The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 52 71 75
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 23 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.56% 1.63% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.47% 9.36% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Median daily rate £275 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+79.31% -19.44%
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
159 235 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.71% 17.43% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 98 53
Median daily rate £425 £410 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Median hourly rate £9.00 £30.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +135.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +17 14 £436 +5.57% 3
Aylesbury - 3 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
2 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Internet
3 19 (45.24%) Windows
4 18 (42.86%) Juniper
5 15 (35.71%) SSL
5 15 (35.71%) F5
6 14 (33.33%) Blue Coat
7 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
8 12 (28.57%) Citrix
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.81%) Finance
10 9 (21.43%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (21.43%) DNS
10 9 (21.43%) NetScaler
10 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
10 9 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
11 8 (19.05%) Data Migration
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (19.05%) ProjectWise
11 8 (19.05%) FTP
11 8 (19.05%) Oracle
11 8 (19.05%) B2B
11 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
11 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 8 (19.05%) Project Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 8 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) ProjectWise
2 7 (16.67%) MS Office
3 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon S3
2 4 (9.52%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) Firewall
2 21 (50.00%) Internet
3 15 (35.71%) SSL
4 9 (21.43%) DNS
4 9 (21.43%) NetScaler
4 9 (21.43%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (19.05%) FTP
5 8 (19.05%) Wireless
6 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
7 6 (14.29%) WAN
8 4 (9.52%) Kerberos
8 4 (9.52%) MPLS
8 4 (9.52%) VoIP
9 3 (7.14%) DWDM
9 3 (7.14%) Frame Relay
9 3 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) Security Specialist
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Information Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Network Technical Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) 802.1X
2 4 (9.52%) LAMP
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) XMPP
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.52%) Debian
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) B2B
1 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
1 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (19.05%) Data Migration
1 8 (19.05%) Information Security
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
1 8 (19.05%) Project Management
1 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (19.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (16.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 6 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 6 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 6 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (7.14%) Line Management
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
1 5 (11.90%) PHP
2 4 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) CCIE
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) Postfix
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Nexpose
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco CME
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 18 (42.86%) Juniper
3 15 (35.71%) F5
4 14 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 12 (28.57%) Citrix
6 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
7 8 (19.05%) IronPort
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle
8 7 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (14.29%) ArcSight
9 6 (14.29%) FireEye
9 6 (14.29%) GFI Software
9 6 (14.29%) Intel Security
9 6 (14.29%) LogRhythm
9 6 (14.29%) Rapid7
9 6 (14.29%) Sourcefire
9 6 (14.29%) Symantec
9 6 (14.29%) TippingPoint
10 2 (4.76%) Huawei