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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.75% 3.37% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 23.33% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £446 £233 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.93% +144.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.13 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 30 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.95% 14.42% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 4
Average daily rate £250 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £409 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.85 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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
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 24 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
Taunton - 1 £480 -
Cheddar - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
VPN
South West

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) MediaWiki
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (25.00%) Postfix
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) nginx
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Hudson

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) IPv6
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Hudson
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Data Security
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Samba
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Postfix
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
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