The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 37 40 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.74% 1.81% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 12.50% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Median daily rate £250 £133 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.67% -70.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 57 64 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 17.33% 14.51% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 24
Median daily rate £269 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.23% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Gloucestershire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Gloucestershire

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Gloucestershire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cirencester -1 3 £285 -28.75%
Gloucester -4 3 - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (90.00%) WAN
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) Wireless
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) DNS
5 5 (50.00%) Juniper
6 4 (40.00%) ISDN
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (30.00%) Broadband
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) Office 365
7 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
8 2 (20.00%) Junos
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) WLAN
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) Wireless
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) ISDN
6 3 (30.00%) Broadband
6 3 (30.00%) Network Security
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 2 (20.00%) Junos
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
7 2 (20.00%) WLAN
8 1 (10.00%) ATM
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
8 1 (10.00%) SSL
8 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
1 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (10.00%) CCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) VMware