The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% - 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% - 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£325 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 68 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.23% 9.50% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 36
Average daily rate £330 £388 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £240 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 1 August 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) VoIP
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (33.33%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) Juniper
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) IronPort
7 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (13.33%) Draytek
7 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 2 (13.33%) PABX
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (13.33%) DMVPN
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (13.33%) HSRP
7 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) VoIP
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 4 (26.67%) BGP
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) PABX
4 2 (13.33%) DMVPN
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) ISDN
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) PSTN
4 2 (13.33%) VRRP
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) PDA
2 1 (6.67%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) B2B
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 2 (13.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) IronPort
5 2 (13.33%) Draytek
5 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) CA
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft