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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 46 43 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.38% 2.53% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 16.84% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 7
Average daily rate - £433 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.61% +1.33%
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
98 95 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.87% 15.03% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 37
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £208 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.57% +26.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Rickmansworth -2 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 - - 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 12 (52.17%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) HP
2 10 (43.48%) Degree
3 9 (39.13%) Network Design
3 9 (39.13%) MPLS
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (34.78%) Juniper
4 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
5 7 (30.43%) CCIE
5 7 (30.43%) CCNP
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Citrix
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 6 (26.09%) Network Security
6 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
6 6 (26.09%) JNCIS
6 6 (26.09%) JNCIP
6 6 (26.09%) JNCIE
7 5 (21.74%) VLAN
7 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
7 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
7 5 (21.74%) CCSE
7 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (21.74%) IronPort
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) MPLS
3 6 (26.09%) Network Security
4 5 (21.74%) BGP
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
4 5 (21.74%) Junos
4 5 (21.74%) NetScaler
4 5 (21.74%) NetScreen
4 5 (21.74%) OSPF
4 5 (21.74%) RSVP
4 5 (21.74%) SSL
4 5 (21.74%) VLAN
5 4 (17.39%) Internet
5 4 (17.39%) LAN
5 4 (17.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Juniper Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Design Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
6 3 (13.04%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) e-Health
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) SecurID
2 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Design
2 8 (34.78%) Load Balancing
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Process Management
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Records Management
5 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) CCIE
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIA
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIE
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIP
4 6 (26.09%) JNCIS
5 5 (21.74%) CCSA
5 5 (21.74%) CCSE
6 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) CCDP
7 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
2 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OpenView
2 3 (13.04%) OVSD
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
1 10 (43.48%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
4 5 (21.74%) IronPort
4 5 (21.74%) Tufin
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) 3Com
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) iManage
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) VMware