Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 117 101
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 63 74
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.50% 1.71% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.04% 8.65% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 25
Median daily rate £375 £355 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -20.22% +10.83%
10th Percentile £126 £279 £243
90th Percentile £453 £450 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £363 £411
% change year-on-year +10.34% -11.85% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -23.33% +51.16%
10th Percentile £18.40 £15.13 £12.23
90th Percentile £31.00 £19.18 £36.70
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% +16.89%

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 341 728 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.26% 19.75% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 452 358
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £213
90th Percentile £562 £536 £552
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 66
Median hourly rate £38.64 £25.12 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.80% -5.21% +32.50%
10th Percentile £20.75 £12.50 £12.36
90th Percentile £57.08 £46.90 £45.94
Median hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +79.17% -28.01% +42.87%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Hampshire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Hampshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Hampshire

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Hampshire

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VPN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for VPN in Hampshire

VPN
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 11 July 2020. 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
Southampton +16 6 £375 +15.38%
Farnborough +20 5 £180 -34.55% 2
Havant +1 4 £120 -71.17%
Portsmouth +34 3 £120 -63.08%
Basingstoke +27 3 £310 -25.30%
Fareham +11 1 - - 1
Fleet +11 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (45.83%) Juniper
5 11 (45.83%) BGP
6 10 (41.67%) MPLS
6 10 (41.67%) VLAN
7 9 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) Azure
9 7 (29.17%) F5
9 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) CCNP
9 7 (29.17%) VoIP
9 7 (29.17%) WAN
9 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
10 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (25.00%) Internet
10 6 (25.00%) OSPF
10 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
10 6 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.83%) WebEx
11 5 (20.83%) Bomgar
11 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) 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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (12.50%) Acrobat
4 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (16.67%) AWS
3 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) BGP
3 10 (41.67%) MPLS
3 10 (41.67%) VLAN
4 9 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (29.17%) VoIP
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (25.00%) Internet
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
6 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) WebEx
8 4 (16.67%) Broadband
8 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (16.67%) DSL
8 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (16.67%) SNMP
8 4 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
General
1 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) PDA
4 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Check Point GAiA
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (16.67%) ITSM
2 4 (16.67%) Network Design
3 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.50%) Server Building
3 3 (12.50%) Software Licensing
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) BCP
5 1 (4.17%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
2 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Juniper
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) F5
5 6 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (20.83%) Bomgar
6 5 (20.83%) Remedy
7 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 4 (16.67%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) Meraki
7 4 (16.67%) Peregrine
7 4 (16.67%) Progress
7 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
8 3 (12.50%) Adobe
8 3 (12.50%) Brocade
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix
9 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (4.17%) VMware