The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 79 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.30% 0.29% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.84% 2.34% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £375 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £375 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 128 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.73% 12.36% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 50
Average daily rate £330 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £240 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.96 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -57.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
South East

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 30 July 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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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 - 4 £363 - 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
5 5 (29.41%) ProxySG
5 5 (29.41%) F5
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) IronPort
8 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.76%) Draytek
8 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
8 2 (11.76%) Snort
8 2 (11.76%) VLAN
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) B2B
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) VRRP
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.88%) Lync
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) VoIP
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
5 2 (11.76%) ISDN
5 2 (11.76%) PSTN
5 2 (11.76%) PABX
5 2 (11.76%) DMVPN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) HSRP
5 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) B2B
2 1 (5.88%) ERP
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCDST
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) ProxySG
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
3 5 (29.41%) F5
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) IronPort
5 2 (11.76%) Draytek
5 2 (11.76%) Sourcefire
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Iron Mountain
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) CA
6 1 (5.88%) Lotus