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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 37 30 47
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.36% 1.96% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 22.22% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 29 27 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.47% 8.82% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 27
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

VPN
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

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Luton +8 1 - -
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) CCDE

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Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) H.323
4 1 (25.00%) HSRP
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds