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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 43 71
Rank change year-on-year -32 +28  
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.28% 3.24% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.77% 18.24% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 4
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +7.09% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.11 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.93% +26.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 192 170 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.93% 17.75% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 80 71
Median daily rate £391 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -42.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £9.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £19.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -27 6 £550 +24.94%
High Wycombe - 5 £128 - 3
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (60.98%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (31.71%) CCNP
4 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
4 13 (31.71%) Firewall
5 11 (26.83%) Wireless
5 11 (26.83%) WAN
5 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (21.95%) F5
6 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) Juniper
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (19.51%) LAN
7 8 (19.51%) Office 365
7 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
8 7 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (17.07%) SLA
8 7 (17.07%) Internet
8 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
9 6 (14.63%) Apple
9 6 (14.63%) CCNA
9 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.63%) SAP
9 6 (14.63%) Android
9 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing

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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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) Firewall
2 11 (26.83%) WAN
2 11 (26.83%) Wireless
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (19.51%) LAN
5 7 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (17.07%) Internet
6 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (12.20%) MPLS
8 4 (9.76%) BGP
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (9.76%) SSL
8 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.32%) FCoE
9 3 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (7.32%) OSPF
9 3 (7.32%) VoIP
10 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) German Language
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Consultant
2 7 (17.07%) IT Support
2 7 (17.07%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (12.20%) IT Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Leader
5 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.32%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (2.44%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
3 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
4 4 (9.76%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (7.32%) BYOD
6 2 (4.88%) CMDB
6 2 (4.88%) Handset
6 2 (4.88%) Replication
7 1 (2.44%) Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.63%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
2 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.76%) Break/Fix
3 4 (9.76%) Coaching
3 4 (9.76%) DNA
3 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.32%) B2B
4 3 (7.32%) Change Control
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (7.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) Line Management
5 2 (4.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
1 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (31.71%) CCNP
4 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 4 (9.76%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) MCP
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (2.44%) HP ASE
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.88%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) F5
2 9 (21.95%) Juniper
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.63%) Apple
3 6 (14.63%) SAP
4 5 (12.20%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) Aerohive Networks
5 4 (9.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 4 (9.76%) Brocade
5 4 (9.76%) Dell
5 4 (9.76%) Toshiba
6 3 (7.32%) Avaya
6 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.32%) McAfee
7 2 (4.88%) Adobe
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) Lotus
7 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.88%) Symantec
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