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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 80 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 46 58 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.80% 2.30% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 9.01% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 20
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£398 £350 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £485 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +20.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.25 - £30.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 - £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.70 - £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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
560 644 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.94% 25.59% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 219 217
Average daily rate £315 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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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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 -21 12 £433 +44.16% 4
Slough +5 7 £300 -
Newbury +4 7 - -
Maidenhead +5 5 £398 -
Bracknell -6 4 - - 1
Windsor - 1 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
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South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 68 (62.96%) Cisco
2 59 (54.63%) Firewall
3 48 (44.44%) Windows
4 44 (40.74%) LAN
5 40 (37.04%) MPLS
6 38 (35.19%) Telecoms
7 36 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 34 (31.48%) WAN
9 32 (29.63%) DNS
9 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
9 32 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (26.85%) HTTP
11 24 (22.22%) Windows 7
12 23 (21.30%) Linux
13 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
13 22 (20.37%) IPsec
14 21 (19.44%) TCP/IP
14 21 (19.44%) CCNA
14 21 (19.44%) OSPF
15 20 (18.52%) BGP
15 20 (18.52%) Degree
15 20 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (17.59%) SMTP
16 19 (17.59%) Ethernet
16 19 (17.59%) VoIP
17 17 (15.74%) MS Office
17 17 (15.74%) CCNP
17 17 (15.74%) Juniper
18 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
18 16 (14.81%) ATM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (3.70%) Apache
1 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.78%) Lync
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.93%) Node.js
4 1 (0.93%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.93%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (15.74%) MS Office
2 16 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 14 (12.96%) MS Visio
4 6 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) SaaS
2 2 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (54.63%) Firewall
2 44 (40.74%) LAN
3 40 (37.04%) MPLS
4 34 (31.48%) WAN
5 32 (29.63%) DNS
6 29 (26.85%) HTTP
7 22 (20.37%) IPsec
8 21 (19.44%) TCP/IP
8 21 (19.44%) OSPF
9 20 (18.52%) BGP
9 20 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (17.59%) Ethernet
10 19 (17.59%) SMTP
10 19 (17.59%) VoIP
11 16 (14.81%) ATM
11 16 (14.81%) SSL
12 14 (12.96%) SNMP
13 13 (12.04%) DHCP
14 12 (11.11%) xDSL
14 12 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.85%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQLite
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (35.19%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.48%) Back Office
3 2 (1.85%) Electronics
3 2 (1.85%) Games
3 2 (1.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (19.44%) Architect
2 16 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 12 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (9.26%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Consultant
5 8 (7.41%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.56%) IP Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Tester
8 4 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Security Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Team Leader
8 4 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) XML
3 3 (2.78%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.85%) REST
4 2 (1.85%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.85%) SOAP
4 2 (1.85%) Web Services
4 2 (1.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) XMPP
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) WCF
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) OAuth
5 1 (0.93%) SAML
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.70%) PKI
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.78%) Frameworx
5 2 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.85%) IPTV
5 2 (1.85%) MPEG
5 2 (1.85%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.85%) Clustering
5 2 (1.85%) STB
5 2 (1.85%) SecurID
5 2 (1.85%) DTV
5 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (44.44%) Windows
2 24 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 23 (21.30%) Linux
4 14 (12.96%) UNIX
5 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.56%) Solaris
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.85%) CentOS
8 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.93%) Debian
9 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.04%) ITIL
1 13 (12.04%) Project Management
2 12 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.26%) Network Design
4 7 (6.48%) Validation
5 6 (5.56%) Migration
5 6 (5.56%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.63%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.70%) Test Planning
7 4 (3.70%) Network Management
7 4 (3.70%) Service Management
7 4 (3.70%) UML
7 4 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.70%) Information Security
7 4 (3.70%) TOGAF
7 4 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (2.78%) Data Security
8 3 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.26%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.63%) C++
4 4 (3.70%) C
4 4 (3.70%) C#
5 3 (2.78%) Java
5 3 (2.78%) VBScript
5 3 (2.78%) VB
6 2 (1.85%) Python
6 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (19.44%) CCNA
3 20 (18.52%) Degree
4 17 (15.74%) CCNP
5 11 (10.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.19%) Security Cleared
6 10 (9.26%) CCIE
7 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (8.33%) CCSE
8 8 (7.41%) CCSA
8 8 (7.41%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (5.56%) Sun Certification
9 6 (5.56%) SCSA
9 6 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.56%) MCITP
10 5 (4.63%) BC Cleared
10 5 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.63%) CCDP
11 3 (2.78%) CISSP
11 3 (2.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
1 5 (4.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) vSphere
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.70%) Samba
5 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) XenApp
6 2 (1.85%) DFS Replication
6 2 (1.85%) Firmware
6 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.93%) Postfix
7 1 (0.93%) XenServer
7 1 (0.93%) vCloud
7 1 (0.93%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.93%) Netcool
3 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 68 (62.96%) Cisco
2 36 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.74%) Juniper
5 16 (14.81%) VMware
6 12 (11.11%) HP
7 9 (8.33%) Oracle
7 9 (8.33%) F5
8 7 (6.48%) Huawei
9 6 (5.56%) Sun
9 6 (5.56%) Veritas
10 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.70%) Brocade
10 4 (3.70%) ProCurve
10 4 (3.70%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.78%) Nokia
11 3 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.78%) Radware
11 3 (2.78%) Cramer
11 3 (2.78%) Citrix
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