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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 53 37 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.15% 1.53% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.52% 5.82% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £132 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £442 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £30.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.59% +86.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +37.09%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
622 636 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.18% 26.22% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 205
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £460 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +11 27 £300 +114.28% 4
Bracknell +13 8 £400 - 1
Maidenhead -3 2 - - 2
Slough +1 1 - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Newbury - - - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 70 (51.85%) Cisco
2 69 (51.11%) Firewall
3 54 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (40.00%) MPLS
4 51 (37.78%) Windows
5 45 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 43 (31.85%) OSPF
6 43 (31.85%) IPsec
7 42 (31.11%) LAN
8 40 (29.63%) BGP
9 38 (28.15%) WAN
9 38 (28.15%) Telecoms
10 36 (26.67%) DNS
11 34 (25.19%) VoIP
12 33 (24.44%) Juniper
13 31 (22.96%) MS Office
14 27 (20.00%) CCIE
14 27 (20.00%) CheckPoint
15 26 (19.26%) MS Excel
15 26 (19.26%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (18.52%) CCNP
17 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
18 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
18 23 (17.04%) Network Design
18 23 (17.04%) Ethernet
18 23 (17.04%) ITIL
19 21 (15.56%) Windows 7
20 20 (14.81%) CCSP
21 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
21 19 (14.07%) CISSP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.15%) Apache
3 8 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.70%) Lync
5 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (22.96%) MS Office
2 26 (19.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Office 365
2 2 (1.48%) IaaS
2 2 (1.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (51.11%) Firewall
2 54 (40.00%) MPLS
3 43 (31.85%) OSPF
3 43 (31.85%) IPsec
4 42 (31.11%) LAN
5 40 (29.63%) BGP
6 38 (28.15%) WAN
7 36 (26.67%) DNS
8 34 (25.19%) VoIP
9 26 (19.26%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (17.04%) Ethernet
11 19 (14.07%) LTE
12 18 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
12 18 (13.33%) SNMP
12 18 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 17 (12.59%) ATM
14 16 (11.85%) Internet
14 16 (11.85%) VRRP
14 16 (11.85%) FWSM
14 16 (11.85%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) MS Access
3 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 38 (28.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (0.74%) Retail
3 1 (0.74%) French Language
3 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (23.70%) Network Engineer
2 30 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) IP Engineer
4 12 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) Network Design Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) RAN Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Technician
10 5 (3.70%) Designer
10 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.70%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.70%) Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support
11 4 (2.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) Middleware
1 3 (2.22%) OLE
1 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) Web Services
2 1 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.74%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.44%) PKI
3 5 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.96%) Kindle
5 3 (2.22%) CESG
5 3 (2.22%) SecurID
6 2 (1.48%) iPhone
6 2 (1.48%) iPad
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (37.78%) Windows
2 21 (15.56%) Windows 7
3 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.85%) Linux
5 9 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.70%) UNIX
6 5 (3.70%) Android
7 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.04%) ITIL
1 23 (17.04%) Network Design
2 19 (14.07%) Load Balancing
2 19 (14.07%) Network Management
3 14 (10.37%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (9.63%) Network Architecture
5 12 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (6.67%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.44%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (3.70%) Data Security
10 4 (2.96%) ITSM
10 4 (2.96%) Migration
10 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.96%) Service Management
11 3 (2.22%) Change Management
11 3 (2.22%) Regression Testing
11 3 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (2.22%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.85%) SQL
2 7 (5.19%) VB
3 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.22%) C
4 3 (2.22%) Java
5 2 (1.48%) Perl
5 2 (1.48%) C++
6 1 (0.74%) Python
6 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (20.00%) CCIE
3 25 (18.52%) CCNP
4 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.04%) SC Cleared
6 20 (14.81%) CCSP
7 19 (14.07%) CISSP
8 17 (12.59%) CCNA
8 17 (12.59%) Degree
9 14 (10.37%) CCDP
10 13 (9.63%) Check Point Certification
11 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.70%) CCIP
13 4 (2.96%) MCSE
13 4 (2.96%) MCSA
13 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.22%) BC Cleared
15 2 (1.48%) CCDE
15 2 (1.48%) CCA
16 1 (0.74%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.44%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.96%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.96%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.96%) UAG
3 4 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.96%) KVM
4 3 (2.22%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.19%) OPNET
3 5 (3.70%) SCCM
4 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.22%) WSUS
5 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.74%) Puppet
6 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 70 (51.85%) Cisco
2 33 (24.44%) Juniper
3 27 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (14.07%) F5
4 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.11%) VMware
6 14 (10.37%) Huawei
7 13 (9.63%) Nokia
8 10 (7.41%) Redback
9 9 (6.67%) Radware
10 8 (5.93%) MobileIron
10 8 (5.93%) HP
10 8 (5.93%) Nortel
10 8 (5.93%) Citrix
11 7 (5.19%) Business Objects
11 7 (5.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 7 (5.19%) Ericsson
11 7 (5.19%) BT
11 7 (5.19%) Apple
12 6 (4.44%) NetApp
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