The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 38 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.24% 2.90% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 14.71% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£160 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.87% +7.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -8.69%
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
138 102 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.25% 19.73% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 32 71
Average daily rate £333 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £177 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.35 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.62% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 1
Stevenage -1 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 30 (73.17%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) MS Office
2 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
3 17 (41.46%) Internet
4 15 (36.59%) HP
5 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
6 12 (29.27%) OpenView
6 12 (29.27%) Firewall
6 12 (29.27%) Manufacturing
6 12 (29.27%) OVSD
7 11 (26.83%) Cisco
8 10 (24.39%) VoIP
8 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
9 8 (19.51%) Blackberry
9 8 (19.51%) Symantec
9 8 (19.51%) Altiris
9 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
10 7 (17.07%) LAN
10 7 (17.07%) WAN
11 6 (14.63%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) SQL
12 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.20%) DNS
12 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
12 5 (12.20%) Statistics
12 5 (12.20%) 4G
13 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (9.76%) F5
13 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
13 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (4.88%) Apache
1 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.88%) lighttpd
1 2 (4.88%) Node.js
1 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (53.66%) MS Office
2 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) Internet
2 12 (29.27%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) VoIP
4 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 7 (17.07%) LAN
5 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.20%) DNS
5 5 (12.20%) 4G
6 4 (9.76%) GPRS
6 4 (9.76%) Wireless
7 3 (7.32%) IPsec
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.88%) BIG-IP
8 2 (4.88%) VRRP
8 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.88%) MPLS
8 2 (4.88%) OSPF
8 2 (4.88%) BGP
8 2 (4.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
1 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (29.27%) Manufacturing
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Service Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
5 9 (21.95%) Network Engineer
6 8 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (19.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Network Support
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (2.44%) Mobile Solutions Architect
10 1 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 1 (2.44%) IT Support
10 1 (2.44%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) Statistics
3 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.44%) Open Source
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) e-Health
5 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (73.17%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
2 4 (9.76%) Resource Management
2 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.32%) Data Entry
3 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Data Security
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Scrum
4 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.88%) Dependency Management
4 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.44%) People Management
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.44%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) CCNP
1 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Xen
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Snort
3 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) OpenView
1 12 (29.27%) OVSD
2 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) HP
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco
3 8 (19.51%) Symantec
3 8 (19.51%) Altiris
4 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.76%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Sophos
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
7 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) Aruba
8 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.44%) Websense
8 1 (2.44%) VMware
8 1 (2.44%) Mitel
8 1 (2.44%) CA
8 1 (2.44%) Nokia
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix