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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 38 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.87% 0.57% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 5.13% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £175 £271 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% -1.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
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
69 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.12% 11.11% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 33
Median daily rate £388 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

VPN
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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 - -
Dunstable - 1 £175 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) CCDE
3 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) Meru Networks
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold

VPN
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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) ICMP
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCDE
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) CCENT
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (25.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (50.00%) Meru Networks
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Progress