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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 23 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.19% - 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£335 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% +5.25%
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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
17 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.41% 12.05% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £341 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 1 (20.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (20.00%) Meru Networks
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) PPP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (20.00%) PKI
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (20.00%) LANDesk

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) PPP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 1 (20.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy