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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 67 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.68% 3.08% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 25.88% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £413 £207
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +99.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £203 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £413 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -22.00%
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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
128 85 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.55% 11.89% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 16
Average daily rate £388 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £179 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) F5
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (60.00%) HSRP
4 6 (60.00%) OSPF
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) VRRP
5 5 (50.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 4 (40.00%) WLAN
6 4 (40.00%) CCNA
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Juniper
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Multicast
7 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (30.00%) CCDP
7 3 (30.00%) SSL
7 3 (30.00%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (60.00%) HSRP
3 6 (60.00%) OSPF
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) VRRP
4 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) WLAN
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (30.00%) Multicast
6 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (30.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CCDP
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) CCIP
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Snort
2 2 (20.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) VMware