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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 93 96 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 47 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.49% 0.58% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.61% 4.81% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 23
Average daily rate
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£388 £250 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -35.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £146 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £282 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.30 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £19.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.92 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.77% +7.42%
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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
489 270 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.48% 12.05% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 136 197
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 65
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Gloucestershire - 15 £263 -
Bristol -9 14 £400 - 8
Wiltshire -5 11 - - 3
Dorset -3 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Somerset - - - - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 64 (85.33%) Firewall
2 40 (53.33%) VMware
2 40 (53.33%) Windows
3 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (44.00%) LAN
4 33 (44.00%) WAN
5 32 (42.67%) Linux
6 28 (37.33%) Citrix
7 27 (36.00%) Cisco
7 27 (36.00%) LAMP
7 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (36.00%) Ruby
7 27 (36.00%) Bash Shell
7 27 (36.00%) Puppet
8 26 (34.67%) DevOps
8 26 (34.67%) BGP
9 25 (33.33%) Red Hat
9 25 (33.33%) Debian
10 23 (30.67%) Perl
10 23 (30.67%) PHP
10 23 (30.67%) Java
11 22 (29.33%) XenServer
11 22 (29.33%) Ubuntu
12 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
12 21 (28.00%) EIGRP
13 19 (25.33%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (24.00%) Jenkins
14 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
14 18 (24.00%) Postfix
14 18 (24.00%) nginx

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (24.00%) Apache
1 18 (24.00%) nginx
2 15 (20.00%) Confluence
3 13 (17.33%) MediaWiki
4 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.33%) Lync
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.33%) IIS
8 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
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
Communications & Networking
1 64 (85.33%) Firewall
2 33 (44.00%) LAN
2 33 (44.00%) WAN
3 26 (34.67%) BGP
4 21 (28.00%) EIGRP
4 21 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 18 (24.00%) IPv6
6 17 (22.67%) Network Security
7 16 (21.33%) OSPF
8 14 (18.67%) LDAP
8 14 (18.67%) IPsec
9 12 (16.00%) MPLS
10 9 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (10.67%) SSL
12 7 (9.33%) Ethernet
12 7 (9.33%) DNS
12 7 (9.33%) VLAN
13 6 (8.00%) BIG-IP
13 6 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) MySQL
2 13 (17.33%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
1 18 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.00%) JIRA
3 14 (18.67%) Hudson
4 13 (17.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (18.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Consultant
5 7 (9.33%) Administrator
5 7 (9.33%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (8.00%) Network Team Leader
6 6 (8.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 6 (8.00%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.00%) Network Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Designer
9 3 (4.00%) Operations Team Leader
9 3 (4.00%) Network Supervisor
9 3 (4.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.00%) LAMP
2 12 (16.00%) 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 14 (18.67%) iPad
2 13 (17.33%) Wiki
3 8 (10.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.33%) PDA
5 3 (4.00%) Clustering
5 3 (4.00%) iPhone
6 2 (2.67%) Open Source
6 2 (2.67%) CESG
7 1 (1.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.33%) CMDB
7 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (53.33%) Windows
2 32 (42.67%) Linux
3 25 (33.33%) Debian
4 22 (29.33%) Ubuntu
5 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (21.33%) CentOS
6 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (16.00%) 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
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (34.67%) DevOps
3 19 (25.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 16 (21.33%) ITIL
5 14 (18.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (18.67%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (17.33%) Data Modelling
7 12 (16.00%) Build Automation
8 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (12.00%) Problem Management
9 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (6.67%) Change Management
11 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
11 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
11 4 (5.33%) ArchiMate
11 4 (5.33%) UML
11 4 (5.33%) SSADM
11 4 (5.33%) DoDAF
11 4 (5.33%) MODAF
11 4 (5.33%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.00%) Ruby
1 27 (36.00%) Bash Shell
2 23 (30.67%) Java
2 23 (30.67%) Perl
2 23 (30.67%) PHP
3 15 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (18.67%) CCNP
2 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) CCNA
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.67%) CCSP
8 1 (1.33%) MCT
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (29.33%) XenServer
3 18 (24.00%) Postfix
3 18 (24.00%) Samba
4 11 (14.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (10.67%) vSphere
6 7 (9.33%) XenDesktop
6 7 (9.33%) XenApp
7 6 (8.00%) ProxySG
8 4 (5.33%) Terminal Services
9 3 (4.00%) MetaFrame
10 2 (2.67%) NFS
11 1 (1.33%) UAG
11 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (36.00%) Puppet
2 14 (18.67%) ZABBIX
3 12 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (16.00%) Salt
4 4 (5.33%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.33%) WSUS
5 3 (4.00%) SCCM
6 1 (1.33%) OpenView
6 1 (1.33%) Nagios
6 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (53.33%) VMware
2 28 (37.33%) Citrix
3 27 (36.00%) Cisco
4 25 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (17.33%) Juniper
7 12 (16.00%) Apple
8 8 (10.67%) HP
9 7 (9.33%) AppSense
9 7 (9.33%) Blue Coat
9 7 (9.33%) F5
10 5 (6.67%) Brocade
10 5 (6.67%) McAfee
11 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
11 4 (5.33%) Dell
11 4 (5.33%) ProCurve
12 3 (4.00%) IBM
12 3 (4.00%) Avaya
13 2 (2.67%) Nokia
13 2 (2.67%) SonicWALL
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