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 22 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.65% 0.68% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 6.25% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £239
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +7.09% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.11 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.93% +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 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 30 16 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 19.35% 10.96% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 6
Median daily rate £425 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +47.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £140 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% -10.00%  
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 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

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 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 Luton region with a requirement for VPN.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

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Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) VMware