Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 98 75
Rank change year-on-year -4 -23 +21
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.10% 1.84% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.63% 11.14% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 15
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £336 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.88% +19.64% -17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £130 £263
90th Percentile £491 £550 £459
South East median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.31% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -24.32% -28.85%
10th Percentile £14.10 £13.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.76 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.07% -26.32% -26.92%

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 207 341 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.30% 16.51% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 177 165
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £412 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £170 £233
90th Percentile £514 £550 £528
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £41.75 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.94% +23.08% -48.00%
10th Percentile £14.85 £13.70 £9.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £31.00 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +42.89% -32.69% -10.54%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 16 July 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

VPN
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 16 July 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 -1 16 £325 -23.53% 4
High Wycombe -6 3 £413 +223.53% 5
Beaconsfield +2 1 £525 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 12 (54.55%) Windows
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) ITIL
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 9 (40.91%) Office 365
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco
4 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
5 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 8 (36.36%) SCCM
6 7 (31.82%) Citrix
6 7 (31.82%) McAfee
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
7 6 (27.27%) MCSA
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (22.73%) QA
8 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 5 (22.73%) MCSE
8 5 (22.73%) BGP
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification

VPN
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 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) BGP
3 5 (22.73%) LAN
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) HSRP
6 2 (9.09%) HTTP
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.55%) Multicast
7 1 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Major Incident Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Site Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL V3
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
6 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) MCSA
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) MCSE
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.64%) CCNP
7 2 (9.09%) CCNA
8 1 (4.55%) CCIE
8 1 (4.55%) CCIP
8 1 (4.55%) CCSE
8 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) NFS
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
2 7 (31.82%) McAfee
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Infoblox
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos