The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 80 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.42% 1.85% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 8.82% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 19
Median daily rate £375 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £447 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +116.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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
501 533 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.48% 21.01% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 287 271
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £264 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 17
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -8 11 - - 3
Bracknell -4 7 £350 +53.84%
Maidenhead +2 4 £400 -5.88%
Slough - 1 - - 2
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 39 (59.09%) LAN
2 38 (57.58%) Cisco
3 37 (56.06%) Firewall
4 28 (42.42%) WAN
5 23 (34.85%) CheckPoint
6 22 (33.33%) Network Security
7 21 (31.82%) MPLS
8 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
9 18 (27.27%) BGP
10 17 (25.76%) Degree
10 17 (25.76%) Telecoms
11 16 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (21.21%) SSL
13 14 (21.21%) VoIP
13 14 (21.21%) Windows
14 13 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (18.18%) Juniper
15 12 (18.18%) CCSE
15 12 (18.18%) Network Design
16 11 (16.67%) Load Balancing
16 11 (16.67%) CCNP
16 11 (16.67%) F5
17 10 (15.15%) Citrix
17 10 (15.15%) OSPF
17 10 (15.15%) Project Management
17 10 (15.15%) Wireless
18 9 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
18 9 (13.64%) CCNA
18 9 (13.64%) Ethernet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (3.03%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Office
2 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
1 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (59.09%) LAN
2 37 (56.06%) Firewall
3 28 (42.42%) WAN
4 22 (33.33%) Network Security
5 21 (31.82%) MPLS
6 18 (27.27%) BGP
7 16 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (21.21%) SSL
8 14 (21.21%) VoIP
9 13 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (15.15%) OSPF
10 10 (15.15%) Wireless
11 9 (13.64%) Ethernet
12 7 (10.61%) Internet
12 7 (10.61%) NetScaler
12 7 (10.61%) SAN
12 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
12 7 (10.61%) xDSL
13 6 (9.09%) EIGRP
13 6 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Data Lake
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (25.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Games
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Implementation Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) ELK Stack
2 2 (3.03%) SAML
2 2 (3.03%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) RESTful
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.12%) PKI
4 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.55%) CMDB
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) IPTV
5 3 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.55%) Video on Demand
6 2 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.03%) Digital TV
6 2 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.03%) MPEG
6 2 (3.03%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.52%) FMCG
7 1 (1.52%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.52%) PMI
7 1 (1.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Unix
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.03%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) Network Design
2 11 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 10 (15.15%) Project Management
4 6 (9.09%) Migration
4 6 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 5 (7.58%) Change Management
5 5 (7.58%) Network Management
5 5 (7.58%) Process Improvement
5 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.06%) Analytics
6 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Information Security
7 3 (4.55%) ITIL
7 3 (4.55%) Presales
7 3 (4.55%) SIEM
7 3 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (4.55%) Validation
7 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) Python
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) C
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) Perl
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Ruby
2 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Degree
2 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (18.18%) CCSE
4 11 (16.67%) CCNP
5 9 (13.64%) CCNA
5 9 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (10.61%) CISSP
7 6 (9.09%) CCIE
7 6 (9.09%) CCSA
8 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
8 5 (7.58%) SANS
9 4 (6.06%) CISM
9 4 (6.06%) PMP
9 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.55%) SSCP
11 2 (3.03%) CCDA
11 2 (3.03%) CCDP
11 2 (3.03%) CISA
11 2 (3.03%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) HIPAA
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.52%) KVM
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.52%) vSphere
6 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.55%) Nessus
1 3 (4.55%) OPNET
2 2 (3.03%) QRadar
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) logstash
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.52%) Netcool
3 1 (1.52%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.52%) Nmap
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 38 (57.58%) Cisco
2 23 (34.85%) CheckPoint
3 12 (18.18%) Juniper
4 11 (16.67%) F5
5 10 (15.15%) Citrix
6 9 (13.64%) Palo Alto
7 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.61%) VMware
8 5 (7.58%) Apple
9 4 (6.06%) Oracle
10 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.55%) Qualys
10 3 (4.55%) Remedy
10 3 (4.55%) Riverbed
10 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.55%) Splunk
10 3 (4.55%) Tandberg
11 2 (3.03%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (3.03%) Huawei
11 2 (3.03%) Tektronix