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 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 82 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 37 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.72% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 4.53% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 7
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £400 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
544 397 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 25.26% 17.72% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 220 212
Average daily rate £360 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 31
Average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +33.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.28 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basingstoke +1 11 £363 -9.37% 1
Southampton - 5 £358 - 4
Hook +3 4 £465 +12.72%
Fareham -5 4 £200 -55.55%
Havant - 4 - -
Winchester - 4 £430 - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 43 (62.32%) Firewall
2 30 (43.48%) Cisco
3 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
5 24 (34.78%) Windows
6 20 (28.99%) Linux
7 19 (27.54%) LAN
7 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.09%) PKI
9 17 (24.64%) WAN
10 16 (23.19%) SSL
10 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
11 13 (18.84%) ITIL
11 13 (18.84%) MPLS
11 13 (18.84%) IPsec
11 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
12 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
13 11 (15.94%) Information Security
13 11 (15.94%) SIEM
13 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (14.49%) Information Assurance
14 10 (14.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (14.49%) SAN
14 10 (14.49%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (14.49%) CLAS
15 9 (13.04%) BGP
15 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 3 (4.35%) MS Project
3 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.90%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) IaaS
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (62.32%) Firewall
2 19 (27.54%) LAN
3 17 (24.64%) WAN
4 16 (23.19%) SSL
5 13 (18.84%) IPsec
5 13 (18.84%) MPLS
6 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (14.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (14.49%) SAN
7 9 (13.04%) BGP
8 8 (11.59%) OSPF
8 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
9 7 (10.14%) HTTP
9 7 (10.14%) Network Security
9 7 (10.14%) SSH
10 6 (8.70%) DNS
10 6 (8.70%) Wireless
11 5 (7.25%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (5.80%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (5.80%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) GIS
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) DB2
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (18.84%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Military
3 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Security Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Designer
8 4 (5.80%) Information Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Telecoms Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Middleware
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
3 2 (2.90%) JSF
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) RSS
4 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) PKI
2 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) DataPower
5 3 (4.35%) Clustering
6 2 (2.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.90%) User Experience
7 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.45%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.78%) Windows
2 20 (28.99%) Linux
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Unix
5 6 (8.70%) AIX
5 6 (8.70%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (15.94%) Information Security
2 11 (15.94%) SIEM
3 10 (14.49%) Information Assurance
4 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (10.14%) Analytics
5 7 (10.14%) Information Security Management
5 7 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Security Management
6 6 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 6 (8.70%) Digital Forensics
6 6 (8.70%) Document Management
6 6 (8.70%) Network Architecture
6 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.25%) Asset Management
7 5 (7.25%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.25%) High Availability
7 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) C
2 3 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 25 (36.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.49%) CESG Certified Professional
4 10 (14.49%) CLAS
5 8 (11.59%) CCNA
5 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
6 7 (10.14%) CISSP
7 5 (7.25%) CCSE
7 5 (7.25%) GCIA
7 5 (7.25%) GCIH
8 4 (5.80%) CCNP
8 4 (5.80%) Degree
8 4 (5.80%) MCSE
8 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.90%) CISM
9 2 (2.90%) MCSA
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.45%) CCSA
10 1 (1.45%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (11.59%) RMADS
3 6 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 4 (5.80%) COBIT
4 4 (5.80%) COSO
4 4 (5.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (5.80%) JSP 440
4 4 (5.80%) SAS 70
5 2 (2.90%) QA
6 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.45%) vCloud
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) RSA Security Analytics
2 5 (7.25%) vRealize
3 3 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Cisco
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.59%) VMware
5 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.25%) Citrix
6 5 (7.25%) IronPort
7 4 (5.80%) F5
7 4 (5.80%) Foundry
7 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 4 (5.80%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.80%) Juniper
7 4 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (4.35%) Nokia
9 2 (2.90%) Adobe
9 2 (2.90%) Apple
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle
9 2 (2.90%) Remedy
9 2 (2.90%) Siebel
9 2 (2.90%) Sourcefire