The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 26 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.50% 0.89% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 7.69% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £413 £268 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.56% 11.61% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 11
Average daily rate £375 £225 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £115 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Dorset region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) Bomgar
2 1 (33.33%) WebEx
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) PDA
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) WebEx
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya
1 1 (33.33%) Bomgar
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago