Period
to 20 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 16 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 5.82% 8.51% 5.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 19.67% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Stevenage median daily rate £326 £318 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £326 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -13.07% +17.19% -29.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stevenage median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% -34.08% +42.86%

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 81 61 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 42.86% 43.26% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 8
Stevenage median daily rate £348 £285 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.93% -31.33% +50.91%
10th Percentile £273 £110 £359
90th Percentile £456 £403 £461
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 3
Stevenage median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -39.21% +91.06%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.79% -15.98% -7.08%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Stevenage over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Stevenage

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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 November 2018, 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 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) XSLT
1 6 (54.55%) LDAP
1 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
1 6 (54.55%) SSL
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) DataPower
1 6 (54.55%) REST
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (27.27%) Spring
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office

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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 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) OSPF
2 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) FWSM
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) TACACS
3 2 (18.18%) WPA2
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Support Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Web Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) LDAP
1 6 (54.55%) REST
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
1 6 (54.55%) XML
1 6 (54.55%) XSLT
2 3 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (54.55%) Client/Server
1 6 (54.55%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) SAP