Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 116 65
Rank change year-on-year +22 -51 +31
Contract jobs citing VPN 29 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.54% 0.98% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.22% 7.19% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £325 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £291 £124 £224
90th Percentile £475 £555 £451
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.40% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - -25.49%
10th Percentile £14.10 £18.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.75 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% - -2.56%

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 204 306 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 10.81% 13.59% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 145 164
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.63% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £129 £250
90th Percentile £500 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +31.03% -17.14%
10th Percentile £13.50 £15.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £31.00 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.58% -29.00% +11.11%

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

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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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 21 £325 -34.14% 4
High Wycombe -4 5 £213 +66.67% 1
Beaconsfield - 1 £525 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (62.07%) ITIL
2 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
2 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) ITIL V3
3 13 (44.83%) Problem Management
3 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) NFS
3 13 (44.83%) ERP
3 13 (44.83%) Oracle
3 13 (44.83%) SAP
3 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
4 11 (37.93%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) Firewall
6 8 (27.59%) Capacity Management
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) F5
9 4 (13.79%) SCCM
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.79%) BGP
9 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 3 (10.34%) McAfee
10 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 3 (10.34%) SLA
10 3 (10.34%) LAN
10 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
10 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012

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 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) BGP
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.90%) DNS
5 2 (6.90%) HTTP
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 2 (6.90%) OSPF
5 2 (6.90%) VLAN
5 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.45%) HSRP
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) NX-OS
6 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.45%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Incident Manager
1 13 (44.83%) Major Incident Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Site Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Support
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Security Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
1 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) BYOD
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) ITIL
2 15 (51.72%) ITIL V3
3 13 (44.83%) ERP
3 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
3 13 (44.83%) Problem Management
4 8 (27.59%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Availability Management
7 2 (6.90%) Break/Fix
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Server Management
7 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Service Management
8 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) CCNP
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSA
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCIE
4 1 (3.45%) CCSE
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) NFS
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
1 13 (44.83%) SAP
2 6 (20.69%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) F5
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) McAfee
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy