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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.89% 2.92% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% 18.85% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£600 £173 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+247.82% -37.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.79%
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
171 122 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.70% 15.50% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 57 16
Average daily rate £434 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.72% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -4 2 £600 -
Watford 0 1 - -
Stevenage -5 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) HP
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) Change Control
5 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) BGP
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) Process Management
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
1 4 (23.53%) WorkSite
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) MPLS
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) BGP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) NetScaler
6 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) NetScreen
8 2 (11.76%) VLAN
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) French Language
1 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Data Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
3 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
3 4 (23.53%) Process Management
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) JNCIS
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) HP ASE
5 1 (5.88%) CCSA
5 1 (5.88%) CCSE
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIE
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 4 (23.53%) XenServer
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) MetaFrame
4 1 (5.88%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) OVSD
1 1 (5.88%) RANCID
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) HP
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
6 2 (11.76%) Brocade
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.88%) Tufin
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Lotus
7 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards