Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 129 64
Rank change year-on-year +42 -65 +42
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.45% 0.55% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 4.64% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 32
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £259 £328 £221
90th Percentile £419 £534 £538
South East median daily rate £370 £370 £413
% change year-on-year - -10.30% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £15.30 £17.50 £11.30
90th Percentile £33.50 £19.70 £18.70
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year +5.88% -36.45% +35.44%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 212 280 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.28% 11.84% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 139 163
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £157 £258
90th Percentile £495 £537 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +30.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £13.77 £17.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £30.32 £54.75 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £24.21 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +38.39% -30.04% +10.30%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VPN in Buckinghamshire

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Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +26 18 £325 -13.33% 5
High Wycombe +1 5 £213 -61.36% 3
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (72.00%) ITIL
2 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) ITIL V3
4 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
4 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (52.00%) ERP
5 13 (52.00%) Oracle
5 13 (52.00%) SAP
5 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
5 13 (52.00%) NFS
5 13 (52.00%) Problem Management
6 10 (40.00%) Windows
6 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
8 7 (28.00%) Firewall
9 6 (24.00%) Cisco
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) McAfee
11 4 (16.00%) Office 365
11 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
12 3 (12.00%) F5
12 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
12 3 (12.00%) Break/Fix
12 3 (12.00%) Service Management
13 2 (8.00%) Change Management
13 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (28.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) BGP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) HSRP
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) NX-OS
4 1 (4.00%) OSPF
4 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
4 1 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Incident Manager
1 13 (52.00%) Major Incident Manager
2 2 (8.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.00%) Analyst
2 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Site Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (4.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) COM
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) ITIL
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 13 (52.00%) ERP
3 13 (52.00%) Incident Management
3 13 (52.00%) Problem Management
4 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (12.00%) Break/Fix
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Availability Management
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Server Management
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (56.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) NFS
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Oracle
1 13 (52.00%) SAP
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) McAfee
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.00%) VMware