Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 67 103
Rank change year-on-year -58 +36 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.55% 2.81% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.28% 16.12% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 32 16
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +32.81%
10th Percentile £328 £221 £350
90th Percentile £534 £538 £537
South East median daily rate £370 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -10.30% +3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -21.05% +26.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.30 £18.15
90th Percentile £19.70 £18.70 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £26.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year -36.45% +35.44% -1.25%

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 304 304 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.81% 17.44% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 166 195
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £160 £259 £256
90th Percentile £535 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25% +30.61%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £54.75 £38.75 £27.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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

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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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -53 11 £375 -11.76% 4
High Wycombe - 2 £550 - 2
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) SLA
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Office 365
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (7.69%) Meraki

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 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
1 1 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) DWDM
5 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
5 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.69%) SDH
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) X.25
5 1 (7.69%) xDSL
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
1 2 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Break Fix Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Check Point Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Customer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.69%) Business Development
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCSA
2 1 (7.69%) CCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Brocade
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Meraki
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) SAP