The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.48% 2.20% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 17.50% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £415 £425 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +77.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +33.33%

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
39 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.39% 12.58% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 39
Median daily rate £415 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £574 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +13 3 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (57.14%) CCIE
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) MPLS
5 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
5 3 (42.86%) Meru Networks
5 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
5 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (42.86%) CCDE
5 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
6 2 (28.57%) Symantec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) HSRP
4 3 (42.86%) MPLS
4 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) FTP
6 1 (14.29%) H.323
6 1 (14.29%) IPv4
6 1 (14.29%) ISDN
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Network Technical Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architect
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Architect
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) CCDE
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
3 3 (42.86%) Meru Networks
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds