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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.79% 2.12% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 24.14% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +1.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -13.15%
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
32 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.44% 8.79% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 23
Average daily rate £413 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £24.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Bedford -3 2 £125 -
Dunstable - 1 £500 -
Luton - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) DHCP
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) SecurID
3 5 (55.56%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) Lotus
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (55.56%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) McAfee
5 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5 (55.56%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
1 6 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
4 1 (11.11%) xDSL
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) ATM
4 1 (11.11%) ISDN
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) SecurID
2 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Dependency Management
3 1 (11.11%) SABSA
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISSAP
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Lotus
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) CommVault
6 1 (11.11%) Veritas
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) Brocade
6 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Websense