The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.20% 2.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 16.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 37 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.48% 16.52% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 32
Average daily rate £313 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £392 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £42.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.11% +226.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
VPN
East of England

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
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 24 July 2014. 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
Luton -20 1 £220 -20.00% 1
Bedford - - - - 4
Dunstable - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) 3Com
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) 3Com
2 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft