Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 96 127
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 57 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.52% 1.79% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.46% 7.54% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 36
Hampshire median daily rate £418 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £230 £133 £185
90th Percentile £483 £481 £473
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 2
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.50 £41.50 £12.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.65% +240.51% -18.75%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.37 £9.08
90th Percentile £24.25 £43.00 £15.84
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £17.88 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.12% -5.89% -24.00%

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 764 849 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.40% 23.81% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 509 605
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £285
90th Percentile £573 £502 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 65 71
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -43.66% +12.70%
10th Percentile £12.62 £10.84 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.92 £43.75 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.71% -30.00% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 2018.

Contractor 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 15 August 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 +12 15 £350 -17.70% 5
Portsmouth -10 9 £388 +88.56% 2
Southampton -19 7 £418 +89.77% 5
Havant - 7 £425 - 1
Fareham +1 4 - -
Hook +4 1 £425 +38.78%
Farnborough -19 1 £475 +126.19% 2
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 44 (77.19%) Firewall
2 32 (56.14%) Cisco
3 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 24 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (36.84%) OSPF
6 20 (35.09%) BGP
6 20 (35.09%) Juniper
6 20 (35.09%) CCNP
6 20 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (33.33%) VLAN
7 19 (33.33%) DNS
8 18 (31.58%) LAN
8 18 (31.58%) VMware
9 17 (29.82%) DV Cleared
10 16 (28.07%) Windows
11 15 (26.32%) Wireless
11 15 (26.32%) JNCIS
12 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
12 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
13 13 (22.81%) CCDP
13 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
13 13 (22.81%) WAN
14 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
14 12 (21.05%) Citrix
15 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
15 10 (17.54%) Linux
15 10 (17.54%) PKI
16 9 (15.79%) Network Security
16 9 (15.79%) VMware NSX

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 7 (12.28%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) Apache
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.75%) nginx
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (77.19%) Firewall
2 21 (36.84%) OSPF
3 20 (35.09%) BGP
3 20 (35.09%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (33.33%) DNS
4 19 (33.33%) VLAN
5 18 (31.58%) LAN
6 15 (26.32%) Wireless
7 13 (22.81%) WAN
8 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.79%) Network Security
10 8 (14.04%) DHCP
10 8 (14.04%) NetScaler
10 8 (14.04%) SSL
11 7 (12.28%) FTP
11 7 (12.28%) HTTP
11 7 (12.28%) SMTP
12 6 (10.53%) DAB
13 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Redis
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) AppVeyor
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Network Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Security Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Security Assurance Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) PKI
2 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
4 6 (10.53%) DataPower
5 3 (5.26%) BYOD
5 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
5 3 (5.26%) NHS
5 3 (5.26%) Smartphone
5 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) CESG
7 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 8 (14.04%) Unix
4 7 (12.28%) Check Point GAiA
5 4 (7.02%) Windows NT
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.51%) Debian
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) Network Management
3 6 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (10.53%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) SIEM
3 6 (10.53%) Time Management
4 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.02%) CRAMM
5 4 (7.02%) DevOps
5 4 (7.02%) Disk Encryption
5 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (5.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (5.26%) Network Design
6 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.51%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (3.51%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) Korn
3 1 (1.75%) Python
3 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (35.09%) CCNP
4 17 (29.82%) DV Cleared
5 15 (26.32%) JNCIS
6 13 (22.81%) CCDP
6 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.28%) CCSE
8 4 (7.02%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (7.02%) CISM
8 4 (7.02%) CISSP
8 4 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.51%) CCIE
9 2 (3.51%) CCNA
9 2 (3.51%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.51%) JNCIE
9 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.75%) MCSE
10 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) RMADS
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Active Directory
1 14 (24.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) VMware NSX
3 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.77%) XenApp
4 5 (8.77%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.02%) BitLocker
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (7.02%) VirtualBox
5 4 (7.02%) XenServer
6 3 (5.26%) Snort
7 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) SCOM
3 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.51%) Ansible
4 2 (3.51%) MaaS360
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.51%) OpenVAS
4 2 (3.51%) systemd
5 1 (1.75%) Grafana
5 1 (1.75%) Nessus
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView
5 1 (1.75%) Packer
5 1 (1.75%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 20 (35.09%) Juniper
3 18 (31.58%) VMware
4 13 (22.81%) CheckPoint
5 12 (21.05%) Citrix
6 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.04%) Brocade
8 6 (10.53%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.53%) IBM
8 6 (10.53%) IronPort
9 4 (7.02%) Acronis
9 4 (7.02%) ESET
9 4 (7.02%) Kaspersky
9 4 (7.02%) McAfee
9 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
9 4 (7.02%) Sophos
9 4 (7.02%) Symantec
9 4 (7.02%) Veeam
10 3 (5.26%) F5
10 3 (5.26%) HP