The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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 / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 40
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.96% - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% - 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +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 Somerset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 34 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.23% 14.11% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
Median daily rate £375 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £325 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 6
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.39% +7.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £20.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Somerset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 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
Clevedon - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 - -
VPN
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos