The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Somerset 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.82% 1.02% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.67% 7.14% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 5
Average daily rate £350 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £278 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
South West

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 1 £350 -
Templecombe - - - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 2 (33.33%) Samba
4 2 (33.33%) Debian
4 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Wiki
4 2 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) nginx
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
1 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) IPv6
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Junos
5 1 (16.67%) RIP
5 1 (16.67%) ADSL
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Wiki
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Debian
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) PHP
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCT
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Samba
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Postfix
1 2 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ZABBIX
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
2 1 (16.67%) IronPort
2 1 (16.67%) Trustwave
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens