Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 99 105
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +45
Contract jobs citing VPN 85 60 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.24% 1.70% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.91% 7.11% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 31
Hampshire median daily rate £475 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.87% +0.75% -2.14%
10th Percentile £283 £175 £205
90th Percentile £488 £475 £473
South East median daily rate £413 £398 £385
% change year-on-year +3.77% +3.25% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 3
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.75 £15.36 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.69% -2.51% -
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.37 £9.73
90th Percentile £35.98 £43.00 £22.33
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.07% -23.68% -36.67%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 779 844 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.51% 23.87% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 545 653
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £269 £263
90th Percentile £509 £531 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £402 £380
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.66% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 66 60
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.25 £17.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.23% -52.32% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.95 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.53 £37.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £24.50 £16.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +48.48% -47.20% -3.13%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Hampshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -10 21 £423 -6.11% 3
Portsmouth +12 15 £335 - 6
Southampton -3 5 £369 +22.92% 2
Fareham -7 4 - - 2
Fleet - 3 £300 - 1
Havant 0 2 - -
Winchester -4 1 - -
Farnborough -14 1 £475 +18.75%
Hook - 1 £425 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 50 (58.82%) Cisco
1 50 (58.82%) Firewall
2 46 (54.12%) Security Cleared
3 40 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 40 (47.06%) BGP
4 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
5 30 (35.29%) Windows
6 28 (32.94%) Juniper
7 26 (30.59%) Active Directory
7 26 (30.59%) OSPF
7 26 (30.59%) VMware
7 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (28.24%) VLAN
10 23 (27.06%) CCNP
11 20 (23.53%) JNCIS
11 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 20 (23.53%) CCDP
11 20 (23.53%) WAN
12 18 (21.18%) MPLS
13 16 (18.82%) DNS
13 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
13 16 (18.82%) Multicast
13 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
14 15 (17.65%) VMware NSX
14 15 (17.65%) Brocade
14 15 (17.65%) Migration
15 14 (16.47%) LAN
15 14 (16.47%) IPv6
16 13 (15.29%) DHCP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 11 (12.94%) IIS
2 7 (8.24%) Apache
3 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Office 365
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (58.82%) Firewall
2 40 (47.06%) BGP
2 40 (47.06%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (30.59%) OSPF
4 24 (28.24%) VLAN
5 20 (23.53%) WAN
6 18 (21.18%) MPLS
7 16 (18.82%) DNS
7 16 (18.82%) Multicast
8 14 (16.47%) IPv6
8 14 (16.47%) LAN
9 13 (15.29%) DHCP
9 13 (15.29%) Wireless
10 11 (12.94%) Network Security
11 10 (11.76%) DAB
12 7 (8.24%) DMZ
12 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
13 6 (7.06%) NetScaler
14 5 (5.88%) Internet
14 5 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) MySQL
General
1 4 (4.71%) French Language
1 4 (4.71%) German Language
1 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Architect
2 22 (25.88%) Network Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Network Architect
4 14 (16.47%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (16.47%) Security Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.71%) IT Architect
6 4 (4.71%) IT Security Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.53%) IT Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Office 365 Manager
8 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Core Data
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) BYOD
4 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.53%) PKI
6 2 (2.35%) DataPower
6 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.41%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Debian
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.71%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (2.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) Migration
2 13 (15.29%) Network Management
3 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.06%) Information Security
3 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.88%) Decision-Making
4 5 (5.88%) ITIL
4 5 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (5.88%) Project Management
4 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 4 (4.71%) DevOps
5 4 (4.71%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (4.71%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.71%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (4.71%) Server Hardening
5 4 (4.71%) Validation
5 4 (4.71%) Web Filtering
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (54.12%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
3 25 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (27.06%) CCNP
5 20 (23.53%) CCDP
5 20 (23.53%) JNCIS
6 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.71%) CCSE
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CCIE
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) CCSA
9 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.18%) CISM
9 1 (1.18%) CISSP
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (1.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (30.59%) Active Directory
1 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (17.65%) VMware NSX
3 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) XenApp
4 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
5 4 (4.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (4.71%) UAG
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.71%) VirtualBox
5 4 (4.71%) XenServer
6 3 (3.53%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Terraform
2 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.35%) MaaS360
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) Nessus
4 1 (1.18%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (58.82%) Cisco
2 28 (32.94%) Juniper
3 26 (30.59%) VMware
4 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 15 (17.65%) Brocade
6 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
6 9 (10.59%) Citrix
7 8 (9.41%) F5
8 6 (7.06%) HP
8 6 (7.06%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.06%) Sophos
9 5 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.71%) Acronis
10 4 (4.71%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.71%) Kaspersky
10 4 (4.71%) McAfee
10 4 (4.71%) Symantec
10 4 (4.71%) Veeam
11 3 (3.53%) IBM
11 3 (3.53%) Oracle