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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 113 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 41 32 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.29% 0.96% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 6.65% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 24
Average daily rate
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£360 £419 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £344 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £446 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £11.28 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.77% -33.96%
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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
373 481 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.70% 14.50% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 256 188
Average daily rate £350 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 21
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.55 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £40.60 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Bristol +8 22 £375 -11.76% 8
Wiltshire +7 5 £190 -49.33% 6
Devon - 5 - - 1
Somerset +2 4 £256 -42.57% 3
Gloucestershire -15 4 £450 +50.00% 2
Dorset - - - -
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 66 (78.57%) Firewall
2 45 (53.57%) WAN
3 41 (48.81%) Windows
4 38 (45.24%) LAN
4 38 (45.24%) Cisco
5 25 (29.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
6 23 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
7 22 (26.19%) Linux
8 21 (25.00%) MPLS
8 21 (25.00%) VMware
9 20 (23.81%) CCNA
10 19 (22.62%) OSPF
10 19 (22.62%) BGP
10 19 (22.62%) Network Security
10 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.43%) IP Telephony
11 18 (21.43%) Wireless
11 18 (21.43%) Citrix
11 18 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 18 (21.43%) Apache
11 18 (21.43%) MySQL
12 17 (20.24%) VoIP
12 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (19.05%) DNS
13 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
14 15 (17.86%) IPsec
14 15 (17.86%) Juniper
14 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (21.43%) Apache
2 12 (14.29%) nginx
2 12 (14.29%) Confluence
2 12 (14.29%) IIS
2 12 (14.29%) MediaWiki
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (78.57%) Firewall
2 45 (53.57%) WAN
3 38 (45.24%) LAN
4 21 (25.00%) MPLS
5 19 (22.62%) OSPF
5 19 (22.62%) BGP
5 19 (22.62%) Network Security
6 18 (21.43%) Wireless
6 18 (21.43%) IP Telephony
7 17 (20.24%) VoIP
8 16 (19.05%) DNS
9 15 (17.86%) IPsec
10 13 (15.48%) DHCP
11 12 (14.29%) LDAP
12 11 (13.10%) IPv6
12 11 (13.10%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
14 8 (9.52%) Unified Communications
14 8 (9.52%) FWSM
14 8 (9.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) MySQL
2 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Subversion
1 12 (14.29%) JIRA
1 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 12 (14.29%) Hudson
1 12 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Analyst
2 18 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Network Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Architect
4 10 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Network Support
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Project Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Systems Support Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) .NET
1 5 (5.95%) LAMP
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Wiki
2 10 (11.90%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 8 (9.52%) Clustering
4 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Handset
5 3 (3.57%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.81%) Windows
2 25 (29.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (26.19%) Linux
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (14.29%) CentOS
5 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Debian
5 12 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 8 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.95%) UNIX
8 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) ITIL
1 12 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (14.29%) DevOps
2 11 (13.10%) Build Automation
3 10 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.52%) Network Management
5 8 (9.52%) Information Security
6 7 (8.33%) Security Management
6 7 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.14%) Cyber Security
7 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.14%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) SQL
2 10 (11.90%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) Perl
3 6 (7.14%) PHP
3 6 (7.14%) Ruby
3 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (23.81%) CCNA
3 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) CISSP
6 7 (8.33%) CCNP
6 7 (8.33%) CISM
7 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.95%) MCSE
8 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (4.76%) Degree
10 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.38%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.19%) CCIE
12 1 (1.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (14.29%) Samba
3 12 (14.29%) Postfix
3 12 (14.29%) iptables
4 9 (10.71%) XenServer
5 7 (8.33%) XenApp
6 5 (5.95%) vSphere
7 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.38%) BitLocker
8 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.19%) Firmware
9 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.19%) Xen
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) ZABBIX
1 12 (14.29%) Puppet
2 7 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.95%) SCCM
3 5 (5.95%) Salt
4 3 (3.57%) Nessus
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.19%) WSUS
6 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Cisco
2 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.00%) VMware
4 18 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 18 (21.43%) Citrix
5 15 (17.86%) Juniper
6 14 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 14 (16.67%) McAfee
6 14 (16.67%) HP
7 10 (11.90%) Avaya
8 9 (10.71%) CA
8 9 (10.71%) Nokia
8 9 (10.71%) SolarWinds
9 8 (9.52%) IronPort
9 8 (9.52%) Polycom
9 8 (9.52%) IBM
10 7 (8.33%) Wyse
10 7 (8.33%) Blue Coat
11 6 (7.14%) Oracle
12 5 (5.95%) SonicWALL
Bristol, Avon
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