The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Luton 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.51% 6.17% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 27.78% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.14% 22.22% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Average daily rate £313 £275 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Luton region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Luton

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Luton region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

VPN
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) 3Com
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) 3Com
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL