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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 40 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -18
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.30% 0.86% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.08% 4.09% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 9
Median daily rate £320 £600 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +224.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £504 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+79.31% -19.44%
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
143 171 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.49% 20.90% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 65 55
Median daily rate £340 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £600 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% +7.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 August 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 24 August 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
Watford +14 15 £320 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £388 -
St Albans - 1 £325 - 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 28 (82.35%) Firewall
2 25 (73.53%) Cisco
3 22 (64.71%) Juniper
4 21 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (47.06%) DNS
6 14 (41.18%) LAN
7 13 (38.24%) WAN
7 13 (38.24%) CCNA
7 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
8 12 (35.29%) Network Security
9 10 (29.41%) ITIL
10 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
11 7 (20.59%) Linux
11 7 (20.59%) Broadband
11 7 (20.59%) ISDN
11 7 (20.59%) CCNP
11 7 (20.59%) Local Government
11 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (20.59%) Network Management
12 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) Network Design
13 5 (14.71%) Wireless
13 5 (14.71%) IPsec
13 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
13 5 (14.71%) OSPF
13 5 (14.71%) BGP
13 5 (14.71%) Windows
13 5 (14.71%) Data Centre

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
1 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (82.35%) Firewall
2 16 (47.06%) DNS
3 14 (41.18%) LAN
4 13 (38.24%) WAN
5 12 (35.29%) Network Security
6 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
7 7 (20.59%) Broadband
7 7 (20.59%) ISDN
8 5 (14.71%) BGP
8 5 (14.71%) IPsec
8 5 (14.71%) OSPF
8 5 (14.71%) Wireless
9 4 (11.76%) DHCP
10 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
11 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
11 2 (5.88%) Internet
11 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (5.88%) SSL
11 2 (5.88%) VLAN
General
1 7 (20.59%) Local Government
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (73.53%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Support
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Juniper Support
6 3 (8.82%) Network Support
6 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) PDA
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (20.59%) Network Management
3 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (14.71%) Network Design
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Server Hardening
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.94%) Information Security
8 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) CCNA
3 7 (20.59%) CCNP
3 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) iptables
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) NFS
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) Juniper
3 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Apple
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.94%) SAP