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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 67 117
Rank change year-on-year -44 +50  
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 78 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 2.61% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.31% 14.61% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 63 18
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

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 428 534 357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.75% 17.85% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 345 209
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 30
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

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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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in the South West

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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 June 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 -12 11 £370 +1.36% 2
Wiltshire -21 7 £345 -6.44% 4
Dorset +3 4 £450 +14.64% 3
Gloucestershire -1 2 £195 -40.90% 3
Somerset - 2 - -
Devon - 1 - -
VPN
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 50 (74.63%) Firewall
2 42 (62.69%) WAN
3 35 (52.24%) LAN
4 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
4 33 (49.25%) Wireless
5 31 (46.27%) Windows
6 30 (44.78%) DNS
7 29 (43.28%) Cisco
8 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
9 19 (28.36%) HP
9 19 (28.36%) VMware
10 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
10 16 (23.88%) Office 365
11 15 (22.39%) DHCP
12 14 (20.90%) Juniper
13 13 (19.40%) Citrix
13 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
13 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
13 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
14 12 (17.91%) Windows Server
14 12 (17.91%) Dell
14 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
14 12 (17.91%) ITIL
15 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (16.42%) IBM
15 11 (16.42%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (16.42%) MPLS
15 11 (16.42%) Network Security
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus

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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 7 (10.45%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.88%) Office 365
2 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (74.63%) Firewall
2 42 (62.69%) WAN
3 35 (52.24%) LAN
4 33 (49.25%) Wireless
5 30 (44.78%) DNS
6 15 (22.39%) DHCP
7 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
8 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (16.42%) MPLS
8 11 (16.42%) Network Security
8 11 (16.42%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (14.93%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (14.93%) VLAN
10 9 (13.43%) NetScaler
10 9 (13.43%) SSL
11 8 (11.94%) BGP
11 8 (11.94%) VoIP
12 7 (10.45%) Cisco IPT
12 7 (10.45%) OSPF
12 7 (10.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.49%) Redmine
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Information Security Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support
7 4 (5.97%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (2.99%) Web Services
2 1 (1.49%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) LAMP
2 1 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.96%) Public Cloud
3 6 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.48%) FlexPod
5 3 (4.48%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (4.48%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.99%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) CESG
7 1 (1.49%) CMDB
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.27%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.43%) Linux
4 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.48%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) CentOS
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
2 12 (17.91%) ITIL
3 11 (16.42%) Network Management
4 10 (14.93%) Incident Management
5 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.43%) Migration
5 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (11.94%) SIEM
7 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.96%) Information Security
8 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (8.96%) Security Architecture
9 5 (7.46%) Data Encryption
9 5 (7.46%) Information Security Management
9 5 (7.46%) ISMS
9 5 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (7.46%) Network Segmentation
9 5 (7.46%) Security Management
10 4 (5.97%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) Python
3 2 (2.99%) Ruby
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (10.45%) CCNA
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.46%) CCNP
5 5 (7.46%) SANS
6 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.97%) MCSE
6 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.48%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.99%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.49%) CCDP
9 1 (1.49%) CISSP
9 1 (1.49%) GIAC
9 1 (1.49%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (49.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.96%) vSphere
4 4 (5.97%) ISA Server
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) XenApp
4 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.48%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.99%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.99%) Xen
7 1 (1.49%) Docker
7 1 (1.49%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (7.46%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (7.46%) Puppet
4 4 (5.97%) SCOM
4 4 (5.97%) SCOrch
5 3 (4.48%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.99%) Netcool
6 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.99%) WSUS
7 1 (1.49%) Nessus
7 1 (1.49%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) Cisco
2 22 (32.84%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.36%) HP
3 19 (28.36%) VMware
4 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
5 14 (20.90%) Juniper
6 13 (19.40%) Citrix
7 12 (17.91%) Dell
8 11 (16.42%) IBM
9 7 (10.45%) CA
9 7 (10.45%) IronPort
9 7 (10.45%) SolarWinds
10 6 (8.96%) Aruba
10 6 (8.96%) McAfee
11 5 (7.46%) Blue Coat
11 5 (7.46%) F5
11 5 (7.46%) Nokia
11 5 (7.46%) Oracle
11 5 (7.46%) Sophos
12 4 (5.97%) Wyse
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