Period
to 20 March 2019

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 6 months to 20 March 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 40 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.63% 0.93% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.19% 5.06% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Southampton median daily rate £310 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -4.11% +2.10%
10th Percentile £226 £317 £184
90th Percentile £361 £412 £385
Hampshire median daily rate £370 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -17.78% +23.29% -15.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Southampton median hourly rate - - £15.36
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.25 £30.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -42.50% +130.77% -

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 79 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 17.32% 18.33% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 66
Southampton median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +12.68%
10th Percentile £245 £120 £193
90th Percentile £484 £476 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 10
Southampton median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -5.33% -43.67%
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.74 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.75 £46.44 £25.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.36% +25.00% -46.67%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Southampton

VPN
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 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for VPN.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (33.33%) SCCM
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (16.67%) Sophos
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (16.67%) SCOM

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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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) HTTP
5 1 (8.33%) Junos
5 1 (8.33%) SMTP
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Availability Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) OCR
3 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) BitLocker
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Aruba
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) Fujitsu
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Meraki
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) VMware