The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Portsmouth region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 17 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.03% 4.84% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £491 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.87 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year
-35.18% +44.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 25.25% 24.19% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate £475 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £26.98 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VPN
Hampshire

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

VPN
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Endeca