The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 42 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.87% 0.42% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 2.73% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £550 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £550 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £15.15
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +25.45%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
147 110 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.79% 15.49% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 34 53
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £328 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.10 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.34% -35.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VPN.

1 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) Firewall
3 17 (47.22%) F5
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) Wireless
6 12 (33.33%) CCNP
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
8 10 (27.78%) Windows
8 10 (27.78%) WAN
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (25.00%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) Juniper
10 8 (22.22%) CCNA
11 7 (19.44%) LAN
11 7 (19.44%) Intel Security
11 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
11 7 (19.44%) 802.1X
12 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (16.67%) FortiGate
12 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (16.67%) Network Security
12 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
12 6 (16.67%) IPsec
12 6 (16.67%) Information Security
12 6 (16.67%) SSL
12 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 5 (13.89%) Unix
13 5 (13.89%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (33.33%) Wireless
4 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (27.78%) WAN
5 7 (19.44%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (16.67%) IPsec
6 6 (16.67%) Network Security
6 6 (16.67%) SSL
6 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) BGP
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (13.89%) FCoE
7 5 (13.89%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (13.89%) Internet
7 5 (13.89%) MPLS
7 5 (13.89%) OSPF
7 5 (13.89%) VoIP
7 5 (13.89%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
2 4 (11.11%) Information Specialist
2 4 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Android
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.67%) Information Security
3 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (13.89%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 5 (13.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (13.89%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (2.78%) Change Control
8 1 (2.78%) DevOps
8 1 (2.78%) Disk Encryption
8 1 (2.78%) High Availability
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL V2
8 1 (2.78%) Line Management
8 1 (2.78%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (2.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.33%) Python
1 3 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) CCNP
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) CCA
6 1 (2.78%) CCAA
6 1 (2.78%) CCDA
6 1 (2.78%) CCDP
6 1 (2.78%) CCVP
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 5 (13.89%) Nexpose
3 3 (8.33%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (8.33%) Opsview
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.78%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) F5
3 8 (22.22%) Juniper
4 7 (19.44%) Intel Security
5 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (13.89%) ArcSight
6 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
6 5 (13.89%) FireEye
6 5 (13.89%) GFI Software
6 5 (13.89%) LogRhythm
6 5 (13.89%) Rapid7
6 5 (13.89%) Sourcefire
6 5 (13.89%) Symantec
6 5 (13.89%) TippingPoint
7 4 (11.11%) Aruba
8 2 (5.56%) Dell
8 2 (5.56%) Ericsson
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.56%) VMware
9 1 (2.78%) Fortinet