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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.42% 1.11% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 10.98% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £277 £300
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £16.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.24%
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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
159 82 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.77% 10.09% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 22
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 March 2015.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (72.22%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
2 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) F5
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
3 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (33.33%) WLAN
4 6 (33.33%) CCNA
4 6 (33.33%) OSPF
4 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
5 5 (27.78%) VRRP
5 5 (27.78%) SSL
5 5 (27.78%) HSRP
5 5 (27.78%) PKI
5 5 (27.78%) Multicast
6 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 4 (22.22%) Validation
6 4 (22.22%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) nginx
1 2 (11.11%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Wireless
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 6 (33.33%) BGP
3 6 (33.33%) WLAN
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (27.78%) HSRP
4 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
4 5 (27.78%) VRRP
4 5 (27.78%) SSL
4 5 (27.78%) Multicast
4 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
5 4 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (22.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Domino Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) e-Health
3 1 (5.56%) SecurID
3 1 (5.56%) Tandem
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) VMS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Validation
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) B2B
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCNP
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) CCDP
4 4 (22.22%) CCIP
4 4 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (16.67%) Opsview
2 2 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) F5
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (11.11%) CA
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) ION Trading
6 1 (5.56%) Crossbeam
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus