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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.65% 1.06% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 8.89% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £300 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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
34 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.00% 11.87% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 15
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 2 £300 +25.65%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (50.00%) MetaFrame
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) OSPF
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (25.00%) IPv4
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) ICMP
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) RIP
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Support
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Server Support
3 2 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCENT
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 4 (50.00%) MetaFrame
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (12.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (12.50%) Progress