The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.37% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 2.84% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
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£425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 141 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.98% 10.74% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 49 60
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.10 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Buckinghamshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 9 £413 +13.79% 1
High Wycombe - 5 £475 -
Aylesbury - 2 £375 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 31 (72.09%) Cisco
2 29 (67.44%) LAN
3 27 (62.79%) WAN
3 27 (62.79%) Firewall
4 22 (51.16%) CCNP
4 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (37.21%) OSPF
5 16 (37.21%) BGP
6 15 (34.88%) CCNA
6 15 (34.88%) CheckPoint
6 15 (34.88%) F5
7 14 (32.56%) Windows
8 13 (30.23%) TCP/IP
8 13 (30.23%) SSL
8 13 (30.23%) Wireless
9 12 (27.91%) MPLS
9 12 (27.91%) DNS
9 12 (27.91%) DHCP
9 12 (27.91%) WLAN
10 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
10 11 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (23.26%) HSRP
11 10 (23.26%) Unified Communications
11 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
11 10 (23.26%) Internet
11 10 (23.26%) VRRP
12 9 (20.93%) Nagios
12 9 (20.93%) Juniper
12 9 (20.93%) ITIL
12 9 (20.93%) Telecoms

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) Apache
2 6 (13.95%) IIS
3 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.98%) nginx
4 3 (6.98%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (67.44%) LAN
2 27 (62.79%) WAN
2 27 (62.79%) Firewall
3 16 (37.21%) OSPF
3 16 (37.21%) BGP
4 13 (30.23%) TCP/IP
4 13 (30.23%) SSL
4 13 (30.23%) Wireless
5 12 (27.91%) MPLS
5 12 (27.91%) DNS
5 12 (27.91%) DHCP
5 12 (27.91%) WLAN
6 11 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (23.26%) HSRP
7 10 (23.26%) VRRP
7 10 (23.26%) Internet
7 10 (23.26%) Unified Communications
8 8 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (16.28%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Security Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support
8 2 (4.65%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Network Specialist
8 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) CSS
1 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) LAMP
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) PKI
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) e-Health
3 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Replication
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (13.95%) Validation
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
2 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (11.63%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.30%) Web Development
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) Security Architecture
6 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.65%) Security Management
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
2 5 (11.63%) Perl
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) CCNP
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.88%) CCNA
3 10 (23.26%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
5 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
6 6 (13.95%) CCIP
7 3 (6.98%) CCDP
7 3 (6.98%) CCIE
8 2 (4.65%) CISSP
8 2 (4.65%) CCSE
8 2 (4.65%) ISSAP
9 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) XenApp
2 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
2 5 (11.63%) HDFS
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) BitLocker
3 4 (9.30%) Snort
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.33%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Nagios
2 7 (16.28%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (13.95%) SCCM
4 5 (11.63%) Zenoss
5 4 (9.30%) Puppet
5 4 (9.30%) Opsview
5 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.33%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Cisco
2 15 (34.88%) CheckPoint
2 15 (34.88%) F5
3 9 (20.93%) Juniper
4 7 (16.28%) CA
5 6 (13.95%) Avaya
5 6 (13.95%) VMware
6 5 (11.63%) AppSense
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.63%) Oracle
6 5 (11.63%) Citrix
6 5 (11.63%) Splunk
6 5 (11.63%) Blue Coat
6 5 (11.63%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.33%) Veeam
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) ION Trading
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Michael Bailey Associates
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