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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 73 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 62 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.48% 2.23% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.06% 8.53% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 24
Average daily rate £369 £398 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +75.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £230 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £277
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.13 £17.50 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +2.18%
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
616 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.68% 26.19% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 320 241
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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
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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 34 £375 - 8
Slough +10 6 £470 +10.58% 3
Bracknell -9 4 £315 - 2
Wokingham - 3 £253 -
Newbury +10 2 £188 -7.40% 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 61 (51.69%) Cisco
2 49 (41.53%) Firewall
3 41 (34.75%) DNS
3 41 (34.75%) Windows
4 40 (33.90%) BGP
5 39 (33.05%) IPsec
6 35 (29.66%) Microsoft
7 34 (28.81%) WAN
8 33 (27.97%) LAN
8 33 (27.97%) TCP/IP
8 33 (27.97%) MPLS
9 29 (24.58%) OSPF
10 28 (23.73%) Juniper
10 28 (23.73%) DHCP
11 27 (22.88%) Telecoms
12 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (20.34%) Degree
13 24 (20.34%) Load Balancing
13 24 (20.34%) IPv6
13 24 (20.34%) Linux
14 22 (18.64%) Hyper-V
14 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
15 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (16.95%) CCNP
17 19 (16.10%) VLAN
17 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
18 17 (14.41%) HTTP
18 17 (14.41%) Internet
18 17 (14.41%) Red Hat

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (5.93%) IIS
1 7 (5.93%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.54%) Apache
2 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.69%) CMS
3 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 19 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.93%) IaaS
3 5 (4.24%) Office 365
4 3 (2.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (41.53%) Firewall
2 41 (34.75%) DNS
3 40 (33.90%) BGP
4 39 (33.05%) IPsec
5 34 (28.81%) WAN
6 33 (27.97%) LAN
6 33 (27.97%) MPLS
6 33 (27.97%) TCP/IP
7 29 (24.58%) OSPF
8 28 (23.73%) DHCP
9 25 (21.19%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (20.34%) IPv6
11 19 (16.10%) VLAN
12 17 (14.41%) HTTP
12 17 (14.41%) Internet
12 17 (14.41%) Wireless
13 16 (13.56%) EIGRP
14 15 (12.71%) Software-Defined Networking
15 12 (10.17%) Ethernet
15 12 (10.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.69%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) AppScan
1 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (22.88%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.17%) Marketing
3 5 (4.24%) Billing
3 5 (4.24%) Finance
4 2 (1.69%) French Language
4 2 (1.69%) Games
4 2 (1.69%) German Language
4 2 (1.69%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.69%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (24.58%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Architect
3 16 (13.56%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 6 (5.08%) Designer
7 6 (5.08%) Juniper Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Escalation Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.24%) Network Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (3.39%) Network Designer
9 4 (3.39%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.39%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) CSS
2 14 (11.86%) .NET
2 14 (11.86%) XML
3 8 (6.78%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.39%) XMPP
5 3 (2.54%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.54%) RSS
5 3 (2.54%) Web Services
6 2 (1.69%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.85%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.85%) HTML
7 1 (0.85%) HTML5
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) OAuth
7 1 (0.85%) REST
7 1 (0.85%) SOAP
7 1 (0.85%) WAP
7 1 (0.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.85%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Public Cloud
2 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
4 10 (8.47%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.39%) Frameworx
6 3 (2.54%) BYOD
7 2 (1.69%) DTV
7 2 (1.69%) IPTV
7 2 (1.69%) MPEG
7 2 (1.69%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.69%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Eurex
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.75%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Linux
3 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.63%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.93%) CentOS
6 7 (5.93%) Unix
7 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) Load Balancing
2 17 (14.41%) Presales
3 15 (12.71%) ITIL
4 14 (11.86%) Mentoring
5 12 (10.17%) Network Design
5 12 (10.17%) Process Improvement
5 12 (10.17%) Workflow
6 10 (8.47%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (7.63%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.78%) Migration
9 7 (5.93%) High Availability
9 7 (5.93%) UML
10 6 (5.08%) Project Management
10 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.08%) Service Management
11 5 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.24%) CRM
11 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.32%) C
1 11 (9.32%) C++
1 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.63%) C#
2 9 (7.63%) VB
2 9 (7.63%) VBScript
3 5 (4.24%) SQL
4 2 (1.69%) Java
4 2 (1.69%) Perl
4 2 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.85%) Korn
5 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (20.34%) Degree
3 20 (16.95%) CCNP
4 16 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (9.32%) MCSE
7 10 (8.47%) CCIE
8 9 (7.63%) MCSA
8 9 (7.63%) MCSD
9 7 (5.93%) CCNA
9 7 (5.93%) MCTS
10 5 (4.24%) CCDP
10 5 (4.24%) JNCIP
10 5 (4.24%) MCITP
11 4 (3.39%) CCSA
11 4 (3.39%) CCSE
11 4 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) HIPAA
System Software
1 22 (18.64%) Hyper-V
2 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.39%) UAG
4 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.69%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.69%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.39%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.54%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.54%) SELinux
4 2 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.69%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.85%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) cPanel
5 1 (0.85%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.85%) Nessus
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) SCCM
5 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (51.69%) Cisco
2 35 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 28 (23.73%) Juniper
4 17 (14.41%) Red Hat
5 16 (13.56%) CheckPoint
6 11 (9.32%) VMware
7 10 (8.47%) F5
8 9 (7.63%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.93%) Aruba
9 7 (5.93%) Avaya
10 6 (5.08%) NetScout
11 5 (4.24%) Brocade
11 5 (4.24%) HP
11 5 (4.24%) Nokia
12 4 (3.39%) Citrix
12 4 (3.39%) IBM
13 3 (2.54%) Huawei
14 2 (1.69%) Adobe
14 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
14 2 (1.69%) Mitel
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