The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 11 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 2.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.67% 6.98% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +64.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Bedford region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds