The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 24 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.75% 0.80% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.15% 7.14% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £315 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
13 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.96% 11.24% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 29
Median daily rate £393 £233 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.81% -38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £775 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 7
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wimborne - 3 - -
Bournemouth +1 2 £275 - 1
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for VPN.

1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 9 (56.25%) OSPF
3 9 (56.25%) BGP
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 6 (37.50%) Samba
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) IPsec
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) FTP
5 6 (37.50%) HTTP
5 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) Perl
5 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Python
5 6 (37.50%) MQSeries
5 6 (37.50%) LDAP
5 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (37.50%) Nagios

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 (37.50%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) BGP
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (56.25%) OSPF
3 7 (43.75%) Network Security
4 6 (37.50%) FTP
4 6 (37.50%) HTTP
4 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
4 6 (37.50%) IPsec
4 6 (37.50%) LDAP
4 6 (37.50%) NAS
4 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (37.50%) tcpdump
4 6 (37.50%) Wireshark
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) FabricPath
5 5 (31.25%) Internet
5 5 (31.25%) NetScreen
5 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (31.25%) VoIP
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) iPad
2 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (25.00%) Network Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) Python
1 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Samba
1 6 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Nagios
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) F5
3 6 (37.50%) NetApp
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
4 5 (31.25%) SonicWALL
4 5 (31.25%) WatchGuard
5 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto