Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 19 January 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)
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +22 0 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 8.36% 1.35% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.64% 6.25% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Portsmouth median daily rate £285 £219 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.29% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £438 £365 £450
% change year-on-year +19.86% -18.89% +76.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate £41.50 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.36 £13.50
% change year-on-year +95.38% +13.74% -

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 55 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 19.16% 21.55% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 23
Portsmouth median daily rate £336 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.88% +16.44% +9.77%
10th Percentile £111 £181 £303
90th Percentile £421 £543 £605
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Portsmouth median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -5.92% +47.17%
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -48.63% +17.25%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Portsmouth

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Portsmouth

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Portsmouth

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 9 (37.50%) Information Security
4 9 (37.50%) WAN
4 9 (37.50%) DHCP
4 9 (37.50%) LAN
4 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (37.50%) DNS
5 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (20.83%) HP
8 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
8 5 (20.83%) DMZ
8 5 (20.83%) IIS
8 5 (20.83%) VoIP
8 5 (20.83%) Web Filtering
8 5 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) DHCP
2 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (20.83%) DMZ
3 5 (20.83%) VoIP
4 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (16.67%) HTTP
4 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 3 (12.50%) Skype
5 3 (12.50%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) 4G
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) French Language
3 3 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
1 5 (20.83%) IT Architect
1 5 (20.83%) IT Security Architect
1 5 (20.83%) Security Architect
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (8.33%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Change Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Information Security
2 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (20.83%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (20.83%) Server Hardening
3 5 (20.83%) Web Filtering
4 4 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) IT Audit
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (4.17%) BCP
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.83%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
5 4 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.33%) Meraki
6 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (8.33%) Veeam