The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 36 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.42% 4.60% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 28.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.92 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+12.29% -1.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.85% 16.09% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 11
Average daily rate £350 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
3 1 (25.00%) 3Com
3 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper