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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 47 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.58% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 3.85% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£160 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -40.90%
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
47 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.40% 5.83% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 - £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -2 2 £160 - 1
Dunstable - 2 £128 - 1
Luton - 2 £239 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (50.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Lotus
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (30.00%) SecurID
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) VoIP
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (20.00%) SAN
8 2 (20.00%) McAfee
8 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 7

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
1 5 (50.00%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TeleForm
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) ADSL
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (30.00%) SecurID
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (10.00%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Lotus
3 5 (50.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) RightFax
5 1 (10.00%) Wyse
5 1 (10.00%) Metastorm
5 1 (10.00%) Mitel
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) Sun
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SAP