The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 28 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.51% 1.38% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 7.89% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £300 £575 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.82% +85.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.81 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 38 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 20.10% 17.43% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 27
Median daily rate £388 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £16.90 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for VPN.

1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) DSL
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) SS7
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Nortel
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCDA
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (42.86%) DSL
1 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 2 (28.57%) SS7
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCDA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
2 2 (28.57%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) SAP