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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 18 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.95% 0.56% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 3.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £378 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +17.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
21 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.54% 16.67% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 15
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 10
Median hourly rate - £42.46 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Poole -2 3 £210 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 £450 -
Wimborne - 2 £363 -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 14 (93.33%) ITIL
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) OSPF
3 9 (60.00%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) Juniper
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
5 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Network Management
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) SSL
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (40.00%) WAN
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) X.509
7 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) DHCP
7 4 (26.67%) Windows
7 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) Android

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 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) BGP
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (60.00%) OSPF
4 6 (40.00%) SSL
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (26.67%) DHCP
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Network Security
6 4 (26.67%) X.509
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (20.00%) FabricPath
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) ICT Support
6 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Android
1 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (40.00%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Samba
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
1 9 (60.00%) Juniper
2 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 3 (20.00%) WatchGuard
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) VMware