The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.35% 2.38% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.74% 12.20% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £363 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +30.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Communications & Networking Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 18.90% 19.52% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 44
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £325 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Basingstoke region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 18 (78.26%) PKI
2 15 (65.22%) Firewall
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco
5 10 (43.48%) Linux
5 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (43.48%) CESG Certified Professional
5 10 (43.48%) CLAS
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) SSL
7 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) SIEM
8 7 (30.43%) SSH
8 7 (30.43%) HTTP
8 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
9 6 (26.09%) RSA Security Analytics
9 6 (26.09%) AIX
9 6 (26.09%) Solaris
9 6 (26.09%) Document Management
9 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
9 6 (26.09%) Analytics
9 6 (26.09%) Information Assurance
9 6 (26.09%) Digital Forensics
10 5 (21.74%) GCIA
10 5 (21.74%) GCIH

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Project
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) SSL
3 7 (30.43%) HTTP
3 7 (30.43%) SSH
4 6 (26.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) OSPF
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) DMVPN
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security
7 1 (4.35%) TACACS
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Incident Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Security Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Information Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Information Assurance Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Flex
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) PKI
2 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) AIX
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (30.43%) SIEM
3 6 (26.09%) Analytics
3 6 (26.09%) Digital Forensics
3 6 (26.09%) Document Management
3 6 (26.09%) Information Assurance
3 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Security Operations
4 5 (21.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 4 (17.39%) Patch Management
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C++
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CESG Certified Professional
2 10 (43.48%) CLAS
2 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) CISSP
4 5 (21.74%) GCIA
4 5 (21.74%) GCIH
5 4 (17.39%) CCNA
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) CCNP
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) CCDA
7 1 (4.35%) CCDP
7 1 (4.35%) CCVP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) VCP4
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (17.39%) COBIT
2 4 (17.39%) COSO
2 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 4 (17.39%) RMADS
2 4 (17.39%) SAS 70
3 2 (8.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) RSA Security Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Intel Security
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) NetWitness
5 2 (8.70%) Nokia
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) BT
6 1 (4.35%) CommVault
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) VMware