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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 73 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.73% 0.99% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.29% 7.05% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £278 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £200 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £356 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
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
143 156 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.66% 14.09% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 71 63
Average daily rate £330 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £237 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.50% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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
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 1 September 2014. 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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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 -4 5 £320 - 1
High Wycombe +1 3 - - 1
Amersham - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 17 (70.83%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) WAN
4 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 8 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (29.17%) F5
7 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (25.00%) VoIP
8 5 (20.83%) SLA
8 5 (20.83%) Juniper
8 5 (20.83%) OSPF
8 5 (20.83%) BGP
8 5 (20.83%) ProxySG
9 4 (16.67%) IronPort
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (12.50%) VRRP
10 3 (12.50%) HSRP
10 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
10 3 (12.50%) Snort
10 3 (12.50%) VLAN
11 2 (8.33%) Banking

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (70.83%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) WAN
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (20.83%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.50%) HSRP
7 3 (12.50%) VLAN
7 3 (12.50%) VRRP
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) MPLS
8 2 (8.33%) SAN
8 2 (8.33%) PSTN
8 2 (8.33%) ISDN
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) SecurID
2 1 (4.17%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) B2B
1 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) ERP
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
2 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MCDST
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) ProxySG
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Snort
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (29.17%) F5
4 6 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (20.83%) Juniper
6 4 (16.67%) IronPort
7 3 (12.50%) Sourcefire
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.33%) HP
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (8.33%) Draytek
8 2 (8.33%) VMware
9 1 (4.17%) SAP
9 1 (4.17%) Remedy
9 1 (4.17%) Iron Mountain
9 1 (4.17%) CA
9 1 (4.17%) NetApp
9 1 (4.17%) Lotus