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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 34 45
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.95% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 22.58% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £160 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
- +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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
49 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.46% 8.64% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 18
Median daily rate £350 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £151 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +286.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) MetaFrame
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) IPv4
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010

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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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Domino
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) BGP
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (16.67%) ADSL
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) ICMP
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) RIP
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Support
2 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Server Support
2 2 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCENT
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (33.33%) MetaFrame
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (16.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (16.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) Progress