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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 98 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 48 47 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 1.49% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 9.55% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 3
Average daily rate
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£420 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £255 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £20.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.80% +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
453 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 15.55% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.12 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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 +14 30 £388 - 1
Gloucestershire -9 9 £450 +71.42% 3
Devon +2 4 £300 - 2
Bristol -17 3 £415 +3.75% 6
Dorset -4 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £225 - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 50 (66.67%) Firewall
2 48 (64.00%) Cisco
3 30 (40.00%) Windows
3 30 (40.00%) Network Security
4 28 (37.33%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (37.33%) MPLS
5 27 (36.00%) LAN
6 26 (34.67%) DNS
7 23 (30.67%) BGP
8 22 (29.33%) OSPF
9 21 (28.00%) IPsec
9 21 (28.00%) WAN
10 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 20 (26.67%) Juniper
11 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
12 18 (24.00%) Wireless
12 18 (24.00%) VLAN
13 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
14 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
14 16 (21.33%) Ethernet
14 16 (21.33%) ITIL
15 15 (20.00%) SSL
15 15 (20.00%) CCNA
16 14 (18.67%) CCNP
16 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
16 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
18 12 (16.00%) Load Balancing
18 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (14.67%) Linux

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.33%) IIS
2 7 (9.33%) Apache
3 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.00%) nginx
4 3 (4.00%) Confluence
4 3 (4.00%) Lync
4 3 (4.00%) MediaWiki
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
1 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (66.67%) Firewall
2 30 (40.00%) Network Security
3 28 (37.33%) MPLS
4 27 (36.00%) LAN
5 26 (34.67%) DNS
6 23 (30.67%) BGP
7 22 (29.33%) OSPF
8 21 (28.00%) IPsec
8 21 (28.00%) WAN
9 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
10 18 (24.00%) Wireless
10 18 (24.00%) VLAN
11 16 (21.33%) Ethernet
12 15 (20.00%) SSL
13 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (13.33%) HSRP
15 9 (12.00%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (12.00%) VRRP
16 8 (10.67%) Wireshark
16 8 (10.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.00%) Hudson
2 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.00%) Subversion
2 3 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Analyst
3 10 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Designer
5 8 (10.67%) Architect
6 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Design Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Lead Designer
9 4 (5.33%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (5.33%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (5.33%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) LAMP
2 4 (5.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 5 (6.67%) iPhone
4 5 (6.67%) iPad
5 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.00%) Clustering
6 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.00%) Wiki
6 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.33%) Statistics
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (14.67%) Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.00%) CentOS
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.00%) Debian
7 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) ITIL
2 12 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.00%) Cyber Security
4 8 (10.67%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (9.33%) Server Hardening
5 7 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (9.33%) Information Security
6 6 (8.00%) Network Management
6 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.33%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.33%) Time Management
8 4 (5.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.33%) Network Design
8 4 (5.33%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (37.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.00%) CCNA
3 14 (18.67%) CCNP
3 14 (18.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) DV Cleared
6 7 (9.33%) Degree
7 6 (8.00%) JNCIS
8 5 (6.67%) CISSP
9 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.33%) CCIE
9 4 (5.33%) MCSE
10 3 (4.00%) JNCIE
11 2 (2.67%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.67%) CISM
11 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.33%) MCITP
12 1 (1.33%) MCSA
12 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.67%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (10.67%) VirtualBox
4 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.00%) Samba
6 3 (4.00%) iptables
6 3 (4.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (4.00%) Postfix
6 3 (4.00%) XenApp
6 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) Nmap
2 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.00%) Nessus
3 3 (4.00%) ZABBIX
3 3 (4.00%) Puppet
4 2 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.33%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) Cisco
2 20 (26.67%) Juniper
3 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
4 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
5 10 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 10 (13.33%) F5
6 9 (12.00%) IronPort
6 9 (12.00%) VMware
7 8 (10.67%) McAfee
8 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (9.33%) Intel
9 6 (8.00%) Tandberg
10 5 (6.67%) Radware
10 5 (6.67%) Apple
10 5 (6.67%) CA
11 4 (5.33%) Symantec
11 4 (5.33%) Remedy
11 4 (5.33%) HP
11 4 (5.33%) IBM
12 3 (4.00%) Citrix
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