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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 93 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 46 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.54% 1.74% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 13.21% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 9
Average daily rate £363 £380 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +16.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 21 £363 +90.78% 3
Bristol -5 16 £368 -4.54% 11
Gloucestershire +6 3 £140 -68.88% 6
Dorset +4 3 £275 +2.80% 3
Somerset +1 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 52 (70.27%) Cisco
2 46 (62.16%) Firewall
3 33 (44.59%) MPLS
4 32 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (37.84%) Juniper
5 28 (37.84%) WAN
6 26 (35.14%) OSPF
6 26 (35.14%) BGP
7 24 (32.43%) CCNP
8 23 (31.08%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (29.73%) IPsec
10 21 (28.38%) Wireless
10 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
11 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
11 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
12 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
12 18 (24.32%) Windows
12 18 (24.32%) LAN
12 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
13 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
13 17 (22.97%) Linux
14 16 (21.62%) DNS
15 15 (20.27%) JNCIS
16 14 (18.92%) CheckPoint
17 12 (16.22%) BT
17 12 (16.22%) Network Security
17 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
18 11 (14.86%) IronPort
18 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
19 10 (13.51%) Nokia

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (62.16%) Firewall
2 33 (44.59%) MPLS
3 28 (37.84%) WAN
4 26 (35.14%) BGP
4 26 (35.14%) OSPF
5 23 (31.08%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (29.73%) IPsec
7 21 (28.38%) Wireless
8 18 (24.32%) LAN
9 16 (21.62%) DNS
10 12 (16.22%) Network Security
11 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.16%) Ethernet
12 9 (12.16%) FWSM
13 8 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (10.81%) SSL
14 7 (9.46%) DHCP
15 6 (8.11%) EIGRP
15 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
15 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
1 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Billing
3 1 (1.35%) Military
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
1 20 (27.03%) Designer
2 16 (21.62%) Network Designer
3 9 (12.16%) Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Network Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Service Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Network Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.35%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) jQuery
2 1 (1.35%) WAP
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) PKI
4 3 (4.05%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.05%) iPad
4 3 (4.05%) iPhone
4 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.35%) PDA
6 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Linux
3 12 (16.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.05%) Android
7 3 (4.05%) Solaris
7 3 (4.05%) Unix
7 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) High Availability
2 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing
2 8 (10.81%) Network Management
3 6 (8.11%) Information Security
3 6 (8.11%) ITIL
4 5 (6.76%) Network Design
4 5 (6.76%) Time Management
5 4 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.41%) SIEM
5 4 (5.41%) Validation
6 3 (4.05%) ITSM
6 3 (4.05%) Migration
6 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.05%) SDLC
6 3 (4.05%) Security Operations
6 3 (4.05%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.05%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (4.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (2.70%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) C
2 1 (1.35%) C#
2 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (32.43%) CCNP
3 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
4 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
5 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
6 15 (20.27%) JNCIS
7 7 (9.46%) Degree
8 5 (6.76%) CCIE
8 5 (6.76%) CCNA
9 4 (5.41%) CISSP
9 4 (5.41%) JNCIP
10 3 (4.05%) CCSA
10 3 (4.05%) JNCIE
11 2 (2.70%) CCSE
11 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (2.70%) CLAS
11 2 (2.70%) HND
11 2 (2.70%) MCP
12 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.05%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.35%) Firmware
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.35%) UAG
5 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
5 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (5.41%) SCCM
3 3 (4.05%) Nessus
3 3 (4.05%) Nmap
3 3 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) Nagios
4 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (70.27%) Cisco
2 28 (37.84%) Juniper
3 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.92%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.22%) BT
6 11 (14.86%) IronPort
7 10 (13.51%) Nokia
8 9 (12.16%) Intel Security
8 9 (12.16%) VMware
9 7 (9.46%) CA
9 7 (9.46%) F5
10 5 (6.76%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.76%) Citrix
10 5 (6.76%) HP
10 5 (6.76%) IBM
10 5 (6.76%) Intel
10 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.76%) Sourcefire
11 3 (4.05%) AppSense
11 3 (4.05%) Qualys
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Rate: upto £320 a day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per annum
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