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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 31 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.87% 0.78% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 5.36% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £310 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+122.41% -24.67%
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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
45 56 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 19.57% 14.62% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 64
Median daily rate £400 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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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 31 August 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) FabricPath
4 1 (20.00%) TRILL
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (20.00%) iSeries
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

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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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) FabricPath
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) IPv6
4 1 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (20.00%) TRILL
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Nortel
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware