The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.67% 0.31% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 2.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Median daily rate £155 - £160
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 - £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 - £239
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 57 50 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.88% 15.43% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 21
Median daily rate £415 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £155 - 1
Luton -5 1 - - 2
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Google
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) McAfee
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Lotus
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) G Suite
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) H.323
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) IPv4
3 1 (14.29%) ISDN
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support
1 2 (28.57%) PC Support
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Google
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) McAfee
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds