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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 14 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.52% 1.26% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.87% 8.80% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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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
178 125 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.31% 14.32% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 21
Average daily rate £400 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £244 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +114.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) F5
3 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
3 10 (47.62%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) CCNP
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (42.86%) OSPF
4 9 (42.86%) BGP
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) HSRP
5 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
5 8 (38.10%) VRRP
6 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 7 (33.33%) Juniper
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (28.57%) WLAN
7 6 (28.57%) CCNA
7 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) Multicast
8 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
8 5 (23.81%) SSL
8 5 (23.81%) MPLS
8 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (23.81%) VLAN
8 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (9.52%) nginx
1 2 (9.52%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 9 (42.86%) OSPF
3 9 (42.86%) BGP
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (38.10%) HSRP
4 8 (38.10%) VRRP
5 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (28.57%) WLAN
7 5 (23.81%) Multicast
7 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
7 5 (23.81%) SSL
7 5 (23.81%) MPLS
7 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (23.81%) VLAN
8 4 (19.05%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Spanish Language
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) PKI
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) e-Health
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Tandem
4 1 (4.76%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) VMS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (19.05%) Validation
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
1 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 3 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) B2B
4 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CCNP
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) CCIP
4 4 (19.05%) CCDP
4 4 (19.05%) CCIE
5 2 (9.52%) CCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Snort
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (14.29%) Opsview
1 3 (14.29%) Nagios
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.76%) Cacti
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) F5
3 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
4 7 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (23.81%) Blue Coat
5 5 (23.81%) Sourcefire
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) CA
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Crossbeam
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) ION Trading