The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 44 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.35% - 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% - 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.84% 8.04% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 12
Average daily rate £260 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.60 £20.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +3.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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

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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

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Becrypt
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Becrypt
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft