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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 25 33
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 1.28% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 13.64% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £268 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 4 22 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 4.21% 9.40% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 11
Median daily rate £328 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £29.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) X.509
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Android
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) 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:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (50.00%) X.509
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) FabricPath
4 2 (25.00%) NetScreen
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) VPLS
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Support
3 1 (12.50%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Android
1 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (25.00%) WatchGuard