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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 44 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.07% 1.41% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 6.92% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Median daily rate £243 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £241 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £405 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 130 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.29% 20.31% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 50
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 12
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% +28.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 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
Stevenage - 7 £195 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £279 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 29 (78.38%) Firewall
2 26 (70.27%) Cisco
3 25 (67.57%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (62.16%) Juniper
5 18 (48.65%) DNS
6 17 (45.95%) CCNA
7 16 (43.24%) LAN
8 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
9 12 (32.43%) WAN
10 11 (29.73%) CCNP
10 11 (29.73%) Network Security
11 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
12 8 (21.62%) Linux
12 8 (21.62%) Wireless
12 8 (21.62%) Network Design
13 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
13 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
13 7 (18.92%) Local Government
13 7 (18.92%) OSPF
13 7 (18.92%) ITIL
14 6 (16.22%) Broadband
14 6 (16.22%) ISDN
14 6 (16.22%) BGP
14 6 (16.22%) IPsec
14 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
15 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
15 5 (13.51%) DHCP
15 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
15 5 (13.51%) Network Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) Firewall
2 18 (48.65%) DNS
3 16 (43.24%) LAN
4 12 (32.43%) WAN
5 11 (29.73%) Network Security
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
7 8 (21.62%) Wireless
8 7 (18.92%) OSPF
9 6 (16.22%) BGP
9 6 (16.22%) Broadband
9 6 (16.22%) IPsec
9 6 (16.22%) ISDN
10 5 (13.51%) DHCP
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (8.11%) EIGRP
12 3 (8.11%) SSL
12 3 (8.11%) VLAN
12 3 (8.11%) WLAN
13 2 (5.41%) Internet
13 2 (5.41%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.92%) Local Government
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Network Support
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Network Technician
7 1 (2.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) e-Health
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) CentOS
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Network Design
2 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.51%) Network Management
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Server Hardening
6 2 (5.41%) Time Management
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (45.95%) CCNA
3 11 (29.73%) CCNP
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) iptables
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Firmware
2 2 (5.41%) NFS
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 23 (62.16%) Juniper
3 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.11%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.41%) F5
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) Huawei
6 1 (2.70%) Mercator
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto