The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 30 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 3.30% 3.54% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.25% 18.97% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.69% -5.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 80 58 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 29.30% 18.65% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 13
Median daily rate £325 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £210 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Basingstoke

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Basingstoke

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Basingstoke.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (73.33%) Cisco
4 10 (66.67%) OSPF
4 10 (66.67%) BGP
4 10 (66.67%) CCNP
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (53.33%) CCDP
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (53.33%) VLAN
6 6 (40.00%) JNCIS
6 6 (40.00%) Brocade
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) Juniper
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) Network Management
8 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) Arista
9 2 (13.33%) SSL
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (13.33%) EIGRP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) OSPF
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (53.33%) VLAN
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (13.33%) IPsec
5 2 (13.33%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) TACACS
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) DAB
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) DWDM
6 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Firewall Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Network Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Migration Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Network Designer
4 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support
5 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Architect
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Boundary Protection
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) CCNP
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) CCDP
4 6 (40.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Brocade
2 6 (40.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Arista
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) F5
4 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
4 2 (13.33%) Infoblox
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft