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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 59 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.42% 1.27% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 7.35% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate £550 £290 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +107.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
Buckinghamshire

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
108 136 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.28% 17.26% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.20 £23.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.92% +55.00%
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 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
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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (41.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) SSL
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 3 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (16.67%) ProjectWise
6 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (16.67%) Lync
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) IronPort
6 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) ProjectWise
3 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) FTP
2 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) DSL
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) IPsec
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) SDH
3 1 (8.33%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) PC Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) PC Rollout Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) e-Health
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) B2B
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) IronPort
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) CA