The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.90% 2.14% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.56% 13.43% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 6
Average daily rate £363 £190 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.78% -41.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +1.33%
VPN
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 23.08% 15.91% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 34
Average daily rate £363 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 29 (93.55%) Cisco
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (90.32%) Juniper
3 25 (80.65%) MPLS
3 25 (80.65%) OSPF
3 25 (80.65%) BGP
3 25 (80.65%) IPsec
4 24 (77.42%) CCNP
5 23 (74.19%) WAN
6 21 (67.74%) Security Cleared
6 21 (67.74%) SC Cleared
7 20 (64.52%) DV Cleared
8 19 (61.29%) JNCIS
9 16 (51.61%) BT
9 16 (51.61%) Linux
10 15 (48.39%) Firewall
11 10 (32.26%) Intel Security
11 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (19.35%) F5
12 6 (19.35%) Sourcefire
12 6 (19.35%) Wireless
13 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
13 5 (16.13%) LAN
13 5 (16.13%) SSL
13 5 (16.13%) Intel
13 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
13 5 (16.13%) JNCIP
13 5 (16.13%) Degree
13 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
13 5 (16.13%) SIEM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) BGP
1 25 (80.65%) IPsec
1 25 (80.65%) MPLS
1 25 (80.65%) OSPF
2 23 (74.19%) WAN
3 15 (48.39%) Firewall
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (19.35%) Wireless
6 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
6 5 (16.13%) LAN
6 5 (16.13%) SSL
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
7 4 (12.90%) Junos
7 4 (12.90%) Network Security
7 4 (12.90%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (9.68%) GLBP
8 3 (9.68%) HSRP
8 3 (9.68%) SSH
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Designer
1 20 (64.52%) Network Designer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) IP Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (3.23%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Security Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
1 5 (16.13%) SIEM
2 4 (12.90%) High Availability
2 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (9.68%) Information Security
3 3 (9.68%) Network Management
3 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design
4 2 (6.45%) Network Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) ISMS
5 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
Qualifications
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (77.42%) CCNP
3 21 (67.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (67.74%) Security Cleared
4 20 (64.52%) DV Cleared
5 19 (61.29%) JNCIS
6 5 (16.13%) Degree
6 5 (16.13%) JNCIP
7 3 (9.68%) CCIE
7 3 (9.68%) CISSP
7 3 (9.68%) JNCIE
8 2 (6.45%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (6.45%) CLAS
9 1 (3.23%) CCDA
9 1 (3.23%) CCDP
9 1 (3.23%) HND
9 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 28 (90.32%) Juniper
3 16 (51.61%) BT
4 10 (32.26%) Intel Security
5 6 (19.35%) F5
5 6 (19.35%) Sourcefire
6 5 (16.13%) Intel
7 4 (12.90%) Blue Coat
7 4 (12.90%) IronPort
7 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
8 3 (9.68%) Remedy
9 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.23%) hybris
10 1 (3.23%) TIBCO