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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.48% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 6.41% 6.73%
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 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.23 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.88% +5.25%
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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
85 78 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.17% 10.34% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 33 42
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £44.99 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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

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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 20 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 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) Blue Coat
4 6 (35.29%) F5
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) ProxySG
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) BGP
6 4 (23.53%) Juniper
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) VRRP
7 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
7 3 (17.65%) Snort
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) IronPort
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (17.65%) HSRP
8 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.76%) PABX
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCX

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) VRRP
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (17.65%) HSRP
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (11.76%) PABX
7 2 (11.76%) DMVPN
7 2 (11.76%) MPLS
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) SecurID
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) B2B
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) ProxySG
2 3 (17.65%) Snort
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
3 6 (35.29%) Blue Coat
3 6 (35.29%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) Juniper
5 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
5 3 (17.65%) IronPort
6 2 (11.76%) Draytek
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) CA
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (5.88%) VMware