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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 61 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.48% 1.24% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 9.18% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £413 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £413 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £413 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.62 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
91 98 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.02% 13.48% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 32
Average daily rate £330 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.10 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.81% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.37 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014, 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 (86.67%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) F5
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) VoIP
5 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Juniper
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
7 3 (20.00%) VRRP
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (20.00%) Snort
7 3 (20.00%) VLAN
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) HSRP
8 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (13.33%) IronPort
8 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (13.33%) Banking
8 2 (13.33%) PABX

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) HSRP
5 3 (20.00%) VRRP
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) PSTN
6 2 (13.33%) ISDN
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (13.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) SecurID
3 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) B2B
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
2 3 (20.00%) Snort
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
2 7 (46.67%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (13.33%) IronPort
7 1 (6.67%) Draytek
7 1 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) CA
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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