The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank - 15 27
Contract jobs citing VPN 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 6.42% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 33.33% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
VPN
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.09% 19.27% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate £225 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £471 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.60% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Watford

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) DMZ
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCDP
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) iManage
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Records Management
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) LAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Records Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCDP
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) iManage
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) VMware