) CISSP
9 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.75%) CCDP
10 3 (2.75%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.83%) HND
11 2 (1.83%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.92%) CCVP
12 1 (0.92%) CLAS
12 1 (0.92%) GCIA
12 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.17%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.34%) ProxySG
4 6 (5.50%) Samba
4 6 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.59%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.59%) XenApp
5 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.75%) Firmware
7 2 (1.83%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.83%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) Puppet
2 11 (10.09%) Cisco Prime
3 9 (8.26%) SCCM
4 7 (6.42%) Ansible
5 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (5.50%) Nagios
6 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.92%) MOM
7 1 (0.92%) Nessus
7 1 (0.92%) Nmap
7 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (71.56%) Cisco
2 50 (45.87%) Juniper
3 42 (38.53%) CheckPoint
4 29 (26.61%) Microsoft
5 21 (19.27%) F5
6 14 (12.84%) Palo Alto
6 14 (12.84%) VMware
7 13 (11.93%) HP
8 10 (9.17%) SonicWALL
9 8 (7.34%) Blue Coat
9 8 (7.34%) Dell
9 8 (7.34%) TippingPoint
10 7 (6.42%) CA
10 7 (6.42%) Citrix
10 7 (6.42%) Google
10 7 (6.42%) IBM
10 7 (6.42%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.50%) IronPort
11 6 (5.50%) NetApp
11 6 (5.50%) WatchGuard
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