Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 31 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.04% 2.95% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.25% 30.95% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 0
Dorset median daily rate £434 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.70% - -
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £393
% change year-on-year - -10.83% +20.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Dorset median hourly rate - - £10.00
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £40.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -46.88% +300.00% -41.18%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 80 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 27.03% 9.55% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 17
Dorset median daily rate £421 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +4.67% -
10th Percentile £186 £177 £163
90th Percentile £475 £443 £645
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 25
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -39.94% +28.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £22.05 £17.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.15 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Dorset over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Dorset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Dorset

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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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +10 4 £273 -35.31% 1
Wimborne -1 3 - -
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) IPsec
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) PKI
5 4 (44.44%) ISSAP
5 4 (44.44%) GIAC
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
5 4 (44.44%) SCCP
5 4 (44.44%) MCSE
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) CISSP
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
5 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
6 3 (33.33%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (33.33%) 4G
6 3 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (33.33%) HSRP

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Co-occurring 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 3 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) IPsec
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) SCCP
5 4 (44.44%) Wireless
6 3 (33.33%) 4G
6 3 (33.33%) Broadband
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
6 3 (33.33%) MPLS
6 3 (33.33%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (33.33%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (33.33%) VRRP
6 3 (33.33%) WAN
7 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (11.11%) NAS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support
2 3 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Security Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) GIAC
2 4 (44.44%) ISSAP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Samba
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (11.11%) Icinga
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) McAfee
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (33.33%) Meraki
3 3 (33.33%) Nortel
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) VMware