The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 18 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.98% 1.19% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
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 £16.78
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.35%  

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 Luton with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 13 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 16.67% 7.74% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Median daily rate £575 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Luton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Luton

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Luton region with a requirement for VPN.

1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCDE
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks