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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 89 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 56 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.76% 1.13% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 8.83% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £222 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -92.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.15%
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
423 317 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.74% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 154 181
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 £215 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
Wiltshire +1 22 £190 -41.89% 4
Bristol 0 18 £380 +245.45% 12
Gloucestershire -21 7 £450 +38.46% 6
Devon - 4 £225 - 1
Somerset -1 2 £350 - 1
Dorset -6 2 £268 -2.72% 2
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 76 (78.35%) Firewall
2 54 (55.67%) WAN
3 52 (53.61%) Cisco
4 44 (45.36%) LAN
5 42 (43.30%) Windows
6 38 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (30.93%) MPLS
8 26 (26.80%) Juniper
8 26 (26.80%) ITIL
8 26 (26.80%) CCNA
9 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
9 25 (25.77%) BGP
10 23 (23.71%) Security Cleared
11 22 (22.68%) VoIP
11 22 (22.68%) DNS
12 21 (21.65%) Citrix
12 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
12 21 (21.65%) Network Security
12 21 (21.65%) VMware
13 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (20.62%) HP
14 19 (19.59%) DHCP
15 18 (18.56%) Linux
15 18 (18.56%) Wireless
16 17 (17.53%) CCNP
16 17 (17.53%) OSPF
17 16 (16.49%) McAfee
17 16 (16.49%) TCP/IP
17 16 (16.49%) IP Telephony
17 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 11 (11.34%) Apache
2 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.19%) MediaWiki
3 6 (6.19%) nginx
3 6 (6.19%) Confluence
3 6 (6.19%) IIS
4 5 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.12%) Lync
6 3 (3.09%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.06%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.19%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (78.35%) Firewall
2 54 (55.67%) WAN
3 44 (45.36%) LAN
4 30 (30.93%) MPLS
5 25 (25.77%) BGP
6 22 (22.68%) VoIP
6 22 (22.68%) DNS
7 21 (21.65%) Network Security
8 19 (19.59%) DHCP
9 18 (18.56%) Wireless
10 17 (17.53%) OSPF
11 16 (16.49%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.49%) IP Telephony
12 12 (12.37%) IPsec
12 12 (12.37%) VLAN
13 11 (11.34%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (11.34%) EIGRP
14 9 (9.28%) Ethernet
15 8 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) MySQL
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Hudson
1 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.19%) Subversion
1 6 (6.19%) JIRA
1 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (15.46%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) Billing
3 1 (1.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Analyst
2 22 (22.68%) Network Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Systems Analyst
3 10 (10.31%) Network Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Network Support
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Consultant
6 7 (7.22%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Designer
7 6 (6.19%) Team Leader
7 6 (6.19%) Network Team Leader
8 5 (5.15%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Network Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Support
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) .NET
2 4 (4.12%) Web Services
2 4 (4.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.34%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.19%) Wiki
4 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) iPad
6 3 (3.09%) iPhone
6 3 (3.09%) PDA
6 3 (3.09%) Clustering
6 3 (3.09%) Handset
6 3 (3.09%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.06%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) DTV
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.30%) Windows
2 20 (20.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (18.56%) Linux
4 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.37%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.22%) UNIX
7 6 (6.19%) Debian
7 6 (6.19%) Ubuntu
7 6 (6.19%) CentOS
8 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) ITIL
2 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
2 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
3 8 (8.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (8.25%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (7.22%) Problem Management
4 7 (7.22%) Network Management
5 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.19%) Cyber Security
5 6 (6.19%) DevOps
5 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.19%) Information Security
5 6 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.15%) Security Management
6 5 (5.15%) Build Automation
6 5 (5.15%) Security Architecture
7 4 (4.12%) SIEM
7 4 (4.12%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) Java
3 5 (5.15%) PHP
4 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.12%) Perl
4 4 (4.12%) Ruby
5 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (26.80%) CCNA
3 23 (23.71%) Security Cleared
4 17 (17.53%) CCNP
5 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
6 11 (11.34%) DV Cleared
7 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.15%) MCSE
8 5 (5.15%) CISM
8 5 (5.15%) CISSP
9 4 (4.12%) Degree
10 3 (3.09%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.06%) CCIE
11 2 (2.06%) CCSP
11 2 (2.06%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.06%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.03%) HND
12 1 (1.03%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
1 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (21.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.28%) vSphere
4 7 (7.22%) XenApp
5 6 (6.19%) XenServer
5 6 (6.19%) Samba
5 6 (6.19%) Postfix
6 4 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.12%) ProxySG
7 3 (3.09%) MetaFrame
7 3 (3.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.03%) NFS
9 1 (1.03%) Firmware
9 1 (1.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Puppet
1 6 (6.19%) SCCM
1 6 (6.19%) ZABBIX
2 5 (5.15%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.12%) Salt
4 2 (2.06%) Nagios
5 1 (1.03%) WSUS
5 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 52 (53.61%) Cisco
2 26 (26.80%) Juniper
3 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
4 21 (21.65%) Citrix
4 21 (21.65%) VMware
5 20 (20.62%) HP
6 16 (16.49%) McAfee
7 15 (15.46%) CheckPoint
8 13 (13.40%) Avaya
9 12 (12.37%) Nokia
9 12 (12.37%) SolarWinds
10 11 (11.34%) Red Hat
11 10 (10.31%) Blue Coat
12 8 (8.25%) Polycom
13 6 (6.19%) Oracle
13 6 (6.19%) SonicWALL
13 6 (6.19%) IronPort
14 5 (5.15%) Wyse
14 5 (5.15%) IBM
14 5 (5.15%) CA
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