Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 124 60
Rank change year-on-year +37 -64 +43
Contract jobs citing VPN 22 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.41% 0.49% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.95% 3.59% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 33
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £344 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -29.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £226 £114 £230
90th Percentile £488 £408 £538
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +30.36% -26.32%
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.63 £14.00
% change year-on-year +16.24% +4.46% -31.71%

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 221 306 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.13% 13.73% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 162 211
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £396 £423 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +1.81% +3.75%
10th Percentile £293 £165 £263
90th Percentile £530 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 9
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £22.68 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.31% +166.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £14.27 £13.68 £13.85
90th Percentile £53.85 £58.88 £40.15
South East median hourly rate £18.56 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +3.10% -16.28% -38.57%

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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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 +24 11 £344 +17.02% 5
High Wycombe - 5 £213 - 3
Aylesbury - 3 £375 -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £263 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) ITIL
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) Wireless
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (22.73%) SAP
7 5 (22.73%) ERP
7 5 (22.73%) NFS
7 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
7 5 (22.73%) Office 365
7 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
7 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
8 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) Service Management
8 4 (18.18%) Finance

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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 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Domino
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.55%) GroupWise
3 1 (4.55%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Wireless
2 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) HSRP
5 2 (9.09%) VLAN
5 2 (9.09%) VRRP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) Skype
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Redis
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
2 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
2 2 (9.09%) FishEye
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Maven
2 2 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Incident Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Major Incident Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) EPiServer Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Security Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Site Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (9.09%) Java EE
1 2 (9.09%) JMS
1 2 (9.09%) JTA
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) BYOD
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) ERP
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL V3
2 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
5 2 (9.09%) A/B Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Application Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Email Filtering
5 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Personalization
5 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
1 2 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) NFS
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) Docker
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.09%) Nagios
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) AppDynamics
5 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Splunk
5 2 (9.09%) White Clarke
6 1 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) McAfee
6 1 (4.55%) Meraki
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) Sage
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com