The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Dorset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 32 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.44% 0.54% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 5.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £455 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.85% 10.81% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 30
Average daily rate £415 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
South West

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 1 £455 -
Wareham - - - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) SNA
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Build Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Design
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss