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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 22 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.67% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 1.67% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £370 - £135
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 - £143
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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
48 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.33% 23.26% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 42
Median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £15.36 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.87% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £35.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £23.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VPN
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

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 21 January 2017, 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 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Nortel
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

VPN
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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
2 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) SAP