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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 31 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.22% 0.29% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 2.63% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £390 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -6.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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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
41 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.73% 11.14% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 27
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.75 £19.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -61.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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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 24 May 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 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) CCSE
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Migration

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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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) 802.11
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Budget Control
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Nokia
4 1 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) VMware