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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 19 21 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.69% 4.91% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 19.51% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.94%
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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
11 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.32% 25.15% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 6
Median daily rate £300 £313 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +42.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £215 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -47.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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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 5 May 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint

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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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) IT Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware