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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 77 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Contract jobs citing VPN 49 58 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.85% 2.31% 3.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.47% 9.95% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 26
Average daily rate
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£285 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.45% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -22.37%
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
656 583 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.73% 23.23% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 216 247
Average daily rate £335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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
Bracknell 0 10 £333 - 1
Reading +2 7 £350 - 4
Slough -9 7 £280 -22.75% 1
Newbury - 5 £123 -
Maidenhead -14 1 £285 -28.75%
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 60 (55.05%) Firewall
3 52 (47.71%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (44.95%) CheckPoint
5 43 (39.45%) OSPF
6 42 (38.53%) Telecoms
7 39 (35.78%) IPsec
8 35 (32.11%) Windows
9 32 (29.36%) LAN
9 32 (29.36%) Juniper
10 31 (28.44%) CCIE
10 31 (28.44%) WAN
10 31 (28.44%) Security Cleared
11 30 (27.52%) SC Cleared
12 26 (23.85%) RIP
12 26 (23.85%) Internet
13 25 (22.94%) CCNP
14 24 (22.02%) MPLS
14 24 (22.02%) Risk Assessment
15 23 (21.10%) BGP
15 23 (21.10%) Active Directory
16 22 (20.18%) CISSP
16 22 (20.18%) ITIL
16 22 (20.18%) VLAN
16 22 (20.18%) Load Balancing
16 22 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (17.43%) Linux
17 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
17 19 (17.43%) DNS
18 18 (16.51%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (7.34%) IIS
2 6 (5.50%) Apache
3 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.92%) Lync
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) PaaS
1 2 (1.83%) IaaS
1 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (55.05%) Firewall
2 43 (39.45%) OSPF
3 39 (35.78%) IPsec
4 32 (29.36%) LAN
5 31 (28.44%) WAN
6 26 (23.85%) RIP
6 26 (23.85%) Internet
7 24 (22.02%) MPLS
8 23 (21.10%) BGP
9 22 (20.18%) VLAN
9 22 (20.18%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
10 19 (17.43%) DNS
11 18 (16.51%) VoIP
11 18 (16.51%) Network Security
12 13 (11.93%) SNMP
12 13 (11.93%) SSL
12 13 (11.93%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (11.01%) Ethernet
14 11 (10.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) DB2
General
1 42 (38.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.83%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Banking
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (32.11%) IP Engineer
2 34 (31.19%) Design Engineer
3 21 (19.27%) Network Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Architect
7 5 (4.59%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.67%) Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.75%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.75%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.75%) OLE
3 2 (1.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) SecurID
2 4 (3.67%) CESG
2 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.75%) PKI
4 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.92%) Statistics
5 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.92%) Kindle
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.11%) Windows
2 19 (17.43%) Linux
3 13 (11.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.01%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.50%) Android
7 5 (4.59%) AIX
7 5 (4.59%) SUSE
7 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.59%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Risk Assessment
2 22 (20.18%) ITIL
2 22 (20.18%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.93%) Network Management
4 10 (9.17%) Demand Forecasting
5 9 (8.26%) Network Design
5 9 (8.26%) eTOM
6 7 (6.42%) Change Management
6 7 (6.42%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.50%) Migration
7 6 (5.50%) Service Management
8 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.59%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.67%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (2.75%) Project Management
10 3 (2.75%) Information Security
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.75%) Line Management
10 3 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.83%) C
3 1 (0.92%) C++
3 1 (0.92%) Java
3 1 (0.92%) Perl
3 1 (0.92%) VBScript
3 1 (0.92%) Python
3 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (47.71%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (28.44%) CCIE
2 31 (28.44%) Security Cleared
3 30 (27.52%) SC Cleared
4 25 (22.94%) CCNP
5 22 (20.18%) CISSP
6 17 (15.60%) CCSP
7 13 (11.93%) Degree
8 10 (9.17%) CCDP
9 9 (8.26%) CCNA
10 8 (7.34%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.67%) BC Cleared
12 3 (2.75%) CCIP
12 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.92%) MCSE
13 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.92%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.60%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.42%) SLA
3 5 (4.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (4.59%) vSphere
3 4 (3.67%) Firmware
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.92%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 65 (59.63%) Cisco
2 49 (44.95%) CheckPoint
3 32 (29.36%) Juniper
4 13 (11.93%) Citrix
4 13 (11.93%) Nokia
5 12 (11.01%) Fortinet
5 12 (11.01%) Redback
5 12 (11.01%) F5
5 12 (11.01%) Radware
5 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.09%) VMware
7 10 (9.17%) Remedy
8 9 (8.26%) AlgoSec
8 9 (8.26%) Tufin
9 7 (6.42%) CA
10 5 (4.59%) Oracle
10 5 (4.59%) IBM
10 5 (4.59%) HP
10 5 (4.59%) Splunk
11 4 (3.67%) NetApp