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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 69 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.51% 1.18% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 6.97% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Average daily rate £550 £290 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +17.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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
148 201 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.15% 16.99% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 85 28
Average daily rate £400 £386 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.10 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.92 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £34.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 3 £550 +89.65%
Aylesbury - 2 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) Internet
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
3 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) SSL
4 4 (23.53%) SLA
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) iptables
5 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) ProjectWise
3 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (23.53%) SSL
4 3 (17.65%) BGP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) LAN
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
6 1 (5.88%) GLBP
6 1 (5.88%) HSRP
6 1 (5.88%) PBX
6 1 (5.88%) SDH
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) PC Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) PC Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Transition Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) B2B
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNP
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) ServiceNow
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) IronPort
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Google