Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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)
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 116 154
Rank change year-on-year -15 +38 -25
Contract jobs citing VPN 66 95 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 1.64% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 11.14% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 43
South West median daily rate £338 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -10.83% +20.77%
10th Percentile £112 £221 £105
90th Percentile £488 £564 £488
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £40.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.88% +300.00% -41.18%
10th Percentile £17.53 £14.15 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.78 £46.00 £11.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.50% +14.29% -2.78%

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 the South West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 830 853 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.77% 14.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 479
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £181
90th Percentile £527 £538 £508
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 75
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £13.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £48.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in the South West

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Wiltshire -16 22 £475 +26.67% 1
Bristol -22 20 £275 -17.91% 3
Dorset +6 9 £434 +37.70% 2
Gloucestershire +14 7 £204 -37.31% 1
Somerset - 5 £145 -
Cornwall - 2 £238 - 1
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for VPN.

1 38 (57.58%) Windows
2 36 (54.55%) Firewall
3 26 (39.39%) Cisco
4 25 (37.88%) WAN
5 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 22 (33.33%) LAN
7 21 (31.82%) Linux
8 18 (27.27%) ITIL
8 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 18 (27.27%) Windows 7
8 18 (27.27%) Windows 10
9 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
9 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 16 (24.24%) DHCP
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (22.73%) DNS
10 15 (22.73%) VMware
10 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (21.21%) Wireless
11 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (18.18%) Network Security
13 11 (16.67%) IPsec
13 11 (16.67%) Finance
13 11 (16.67%) NVQ Level 4
13 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
14 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
14 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
14 10 (15.15%) Ethernet
15 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
15 9 (13.64%) CCNA

VPN
Co-occurring 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 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 4 (6.06%) PaaS
4 3 (4.55%) SaaS
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.52%) Route 53
5 1 (1.52%) Serverless
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (54.55%) Firewall
2 25 (37.88%) WAN
3 22 (33.33%) LAN
4 16 (24.24%) DHCP
5 15 (22.73%) DNS
6 14 (21.21%) Wireless
7 12 (18.18%) Network Security
8 11 (16.67%) IPsec
9 10 (15.15%) Ethernet
10 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.61%) Broadband
11 7 (10.61%) VLAN
12 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (9.09%) MPLS
12 6 (9.09%) OSPF
13 5 (7.58%) IP Telephony
13 5 (7.58%) Skype
13 5 (7.58%) SSL
13 5 (7.58%) Unified Communications
13 5 (7.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
1 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (10.61%) Electronics
4 7 (10.61%) Marketing
5 4 (6.06%) Military
6 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Administrator
3 10 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.61%) Network Support
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco Support
5 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) JSON
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (6.06%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Smartcard
4 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.03%) FMCG
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (57.58%) Windows
2 21 (31.82%) Linux
3 18 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 18 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
5 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.55%) CentOS
10 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.52%) Android
11 1 (1.52%) CoreOS
11 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.52%) Unix
11 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.61%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (10.61%) Programme Management
4 6 (9.09%) Network Management
5 5 (7.58%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.58%) DevOps
5 5 (7.58%) Network Design
6 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.06%) Security Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.55%) High Availability
7 3 (4.55%) Migration
7 3 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (16.67%) NVQ Level 4
4 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
5 9 (13.64%) CCNA
6 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
7 6 (9.09%) CCNP
8 4 (6.06%) CISSP
8 4 (6.06%) GIAC
8 4 (6.06%) ISSAP
8 4 (6.06%) MCSE
9 3 (4.55%) JNCIA
9 3 (4.55%) JNCIE
9 3 (4.55%) JNCIP
9 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
10 2 (3.03%) Degree
11 1 (1.52%) ISEB
11 1 (1.52%) MCTS
11 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.03%) Docker
6 2 (3.03%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.52%) Firmware
7 1 (1.52%) GlusterFS
7 1 (1.52%) Samba
7 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.52%) XenApp
7 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (4.55%) SCCM
4 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
4 2 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.52%) Icinga
5 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.52%) Nessus
5 1 (1.52%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.52%) OSSEC
5 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.52%) Terraform
5 1 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Cisco
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.73%) VMware
4 8 (12.12%) HP
4 8 (12.12%) SAP
5 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.09%) Oracle
6 5 (7.58%) Dell
6 5 (7.58%) F5
6 5 (7.58%) Juniper
6 5 (7.58%) Meraki
7 4 (6.06%) Atlassian
7 4 (6.06%) Avaya
7 4 (6.06%) Citrix
7 4 (6.06%) IBM
7 4 (6.06%) McAfee
7 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.55%) Nortel
8 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) Symantec