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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 77 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.53% 1.12% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.13% 9.09% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 24
Median daily rate £363 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £41.75 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.80% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £21.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £21.00 £156.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
VPN
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
545 396 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.92% 12.36% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 230 241
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +102.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 2016.

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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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 +10 31 £363 -21.62% 1
Bristol +19 21 £368 +122.72% 10
Gloucestershire 0 13 £330 -26.66% 3
Dorset - 11 £396 - 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 109 (75.69%) Cisco
2 87 (60.42%) Firewall
3 76 (52.78%) WAN
4 69 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (47.92%) Juniper
5 56 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 53 (36.81%) Cisco ASA
7 52 (36.11%) SC Cleared
7 52 (36.11%) IPsec
8 51 (35.42%) BGP
9 49 (34.03%) MPLS
9 49 (34.03%) CCNP
10 45 (31.25%) OSPF
10 45 (31.25%) CheckPoint
11 42 (29.17%) LAN
12 38 (26.39%) Windows
13 35 (24.31%) Finance
14 34 (23.61%) DHCP
15 32 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 31 (21.53%) Linux
17 29 (20.14%) Wireless
17 29 (20.14%) DNS
18 28 (19.44%) TCP/IP
18 28 (19.44%) DV Cleared
19 26 (18.06%) Data Centre
20 23 (15.97%) F5
21 22 (15.28%) VLAN
21 22 (15.28%) Active Directory
22 21 (14.58%) CCNA
22 21 (14.58%) ITIL

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 7 (4.86%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.47%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.47%) Mule
4 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) MS Office
2 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.56%) Office 365
4 4 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (60.42%) Firewall
2 76 (52.78%) WAN
3 53 (36.81%) Cisco ASA
4 52 (36.11%) IPsec
5 51 (35.42%) BGP
6 49 (34.03%) MPLS
7 45 (31.25%) OSPF
8 42 (29.17%) LAN
9 34 (23.61%) DHCP
10 29 (20.14%) DNS
10 29 (20.14%) Wireless
11 28 (19.44%) TCP/IP
12 22 (15.28%) VLAN
13 19 (13.19%) EIGRP
13 19 (13.19%) Network Security
14 18 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (12.50%) Wireshark
15 15 (10.42%) tcpdump
16 14 (9.72%) Internet
16 14 (9.72%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 6 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (24.31%) Finance
2 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.39%) Billing
3 2 (1.39%) Military
3 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (24.31%) Analyst
2 34 (23.61%) Network Engineer
3 30 (20.83%) Designer
3 30 (20.83%) Network Designer
4 17 (11.81%) Support Engineer
5 16 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 13 (9.03%) IP Designer
7 11 (7.64%) Network Support
7 11 (7.64%) Network Support Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Architect
8 8 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.86%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.47%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) J2EE
2 5 (3.47%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.78%) CSS
3 4 (2.78%) Web Services
3 4 (2.78%) XML
4 2 (1.39%) .NET
4 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.39%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.39%) HTML
4 2 (1.39%) jQuery
4 2 (1.39%) REST
4 2 (1.39%) SOAP
4 2 (1.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.56%) PKI
3 7 (4.86%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.17%) iPad
5 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.08%) CESG
6 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.39%) Windows
2 31 (21.53%) Linux
3 14 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.56%) Unix
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.17%) Windows 10
7 6 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.69%) Android
8 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.58%) ITIL
2 20 (13.89%) Migration
3 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.64%) DevOps
4 11 (7.64%) Network Management
5 10 (6.94%) Change Management
5 10 (6.94%) SIEM
6 9 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.25%) Network Design
6 9 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 8 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 7 (4.86%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.86%) Project Management
9 6 (4.17%) Information Security
9 6 (4.17%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) Java
2 7 (4.86%) Perl
2 7 (4.86%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.86%) Python
3 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 6 (4.17%) VBScript
4 2 (1.39%) C#
4 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.39%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 52 (36.11%) SC Cleared
4 49 (34.03%) CCNP
5 28 (19.44%) DV Cleared
6 21 (14.58%) CCNA
7 18 (12.50%) JNCIS
8 16 (11.11%) JNCIP
9 8 (5.56%) Degree
10 6 (4.17%) CISSP
10 6 (4.17%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.78%) CCDP
11 4 (2.78%) CCIE
11 4 (2.78%) HND
12 2 (1.39%) CCSA
12 2 (1.39%) CCSE
12 2 (1.39%) MCP
13 1 (0.69%) CCDA
13 1 (0.69%) GCIA
13 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.94%) XenApp
3 10 (6.94%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 7 (4.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.86%) Samba
5 7 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.78%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.78%) UAG
8 2 (1.39%) Firmware
9 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (9.72%) Puppet
2 9 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (5.56%) SCCM
4 7 (4.86%) Ansible
4 7 (4.86%) Nagios
5 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) Nessus
6 1 (0.69%) Nmap
Vendors
1 109 (75.69%) Cisco
2 69 (47.92%) Juniper
3 45 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 23 (15.97%) F5
6 19 (13.19%) Palo Alto
7 17 (11.81%) BT
8 14 (9.72%) Citrix
8 14 (9.72%) Intel Security
8 14 (9.72%) VMware
9 12 (8.33%) HP
9 12 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 11 (7.64%) Dell
11 10 (6.94%) Nokia
11 10 (6.94%) SonicWALL
12 8 (5.56%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.56%) IronPort
12 8 (5.56%) TippingPoint
13 7 (4.86%) Google
13 7 (4.86%) Red Hat