The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 50 27
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.89% 0.23% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.58% 3.23% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£160 £220 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £220 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -41.50%
VPN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.36% 6.98% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 16
Average daily rate £313 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £380 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -74.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 2 £239 +8.52%
Bedford - 2 £160 -
Dunstable - 2 £128 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Business One
1 1 (12.50%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Process Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) MetaFrame
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Metastorm
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) RightFax
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC