Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 20 February 2019 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)
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 10.11% 7.69% 9.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.11% 19.05% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 4
Stevenage median daily rate £333 £170 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.59% -12.82% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £343 £363 £215
% change year-on-year -5.38% +68.60% -49.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Stevenage median hourly rate £66.81 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -

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 Stevenage with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Stevenage
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 90 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 47.87% 40.38% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 15
Stevenage median daily rate £338 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £312 £139 £195
90th Percentile £435 £475 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.45% -12.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Stevenage median hourly rate £66.81 £28.00 £40.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.61% -30.71% +92.44%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £36.60
% change year-on-year +14.29% -61.75% +74.29%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Stevenage

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Stevenage

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Stevenage region with a requirement for VPN.

1 11 (57.89%) SOAP
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
1 11 (57.89%) XML
1 11 (57.89%) XSLT
1 11 (57.89%) LDAP
1 11 (57.89%) Client/Server
1 11 (57.89%) IBM
1 11 (57.89%) SSL
1 11 (57.89%) JSON
1 11 (57.89%) REST
1 11 (57.89%) DataPower
1 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (42.11%) 802.1X
2 8 (42.11%) F5
2 8 (42.11%) FWSM
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco ISE
2 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (42.11%) WPA2
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (42.11%) Wireless
2 8 (42.11%) Blue Coat
2 8 (42.11%) ProxySG
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 (10.53%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) SSL
2 8 (42.11%) BGP
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco ISE
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) FWSM
2 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 8 (42.11%) OSPF
2 8 (42.11%) TACACS
2 8 (42.11%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (42.11%) Wireless
2 8 (42.11%) WPA2
General
1 4 (21.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Support Specialist
1 5 (26.32%) Web Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) NOC Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) JSON
1 11 (57.89%) LDAP
1 11 (57.89%) REST
1 11 (57.89%) SOAP
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
1 11 (57.89%) XML
1 11 (57.89%) XSLT
2 8 (42.11%) 802.1X
3 4 (21.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (57.89%) Client/Server
1 11 (57.89%) DataPower
2 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CCNP
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) Blue Coat
2 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
2 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) F5
2 8 (42.11%) Juniper