The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 44 43 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.03% 1.57% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 7.76% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Median daily rate £195 - £373
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 - £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +16.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
135 116 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.88% 20.28% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 40 39
Median daily rate £300 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £321 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 18
Median hourly rate £41.13 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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
Stevenage - 11 £195 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 21 (72.41%) Juniper
3 21 (72.41%) Cisco
4 16 (55.17%) LAN
5 13 (44.83%) CCNA
5 13 (44.83%) Network Security
6 12 (41.38%) WAN
6 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
6 12 (41.38%) Wireless
6 12 (41.38%) Network Design
7 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
7 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
7 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 10 (34.48%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (34.48%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) Broadband
8 10 (34.48%) ISDN
8 10 (34.48%) ITIL
9 9 (31.03%) CCNP
10 8 (27.59%) Network Management
11 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (17.24%) Local Government
12 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
12 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
13 3 (10.34%) VLAN
13 3 (10.34%) OSPF
13 3 (10.34%) WLAN
14 2 (6.90%) BGP
14 2 (6.90%) IPsec

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 16 (55.17%) LAN
3 13 (44.83%) Network Security
4 12 (41.38%) TCP/IP
4 12 (41.38%) WAN
4 12 (41.38%) Wireless
5 10 (34.48%) Broadband
5 10 (34.48%) DNS
5 10 (34.48%) ISDN
6 3 (10.34%) OSPF
6 3 (10.34%) VLAN
6 3 (10.34%) WLAN
7 2 (6.90%) BGP
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.90%) IPsec
8 1 (3.45%) DHCP
8 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.45%) IPv4
8 1 (3.45%) IPv6
8 1 (3.45%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Local Government
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Network Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Network Support
3 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
7 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Network Support Technician
7 2 (6.90%) Network Technician
7 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) e-Health
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Network Design
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (27.59%) Network Management
4 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (44.83%) CCNA
3 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) CCNP
5 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) CCIE
6 1 (3.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
1 21 (72.41%) Juniper
2 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.90%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.45%) Mercator
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.45%) VMware