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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 46 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.15% 1.15% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 8.96% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£173 £275 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.27% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £156 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £608 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
125 67 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.74% 12.81% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 67
Average daily rate £275 £283 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £149 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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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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
Hemel Hempstead -5 4 - -
Watford - 2 £260 - 1
Stevenage 0 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) MS Office
3 20 (51.28%) Windows XP
4 18 (46.15%) Internet
5 17 (43.59%) HP
6 13 (33.33%) OpenView
6 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 13 (33.33%) Firewall
6 13 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 13 (33.33%) OVSD
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco
8 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 9 (23.08%) VoIP
9 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
9 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
10 6 (15.38%) LAN
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) Symantec
10 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
10 6 (15.38%) Altiris
11 5 (12.82%) Statistics
11 5 (12.82%) 4G
12 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
12 4 (10.26%) Network Security
12 4 (10.26%) Degree
12 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
12 4 (10.26%) CCSE
12 4 (10.26%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.13%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.13%) lighttpd
1 2 (5.13%) Node.js
1 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.13%) Apache
1 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (53.85%) MS Office
2 13 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Internet
2 13 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (23.08%) VoIP
4 7 (17.95%) WAN
5 6 (15.38%) LAN
6 5 (12.82%) 4G
7 4 (10.26%) Network Security
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
7 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.26%) DNS
7 4 (10.26%) GPRS
8 3 (7.69%) IPsec
8 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.13%) BIG-IP
9 2 (5.13%) VRRP
9 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.13%) MPLS
9 2 (5.13%) OSPF
9 2 (5.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
1 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
1 14 (35.90%) Service Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.56%) Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
1 1 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.82%) Statistics
3 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) e-Health
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) UNIX
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
2 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
2 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.69%) Data Entry
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Data Security
4 2 (5.13%) Migration
4 2 (5.13%) Scrum
4 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.13%) Dependency Management
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps
4 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (10.26%) CCSE
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) CCNP
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Xen
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) OpenView
1 13 (33.33%) OVSD
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) Nagios
2 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) HP
2 12 (30.77%) Cisco
3 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.38%) Symantec
3 6 (15.38%) Altiris
4 3 (7.69%) Sophos
4 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.13%) Aruba
5 2 (5.13%) F5
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) CA
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.56%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) Mitel
6 1 (2.56%) Websense
6 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago