Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.33% 3.41% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 36.36% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Dorset median daily rate £273 £295 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -28.48% +54.21%
10th Percentile £271 £195 £406
90th Percentile £396 £458 £419
South West median daily rate £406 £325 £369
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.86% +25.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Dorset median hourly rate - - £10.00
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +90.00% -42.86%

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 71 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 23.59% 9.38% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 20
Dorset median daily rate £340 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +4.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £166 £195 £220
90th Percentile £438 £476 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 17
Dorset median hourly rate £27.00 £46.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +24.00% +44.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £46.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £44.95 £46.75 £49.61
South West median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -29.33% -3.85% +63.35%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -3 4 £273 -35.31% 1
Wimborne +1 3 - -
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) IPsec
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) GIAC
4 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 3 (42.86%) ISSAP
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) Nortel
4 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 3 (42.86%) Broadband
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS

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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 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) IPsec
2 6 (85.71%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) 4G
4 3 (42.86%) Broadband
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 3 (42.86%) SCCP
4 3 (42.86%) Skype
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) VRRP
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (14.29%) tcpdump
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Support
1 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Support
1 3 (42.86%) Network Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) GIAC
2 3 (42.86%) ISSAP
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Samba
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Icinga
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Meraki
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Nortel
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) VMware