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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 87 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 31 48 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.42% 1.94% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.83% 9.38% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 17
Median daily rate £375 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £306 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +10.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £39.00 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.38% -33.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.95%
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
454 512 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.84% 20.68% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 266 240
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 24
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.75 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Bracknell -3 9 £350 - 1
Reading -2 7 £430 +1.17% 2
Slough 0 5 £200 -56.98%
Newbury -2 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -7 1 £400 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 51 (49.51%) Firewall
2 47 (45.63%) Cisco
3 45 (43.69%) Windows
4 44 (42.72%) LAN
5 41 (39.81%) WAN
6 36 (34.95%) MPLS
6 36 (34.95%) Network Security
7 33 (32.04%) DNS
7 33 (32.04%) IPsec
8 29 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (27.18%) DHCP
9 28 (27.18%) Degree
10 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
11 26 (25.24%) MS Excel
11 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
12 24 (23.30%) BGP
12 24 (23.30%) Load Balancing
12 24 (23.30%) Telecoms
13 22 (21.36%) CheckPoint
13 22 (21.36%) Linux
14 21 (20.39%) Network Design
15 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
16 19 (18.45%) CCNP
16 19 (18.45%) Data Centre
17 18 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (17.48%) CCNA
17 18 (17.48%) VoIP
18 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
18 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
19 15 (14.56%) IPv6

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 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.97%) IIS
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (25.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) SaaS
3 3 (2.91%) Office 365
3 3 (2.91%) PaaS
4 2 (1.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (49.51%) Firewall
2 44 (42.72%) LAN
3 41 (39.81%) WAN
4 36 (34.95%) MPLS
4 36 (34.95%) Network Security
5 33 (32.04%) DNS
5 33 (32.04%) IPsec
6 28 (27.18%) DHCP
7 24 (23.30%) BGP
8 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
9 18 (17.48%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (17.48%) VoIP
10 15 (14.56%) IPv6
11 14 (13.59%) HTTP
11 14 (13.59%) Software-Defined Networking
11 14 (13.59%) SSL
12 12 (11.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (11.65%) Internet
13 11 (10.68%) OSPF
13 11 (10.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.94%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (23.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.74%) Marketing
3 5 (4.85%) Finance
4 2 (1.94%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) French Language
4 2 (1.94%) Games
4 2 (1.94%) German Language
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Local Government
5 1 (0.97%) Military
5 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (28.16%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.48%) Support Engineer
3 16 (15.53%) Architect
4 12 (11.65%) Security Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) Analyst
6 10 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.74%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (7.77%) Network Analyst
8 8 (7.77%) Network Support
8 8 (7.77%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.83%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Network Security Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) CSS
2 8 (7.77%) .NET
3 5 (4.85%) XML
4 4 (3.88%) Web Services
5 3 (2.91%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.94%) JSON
6 2 (1.94%) Middleware
6 2 (1.94%) SAML
6 2 (1.94%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.97%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.97%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.50%) Computer Science
3 15 (14.56%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.83%) PKI
6 3 (2.91%) FMCG
6 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.94%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.94%) IPTV
7 2 (1.94%) IVR
7 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.94%) MPEG
7 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.94%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.97%) Eurex
8 1 (0.97%) PMI
8 1 (0.97%) STB
Operating Systems
1 45 (43.69%) Windows
2 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.36%) Linux
4 8 (7.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.85%) Windows Phone
6 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.88%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.91%) Unix
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Load Balancing
2 21 (20.39%) Network Design
3 12 (11.65%) Presales
3 12 (11.65%) Project Management
4 10 (9.71%) Mentoring
4 10 (9.71%) Workflow
5 9 (8.74%) ITIL
5 9 (8.74%) Process Improvement
6 8 (7.77%) Change Management
7 7 (6.80%) SIEM
8 6 (5.83%) Migration
8 6 (5.83%) Open Source
8 6 (5.83%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.85%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.85%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.88%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.80%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.85%) C
2 5 (4.85%) C#
2 5 (4.85%) C++
2 5 (4.85%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) VB
2 5 (4.85%) VBScript
3 2 (1.94%) Python
4 1 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) Perl
4 1 (0.97%) Ruby
4 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (27.18%) Degree
3 19 (18.45%) CCNP
4 18 (17.48%) CCNA
5 13 (12.62%) CCIE
6 11 (10.68%) CCSE
7 10 (9.71%) CCSA
7 10 (9.71%) MCSE
7 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (8.74%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (7.77%) MCSA
9 8 (7.77%) MCSD
10 5 (4.85%) CISSP
10 5 (4.85%) PMI Certification
10 5 (4.85%) PMP
11 4 (3.88%) CCDA
11 4 (3.88%) CISM
11 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.88%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.91%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 5 (4.85%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) Hyper-V
2 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.91%) XenApp
5 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.97%) KVM
6 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.97%) UAG
6 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.91%) SCOM
3 2 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.94%) Nessus
4 1 (0.97%) Kibana
4 1 (0.97%) logstash
4 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.97%) Netcool
4 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.97%) QRadar
4 1 (0.97%) RSA enVision
4 1 (0.97%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (45.63%) Cisco
2 27 (26.21%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.36%) CheckPoint
4 15 (14.56%) Juniper
5 13 (12.62%) F5
6 10 (9.71%) Citrix
7 7 (6.80%) VMware
8 4 (3.88%) Huawei
8 4 (3.88%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.91%) Apple
9 3 (2.91%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (2.91%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.91%) Mitel
10 2 (1.94%) Adobe
10 2 (1.94%) Aruba
10 2 (1.94%) HP
10 2 (1.94%) Qualys
10 2 (1.94%) Tandberg
10 2 (1.94%) Tektronix
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