Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 134 109
Rank change year-on-year +32 -25 +28
Contract jobs citing VPN 60 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.81% 1.38% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.12% 6.46% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 35
Hampshire median daily rate £376 £368 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +14.84% -12.33%
10th Percentile £109 £301 £111
90th Percentile £475 £436 £536
South East median daily rate £415 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +12.16% +9.63% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £27.25
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +357.14% +6.06% -38.32%

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 658 820 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.80% 21.42% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 481 482
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £303 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 49
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +100.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £18.59 £13.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £44.20
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £16.75
% change year-on-year +54.70% +35.07% -33.00%

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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 8 December 2019.

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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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 8 December 2019. 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 +14 22 £360 +2.86% 5
Southampton +15 14 £406 +31.05% 6
Fareham +11 5 £475 +26.67% 2
Portsmouth +10 5 £106 -67.31% 2
Havant +8 3 £120 -71.51%
Farnborough -2 2 £438 -6.67% 1
Winchester - 1 £450 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 37 (61.67%) Cisco
2 33 (55.00%) Firewall
3 27 (45.00%) BGP
4 26 (43.33%) WAN
5 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (40.00%) LAN
7 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
8 22 (36.67%) DNS
9 21 (35.00%) CCNP
9 21 (35.00%) Data Centre
10 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
10 18 (30.00%) Windows
11 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
12 16 (26.67%) F5
13 15 (25.00%) Juniper
13 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
13 15 (25.00%) MPLS
14 13 (21.67%) OSPF
15 11 (18.33%) CCIE
16 10 (16.67%) Palo Alto
16 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 10 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (15.00%) AWS
17 9 (15.00%) Citrix
17 9 (15.00%) Linux
17 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (15.00%) VLAN
18 8 (13.33%) Fortinet
18 8 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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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 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (11.67%) Acrobat
3 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Azure
3 5 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Office 365
5 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 27 (45.00%) BGP
3 26 (43.33%) WAN
4 24 (40.00%) LAN
5 22 (36.67%) DNS
6 15 (25.00%) MPLS
7 13 (21.67%) OSPF
8 9 (15.00%) VLAN
9 8 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (13.33%) IPsec
9 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (11.67%) Cisco Firepower
10 7 (11.67%) DHCP
10 7 (11.67%) Internet
10 7 (11.67%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (11.67%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) WebEx
11 6 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Network Support
4 7 (11.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Build Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Build Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Engineering Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.33%) IP Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.67%) PDA
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) CESG
4 1 (1.67%) DataPower
4 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.67%) Windows 2000
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Vista
5 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.00%) Android
6 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.00%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (3.33%) Unix
8 1 (1.67%) Debian
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.67%) ITSM
4 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (6.67%) ITIL
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
6 4 (6.67%) Network Design
6 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.00%) Analytics
7 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (5.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (5.00%) Network Management
7 3 (5.00%) Project Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
3 21 (35.00%) CCNP
4 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.33%) CCIE
6 4 (6.67%) CCDP
7 3 (5.00%) CISSP
8 2 (3.33%) CCNA
8 2 (3.33%) Degree
8 2 (3.33%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.67%) CCENT
9 1 (1.67%) CCSE
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) PMO
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) ServiceCenter
1 7 (11.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (8.33%) Terraform
3 4 (6.67%) SCCM
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (3.33%) Endace
5 2 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.67%) Nagios
6 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (61.67%) Cisco
2 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
3 16 (26.67%) F5
4 15 (25.00%) Juniper
5 10 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 9 (15.00%) Citrix
7 8 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 8 (13.33%) HP
7 8 (13.33%) Remedy
8 7 (11.67%) Adobe
8 7 (11.67%) Bomgar
8 7 (11.67%) Peregrine
9 6 (10.00%) VMware
10 4 (6.67%) Brocade
10 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
11 3 (5.00%) Meraki
12 2 (3.33%) IBM
12 2 (3.33%) IronPort
13 1 (1.67%) Sun