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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 103 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 42 18 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.84% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 6.77% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £445 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £10.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £10.00 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £10.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.23 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.19%
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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
535 266 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.87% 12.38% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 143 186
Average daily rate £338 £298 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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
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 October 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 -16 11 £275 -19.70% 2
Wiltshire -6 10 - - 5
Bristol -17 7 £300 - 8
Devon - 7 £210 - 1
Somerset -8 2 £255 +2.00%
Dorset - 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 66 (83.54%) Firewall
2 40 (50.63%) Windows
3 37 (46.84%) WAN
4 35 (44.30%) Cisco
4 35 (44.30%) VMware
5 33 (41.77%) LAN
6 30 (37.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (31.65%) Citrix
9 24 (30.38%) Linux
10 23 (29.11%) ITIL
10 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
10 23 (29.11%) BGP
11 19 (24.05%) Red Hat
11 19 (24.05%) LAMP
11 19 (24.05%) Debian
11 19 (24.05%) PHP
11 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (24.05%) Bash Shell
11 19 (24.05%) Puppet
11 19 (24.05%) Ruby
11 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (24.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 19 (24.05%) DevOps
12 18 (22.78%) Network Security
12 18 (22.78%) XenServer
12 18 (22.78%) Java
12 18 (22.78%) Perl
13 17 (21.52%) CCNP
13 17 (21.52%) EIGRP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (12.66%) Apache
1 10 (12.66%) nginx
1 10 (12.66%) Confluence
2 9 (11.39%) MediaWiki
3 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.80%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.80%) Lync
5 2 (2.53%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (83.54%) Firewall
2 37 (46.84%) WAN
3 33 (41.77%) LAN
4 23 (29.11%) TCP/IP
4 23 (29.11%) BGP
5 18 (22.78%) Network Security
6 17 (21.52%) EIGRP
7 14 (17.72%) MPLS
8 13 (16.46%) OSPF
8 13 (16.46%) IPv6
8 13 (16.46%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (13.92%) DNS
10 10 (12.66%) IPsec
11 9 (11.39%) LDAP
12 8 (10.13%) VoIP
12 8 (10.13%) VLAN
13 7 (8.86%) SSL
13 7 (8.86%) DHCP
13 7 (8.86%) Ethernet
14 6 (7.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) MySQL
2 9 (11.39%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
1 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
1 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.39%) Hudson
2 9 (11.39%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 8 (10.13%) Consultant
4 7 (8.86%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Team Leader
4 7 (8.86%) Network Team Leader
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Designer
5 5 (6.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 5 (6.33%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.06%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) LAMP
2 12 (15.19%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) iPad
2 9 (11.39%) Wiki
3 6 (7.59%) Client/Server
4 5 (6.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.80%) Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) iPhone
5 3 (3.80%) PDA
6 2 (2.53%) Open Source
6 2 (2.53%) CESG
7 1 (1.27%) Replication
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Windows
2 24 (30.38%) Linux
3 19 (24.05%) Debian
3 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (21.52%) Ubuntu
5 16 (20.25%) CentOS
6 13 (16.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.53%) UNIX
9 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.27%) SUSE
10 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) ITIL
2 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (24.05%) Performance Monitoring
2 19 (24.05%) DevOps
3 12 (15.19%) Build Automation
4 11 (13.92%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (11.39%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (11.39%) Problem Management
5 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
5 9 (11.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.06%) ArchiMate
7 4 (5.06%) Change Management
7 4 (5.06%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.06%) DoDAF
7 4 (5.06%) MODAF
7 4 (5.06%) SysML
7 4 (5.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) PHP
1 19 (24.05%) Ruby
1 19 (24.05%) Bash Shell
2 18 (22.78%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) Perl
3 11 (13.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.52%) CCNP
3 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.92%) CCNA
6 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.53%) CCSP
9 1 (1.27%) CCDA
9 1 (1.27%) MCT
9 1 (1.27%) CCIE
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
1 1 (1.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (37.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (22.78%) XenServer
3 13 (16.46%) Active Directory
4 10 (12.66%) Samba
4 10 (12.66%) Postfix
5 8 (10.13%) vSphere
6 6 (7.59%) XenApp
6 6 (7.59%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.59%) ProxySG
7 4 (5.06%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.80%) NFS
8 3 (3.80%) MetaFrame
9 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Puppet
2 12 (15.19%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (15.19%) Salt
3 9 (11.39%) ZABBIX
4 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.06%) WSUS
5 3 (3.80%) SCCM
6 2 (2.53%) Nagios
7 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Cisco
1 35 (44.30%) VMware
2 25 (31.65%) Citrix
3 19 (24.05%) Red Hat
4 16 (20.25%) Juniper
5 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
5 13 (16.46%) HP
6 10 (12.66%) Apple
7 8 (10.13%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.86%) Blue Coat
8 7 (8.86%) McAfee
8 7 (8.86%) SolarWinds
8 7 (8.86%) F5
9 6 (7.59%) Brocade
9 6 (7.59%) AppSense
9 6 (7.59%) Nokia
10 4 (5.06%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.80%) Avaya
11 3 (3.80%) Lotus
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