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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.92% 0.78% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.70% 4.96% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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
121 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.59% 15.76% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £241 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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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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
Watford +17 9 £475 +46.15% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £390 - 4
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Firewall
3 14 (41.18%) Internet
4 12 (35.29%) HP
5 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
5 11 (32.35%) MPLS
6 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
6 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
7 8 (23.53%) MS Office
8 7 (20.59%) HTML
8 7 (20.59%) Linux
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
8 7 (20.59%) WAN
8 7 (20.59%) LAN
8 7 (20.59%) OpenView
8 7 (20.59%) Identity Management
8 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.59%) OVSD
8 7 (20.59%) PKI
8 7 (20.59%) HTML5
8 7 (20.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (17.65%) MobileIron
9 6 (17.65%) F5
9 6 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (17.65%) Retail
9 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (17.65%) JDA
9 6 (17.65%) Project Management
9 6 (17.65%) Oracle
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (32.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.82%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Firewall
2 14 (41.18%) Internet
3 11 (32.35%) MPLS
4 7 (20.59%) WAN
4 7 (20.59%) LAN
5 6 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.76%) Wireless
7 3 (8.82%) VoIP
7 3 (8.82%) VLAN
8 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
8 2 (5.88%) OSPF
8 2 (5.88%) BGP
8 2 (5.88%) TACACS
8 2 (5.88%) tcpdump
8 2 (5.88%) snoop
9 1 (2.94%) HSRP
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.94%) WAAS
9 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (17.65%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) French Language
2 4 (11.76%) German Language
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Service Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Programme Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Mobility Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
1 7 (20.59%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Wiki
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Open Source
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) CentOS
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Identity Management
1 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (11.76%) Change Control
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
5 3 (8.82%) Analytics
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
5 3 (8.82%) Process Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) XenServer
4 2 (5.88%) Snort
5 1 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) OpenView
1 7 (20.59%) OVSD
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (2.94%) RANCID
3 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) MobileIron
2 6 (17.65%) F5
2 6 (17.65%) JDA
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) Mitel
6 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.94%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.94%) Altiris