Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 110 137
Rank change year-on-year -26 +27 -34
Contract jobs citing VPN 51 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.35% 1.58% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.22% 6.62% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 22
Hampshire median daily rate £370 £294 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.96% -23.60% -14.56%
10th Percentile £312 £110 £140
90th Percentile £441 £562 £576
South East median daily rate £368 £370 £413
% change year-on-year -0.68% -10.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.95 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.81% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year - -36.45% +35.44%

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 820 846 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.76% 23.80% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 498 528
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £303 £213 £256
90th Percentile £575 £502 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 60
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -20.79% -15.83%
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.40 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £49.46
South East median hourly rate £24.21 £17.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year +39.31% -30.50% +9.51%

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

VPN
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 21 November 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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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 21 November 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 +7 15 £350 +3.70% 7
Portsmouth -24 9 £325 +192.79% 3
Southampton -14 6 £345 +48.39% 5
Havant - 6 £421 -
Hook +7 5 £370 +13.85%
Farnborough -11 3 £469 +83.82% 4
Fareham -10 2 £375 +56.25%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 37 (72.55%) Firewall
2 32 (62.75%) Cisco
3 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 21 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (37.25%) LAN
5 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (35.29%) Windows
7 16 (31.37%) CCNP
8 15 (29.41%) DNS
8 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 15 (29.41%) Juniper
9 14 (27.45%) WAN
9 14 (27.45%) Wireless
9 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
10 13 (25.49%) VMware
10 13 (25.49%) PKI
11 12 (23.53%) OSPF
11 12 (23.53%) SSL
12 11 (21.57%) Citrix
13 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
13 10 (19.61%) BGP
13 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
13 10 (19.61%) DV Cleared
14 9 (17.65%) Linux
15 8 (15.69%) ITIL
15 8 (15.69%) IIS
15 8 (15.69%) IPsec
15 8 (15.69%) SCCM
15 8 (15.69%) SolarWinds
15 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus

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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 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 5 (9.80%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (72.55%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
2 19 (37.25%) LAN
3 15 (29.41%) DNS
4 14 (27.45%) WAN
4 14 (27.45%) Wireless
5 12 (23.53%) OSPF
5 12 (23.53%) SSL
6 10 (19.61%) BGP
6 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
7 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (15.69%) IPsec
8 7 (13.73%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (13.73%) MPLS
8 7 (13.73%) Network Security
9 6 (11.76%) EIGRP
9 6 (11.76%) FTP
9 6 (11.76%) HTTP
9 6 (11.76%) SMTP
9 6 (11.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Redis
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) AppVeyor
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Network Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Security Assurance Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Security Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Network Support
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Support
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Network Technician
6 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) PKI
2 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) DataPower
4 2 (3.92%) CESG
4 2 (3.92%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) BYOD
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 7 (13.73%) Unix
4 6 (11.76%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.92%) Debian
7 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) DevOps
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
2 7 (13.73%) Time Management
3 6 (11.76%) CRAMM
3 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.80%) Data Loss Prevention
4 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.80%) SIEM
5 4 (7.84%) Change Control
5 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.88%) Network Design
6 3 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Server Management
6 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery Management
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Information Assurance
7 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.96%) Korn
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (31.37%) CCNP
4 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
5 10 (19.61%) DV Cleared
6 6 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (11.76%) CISM
6 6 (11.76%) CISSP
7 5 (9.80%) CCSE
7 5 (9.80%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (7.84%) JNCIS
9 3 (5.88%) CCENT
9 3 (5.88%) JNCIA
9 3 (5.88%) JNCIE
9 3 (5.88%) JNCIP
10 2 (3.92%) CCIE
10 2 (3.92%) CCNA
10 2 (3.92%) CLAS
11 1 (1.96%) MCP
11 1 (1.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) RMADS
2 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) VMware NSX
3 2 (3.92%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.92%) Ansible
4 2 (3.92%) OpenVAS
4 2 (3.92%) systemd
5 1 (1.96%) Grafana
5 1 (1.96%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) Packer
5 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Cisco
2 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
2 15 (29.41%) Juniper
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 11 (21.57%) Citrix
5 8 (15.69%) SolarWinds
6 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.73%) Palo Alto
7 6 (11.76%) Blue Coat
8 5 (9.80%) IBM
8 5 (9.80%) IronPort
9 3 (5.88%) F5
9 3 (5.88%) Oracle
10 1 (1.96%) Arista
10 1 (1.96%) Aruba
10 1 (1.96%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.96%) Meraki
10 1 (1.96%) Okta
10 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (1.96%) Splunk