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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 106 78
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.97% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 7.80% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £312 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £106.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.23% +750.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
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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
359 359 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.44% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 216 150
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 42 22
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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
Gloucestershire +2 9 £450 +38.46% 3
Wiltshire +5 8 £475 - 9
Bristol -11 4 £280 -33.13%
Devon - 4 £308 -
Somerset +6 3 £225 -35.71% 2
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 50 (68.49%) Firewall
2 39 (53.42%) Windows
3 35 (47.95%) Cisco
4 27 (36.99%) WAN
5 26 (35.62%) LAN
6 25 (34.25%) Network Security
7 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (28.77%) DNS
9 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (27.40%) VMware
9 20 (27.40%) MPLS
10 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
10 19 (26.03%) Linux
11 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
11 18 (24.66%) CCNA
11 18 (24.66%) IPsec
12 17 (23.29%) BGP
12 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
12 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
12 17 (23.29%) Apache
12 17 (23.29%) MySQL
13 16 (21.92%) OSPF
13 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
15 14 (19.18%) IIS
15 14 (19.18%) Juniper
16 13 (17.81%) Citrix
16 13 (17.81%) Wireless
17 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
17 12 (16.44%) SQL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 17 (23.29%) Apache
2 14 (19.18%) IIS
3 12 (16.44%) SharePoint
4 9 (12.33%) nginx
4 9 (12.33%) Confluence
4 9 (12.33%) MediaWiki
5 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.48%) Lync
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (68.49%) Firewall
2 27 (36.99%) WAN
3 26 (35.62%) LAN
4 25 (34.25%) Network Security
5 21 (28.77%) DNS
6 20 (27.40%) MPLS
7 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
7 18 (24.66%) IPsec
8 17 (23.29%) BGP
9 16 (21.92%) OSPF
10 13 (17.81%) Wireless
11 11 (15.07%) VLAN
12 10 (13.70%) IP Telephony
12 10 (13.70%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (12.33%) IPv6
13 9 (12.33%) VoIP
13 9 (12.33%) LDAP
14 8 (10.96%) DHCP
15 7 (9.59%) SAN
15 7 (9.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) MySQL
2 15 (20.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Subversion
1 9 (12.33%) JIRA
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.33%) Hudson
1 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.85%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Designer
7 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Support
7 4 (5.48%) Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Lead Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) LAMP
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Wiki
3 7 (9.59%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (9.59%) Clustering
4 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
4 5 (6.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Statistics
7 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (53.42%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (26.03%) Linux
4 12 (16.44%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.33%) CentOS
6 9 (12.33%) Debian
6 9 (12.33%) Ubuntu
6 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.85%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.48%) UNIX
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Load Balancing
2 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (12.33%) ITIL
2 9 (12.33%) DevOps
3 8 (10.96%) Build Automation
3 8 (10.96%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.59%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (9.59%) Server Hardening
5 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.22%) Network Management
5 6 (8.22%) Cyber Security
6 5 (6.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (6.85%) Migration
6 5 (6.85%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (5.48%) Information Security
7 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
3 3 (4.11%) PHP
3 3 (4.11%) Ruby
3 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (30.14%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (24.66%) CCNA
3 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (13.70%) CCNP
5 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.48%) MCSE
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.11%) CISSP
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.74%) CISM
10 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.37%) MCSA
10 1 (1.37%) MCITP
10 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.33%) iptables
3 9 (12.33%) Samba
3 9 (12.33%) Postfix
4 7 (9.59%) XenApp
5 6 (8.22%) XenServer
5 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.85%) VirtualBox
7 4 (5.48%) vSphere
7 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 3 (4.11%) BitLocker
8 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.74%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) ZABBIX
1 9 (12.33%) Puppet
2 6 (8.22%) SCCM
3 5 (6.85%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (6.85%) Nmap
4 3 (4.11%) Nessus
4 3 (4.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.74%) Salt
5 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) Cisco
2 20 (27.40%) VMware
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
5 14 (19.18%) Juniper
6 13 (17.81%) Citrix
7 12 (16.44%) CheckPoint
8 9 (12.33%) HP
9 8 (10.96%) CA
10 7 (9.59%) IBM
10 7 (9.59%) Wyse
11 6 (8.22%) McAfee
11 6 (8.22%) Blue Coat
12 5 (6.85%) IronPort
12 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
12 5 (6.85%) Oracle
12 5 (6.85%) Nokia
12 5 (6.85%) Avaya
13 4 (5.48%) Tandberg
14 3 (4.11%) Polycom
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