The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 102 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.22% 1.12% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.92% 8.22% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £220 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -42.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £174 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £342 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -27.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.50 £19.00 £23.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
415 292 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.69% 13.58% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 154 192
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -10 17 £400 +33.33% 3
Gloucestershire - 8 £289 - 1
Wiltshire -9 3 - - 4
Somerset -16 3 £350 - 1
Devon - 1 - - 2
Dorset - - - - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 55 (84.62%) Firewall
2 39 (60.00%) VMware
3 34 (52.31%) Windows
4 31 (47.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (43.08%) WAN
6 27 (41.54%) LAN
6 27 (41.54%) Linux
7 25 (38.46%) LAMP
7 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (38.46%) Ruby
7 25 (38.46%) Bash Shell
7 25 (38.46%) Puppet
8 24 (36.92%) DevOps
9 23 (35.38%) Debian
9 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
9 23 (35.38%) Citrix
10 22 (33.85%) Java
11 21 (32.31%) Perl
11 21 (32.31%) PHP
12 20 (30.77%) XenServer
12 20 (30.77%) Ubuntu
13 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
14 16 (24.62%) Cisco
14 16 (24.62%) IPv6
14 16 (24.62%) Apache
14 16 (24.62%) Samba
14 16 (24.62%) nginx
14 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
14 16 (24.62%) Postfix
14 16 (24.62%) Jenkins

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (24.62%) Apache
1 16 (24.62%) nginx
2 13 (20.00%) Confluence
3 11 (16.92%) MediaWiki
4 5 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.54%) Lync
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) SaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (84.62%) Firewall
2 28 (43.08%) WAN
3 27 (41.54%) LAN
4 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
5 16 (24.62%) IPv6
6 15 (23.08%) BGP
7 14 (21.54%) LDAP
8 13 (20.00%) Network Security
8 13 (20.00%) OSPF
8 13 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 12 (18.46%) IPsec
10 5 (7.69%) SSL
11 4 (6.15%) MPLS
11 4 (6.15%) Wireless
11 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
11 4 (6.15%) IPv4
11 4 (6.15%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (4.62%) DNS
13 2 (3.08%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) MySQL
2 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
1 16 (24.62%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.00%) JIRA
3 12 (18.46%) Hudson
4 11 (16.92%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Linux Engineer
1 16 (24.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Consultant
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (10.77%) Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Citrix Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Network Supervisor
8 3 (4.62%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) LAMP
2 13 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) Ajax
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) SOAP
3 3 (4.62%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) JDBC
4 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) iPad
1 11 (16.92%) Wiki
2 7 (10.77%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.15%) PKI
3 4 (6.15%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.62%) CMDB
4 3 (4.62%) Statistics
4 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 2 (3.08%) CESG
5 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 1 (1.54%) PDA
6 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (52.31%) Windows
2 27 (41.54%) Linux
3 23 (35.38%) Debian
4 20 (30.77%) Ubuntu
5 14 (21.54%) CentOS
6 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.08%) SUSE
10 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (36.92%) DevOps
3 14 (21.54%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (18.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (18.46%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (16.92%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (16.92%) Data Modelling
6 10 (15.38%) Build Automation
7 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (12.31%) ITIL
9 6 (9.23%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
10 5 (7.69%) Change Management
10 5 (7.69%) Project Management
11 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
12 3 (4.62%) Security Architecture
12 3 (4.62%) Asset Management
12 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
12 3 (4.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (4.62%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) Ruby
1 25 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 22 (33.85%) Java
3 21 (32.31%) Perl
3 21 (32.31%) PHP
4 14 (21.54%) SQL
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) CCNP
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) CCNA
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (47.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (30.77%) XenServer
3 16 (24.62%) Samba
3 16 (24.62%) Postfix
4 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
5 6 (9.23%) vSphere
5 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
5 6 (9.23%) XenApp
6 4 (6.15%) UAG
7 2 (3.08%) NFS
7 2 (3.08%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (38.46%) Puppet
2 12 (18.46%) ZABBIX
3 10 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (15.38%) Salt
4 5 (7.69%) WSUS
5 4 (6.15%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.54%) SCCM
6 1 (1.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
2 23 (35.38%) Citrix
3 16 (24.62%) Cisco
4 11 (16.92%) Apple
5 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.77%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.23%) AppSense
7 6 (9.23%) Juniper
8 5 (7.69%) McAfee
9 4 (6.15%) Symantec
10 3 (4.62%) F5
10 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.62%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.62%) Brocade
10 3 (4.62%) HP
10 3 (4.62%) IBM
11 2 (3.08%) IronPort
11 2 (3.08%) ProCurve
11 2 (3.08%) Trustwave
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Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Devon
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Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Murray McIntosh
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago