Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 128 91
Rank change year-on-year +54 -37 +67
Contract jobs citing VPN 85 36 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.40% 0.99% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 4.12% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 15 40
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £375 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +7.81%
10th Percentile £213 £137 £255
90th Percentile £488 £559 £575
South East median daily rate £375 £384 £408
% change year-on-year -2.28% -5.83% +13.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Hampshire median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.38% - -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.30
90th Percentile £37.43 £15.52 £21.70
South East median hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.03% -29.27% +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 785 874 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 22.19% 23.99% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 578 588
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £169 £250 £254
90th Percentile £500 £521 £521
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 62
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.06 £18.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.99% -50.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.87 £12.55
90th Percentile £59.74 £46.96 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%

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 18 February 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Hampshire over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 +1 24 £450 -2.17% 3
Portsmouth +21 19 £285 +39.02% 1
Fareham +1 6 £375 +150.00% 1
Southampton -1 3 £335 -8.22% 2
Fleet - 3 £300 -
Farnborough -1 2 £300 -25.00% 1
Winchester +6 1 - -
Hook - 1 £325 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 50 (58.82%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) Firewall
3 43 (50.59%) Windows
4 37 (43.53%) Security Cleared
5 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
6 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
6 28 (32.94%) BGP
7 27 (31.76%) WAN
8 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
8 26 (30.59%) Juniper
8 26 (30.59%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (25.88%) VMware
10 21 (24.71%) MPLS
10 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
11 19 (22.35%) DNS
12 18 (21.18%) Multicast
13 17 (20.00%) IPv6
13 17 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (17.65%) LAN
15 15 (17.65%) Linux
15 15 (17.65%) Citrix
15 15 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (16.47%) NetScaler
17 13 (15.29%) OSPF
17 13 (15.29%) DHCP
18 12 (14.12%) CCNP
19 11 (12.94%) Forcepoint
19 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
19 11 (12.94%) IIS

VPN
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 11 (12.94%) IIS
2 5 (5.88%) Apache
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (55.29%) Firewall
2 28 (32.94%) BGP
3 27 (31.76%) WAN
4 26 (30.59%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (24.71%) MPLS
6 19 (22.35%) DNS
7 18 (21.18%) Multicast
8 17 (20.00%) IPv6
9 15 (17.65%) LAN
10 14 (16.47%) NetScaler
11 13 (15.29%) DHCP
11 13 (15.29%) OSPF
12 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
13 10 (11.76%) Wireless
14 7 (8.24%) DMZ
14 7 (8.24%) Network Security
14 7 (8.24%) VLAN
15 6 (7.06%) IP Telephony
15 6 (7.06%) VoIP
16 5 (5.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (5.88%) German Language
1 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) French Language
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.18%) Local Government
3 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Architect
2 22 (25.88%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Security Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Network Architect
4 7 (8.24%) Security Architect
5 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) IT Architect
5 6 (7.06%) IT Security Architect
6 5 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.53%) Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) IT Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Lead Network Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.35%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Core Data
2 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.41%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) BYOD
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.18%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.59%) Windows
2 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.65%) Linux
4 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.59%) Windows 10
5 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.88%) Debian
7 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.76%) System Testing
2 9 (10.59%) ITIL
3 8 (9.41%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.24%) Information Security
5 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.06%) Boundary Protection
5 6 (7.06%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (7.06%) Migration
5 6 (7.06%) Network Management
5 6 (7.06%) Security Monitoring
5 6 (7.06%) Server Hardening
5 6 (7.06%) Web Filtering
6 5 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.88%) Time Management
7 4 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.71%) ITSM
7 4 (4.71%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.53%) IT Strategy
8 3 (3.53%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) VBScript
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Perl
3 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (43.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (14.12%) CCNP
5 7 (8.24%) CCDP
5 7 (8.24%) JNCIS
5 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.71%) CCNA
6 4 (4.71%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) CCIE
7 2 (2.35%) CCSA
8 1 (1.18%) CCSE
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MCITP
8 1 (1.18%) MCSE
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.71%) SLA
4 2 (2.35%) QA
5 1 (1.18%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (18.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.24%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.06%) UAG
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.71%) XenApp
6 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Terraform
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.18%) Cacti
3 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Nagios
3 1 (1.18%) QRadar
3 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (58.82%) Cisco
2 26 (30.59%) Juniper
2 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
3 22 (25.88%) VMware
4 15 (17.65%) Citrix
5 11 (12.94%) Forcepoint
6 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.24%) Brocade
7 7 (8.24%) F5
8 6 (7.06%) HP
8 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.88%) Meraki
10 4 (4.71%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.53%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.53%) Splunk
12 2 (2.35%) Fujitsu
12 2 (2.35%) Sophos
12 2 (2.35%) Veeam
13 1 (1.18%) Dell KACE
13 1 (1.18%) IBM