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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 83 73
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing VPN 70 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.98% 1.79% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.65% 7.60% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 12
Median daily rate £338 £398 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £290 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £471 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -13.89%
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
513 605 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.84% 23.59% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 271 221
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 13
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.37 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 29 £350 -25.13% 4
Bracknell -3 12 £338 - 1
Slough +12 10 £338 +22.72%
Wokingham -7 2 £259 -
Newbury -9 1 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 64 (48.48%) Windows
2 58 (43.94%) Cisco
3 56 (42.42%) Firewall
4 50 (37.88%) DNS
5 48 (36.36%) IPsec
6 47 (35.61%) WAN
7 44 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 43 (32.58%) MPLS
9 42 (31.82%) LAN
10 41 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (30.30%) DHCP
12 38 (28.79%) Windows Server
13 37 (28.03%) Degree
14 35 (26.52%) MS Excel
15 34 (25.76%) Telecoms
15 34 (25.76%) Network Security
16 33 (25.00%) BGP
17 32 (24.24%) TCP/IP
18 31 (23.48%) Load Balancing
19 30 (22.73%) Hyper-V
19 30 (22.73%) Linux
20 29 (21.97%) CCNP
21 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
22 25 (18.94%) IPv6
23 24 (18.18%) Public Cloud
24 23 (17.42%) Computer Science
25 22 (16.67%) Presales
25 22 (16.67%) CCNA
25 22 (16.67%) HTTP
25 22 (16.67%) VoIP

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 6 (4.55%) IIS
2 5 (3.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (26.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.06%) SaaS
3 6 (4.55%) IaaS
4 5 (3.79%) Office 365
5 4 (3.03%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (42.42%) Firewall
2 50 (37.88%) DNS
3 48 (36.36%) IPsec
4 47 (35.61%) WAN
5 43 (32.58%) MPLS
6 42 (31.82%) LAN
7 40 (30.30%) DHCP
8 34 (25.76%) Network Security
9 33 (25.00%) BGP
10 32 (24.24%) TCP/IP
11 25 (18.94%) IPv6
12 22 (16.67%) HTTP
12 22 (16.67%) VoIP
13 21 (15.91%) Software-Defined Networking
14 16 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (12.12%) Internet
14 16 (12.12%) SSL
15 15 (11.36%) OSPF
15 15 (11.36%) Wireless
16 14 (10.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) AppScan
1 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (25.76%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.36%) Marketing
3 7 (5.30%) Finance
4 3 (2.27%) Billing
4 3 (2.27%) French Language
4 3 (2.27%) German Language
4 3 (2.27%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (2.27%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.52%) Games
5 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 17 (12.88%) Architect
4 14 (10.61%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (6.82%) Network Support
6 9 (6.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Analyst
7 8 (6.06%) Designer
8 7 (5.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Network Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Consultant
9 6 (4.55%) Escalation Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.79%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.15%) CSS
2 18 (13.64%) .NET
3 11 (8.33%) XML
4 5 (3.79%) ADO.NET
4 5 (3.79%) Web Services
5 3 (2.27%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.27%) RSS
6 2 (1.52%) JSON
6 2 (1.52%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.76%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.76%) HTML5
7 1 (0.76%) MAPI
7 1 (0.76%) Middleware
7 1 (0.76%) OAuth
7 1 (0.76%) REST
7 1 (0.76%) SOAP
7 1 (0.76%) WCF
7 1 (0.76%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 23 (17.42%) Computer Science
3 19 (14.39%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.27%) BYOD
7 3 (2.27%) FMCG
7 3 (2.27%) PKI
8 2 (1.52%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.52%) IPTV
8 2 (1.52%) IVR
8 2 (1.52%) MPEG
8 2 (1.52%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.52%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.76%) Frameworx
9 1 (0.76%) PMI
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.48%) Windows
2 38 (28.79%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.73%) Linux
4 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.58%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.79%) Unix
6 5 (3.79%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.52%) CentOS
8 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) Load Balancing
2 22 (16.67%) Presales
3 20 (15.15%) Network Design
4 18 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 17 (12.88%) Workflow
6 16 (12.12%) ITIL
6 16 (12.12%) Process Improvement
7 15 (11.36%) Project Management
8 10 (7.58%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (7.58%) Software Testing
9 8 (6.06%) Change Management
9 8 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.30%) Migration
10 7 (5.30%) SIEM
11 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.55%) Open Source
11 6 (4.55%) Service Management
12 5 (3.79%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.79%) Identity Management
12 5 (3.79%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.61%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.85%) C++
3 12 (9.09%) C
4 11 (8.33%) C#
4 11 (8.33%) VB
4 11 (8.33%) VBScript
5 8 (6.06%) SQL
6 2 (1.52%) Java
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) Korn
7 1 (0.76%) Perl
7 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (28.03%) Degree
3 29 (21.97%) CCNP
4 22 (16.67%) CCNA
5 21 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (12.12%) MCSE
7 15 (11.36%) CCIE
8 13 (9.85%) MCSA
8 13 (9.85%) MCSD
9 8 (6.06%) CCSA
9 8 (6.06%) CCSE
9 8 (6.06%) MCTS
10 7 (5.30%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.30%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.55%) CCDA
12 5 (3.79%) JNCIP
12 5 (3.79%) MCITP
12 5 (3.79%) PMI Certification
12 5 (3.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 15 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.30%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.79%) UAG
5 3 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.27%) XenApp
6 2 (1.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.76%) vCloud
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.79%) SCOM
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.27%) Nessus
4 3 (2.27%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.76%) cPanel
6 1 (0.76%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.76%) Puppet
6 1 (0.76%) SCCM
6 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 58 (43.94%) Cisco
2 44 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.39%) Juniper
4 17 (12.88%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.61%) F5
6 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 12 (9.09%) VMware
7 10 (7.58%) Citrix
8 5 (3.79%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.03%) Huawei
10 3 (2.27%) Aruba
10 3 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (2.27%) Mitel
11 2 (1.52%) Adobe
11 2 (1.52%) Apple
11 2 (1.52%) HP
11 2 (1.52%) Qualys
11 2 (1.52%) Tandberg
11 2 (1.52%) Tektronix
12 1 (0.76%) EMC
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