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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 98 100
Rank change year-on-year +32 +2  
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.16% 1.06% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.69% 4.75% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 11
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £301 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.97 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 392 442 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 22.32% 22.24% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 278 237
Median daily rate £408 £375 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.66% -5.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 35
Median hourly rate £22.50 £47.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.95% +101.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.98 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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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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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +3 16 £420 +12.00% 4
Southampton +7 5 £300 -47.82% 2
Portsmouth +1 3 £300 -31.42% 2
Winchester +9 2 £387 -3.18%
Andover - 1 £480 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £105 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 33 (51.56%) Firewall
2 28 (43.75%) Cisco
3 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
4 21 (32.81%) SC Cleared
4 21 (32.81%) BGP
5 20 (31.25%) VMware
5 20 (31.25%) Windows
5 20 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (29.69%) OSPF
7 18 (28.13%) CCNP
7 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (28.13%) ITIL
8 16 (25.00%) WAN
8 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 15 (23.44%) LAN
10 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 14 (21.88%) Network Management
11 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
12 12 (18.75%) MPLS
12 12 (18.75%) Wireless
12 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (17.19%) VLAN
13 11 (17.19%) CCDP
13 11 (17.19%) DNS
14 10 (15.63%) VoIP
15 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
15 9 (14.06%) IPsec
16 8 (12.50%) Network Design
16 8 (12.50%) F5

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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 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (51.56%) Firewall
2 21 (32.81%) BGP
3 19 (29.69%) OSPF
4 16 (25.00%) WAN
5 15 (23.44%) LAN
6 12 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (18.75%) MPLS
6 12 (18.75%) Wireless
7 11 (17.19%) DNS
7 11 (17.19%) VLAN
8 10 (15.63%) VoIP
9 9 (14.06%) IPsec
9 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
10 8 (12.50%) DAB
10 8 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 7 (10.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (9.38%) Network Security
13 5 (7.81%) LTE
13 5 (7.81%) MVNO
13 5 (7.81%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Advertising
3 2 (3.13%) Local Government
3 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Architect
2 13 (20.31%) Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Network Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Network Architect
5 7 (10.94%) Desktop Support
5 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Virtualisation Architect
7 5 (7.81%) IT Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Network Support
7 5 (7.81%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) IP Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) IT Support
8 4 (6.25%) Network Specialist
8 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) REST
1 2 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.81%) CESG
3 5 (7.81%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) iPad
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.56%) CMDB
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) DataPower
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.56%) Handset
6 1 (1.56%) Life Science
6 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.25%) Linux
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.56%) AIX
7 1 (1.56%) Unix
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) ITIL
2 14 (21.88%) Network Management
3 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.50%) Network Design
4 7 (10.94%) ITSM
5 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 6 (9.38%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) High Availability
6 5 (7.81%) Information Security
7 4 (6.25%) Time Management
8 3 (4.69%) Change Management
8 3 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (4.69%) DevOps
8 3 (4.69%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.69%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Release Management
8 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) SIEM
8 3 (4.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) C
2 1 (1.56%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (35.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (32.81%) SC Cleared
3 20 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (28.13%) CCNP
5 11 (17.19%) CCDP
6 5 (7.81%) Degree
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.25%) MCSE
8 3 (4.69%) CCNA
8 3 (4.69%) CISSP
9 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.13%) Master's Degree
9 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.56%) CISM
10 1 (1.56%) GIAC
10 1 (1.56%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.56%) MCDST
10 1 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) PMO
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.56%) RMADS
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) vCloud
3 2 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.13%) Netcool
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Cisco
2 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.50%) Citrix
4 8 (12.50%) F5
5 7 (10.94%) Juniper
6 6 (9.38%) Brocade
6 6 (9.38%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.81%) Dell
7 5 (7.81%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.25%) HP
9 3 (4.69%) Ericsson
9 3 (4.69%) Motorola
9 3 (4.69%) Remedy
10 2 (3.13%) Adobe
10 2 (3.13%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.13%) Lotus
10 2 (3.13%) McAfee
10 2 (3.13%) SAP