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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 39 50 26
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.54% 0.98% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 11.11% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£271 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
37 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.92% 8.86% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 24
Average daily rate £313 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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

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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 28 August 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) CommVault
6 2 (25.00%) Lotus
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
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 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
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%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
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%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Process Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
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 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) MetaFrame
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) CommVault
4 2 (25.00%) Lotus
4 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) Wyse
5 1 (12.50%) Metastorm
5 1 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds