The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 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.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 29 54
Rank change year-on-year -22 +25  
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.71% 4.89% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.07% 21.33% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 3
Median daily rate £258 £363 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.96% +101.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £363 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £363 £196
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +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 Wiltshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 73 150 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 11.37% 22.94% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 96 48
Median daily rate £300 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £295 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £375 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +134.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Swindon -21 7 £246 -32.06%
Salisbury - 2 £365 -
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 13 (86.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 11 (73.33%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) Wireless
4 8 (53.33%) Migration
4 8 (53.33%) SSL
4 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) NetScaler
5 7 (46.67%) SIEM
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Information Security
8 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Ruby
8 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (26.67%) JIRA
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) CentOS
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (26.67%) Amazon S3
8 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (26.67%) Open Source
8 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 4 (26.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon S3
1 4 (26.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (26.67%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (26.67%) Route 53
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless
3 8 (53.33%) SSL
3 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (26.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Artifactory
1 4 (26.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
1 4 (26.67%) SonarQube
1 4 (26.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (26.67%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Information Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Information Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) CESG
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) CentOS
2 4 (26.67%) CoreOS
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (53.33%) Migration
3 7 (46.67%) SIEM
4 4 (26.67%) Auto-Scaling
4 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Encryption
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (26.67%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Security Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
5 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SANS
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Docker
2 4 (26.67%) LXC
2 4 (26.67%) VirtualBox
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Ansible
1 4 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (26.67%) Nagios
1 4 (26.67%) OSSEC
1 4 (26.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Aruba
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (26.67%) Intel Security
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) New Relic
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) F5