The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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)
England / South West
Rank 93 76 107
Rank change year-on-year -17 +31  
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.56% 2.09% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.39% 13.39% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 24
Median daily rate £301 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.10% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £178 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £455 £450
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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 426 448 372
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.65% 15.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 292 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the South West

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Contractor 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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the South West 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
Bristol +7 17 £320 -12.32% 5
Wiltshire -19 11 £258 -28.96% 1
Gloucestershire +3 9 £250 +88.67%
Devon - 1 - -
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 44 (67.69%) Firewall
2 34 (52.31%) WAN
3 32 (49.23%) LAN
4 31 (47.69%) DNS
5 29 (44.62%) Windows
5 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
5 29 (44.62%) Wireless
6 24 (36.92%) Cisco
7 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
8 20 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 20 (30.77%) MS Office
9 16 (24.62%) HP
9 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
9 16 (24.62%) Load Balancing
9 16 (24.62%) Office 365
10 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
10 14 (21.54%) ITIL
10 14 (21.54%) DHCP
10 14 (21.54%) Migration
10 14 (21.54%) VMware
11 13 (20.00%) Juniper
11 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 12 (18.46%) Citrix
12 12 (18.46%) SSL
12 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
13 11 (16.92%) SCCM
13 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
13 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
14 10 (15.38%) Network Security
14 10 (15.38%) Incident Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (10.77%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.69%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) MS Office
2 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Office 365
2 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (6.15%) Amazon S3
4 4 (6.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (6.15%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (6.15%) Route 53
4 4 (6.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (67.69%) Firewall
2 34 (52.31%) WAN
3 32 (49.23%) LAN
4 31 (47.69%) DNS
5 29 (44.62%) Wireless
6 20 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 14 (21.54%) DHCP
8 12 (18.46%) SSL
9 10 (15.38%) Network Security
9 10 (15.38%) VLAN
10 9 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (13.85%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (12.31%) MPLS
11 8 (12.31%) NetScaler
12 6 (9.23%) BGP
12 6 (9.23%) OSPF
13 5 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (7.69%) IP Telephony
13 5 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
1 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Artifactory
1 5 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.69%) JIRA
1 5 (7.69%) SonarQube
1 5 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (9.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Network Integration Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
6 4 (6.15%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (6.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Fat Client
3 6 (9.23%) Thin Client
4 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.62%) FlexPod
6 3 (4.62%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (4.62%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.08%) CESG
7 2 (3.08%) Digital Signage
7 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.54%) CMDB
8 1 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (44.62%) Windows
2 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
3 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.31%) Linux
5 7 (10.77%) Android
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.15%) CentOS
7 4 (6.15%) CoreOS
7 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Load Balancing
2 14 (21.54%) ITIL
2 14 (21.54%) Migration
3 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
4 10 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 8 (12.31%) Network Management
6 7 (10.77%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (10.77%) SIEM
7 6 (9.23%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (9.23%) Open Source
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.69%) DevOps
8 5 (7.69%) Information Security
8 5 (7.69%) Project Management
9 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.15%) Information Security Management
9 4 (6.15%) ITSM
9 4 (6.15%) Network Design
9 4 (6.15%) Security Management
9 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Bash Shell
1 4 (6.15%) Java
1 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
1 4 (6.15%) Python
1 4 (6.15%) Ruby
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) SANS
4 3 (4.62%) CCNA
4 3 (4.62%) MCSE
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CCNP
5 2 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.08%) JNCIE
5 2 (3.08%) JNCIP
5 2 (3.08%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) CCIE
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (9.23%) VMware ESX
3 6 (9.23%) XenApp
3 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.69%) Docker
4 5 (7.69%) ISA Server
4 5 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (6.15%) BitLocker
5 4 (6.15%) LXC
5 4 (6.15%) VirtualBox
6 3 (4.62%) vSphere
7 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) SCCM
2 8 (12.31%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (7.69%) Ansible
4 4 (6.15%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.15%) Nagios
4 4 (6.15%) OSSEC
4 4 (6.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (6.15%) Terraform
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.08%) SCOM
6 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.54%) Nessus
7 1 (1.54%) Nexpose
7 1 (1.54%) Nmap
7 1 (1.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco
2 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
3 16 (24.62%) HP
4 14 (21.54%) VMware
5 13 (20.00%) Juniper
6 12 (18.46%) Citrix
7 9 (13.85%) Dell
8 7 (10.77%) CA
8 7 (10.77%) IBM
9 6 (9.23%) AppSense
9 6 (9.23%) Wyse
10 5 (7.69%) Intel Security
10 5 (7.69%) IronPort
10 5 (7.69%) Nokia
10 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
11 4 (6.15%) Apple
11 4 (6.15%) Aruba
11 4 (6.15%) New Relic
11 4 (6.15%) Symantec
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