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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
England / South West
Rank 113 82 95
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 2.13% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 15.02% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 47 23
Median daily rate £315 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £229 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-32.50% +16.89%

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
395 426 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.19% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 280 190
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 29
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £16.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.90 £44.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -5 14 £313 -16.66% 4
Wiltshire -18 7 £275 -24.13%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £320 +128.57% 1
Dorset +3 1 £450 +63.63%
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 38 (67.86%) Firewall
2 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 27 (48.21%) DNS
3 26 (46.43%) Wireless
4 24 (42.86%) LAN
4 24 (42.86%) WAN
5 23 (41.07%) Cisco
5 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
6 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 20 (35.71%) MS Office
7 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
8 16 (28.57%) DHCP
8 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 15 (26.79%) Office 365
9 15 (26.79%) HP
9 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
10 14 (25.00%) Migration
11 13 (23.21%) Juniper
11 13 (23.21%) SSL
11 13 (23.21%) ITIL
11 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
12 12 (21.43%) Citrix
12 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (17.86%) Network Management
14 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
14 10 (17.86%) SCCM
14 10 (17.86%) VMware
14 10 (17.86%) Cisco Prime

VPN
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 8 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.93%) Confluence
3 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (35.71%) MS Office
2 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 4 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (7.14%) Route 53
3 4 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (67.86%) Firewall
2 27 (48.21%) DNS
3 26 (46.43%) Wireless
4 24 (42.86%) LAN
4 24 (42.86%) WAN
5 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
6 16 (28.57%) DHCP
7 13 (23.21%) SSL
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (16.07%) BGP
9 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (16.07%) OSPF
10 8 (14.29%) MPLS
10 8 (14.29%) NetScaler
11 7 (12.50%) Network Security
12 6 (10.71%) VLAN
13 5 (8.93%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
13 5 (8.93%) FWSM
13 5 (8.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
1 4 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Artifactory
1 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.93%) JIRA
1 5 (8.93%) SonarQube
1 5 (8.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (7.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.79%) Law
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Network Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.79%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) Fat Client
2 6 (10.71%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.36%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.57%) CESG
6 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.79%) iPad
7 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.50%) Android
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 4 (7.14%) CentOS
7 4 (7.14%) CoreOS
7 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.79%) Unix
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Migration
2 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
4 10 (17.86%) Network Management
5 7 (12.50%) SIEM
6 6 (10.71%) Open Source
6 6 (10.71%) Project Management
7 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.93%) DevOps
7 5 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Auto-Scaling
8 4 (7.14%) Data Encryption
8 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.14%) Information Security
8 4 (7.14%) Information Security Management
8 4 (7.14%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.14%) Security Management
8 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.14%) Java
2 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) Python
2 4 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) SANS
5 4 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) CCNP
7 2 (3.57%) CCIE
7 2 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.79%) CISSP
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (10.71%) VMware ESX
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.71%) XenApp
2 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
3 5 (8.93%) Docker
3 5 (8.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 4 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 4 (7.14%) LXC
4 4 (7.14%) VirtualBox
5 3 (5.36%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Cisco Prime
1 10 (17.86%) SCCM
2 5 (8.93%) Ansible
3 4 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (7.14%) Nagios
3 4 (7.14%) OSSEC
3 4 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (7.14%) Terraform
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.79%) Nessus
5 1 (1.79%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.79%) Nmap
5 1 (1.79%) QRadar
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Cisco
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 15 (26.79%) HP
5 13 (23.21%) Juniper
6 12 (21.43%) Citrix
7 10 (17.86%) VMware
8 8 (14.29%) Dell
9 7 (12.50%) CA
10 6 (10.71%) AppSense
10 6 (10.71%) IBM
10 6 (10.71%) Wyse
11 5 (8.93%) Intel Security
11 5 (8.93%) IronPort
11 5 (8.93%) Nokia
11 5 (8.93%) Oracle
11 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
12 4 (7.14%) Aruba
12 4 (7.14%) New Relic
12 4 (7.14%) Symantec
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