The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 104 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.63% 0.71% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 4.30% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate
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£310 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £515 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £114.50 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.41% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.92 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.77% +7.42%
VPN
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
487 302 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 23.63% 16.44% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 165 133
Average daily rate £338 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 48
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £15.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -11 5 £260 -25.71%
Fareham -2 2 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - - 3
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Andover - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 18 (64.29%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (42.86%) LAN
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
7 10 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (32.14%) Network Security
9 8 (28.57%) SSL
10 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
11 6 (21.43%) Java
12 5 (17.86%) .NET
12 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.86%) WAN
12 5 (17.86%) Websense
12 5 (17.86%) HP
12 5 (17.86%) Nokia
13 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 4 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
14 3 (10.71%) WAN Optimisation
14 3 (10.71%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 2 (7.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (42.86%) LAN
4 9 (32.14%) Network Security
5 8 (28.57%) SSL
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.86%) WAN
7 3 (10.71%) DHCP
7 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) OSPF
7 3 (10.71%) IPsec
7 3 (10.71%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (7.14%) ATM
8 2 (7.14%) Wireless
8 2 (7.14%) SSH
8 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
8 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 2 (7.14%) Network Support
3 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Technician
3 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
3 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) ICT Technician
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) SecurID
2 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Android
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Security
4 2 (7.14%) Security Management
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) VBScript
2 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) CCSE
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) CCSA
5 2 (7.14%) CCSP
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (17.86%) Websense
5 5 (17.86%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) Nokia
6 3 (10.71%) Avaya
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) IronPort
6 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Adobe
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Endeca
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle