The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 81 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.84% 2.07% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.52% 7.94% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 11
Average daily rate £256 £180 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.36% -24.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £300 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -33.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.65 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £15.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
647 642 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.67% 26.12% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 205 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
South East

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

VPN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 25 £214 -28.75% 4
Bracknell -2 10 £313 +89.39%
Slough +14 6 £190 -
Newbury -1 6 £175 +2.94% 1
Thatcham - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 72 (50.70%) Windows
2 66 (46.48%) Cisco
3 61 (42.96%) Active Directory
4 58 (40.85%) Firewall
5 57 (40.14%) MPLS
6 52 (36.62%) LAN
7 50 (35.21%) MS Office
8 46 (32.39%) Windows 7
9 44 (30.99%) WAN
9 44 (30.99%) Telecoms
10 42 (29.58%) DNS
11 41 (28.87%) BGP
12 40 (28.17%) MS Excel
13 38 (26.76%) OSPF
14 36 (25.35%) Microsoft
14 36 (25.35%) Ethernet
15 35 (24.65%) Internet
15 35 (24.65%) VMware
16 34 (23.94%) TCP/IP
17 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
19 25 (17.61%) SQL
19 25 (17.61%) ITIL
20 24 (16.90%) SCCM
21 23 (16.20%) VoIP
22 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange
22 22 (15.49%) VRRP
22 22 (15.49%) SAN
22 22 (15.49%) LTE
22 22 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.63%) Apache
6 5 (3.52%) Lync
7 4 (2.82%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 50 (35.21%) MS Office
2 40 (28.17%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) IaaS
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (40.85%) Firewall
2 57 (40.14%) MPLS
3 52 (36.62%) LAN
4 44 (30.99%) WAN
5 42 (29.58%) DNS
6 41 (28.87%) BGP
7 38 (26.76%) OSPF
8 36 (25.35%) Ethernet
9 35 (24.65%) Internet
10 34 (23.94%) TCP/IP
11 23 (16.20%) VoIP
12 22 (15.49%) VRRP
12 22 (15.49%) SAN
12 22 (15.49%) LTE
13 21 (14.79%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (13.38%) 3G
15 18 (12.68%) SDH
15 18 (12.68%) ATM
15 18 (12.68%) HSRP
15 18 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.34%) MS Access
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.11%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 44 (30.99%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.23%) Finance
3 5 (3.52%) French Language
4 4 (2.82%) German Language
4 4 (2.82%) Italian Language
4 4 (2.82%) Japanese Language
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (19.01%) Analyst
2 26 (18.31%) Network Engineer
3 20 (14.08%) Design Engineer
4 16 (11.27%) Support Analyst
5 15 (10.56%) Desktop Support
6 14 (9.86%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Support Engineer
8 12 (8.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 12 (8.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (8.45%) Network Design Engineer
9 11 (7.75%) Team Leader
10 10 (7.04%) Service Analyst
10 10 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (7.04%) RAN Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 9 (6.34%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (6.34%) IP Engineer
12 8 (5.63%) Operations Team Leader
12 8 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (4.93%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) .NET
1 2 (1.41%) JTAPI
2 1 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.79%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.82%) Kindle
4 2 (1.41%) iPhone
4 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.41%) PKI
5 1 (0.70%) Replication
5 1 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 72 (50.70%) Windows
2 46 (32.39%) Windows 7
3 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.15%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.75%) Linux
7 4 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (2.82%) Solaris
8 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.41%) Android
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.70%) UNIX
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Network Design
3 11 (7.75%) Capacity Management
4 9 (6.34%) Service Management
4 9 (6.34%) Network Management
5 8 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (5.63%) Workflow
6 7 (4.93%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.23%) Project Management
7 6 (4.23%) ITSM
7 6 (4.23%) Migration
8 5 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.52%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.11%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.11%) Data Security
9 3 (2.11%) Security Management
9 3 (2.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) SQL
2 9 (6.34%) VB
3 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (14.08%) CCNA
3 15 (10.56%) CCNP
4 14 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.75%) Degree
7 10 (7.04%) CCIE
8 7 (4.93%) CCSP
8 7 (4.93%) CCDP
9 6 (4.23%) BC Cleared
9 6 (4.23%) CISSP
9 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.23%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (3.52%) CCIP
11 4 (2.82%) MCSA
12 3 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.11%) MCSE
13 2 (1.41%) CCA
13 2 (1.41%) CCDE
14 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.93%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 61 (42.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.56%) vSphere
4 6 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.82%) UAG
5 4 (2.82%) KVM
5 4 (2.82%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.41%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (16.90%) SCCM
2 20 (14.08%) WSUS
3 13 (9.15%) NetBackup
3 13 (9.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.23%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.41%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 66 (46.48%) Cisco
2 36 (25.35%) Microsoft
3 35 (24.65%) VMware
4 20 (14.08%) Juniper
5 18 (12.68%) CheckPoint
5 18 (12.68%) HP
6 16 (11.27%) Citrix
7 15 (10.56%) MobileIron
8 14 (9.86%) Huawei
9 13 (9.15%) Apple
9 13 (9.15%) Symantec
9 13 (9.15%) F5
10 12 (8.45%) Blue Coat
11 9 (6.34%) Nortel
12 8 (5.63%) OPNET
12 8 (5.63%) BT
13 7 (4.93%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 7 (4.93%) Business Objects
14 6 (4.23%) Ericsson
14 6 (4.23%) Brocade
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