The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Southampton 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.60% 1.29% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.25% 9.30% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£293 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.60% +9.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.05% 13.92% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 July 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%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 3 (25.00%) CCSE
7 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (16.67%) SSL
7 2 (16.67%) SecurID
7 2 (16.67%) CCSA
7 2 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
7 2 (16.67%) Websense
7 2 (16.67%) CCNA
7 2 (16.67%) CCSP
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) DNS
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (8.33%) Windows
8 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (8.33%) CCNP
8 1 (8.33%) Microsoft

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Network Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCSE
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCSA
4 2 (16.67%) CCSP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (16.67%) Websense
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) Apple