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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 40 38 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.91% 0.69% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 5.56% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£145 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.12% +34.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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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
62 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.84% 12.50% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 9
Average daily rate £370 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.81 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) ADSL
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (16.67%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) ADSL
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) 3G
4 1 (16.67%) Broadband
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCDST
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Nokia
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Websense
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe