The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 39 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.16% 3.13% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.79% 17.21% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 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 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 122 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.82% 18.18% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 66 45
Average daily rate £363 £413 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.22 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -31.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Swindon +7 18 £363 +90.78% 4
Malmesbury - 2 - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (63.16%) Juniper
4 23 (60.53%) Firewall
5 21 (55.26%) MPLS
5 21 (55.26%) OSPF
5 21 (55.26%) BGP
6 20 (52.63%) WAN
6 20 (52.63%) IPsec
7 19 (50.00%) CCNP
8 17 (44.74%) SC Cleared
8 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
9 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
9 15 (39.47%) JNCIS
10 13 (34.21%) Linux
11 12 (31.58%) DNS
11 12 (31.58%) Wireless
11 12 (31.58%) BT
12 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
13 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
14 8 (21.05%) LAN
14 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
14 8 (21.05%) McAfee
15 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
16 6 (15.79%) Time Management
16 6 (15.79%) SSL
16 6 (15.79%) F5
16 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
17 5 (13.16%) iPad

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) Firewall
2 21 (55.26%) BGP
2 21 (55.26%) MPLS
2 21 (55.26%) OSPF
3 20 (52.63%) IPsec
3 20 (52.63%) WAN
4 12 (31.58%) DNS
4 12 (31.58%) Wireless
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (23.68%) Ethernet
7 8 (21.05%) LAN
8 6 (15.79%) SSL
9 5 (13.16%) DHCP
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (10.53%) EIGRP
10 4 (10.53%) HSRP
10 4 (10.53%) Junos
10 4 (10.53%) Network Security
10 4 (10.53%) RIP
10 4 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Designer
1 15 (39.47%) Network Designer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Service Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Support
4 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IP Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) iPad
2 5 (13.16%) iPhone
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Time Management
2 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.53%) High Availability
3 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.53%) Network Management
3 4 (10.53%) SIEM
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security
4 3 (7.89%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Coaching
6 1 (2.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (50.00%) CCNP
3 17 (44.74%) SC Cleared
3 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (39.47%) DV Cleared
4 15 (39.47%) JNCIS
5 5 (13.16%) Degree
6 4 (10.53%) JNCIP
7 3 (7.89%) CCIE
7 3 (7.89%) CCNA
7 3 (7.89%) CISSP
7 3 (7.89%) JNCIE
8 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (5.26%) CLAS
9 1 (2.63%) CCDA
9 1 (2.63%) CCDP
9 1 (2.63%) HND
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 24 (63.16%) Juniper
3 12 (31.58%) BT
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) McAfee
6 6 (15.79%) F5
7 5 (13.16%) Apple
7 5 (13.16%) Intel
7 5 (13.16%) Sourcefire
8 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.53%) IronPort
9 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
9 3 (7.89%) Remedy
10 2 (5.26%) hybris
10 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
11 1 (2.63%) Avaya
11 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.63%) Nokia
11 1 (2.63%) Nortel
11 1 (2.63%) VMware