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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 95 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 47 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 0.49% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 4.30% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 23
Average daily rate
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£308 £250 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -35.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £339
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £17.75 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.50 £19.75 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
544 256 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.31% 11.34% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 132 185
Average daily rate £370 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 September 2014. 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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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 +2 13 - - 4
Gloucestershire -6 13 £263 - 3
Bristol -7 11 £400 - 7
Devon - 2 £200 - 4
Dorset +1 1 - - 3
Somerset -13 1 £260 +4.00% 3
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VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 59 (78.67%) Firewall
2 41 (54.67%) Windows
3 39 (52.00%) VMware
4 33 (44.00%) WAN
4 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (42.67%) LAN
6 29 (38.67%) Cisco
7 28 (37.33%) Linux
8 27 (36.00%) Citrix
9 25 (33.33%) BGP
10 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
10 23 (30.67%) LAMP
10 23 (30.67%) Debian
10 23 (30.67%) Bash Shell
10 23 (30.67%) Puppet
10 23 (30.67%) Ruby
10 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (30.67%) DevOps
11 21 (28.00%) XenServer
11 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
11 21 (28.00%) Perl
11 21 (28.00%) PHP
11 21 (28.00%) Java
12 20 (26.67%) ITIL
12 20 (26.67%) EIGRP
12 20 (26.67%) Ubuntu
13 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
13 17 (22.67%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (21.33%) CentOS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 14 (18.67%) Apache
1 14 (18.67%) nginx
1 14 (18.67%) Confluence
2 12 (16.00%) MediaWiki
3 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.00%) Lync
4 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (78.67%) Firewall
2 33 (44.00%) WAN
3 32 (42.67%) LAN
4 25 (33.33%) BGP
5 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
6 20 (26.67%) EIGRP
7 16 (21.33%) IPv6
7 16 (21.33%) Network Security
8 15 (20.00%) OSPF
9 13 (17.33%) IPsec
9 13 (17.33%) MPLS
9 13 (17.33%) LDAP
10 10 (13.33%) DNS
11 9 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (10.67%) VLAN
12 8 (10.67%) SSL
13 7 (9.33%) DHCP
14 6 (8.00%) Ethernet
14 6 (8.00%) BIG-IP
15 5 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) MySQL
2 12 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (18.67%) JIRA
1 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
1 14 (18.67%) Jenkins
2 12 (16.00%) Hudson
2 12 (16.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Team Leader
4 7 (9.33%) Network Team Leader
5 6 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Network Supervisor
8 3 (4.00%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) LAMP
2 11 (14.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) Ajax
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) JDBC
3 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Wiki
1 12 (16.00%) iPad
2 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.33%) PDA
4 3 (4.00%) Clustering
4 3 (4.00%) iPhone
5 2 (2.67%) Open Source
5 2 (2.67%) CESG
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (54.67%) Windows
2 28 (37.33%) Linux
3 23 (30.67%) Debian
4 20 (26.67%) Ubuntu
5 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (21.33%) CentOS
6 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.67%) SUSE
10 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (30.67%) DevOps
2 20 (26.67%) ITIL
3 17 (22.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (16.00%) Build Automation
4 12 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (16.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.67%) Change Management
9 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.33%) ArchiMate
9 4 (5.33%) DoDAF
9 4 (5.33%) MODAF
9 4 (5.33%) SysML
9 4 (5.33%) UML
9 4 (5.33%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) Ruby
1 23 (30.67%) Bash Shell
2 21 (28.00%) Java
2 21 (28.00%) Perl
2 21 (28.00%) PHP
3 14 (18.67%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
3 16 (21.33%) CCNP
4 13 (17.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.00%) CCNA
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.67%) CCSP
8 1 (1.33%) MCT
8 1 (1.33%) CCIE
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (28.00%) XenServer
3 14 (18.67%) Postfix
3 14 (18.67%) Samba
4 13 (17.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (10.67%) vSphere
6 6 (8.00%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.00%) ProxySG
6 6 (8.00%) XenApp
7 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
8 3 (4.00%) MetaFrame
9 2 (2.67%) NFS
9 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (30.67%) Puppet
2 12 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (16.00%) Salt
2 12 (16.00%) ZABBIX
3 4 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.33%) WSUS
4 3 (4.00%) SCCM
5 2 (2.67%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) VMware
2 29 (38.67%) Cisco
3 27 (36.00%) Citrix
4 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
5 15 (20.00%) Juniper
5 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.33%) Apple
7 9 (12.00%) HP
8 7 (9.33%) Blue Coat
8 7 (9.33%) F5
9 6 (8.00%) McAfee
9 6 (8.00%) AppSense
10 5 (6.67%) Brocade
11 4 (5.33%) ProCurve
11 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.33%) Dell
12 3 (4.00%) Avaya
12 3 (4.00%) Lotus
13 2 (2.67%) Nokia
13 2 (2.67%) IBM
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