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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 113 134 108
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -26
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.59% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 4.62% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 15
Median daily rate £310 £361 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.18% +31.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £191 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
346 411 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.49% 12.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 279
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +12 9 £250 -31.03% 3
Dorset +9 8 £243 - 3
Wiltshire 0 4 £500 +150.00% 3
Gloucestershire +3 3 £325 -17.19% 1
Devon +7 1 - -
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 63 (75.00%) Firewall
2 53 (63.10%) Cisco
3 42 (50.00%) Windows
4 38 (45.24%) DNS
5 37 (44.05%) DHCP
5 37 (44.05%) Juniper
6 30 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 30 (35.71%) WAN
6 30 (35.71%) LAN
6 30 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 27 (32.14%) MS Office
8 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
9 23 (27.38%) Wireless
10 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
11 20 (23.81%) Active Directory
11 20 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (22.62%) OSPF
12 19 (22.62%) BGP
13 18 (21.43%) Migration
14 17 (20.24%) ITIL
14 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
15 16 (19.05%) Data Centre
16 15 (17.86%) Palo Alto
16 15 (17.86%) Wireshark
16 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
16 15 (17.86%) tcpdump
16 15 (17.86%) Junos
17 14 (16.67%) MS Visio
18 13 (15.48%) Linux

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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 6 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.95%) Confluence
2 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) Mule
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (32.14%) MS Office
2 14 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.29%) Office 365
2 11 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (4.76%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (4.76%) Route 53
3 4 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (75.00%) Firewall
2 38 (45.24%) DNS
3 37 (44.05%) DHCP
4 30 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
4 30 (35.71%) LAN
4 30 (35.71%) WAN
5 23 (27.38%) Wireless
6 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
7 19 (22.62%) BGP
7 19 (22.62%) OSPF
8 15 (17.86%) Junos
8 15 (17.86%) tcpdump
8 15 (17.86%) Wireshark
9 13 (15.48%) Network Security
9 13 (15.48%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (14.29%) SSL
11 11 (13.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (13.10%) VLAN
12 9 (10.71%) IPsec
13 8 (9.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.76%) MySQL
1 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
1 5 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.95%) JIRA
1 5 (5.95%) SonarQube
1 5 (5.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 16 (19.05%) Network Support
4 14 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) Analyst
6 10 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (10.71%) Senior Support Engineer
8 8 (9.52%) Network Analyst
8 8 (9.52%) Senior Network Support
8 8 (9.52%) Senior Network Support Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Architect
9 6 (7.14%) Consultant
10 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (5.95%) Cisco Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.95%) Juniper Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Migration Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) ELK Stack
2 3 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) CESG
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.38%) Clustering
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) iPad
5 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.00%) Windows
2 30 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 13 (15.48%) Linux
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.10%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.95%) Android
7 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.76%) CentOS
8 4 (4.76%) CoreOS
8 4 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.57%) Unix
10 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Migration
2 17 (20.24%) ITIL
3 12 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 11 (13.10%) DevOps
5 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 8 (9.52%) Network Management
6 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.14%) Project Management
8 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.95%) Network Design
8 5 (5.95%) Open Source
9 4 (4.76%) Auto-Scaling
9 4 (4.76%) Workflow
10 3 (3.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.57%) Project Planning
11 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) Java
2 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) Python
3 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (1.19%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (15.48%) CCNP
5 11 (13.10%) CCNA
6 6 (7.14%) CISSP
7 4 (4.76%) Degree
7 4 (4.76%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.57%) CCDP
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.38%) CCIE
9 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (1.19%) CCVP
10 1 (1.19%) CISM
10 1 (1.19%) CLAS
10 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.19%) SANS
10 1 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 20 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) Docker
4 4 (4.76%) ISA Server
4 4 (4.76%) LXC
4 4 (4.76%) VirtualBox
4 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.76%) XenApp
4 4 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.57%) BitLocker
5 3 (3.57%) Firmware
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.38%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.19%) Samba
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (13.10%) SCCM
2 10 (11.90%) Ansible
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (7.14%) Puppet
6 5 (5.95%) Nagios
7 4 (4.76%) OSSEC
7 4 (4.76%) Terraform
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
9 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
9 2 (2.38%) Nessus
9 2 (2.38%) Nmap
10 1 (1.19%) MOM
10 1 (1.19%) Nexpose
10 1 (1.19%) QRadar
10 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Cisco
2 37 (44.05%) Juniper
3 30 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.86%) Palo Alto
6 10 (11.90%) HP
7 8 (9.52%) VMware
8 7 (8.33%) F5
8 7 (8.33%) SonicWALL
9 6 (7.14%) Dell
9 6 (7.14%) Oracle
10 5 (5.95%) Google
11 4 (4.76%) Intel Security
11 4 (4.76%) New Relic
11 4 (4.76%) Symantec
11 4 (4.76%) WatchGuard
12 3 (3.57%) AppSense
12 3 (3.57%) CA
12 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.57%) Wyse
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