The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.84% 2.10% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 18.42% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £270 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +27.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.23 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.19%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.74% 11.38% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 20 14
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £23.13 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

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Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 8 (66.67%) LAN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) Network Security
3 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
4 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (25.00%) Websense
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) CCSE
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) CCSA
7 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (16.67%) SecurID
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) CCSP
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (8.33%) Avaya
8 1 (8.33%) Juniper
8 1 (8.33%) SAN
8 1 (8.33%) Nokia

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (58.33%) Network Security
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) Broadband
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) SecurID
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCSE
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (16.67%) CCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CCSP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Blue Coat
3 3 (25.00%) Websense
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) IronPort
4 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
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