The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 80 58
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing VPN 61 49 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.48% 1.93% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.33% 7.20% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £123 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £431 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £59.00 £30.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.86% +136.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+14.31% +8.64%
VPN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
654 681 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.56% 26.86% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 228 206
Average daily rate £360 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 23 £356 +29.54% 3
Bracknell +8 8 £400 -3.03% 1
Maidenhead -4 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £425 -
Slough -2 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (59.02%) Firewall
2 70 (57.38%) Cisco
3 59 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (38.52%) IPsec
5 44 (36.07%) Windows
6 43 (35.25%) MPLS
7 42 (34.43%) Juniper
8 39 (31.97%) CheckPoint
8 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
9 38 (31.15%) OSPF
10 37 (30.33%) LAN
11 36 (29.51%) CCIE
12 34 (27.87%) DNS
12 34 (27.87%) WAN
13 33 (27.05%) VoIP
13 33 (27.05%) Telecoms
14 31 (25.41%) BGP
15 27 (22.13%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (21.31%) CCNP
17 24 (19.67%) Load Balancing
18 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
18 23 (18.85%) CCSP
19 22 (18.03%) CISSP
20 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
20 21 (17.21%) Network Management
21 20 (16.39%) Cisco PIX
21 20 (16.39%) SNMP
22 19 (15.57%) MS Office
23 18 (14.75%) FWSM
24 17 (13.93%) ITIL

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.84%) Apache
3 8 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.28%) Lync
4 4 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Office
2 13 (10.66%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.64%) IaaS
2 2 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (59.02%) Firewall
2 47 (38.52%) IPsec
3 43 (35.25%) MPLS
4 38 (31.15%) OSPF
5 37 (30.33%) LAN
6 34 (27.87%) WAN
6 34 (27.87%) DNS
7 33 (27.05%) VoIP
8 31 (25.41%) BGP
9 27 (22.13%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (16.39%) Cisco PIX
10 20 (16.39%) SNMP
11 18 (14.75%) FWSM
12 15 (12.30%) TCP/IP
12 15 (12.30%) Internet
13 12 (9.84%) Network Security
14 11 (9.02%) RIP
15 10 (8.20%) BIG-IP
15 10 (8.20%) VLAN
15 10 (8.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) MySQL
2 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.82%) DB2
General
1 33 (27.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.28%) Finance
3 3 (2.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (24.59%) Design Engineer
1 30 (24.59%) IP Engineer
2 23 (18.85%) Network Engineer
3 8 (6.56%) Security Engineer
4 7 (5.74%) Analyst
4 7 (5.74%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (5.74%) Service Analyst
4 7 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (4.92%) Server Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Designer
6 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (3.28%) Test Engineer
6 4 (3.28%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (3.28%) Administrator
6 4 (3.28%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (3.28%) Architect
6 4 (3.28%) Consultant
7 3 (2.46%) Tester
7 3 (2.46%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
1 3 (2.46%) Middleware
1 3 (2.46%) OLE
2 1 (0.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.92%) PKI
3 3 (2.46%) CESG
3 3 (2.46%) SecurID
3 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.64%) iPhone
4 2 (1.64%) iPad
4 2 (1.64%) Kindle
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.30%) Linux
4 5 (4.10%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.10%) UNIX
4 5 (4.10%) Android
5 4 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.64%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.82%) AIX
8 1 (0.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) Load Balancing
2 21 (17.21%) Network Management
3 17 (13.93%) ITIL
4 16 (13.11%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (11.48%) Network Architecture
6 13 (10.66%) Network Design
7 11 (9.02%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (8.20%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (4.92%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (4.10%) Data Security
11 4 (3.28%) Project Management
11 4 (3.28%) Service Management
12 3 (2.46%) Change Management
12 3 (2.46%) Regression Testing
12 3 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (2.46%) Security Management
12 3 (2.46%) Workflow
12 3 (2.46%) Migration
12 3 (2.46%) Information Security
12 3 (2.46%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) SQL
2 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.46%) C
3 3 (2.46%) Java
4 2 (1.64%) Perl
4 2 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (0.82%) Python
5 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 59 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (29.51%) CCIE
3 26 (21.31%) CCNP
4 23 (18.85%) CCSP
4 23 (18.85%) Security Cleared
5 22 (18.03%) CISSP
6 21 (17.21%) SC Cleared
7 17 (13.93%) Degree
8 16 (13.11%) CCDP
9 14 (11.48%) Check Point Certification
10 12 (9.84%) CCNA
11 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (3.28%) MCSE
12 4 (3.28%) MCSA
13 3 (2.46%) CCIP
14 2 (1.64%) CCA
14 2 (1.64%) CCDE
15 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.93%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.10%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.28%) UAG
4 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.46%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.46%) KVM
5 1 (0.82%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.82%) XenApp
5 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.38%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.46%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.64%) WSUS
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 70 (57.38%) Cisco
2 42 (34.43%) Juniper
3 39 (31.97%) CheckPoint
4 15 (12.30%) VMware
4 15 (12.30%) F5
4 15 (12.30%) Nokia
5 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
6 12 (9.84%) Redback
7 11 (9.02%) Radware
8 8 (6.56%) MobileIron
9 7 (5.74%) HP
9 7 (5.74%) Citrix
9 7 (5.74%) Ericsson
9 7 (5.74%) NetApp
10 6 (4.92%) Apple
10 6 (4.92%) Huawei
11 4 (3.28%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (3.28%) Oracle
11 4 (3.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 16 days ago