Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 84 129
Rank change year-on-year -41 +45 -30
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 77 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.48% 2.24% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.95% 9.57% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 17
Hampshire median daily rate £370 £438 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.43% +19.86% -18.89%
10th Percentile £293 £111 £138
90th Percentile £605 £489 £526
South East median daily rate £370 £330 £413
% change year-on-year +12.12% -20.00% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +95.38% +13.74%
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -12.82% -2.50%

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 791 805 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 21.26% 23.37% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 438 539
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -
10th Percentile £300 £182 £256
90th Percentile £575 £520 £513
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 51
Hampshire median hourly rate £31.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.25% - -45.21%
10th Percentile £12.48 £10.40 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.17 £46.96
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.44 £22.38
% change year-on-year +26.16% -22.07% -31.15%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -4 15 £650 +36.84% 1
Southampton -10 9 £300 -6.25% 3
Portsmouth -36 9 £325 +14.04% 1
Hook +3 5 £370 +13.85%
Farnborough -11 4 £469 +56.25% 5
Fareham -8 2 £375 - 5
Havant - 2 £421 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 36 (65.45%) Firewall
2 35 (63.64%) Cisco
3 32 (58.18%) Security Cleared
4 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 21 (38.18%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (38.18%) LAN
6 17 (30.91%) WAN
6 17 (30.91%) Juniper
7 15 (27.27%) CCNP
7 15 (27.27%) Windows
7 15 (27.27%) Network Security
8 13 (23.64%) DNS
8 13 (23.64%) Wireless
9 12 (21.82%) VMware
9 12 (21.82%) PKI
9 12 (21.82%) OSPF
10 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
10 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 11 (20.00%) Linux
10 11 (20.00%) DevOps
11 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
11 10 (18.18%) BGP
11 10 (18.18%) VLAN
12 9 (16.36%) IPsec
13 8 (14.55%) CISSP
13 8 (14.55%) ITIL
13 8 (14.55%) SolarWinds
13 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (14.55%) Network Architecture

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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 (12.73%) IIS
1 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) nginx
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) IaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
4 1 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (65.45%) Firewall
2 21 (38.18%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (38.18%) LAN
3 17 (30.91%) WAN
4 15 (27.27%) Network Security
5 13 (23.64%) DNS
5 13 (23.64%) Wireless
6 12 (21.82%) OSPF
7 10 (18.18%) BGP
7 10 (18.18%) VLAN
8 9 (16.36%) IPsec
9 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (12.73%) SSL
10 7 (12.73%) VoIP
11 6 (10.91%) MPLS
12 5 (9.09%) DHCP
12 5 (9.09%) EIGRP
12 5 (9.09%) SAN
12 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Redis
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) AppVeyor
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) Network Consultant
4 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Network Support
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Security Assurance Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Technician
7 2 (3.64%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
1 3 (5.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) PKI
2 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.09%) CESG
4 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.64%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.82%) DataPower
7 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.45%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.64%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) DevOps
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Network Architecture
3 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.91%) CRAMM
5 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Change Control
6 4 (7.27%) Information Security
6 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (7.27%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.45%) Ethical Hacking
7 3 (5.45%) Information Assurance
7 3 (5.45%) Network Design
7 3 (5.45%) Operations Research
7 3 (5.45%) Security Management
7 3 (5.45%) Server Management
7 3 (5.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) Python
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Korn
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (58.18%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (27.27%) CCNP
5 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) CISSP
7 6 (10.91%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (9.09%) CISM
9 4 (7.27%) Degree
9 4 (7.27%) JNCIS
10 3 (5.45%) CCENT
10 3 (5.45%) CCNA
10 3 (5.45%) CEH
10 3 (5.45%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (5.45%) CHFI
10 3 (5.45%) IISP
10 3 (5.45%) JNCIA
10 3 (5.45%) JNCIE
10 3 (5.45%) JNCIP
10 3 (5.45%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) RMADS
2 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) Docker
5 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Terraform
2 5 (9.09%) Ansible
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) Grafana
4 1 (1.82%) Packer
4 1 (1.82%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 17 (30.91%) Juniper
3 12 (21.82%) VMware
4 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (14.55%) Palo Alto
5 8 (14.55%) SolarWinds
6 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.91%) Blue Coat
7 6 (10.91%) Citrix
8 4 (7.27%) F5
9 3 (5.45%) IBM
9 3 (5.45%) Oracle
10 2 (3.64%) HP
10 2 (3.64%) Meraki
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.82%) Aruba
11 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.82%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.82%) Splunk