Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 135 104
Rank change year-on-year +35 -31 +58
Contract jobs citing VPN 59 37 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.67% 0.95% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 4.22% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 46
Hampshire median daily rate £300 £355 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.37% -21.22% +73.08%
10th Percentile £111 £140 £275
90th Percentile £536 £575 £579
South East median daily rate £370 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -10.84% +3.75% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £27.25 £15.36 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.47% +5.90% -87.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.32 £11.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £16.39 £16.88
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £26.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -34.62% +31.65% -1.25%

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 845 877 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 23.86% 22.59% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 553 551
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £213 £251 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £498
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 64 93
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.57% -15.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £11.74
90th Percentile £46.05 £59.31 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £17.19 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -32.60% +11.70% +23.41%

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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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 -11 19 £338 -
Portsmouth +11 17 £111 -59.64% 1
Fareham - 7 £240 - 1
Hook +8 3 £325 -4.97%
Farnborough +2 3 £255 +70.00%
Southampton -1 3 £233 -37.16% 2
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South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 36 (61.02%) Firewall
2 34 (57.63%) Windows
3 29 (49.15%) WAN
4 26 (44.07%) Cisco
5 23 (38.98%) LAN
6 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
7 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
7 21 (35.59%) VMware
8 20 (33.90%) DNS
9 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
9 18 (30.51%) Windows Server
10 16 (27.12%) DHCP
11 15 (25.42%) Juniper
12 14 (23.73%) VoIP
13 13 (22.03%) Citrix
13 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (20.34%) NetScaler
15 11 (18.64%) Windows 10
15 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
15 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (18.64%) Linux
15 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
17 9 (15.25%) ITIL
17 9 (15.25%) BGP
17 9 (15.25%) Forcepoint
17 9 (15.25%) MPLS
17 9 (15.25%) Finance
17 9 (15.25%) Time Management

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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 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (61.02%) Firewall
2 29 (49.15%) WAN
3 23 (38.98%) LAN
4 20 (33.90%) DNS
5 18 (30.51%) TCP/IP
6 16 (27.12%) DHCP
7 14 (23.73%) VoIP
8 12 (20.34%) NetScaler
9 9 (15.25%) BGP
9 9 (15.25%) MPLS
10 8 (13.56%) IPsec
10 8 (13.56%) OSPF
10 8 (13.56%) Wireless
11 6 (10.17%) Network Security
12 5 (8.47%) IPv6
12 5 (8.47%) LTE
12 5 (8.47%) MVNO
12 5 (8.47%) SCTP
13 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
13 4 (6.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) MS Access
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Dutch Language
3 3 (5.08%) German Language
3 3 (5.08%) Polish Language
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Architect
2 10 (16.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (13.56%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (6.78%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) IP Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Network Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.08%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) IP Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Desktop Support
7 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
1 7 (11.86%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.47%) CESG
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Life Science
6 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (57.63%) Windows
2 18 (30.51%) Windows Server
3 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.64%) Linux
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Debian
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) ITIL
1 9 (15.25%) Time Management
2 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (13.56%) System Testing
3 7 (11.86%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (11.86%) ITSM
4 6 (10.17%) Information Security
5 5 (8.47%) Boundary Protection
5 5 (8.47%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) Network Design
5 5 (8.47%) Network Management
6 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.78%) Release Management
6 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.08%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (5.08%) IT Strategy
7 3 (5.08%) Project Management
7 3 (5.08%) Test Management
8 2 (3.39%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.08%) CCNA
5 3 (5.08%) CCNP
5 3 (5.08%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) CISSP
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 2 (3.39%) MCITP
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) CCSA
7 1 (1.69%) GIAC
7 1 (1.69%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) PMO
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.39%) QA
4 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.08%) XenApp
5 2 (3.39%) UAG
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.69%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Cacti
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Cisco
2 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.59%) VMware
4 15 (25.42%) Juniper
5 13 (22.03%) Citrix
6 9 (15.25%) Forcepoint
7 6 (10.17%) F5
7 6 (10.17%) Meraki
8 5 (8.47%) Brocade
8 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.78%) Dell
10 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.08%) Ericsson
10 3 (5.08%) Motorola
10 3 (5.08%) Veeam
11 2 (3.39%) Fujitsu
11 2 (3.39%) HP
12 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.69%) McAfee
12 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds