Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.05% 1.10% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 8.00% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 15
Gloucestershire median daily rate £204 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.31% -27.78% +71.43%
10th Percentile £194 £279 £253
90th Percentile £217 £390 £475
South West median daily rate £365 £350 £384
% change year-on-year +4.29% -8.79% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% - -
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £40.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -46.88% +300.00% -41.18%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 93 125 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 14.01% 13.69% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 90 90
Gloucestershire median daily rate £313 £320 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% -12.63% +12.69%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £164
90th Percentile £447 £426 £475
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.50 £20.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.50% -53.22% +85.87%
10th Percentile £19.90 £10.95 £14.66
90th Percentile £36.38 £43.75 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +12 1 £195 -48.00%
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Broadband
4 3 (42.86%) ISDN
4 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
4 3 (42.86%) JNCIE
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Junos
4 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Internet

VPN
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Broadband
3 3 (42.86%) ISDN
3 3 (42.86%) Junos
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ICT Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) FMCG
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIA
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIE
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIP
2 3 (42.86%) JNCIS
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) VMware