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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 78 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.59% 0.92% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 7.71% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 22 19
Median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% -88.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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
528 376 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.51% 11.90% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 229 210
Median daily rate £360 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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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

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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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire +24 35 £375 -21.05% 4
Bristol +20 19 £370 +32.14% 11
Gloucestershire -3 13 £330 -26.66% 2
Dorset - 10 £393 - 3
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 105 (74.47%) Cisco
2 82 (58.16%) Firewall
3 71 (50.35%) WAN
4 66 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (44.68%) Juniper
6 51 (36.17%) Security Cleared
7 50 (35.46%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (34.04%) MPLS
8 48 (34.04%) IPsec
9 47 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 46 (32.62%) BGP
10 46 (32.62%) CCNP
11 44 (31.21%) CheckPoint
12 42 (29.79%) Windows
13 40 (28.37%) OSPF
14 39 (27.66%) LAN
15 33 (23.40%) Finance
16 32 (22.70%) Microsoft
17 31 (21.99%) DHCP
17 31 (21.99%) Linux
18 29 (20.57%) TCP/IP
19 28 (19.86%) DV Cleared
20 26 (18.44%) DNS
21 25 (17.73%) Data Centre
22 24 (17.02%) Active Directory
23 23 (16.31%) Wireless
24 22 (15.60%) VLAN
25 21 (14.89%) F5
26 19 (13.48%) Migration
26 19 (13.48%) EIGRP

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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 (5.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.26%) MQSeries
3 5 (3.55%) Mule
4 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (12.77%) MS Office
2 9 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.67%) Office 365
4 4 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.84%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 82 (58.16%) Firewall
2 71 (50.35%) WAN
3 50 (35.46%) Cisco ASA
4 48 (34.04%) IPsec
4 48 (34.04%) MPLS
5 46 (32.62%) BGP
6 40 (28.37%) OSPF
7 39 (27.66%) LAN
8 31 (21.99%) DHCP
9 29 (20.57%) TCP/IP
10 26 (18.44%) DNS
11 23 (16.31%) Wireless
12 22 (15.60%) VLAN
13 19 (13.48%) EIGRP
14 17 (12.06%) Wireshark
15 16 (11.35%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (11.35%) Network Security
16 14 (9.93%) Junos
16 14 (9.93%) tcpdump
17 11 (7.80%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) LoadRunner
2 6 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (23.40%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.42%) Billing
3 2 (1.42%) Military
3 2 (1.42%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (24.82%) Analyst
2 34 (24.11%) Network Engineer
3 30 (21.28%) Designer
3 30 (21.28%) Network Designer
4 17 (12.06%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.93%) Network Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) IP Designer
7 11 (7.80%) Network Support
7 11 (7.80%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.96%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) Consultant
10 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.26%) J2EE
2 5 (3.55%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.84%) CSS
3 4 (2.84%) Web Services
3 4 (2.84%) XML
4 2 (1.42%) .NET
4 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.42%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.42%) HTML
4 2 (1.42%) jQuery
4 2 (1.42%) REST
4 2 (1.42%) SOAP
4 2 (1.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.38%) PKI
3 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.96%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.26%) Fat Client
5 6 (4.26%) Thin Client
6 5 (3.55%) iPad
7 4 (2.84%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.42%) CMDB
9 2 (1.42%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.79%) Windows
2 31 (21.99%) Linux
3 16 (11.35%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.64%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.67%) Unix
6 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.26%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.71%) Android
11 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.48%) Migration
2 18 (12.77%) ITIL
3 12 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 10 (7.09%) Change Management
4 10 (7.09%) DevOps
5 9 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (6.38%) Network Design
5 9 (6.38%) Network Management
6 8 (5.67%) Load Testing
6 8 (5.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (5.67%) Performance Testing
6 8 (5.67%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.67%) SIEM
7 7 (4.96%) Information Security
8 6 (4.26%) ITIL V3
8 6 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.26%) Project Management
9 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.51%) SQL
2 6 (4.26%) Java
2 6 (4.26%) Perl
2 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.26%) Python
2 6 (4.26%) VBScript
3 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.42%) C#
4 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.42%) VBA
5 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (46.81%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (36.17%) Security Cleared
3 47 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 46 (32.62%) CCNP
5 28 (19.86%) DV Cleared
6 18 (12.77%) CCNA
6 18 (12.77%) JNCIS
7 13 (9.22%) JNCIP
8 8 (5.67%) Degree
9 6 (4.26%) CISSP
10 4 (2.84%) CCIE
10 4 (2.84%) HND
11 3 (2.13%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.42%) CCSA
12 2 (1.42%) CCSE
12 2 (1.42%) MCP
13 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.71%) GCIA
13 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.51%) XenApp
3 12 (8.51%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.67%) ProxySG
4 8 (5.67%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.96%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.26%) BitLocker
6 6 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.26%) Samba
6 6 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.84%) UAG
8 2 (1.42%) Firmware
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) Puppet
2 12 (8.51%) SCCM
3 7 (4.96%) Ansible
3 7 (4.96%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.26%) Nagios
5 2 (1.42%) Nessus
5 2 (1.42%) Nmap
5 2 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 105 (74.47%) Cisco
2 63 (44.68%) Juniper
3 44 (31.21%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.70%) Microsoft
5 21 (14.89%) F5
6 17 (12.06%) BT
6 17 (12.06%) Palo Alto
7 15 (10.64%) VMware
8 14 (9.93%) Citrix
8 14 (9.93%) Intel Security
9 12 (8.51%) SolarWinds
10 10 (7.09%) Nokia
11 9 (6.38%) CA
11 9 (6.38%) SonicWALL
12 8 (5.67%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.67%) HP
12 8 (5.67%) IronPort
12 8 (5.67%) TippingPoint
13 7 (4.96%) Dell
13 7 (4.96%) IBM