Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 70 88
Rank change year-on-year -45 +18 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.89% 2.42% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 12.33% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -0.57% +25.71%
10th Percentile £148 £199 £370
90th Percentile £434 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.27% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.25 £13.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.91% +14.58% -52.00%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.33 £10.80
90th Percentile £17.10 £13.98 £17.80
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -25.00% -28.57%

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 294 373 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.73% 19.61% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 234 136
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £403 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -3.01% +9.57%
10th Percentile £240 £236 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £46.75 £26.75 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.77% +77.15% -4.13%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.63 £10.05
90th Percentile £58.50 £41.50 £25.10
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -40.91% +10.00%

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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

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -38 14 £320 -28.89% 4
High Wycombe -5 2 £413 +230.00%
Beaconsfield +1 1 £525 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
2 10 (52.63%) Office 365
3 9 (47.37%) SCCM
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Wireless
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) Internet
6 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) MCSE
7 5 (26.32%) MCSA
7 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
7 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) iPad
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
8 4 (21.05%) QA
8 4 (21.05%) Windows XP

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 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.79%) MPLS
5 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) HTTP
6 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
6 2 (10.53%) OSPF
6 2 (10.53%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.53%) VLAN
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
7 1 (5.26%) SMTP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Deskside Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Site Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Client/Server
2 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (21.05%) iPad
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) MCSA
3 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCIP
5 1 (5.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) McAfee
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (10.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (10.53%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos