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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.03% 3.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Median daily rate £450 £396 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.56% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +25.69% +20.63%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 43 50 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 32.58% 19.46% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 184 21
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 15
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -34.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £12.75 £41.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £48.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

VPN
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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Bournemouth -2 1 £450 +13.56% 5
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Network Management
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) GIAC
4 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
4 1 (25.00%) PKI
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Netcool
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) SSL

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) NX-OS
3 1 (25.00%) SCCP
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) TACACS
3 1 (25.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) GIAC
2 1 (25.00%) ISSAP
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (50.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft