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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.88% 2.25% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 12.31% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £260 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -26.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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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
54 65 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.84% 18.31% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 23
Average daily rate £360 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £43.75 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.42% +121.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £42.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

VPN
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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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 27 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Websense
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) SSL
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) IPsec
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) tcpdump
2 2 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (66.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Websense
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) IronPort
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft