The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.16% 1.74% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 11.34% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £310 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £37.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 97 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.75% 15.35% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 56
Average daily rate £325 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £36.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 3 £325 - 4
Hemel Hempstead -2 1 £320 -8.57% 1
Stevenage - - - -
Tring - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) HP
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
5 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Internet
6 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
6 5 (21.74%) OpenView
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) OVSD
7 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 4 (17.39%) WAN
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
8 3 (13.04%) SSL
8 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.04%) vSphere
9 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) Internet
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) SSL
6 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) CTI
6 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) Intranet
7 1 (4.35%) MPLS
7 1 (4.35%) RFID
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
General
1 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Support
5 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Assistant
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Database Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JTAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Use Case
1 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
1 2 (8.70%) Workflow
1 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
1 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) UML
2 1 (4.35%) ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Network Design
2 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCSA
1 1 (4.35%) CCSE
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.04%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) OpenView
1 5 (21.74%) OVSD
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) Verint
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) Sage
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago