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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.33% 2.11% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.43% 18.92% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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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
92 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.47% 11.14% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 23 11
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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

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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 29 August 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) LAN
4 6 (54.55%) Network Security
5 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) SSL
6 3 (27.27%) Websense
6 3 (27.27%) CCSE
7 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
7 2 (18.18%) SecurID
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) CCSA
7 2 (18.18%) CCSP
8 1 (9.09%) CCNP
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) WAN
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) VBScript
8 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (9.09%) Avaya
8 1 (9.09%) Juniper
8 1 (9.09%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Network Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Network Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) SecurID
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCSE
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CCSA
4 2 (18.18%) CCSP
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
3 3 (27.27%) Websense
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) IronPort
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR