The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 28 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 20 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.60% 0.74% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 5.56% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.88 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +25.69% +20.63%  

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 Watford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 34 18 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 20.48% 13.33% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 15
Median daily rate £320 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £259 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £300 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Watford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Watford region with a requirement for VPN.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (100.00%) CMS
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Data Security
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Meraki
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SonicWALL