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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 81 72 84
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing VPN 38 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.57% 2.23% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 8.72% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 19
Average daily rate
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£398 £300 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £195 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £439 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £299
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £14.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.68% -53.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.25 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £15.25 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.17 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -38.98%
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
599 631 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.70% 25.57% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 205 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
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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
Maidenhead +11 10 £398 -
Bracknell +4 10 - -
Reading -20 4 - - 5
Slough +3 3 £250 - 2
Newbury +1 3 - -
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South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 73 (65.18%) Cisco
2 64 (57.14%) Firewall
3 48 (42.86%) LAN
4 47 (41.96%) Windows
4 47 (41.96%) MPLS
5 43 (38.39%) WAN
6 42 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 39 (34.82%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (34.82%) Telecoms
8 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
9 30 (26.79%) DNS
10 27 (24.11%) Windows 7
11 26 (23.21%) Linux
12 25 (22.32%) OSPF
13 23 (20.54%) SMTP
13 23 (20.54%) HTTP
13 23 (20.54%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (19.64%) VoIP
15 21 (18.75%) CCNA
15 21 (18.75%) Juniper
16 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.86%) CCNP
16 20 (17.86%) IPsec
17 19 (16.96%) Degree
18 18 (16.07%) VMware
18 18 (16.07%) ITIL
18 18 (16.07%) BGP
19 17 (15.18%) Project Management
19 17 (15.18%) MS Office
19 17 (15.18%) MS Visio

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
1 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.46%) Lync
3 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.79%) Confluence
4 2 (1.79%) CMS
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (15.18%) MS Office
1 17 (15.18%) MS Visio
2 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (57.14%) Firewall
2 48 (42.86%) LAN
3 47 (41.96%) MPLS
4 43 (38.39%) WAN
5 30 (26.79%) DNS
6 25 (22.32%) OSPF
7 23 (20.54%) SMTP
7 23 (20.54%) HTTP
7 23 (20.54%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (19.64%) VoIP
9 20 (17.86%) IPsec
10 18 (16.07%) BGP
11 16 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 15 (13.39%) RIP
13 13 (11.61%) ATM
13 13 (11.61%) VLAN
14 12 (10.71%) SNMP
14 12 (10.71%) SSL
15 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
15 11 (9.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.79%) MySQL
3 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.89%) SQLite
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.68%) Subversion
2 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) Hudson
3 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (34.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.57%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Marketing
3 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (18.75%) Architect
2 15 (13.39%) Network Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) IP Engineer
4 12 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (9.82%) Design Engineer
6 10 (8.93%) Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (7.14%) Network Architect
8 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Team Leader
10 6 (5.36%) Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.46%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (4.46%) IP Network Engineer
12 4 (3.57%) Technical Manager
12 4 (3.57%) Technical Team Leader
12 4 (3.57%) Network Analyst
12 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 4 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.89%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (0.89%) .NET
2 1 (0.89%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) XML
2 1 (0.89%) JMS
2 1 (0.89%) LAMP
2 1 (0.89%) XMPP
2 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.89%) JSON
2 1 (0.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Frameworx
5 2 (1.79%) DTV
5 2 (1.79%) IPTV
5 2 (1.79%) Wiki
5 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.79%) MPEG
5 2 (1.79%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.79%) Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) STB
5 2 (1.79%) SecurID
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 27 (24.11%) Windows 7
3 26 (23.21%) Linux
4 9 (8.04%) UNIX
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.36%) Solaris
7 4 (3.57%) CentOS
7 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.89%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.89%) Debian
9 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 17 (15.18%) Project Management
3 15 (13.39%) Network Design
4 9 (8.04%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.25%) Network Management
6 6 (5.36%) Validation
6 6 (5.36%) Migration
7 4 (3.57%) Service Management
7 4 (3.57%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.57%) UML
7 4 (3.57%) PRINCE
7 4 (3.57%) TOGAF
7 4 (3.57%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.57%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
7 4 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.68%) Java
3 2 (1.79%) Perl
3 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.79%) Ruby
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
4 1 (0.89%) C
4 1 (0.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (34.82%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (18.75%) CCNA
3 20 (17.86%) CCNP
4 19 (16.96%) Degree
5 15 (13.39%) CCIE
6 11 (9.82%) Check Point Certification
7 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
8 8 (7.14%) CCSA
8 8 (7.14%) CCSE
8 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.14%) CCDP
8 8 (7.14%) CISSP
9 6 (5.36%) Sun Certification
9 6 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.36%) SCSA
9 6 (5.36%) MCITP
10 5 (4.46%) BC Cleared
10 5 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
1 7 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.46%) Samba
3 5 (4.46%) vSphere
4 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.68%) Firmware
5 3 (2.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.79%) XenServer
6 2 (1.79%) Postfix
6 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.79%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.79%) iptables
7 1 (0.89%) vCloud
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.79%) TrustSec
3 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.79%) Puppet
3 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.89%) WSUS
4 1 (0.89%) Netcool
4 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 73 (65.18%) Cisco
2 42 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 21 (18.75%) Juniper
4 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (16.07%) VMware
6 12 (10.71%) HP
7 7 (6.25%) Huawei
8 6 (5.36%) Oracle
8 6 (5.36%) Sun
8 6 (5.36%) Nokia
8 6 (5.36%) Veritas
9 5 (4.46%) Radware
9 5 (4.46%) Redback
10 4 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.57%) F5
10 4 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.57%) Brocade
10 4 (3.57%) ProCurve
10 4 (3.57%) IBM
11 3 (2.68%) Citrix
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