Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 52 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.30% 0.97% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 5.26% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £295 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.93% -5.60% +13.64%
10th Percentile £125 £187 £150
90th Percentile £366 £399 £463
East of England median daily rate £261 £270 £325
% change year-on-year -3.24% -16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £14.80 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.30% +17.86% +13.13%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 129 114 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.56% 18.45% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 58 44
Bedfordshire median daily rate £382 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £208
90th Percentile £525 £589 £500
East of England median daily rate £364 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.04% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £29.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.62% +91.94% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £40.25 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Bedfordshire

VPN
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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 7 £130 -
Luton -5 5 £355 -
Dunstable -1 3 - -
VPN
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 9 (56.25%) VoIP
2 9 (56.25%) DHCP
2 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (43.75%) RSA SecurID
4 7 (43.75%) Google
4 7 (43.75%) XenApp
4 7 (43.75%) vSphere
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) McAfee
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) F5
6 5 (31.25%) G Suite
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (25.00%) SSL
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) CCNP
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery

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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:

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) G Suite
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
1 9 (56.25%) VoIP
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) SSL
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (18.75%) LDAP
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.25%) H.323
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) VRRP
5 1 (6.25%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Support
4 3 (18.75%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow Developer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Google
2 7 (43.75%) McAfee
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec