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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.40% - 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.47% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
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
68 66 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.88% 17.69% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 16
Average daily rate £400 £400 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Nokia
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (40.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Change Control
4 2 (40.00%) tcpdump
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (40.00%) IronPort
4 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) 802.11

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (40.00%) tcpdump
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (20.00%) 802.11
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (40.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (40.00%) IronPort
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Ruckus Wireless