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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 110 120 71
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -49
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.88% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 7.10% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 21
Average daily rate
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£360 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £325 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -37.72%
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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
351 366 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.44% 12.39% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 218 163
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 18
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 10 £360 -15.29% 2
Devon - 6 - - 2
Gloucestershire -16 4 £450 +38.46% 4
Somerset +7 2 £225 -40.98% 4
Wiltshire - 2 £475 - 7
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 53 (72.60%) Firewall
2 35 (47.95%) Windows
3 34 (46.58%) WAN
4 32 (43.84%) Cisco
5 29 (39.73%) LAN
6 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (27.40%) Linux
7 20 (27.40%) VMware
7 20 (27.40%) Network Security
8 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
9 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
9 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
9 17 (23.29%) MySQL
9 17 (23.29%) Apache
9 17 (23.29%) OSPF
9 17 (23.29%) BGP
9 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
10 16 (21.92%) MPLS
10 16 (21.92%) IPsec
10 16 (21.92%) DNS
11 15 (20.55%) Citrix
11 15 (20.55%) CCNA
12 13 (17.81%) DV Cleared
12 13 (17.81%) Data Centre
13 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (16.44%) Windows 7
13 12 (16.44%) Wireless
13 12 (16.44%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (16.44%) IIS
3 11 (15.07%) MediaWiki
3 11 (15.07%) nginx
3 11 (15.07%) Confluence
4 9 (12.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.48%) Lync
7 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) 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 53 (72.60%) Firewall
2 34 (46.58%) WAN
3 29 (39.73%) LAN
4 20 (27.40%) Network Security
5 17 (23.29%) OSPF
5 17 (23.29%) BGP
6 16 (21.92%) DNS
6 16 (21.92%) MPLS
6 16 (21.92%) IPsec
7 12 (16.44%) Wireless
7 12 (16.44%) IPv6
8 11 (15.07%) VoIP
8 11 (15.07%) LDAP
8 11 (15.07%) IP Telephony
9 10 (13.70%) DHCP
10 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.59%) EIGRP
13 6 (8.22%) Unified Communications
13 6 (8.22%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) MySQL
2 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Subversion
1 11 (15.07%) JIRA
1 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
1 11 (15.07%) Hudson
1 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (16.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.07%) Analyst
3 10 (13.70%) Architect
4 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Designer
5 7 (9.59%) Security Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Network Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Project Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Network Support
8 4 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) LAMP
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.07%) Wiki
3 8 (10.96%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (9.59%) Clustering
5 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
5 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.37%) Statistics
8 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 22 (30.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (27.40%) Linux
4 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.44%) Windows 7
5 11 (15.07%) CentOS
5 11 (15.07%) Debian
5 11 (15.07%) Ubuntu
6 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.48%) UNIX
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.37%) Android
10 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) ITIL
1 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (15.07%) DevOps
2 10 (13.70%) Build Automation
3 9 (12.33%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.33%) Information Security
4 8 (10.96%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (10.96%) Cyber Security
4 8 (10.96%) Security Architecture
4 8 (10.96%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (9.59%) Data Protection
5 7 (9.59%) Security Management
5 7 (9.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.22%) Network Management
7 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.85%) Network Load Balancing
7 5 (6.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) Perl
3 5 (6.85%) PHP
3 5 (6.85%) Ruby
3 5 (6.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.37%) C
4 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
3 15 (20.55%) CCNA
4 13 (17.81%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) CISSP
5 8 (10.96%) CCNP
6 7 (9.59%) CISM
7 5 (6.85%) Degree
8 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.74%) MCSE
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.37%) CCIE
10 1 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (9.59%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
1 17 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.07%) Samba
2 11 (15.07%) Postfix
2 11 (15.07%) iptables
3 8 (10.96%) XenServer
4 7 (9.59%) XenApp
5 4 (5.48%) vSphere
5 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.11%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.74%) Xen
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.37%) Firmware
8 1 (1.37%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) ZABBIX
1 11 (15.07%) Puppet
2 6 (8.22%) SCCM
3 5 (6.85%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.48%) Salt
5 3 (4.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (4.11%) Nessus
6 1 (1.37%) Nmap
6 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (43.84%) Cisco
2 20 (27.40%) VMware
3 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.29%) Red Hat
5 15 (20.55%) Citrix
6 12 (16.44%) Juniper
7 11 (15.07%) CheckPoint
8 9 (12.33%) McAfee
8 9 (12.33%) HP
9 8 (10.96%) CA
10 7 (9.59%) Wyse
11 6 (8.22%) Avaya
11 6 (8.22%) IBM
12 5 (6.85%) Oracle
12 5 (6.85%) Nokia
12 5 (6.85%) Blue Coat
12 5 (6.85%) IronPort
12 5 (6.85%) SolarWinds
13 4 (5.48%) Polycom
13 4 (5.48%) Tandberg
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