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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 36 54
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.37% 3.51% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 20.34% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate
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£600 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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
162 118 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.22% 17.25% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 26
Average daily rate £360 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 10
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 £9.50 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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
(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
Watford -3 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £600 - 1
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (42.11%) WAN
5 7 (36.84%) LAN
5 7 (36.84%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (31.58%) Change Control
7 5 (26.32%) Big Data
7 5 (26.32%) Data Analytics
7 5 (26.32%) Analytics
7 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (26.32%) XenServer
7 5 (26.32%) vSphere
7 5 (26.32%) F5
7 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (26.32%) WorkSite
7 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) Internet
7 5 (26.32%) Juniper
7 5 (26.32%) Quality Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 8 (42.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) WorkSite
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) WAN
3 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) Wireless
6 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
6 2 (10.53%) TACACS
7 1 (5.26%) Telnet
7 1 (5.26%) VRRP
7 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
7 1 (5.26%) ICMP
7 1 (5.26%) DWDM
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (26.32%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (10.53%) French Language
1 2 (10.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Mobility Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) PKI
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) AS400
3 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Change Control
2 5 (26.32%) Data Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
2 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
2 5 (26.32%) Process Management
2 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
4 1 (5.26%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) XenServer
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
3 1 (5.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) OpenView
1 2 (10.53%) OVSD
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (5.26%) RANCID
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) F5
3 5 (26.32%) Juniper
4 3 (15.79%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.26%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
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