The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 30 42 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.38% 0.82% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 7.32% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £575 £310 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.48% +19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
- +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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 Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.81% 11.23% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 38
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -55.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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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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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) OSPF
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 1 (14.29%) CCSE
6 1 (14.29%) Network Design
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (14.29%) Brocade

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) FabricPath
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (14.29%) TRILL
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Lisp
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) IronPort
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec