The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.75% 1.90% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 6.67% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
- +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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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
18 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.53% 28.48% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 10
Median daily rate £275 £348 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% +40.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £298 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £380 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Presales Solution Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) SAP