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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 73 66 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.76% 2.54% 3.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 11.11% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 23
Average daily rate
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£339 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £155 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £495 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +55.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -11.67%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
Bracknell +5 9 £333 +2.30% 1
Reading 0 7 £275 +41.93% 4
Slough -6 6 £350 +81.81%
Newbury - 6 £188 -
Maidenhead -17 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Thatcham - - - - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (70.91%) Cisco
2 65 (59.09%) Firewall
3 53 (48.18%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 49 (44.55%) OSPF
6 44 (40.00%) LAN
7 42 (38.18%) Telecoms
8 40 (36.36%) WAN
9 39 (35.45%) IPsec
10 37 (33.64%) Internet
11 36 (32.73%) RIP
12 35 (31.82%) ITIL
13 33 (30.00%) CCNP
14 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
14 31 (28.18%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (28.18%) VLAN
15 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
16 28 (25.45%) Linux
17 27 (24.55%) Windows
18 26 (23.64%) Network Security
19 25 (22.73%) MPLS
20 23 (20.91%) Juniper
21 22 (20.00%) SSL
21 22 (20.00%) CCIE
21 22 (20.00%) BGP
22 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
22 21 (19.09%) F5
22 21 (19.09%) Risk Assessment
23 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
23 20 (18.18%) CISSP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (7.27%) IIS
2 6 (5.45%) Apache
3 5 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.73%) Lync
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.91%) Confluence
7 1 (0.91%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.27%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (59.09%) Firewall
2 49 (44.55%) OSPF
3 44 (40.00%) LAN
4 40 (36.36%) WAN
5 39 (35.45%) IPsec
6 37 (33.64%) Internet
7 36 (32.73%) RIP
8 31 (28.18%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (28.18%) VLAN
9 26 (23.64%) Network Security
10 25 (22.73%) MPLS
11 22 (20.00%) SSL
11 22 (20.00%) BGP
12 20 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 19 (17.27%) Wireless
14 17 (15.45%) Ethernet
15 16 (14.55%) VoIP
15 16 (14.55%) EIGRP
15 16 (14.55%) Cisco ISE
16 15 (13.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) DB2
3 1 (0.91%) MySQL
3 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.91%) Hudson
1 1 (0.91%) JIRA
1 1 (0.91%) Subversion
1 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (38.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Design Engineer
2 32 (29.09%) IP Engineer
3 30 (27.27%) Network Engineer
4 17 (15.45%) Security Engineer
5 11 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) IP Network Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Administrator
9 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) IT Support
10 4 (3.64%) Network Design Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.91%) JMS
2 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) SecurID
2 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.91%) Wiki
3 1 (0.91%) Kindle
3 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.91%) CESG
3 1 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.45%) Linux
2 27 (24.55%) Windows
3 11 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.55%) AIX
7 5 (4.55%) CentOS
7 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (4.55%) SUSE
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.91%) Android
8 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.82%) ITIL
2 21 (19.09%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (13.64%) eTOM
4 14 (12.73%) Load Balancing
5 11 (10.00%) Validation
6 10 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
7 9 (8.18%) Network Design
8 8 (7.27%) Network Management
8 8 (7.27%) Change Management
8 8 (7.27%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (6.36%) Migration
10 6 (5.45%) Reverse Engineering
10 6 (5.45%) Service Management
10 6 (5.45%) Project Management
11 5 (4.55%) PRINCE
11 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.55%) Fault Management
12 4 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.64%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (0.91%) Perl
3 1 (0.91%) VBScript
3 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
3 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (48.18%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (30.00%) CCNP
3 31 (28.18%) Security Cleared
4 30 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 22 (20.00%) CCIE
6 20 (18.18%) CISSP
7 19 (17.27%) Degree
8 16 (14.55%) CCNA
9 6 (5.45%) BC Cleared
10 5 (4.55%) CCSP
10 5 (4.55%) CCDP
11 3 (2.73%) CCIP
11 3 (2.73%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.91%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.36%) PCI DSS
2 12 (10.91%) SLA
3 5 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.27%) Firmware
3 5 (4.55%) vSphere
3 5 (4.55%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.91%) XenServer
5 1 (0.91%) Postfix
5 1 (0.91%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 5 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.73%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (70.91%) Cisco
2 50 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 23 (20.91%) Juniper
4 21 (19.09%) Microsoft
4 21 (19.09%) F5
5 19 (17.27%) Fortinet
6 16 (14.55%) CA
7 15 (13.64%) AlgoSec
7 15 (13.64%) Tufin
8 13 (11.82%) Citrix
9 12 (10.91%) VMware
10 10 (9.09%) Remedy
11 6 (5.45%) IBM
12 5 (4.55%) Radware
12 5 (4.55%) Nokia
12 5 (4.55%) Oracle
12 5 (4.55%) Dell
12 5 (4.55%) Splunk
12 5 (4.55%) Redback
13 4 (3.64%) HP
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