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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 78 61 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 48 61 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.82% 2.48% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 9.30% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £252 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £500 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £59.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.25% +91.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £59.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.45 £59.00 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +14.31%
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
578 656 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 26.65% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -11 21 £425 +19.29% 4
Newbury -3 9 - -
Slough +9 5 £465 -
Bracknell -11 2 - - 1
Maidenhead +4 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
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South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 56 (58.33%) Cisco
2 50 (52.08%) Firewall
3 42 (43.75%) Windows
4 38 (39.58%) LAN
5 32 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 32 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 28 (29.17%) MPLS
6 28 (29.17%) DNS
7 27 (28.13%) TCP/IP
8 25 (26.04%) HTTP
9 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (22.92%) Linux
10 22 (22.92%) IPsec
11 21 (21.88%) WAN
12 20 (20.83%) OSPF
13 19 (19.79%) BGP
13 19 (19.79%) Juniper
14 18 (18.75%) SSL
14 18 (18.75%) Ethernet
14 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
15 17 (17.71%) UNIX
15 17 (17.71%) VMware
15 17 (17.71%) VLAN
15 17 (17.71%) Load Balancing
15 17 (17.71%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (16.67%) Degree
16 16 (16.67%) MS Office
16 16 (16.67%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (6.25%) Apache
2 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.13%) Lync
5 2 (2.08%) CMS
5 2 (2.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (16.67%) MS Office
3 10 (10.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) SaaS
2 3 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (52.08%) Firewall
2 38 (39.58%) LAN
3 28 (29.17%) DNS
3 28 (29.17%) MPLS
4 27 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 25 (26.04%) HTTP
6 22 (22.92%) IPsec
7 21 (21.88%) WAN
8 20 (20.83%) OSPF
9 19 (19.79%) BGP
10 18 (18.75%) SSL
10 18 (18.75%) Ethernet
11 17 (17.71%) VLAN
11 17 (17.71%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (16.67%) DHCP
12 16 (16.67%) VoIP
13 14 (14.58%) ATM
14 13 (13.54%) FTP
14 13 (13.54%) SNMP
15 12 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) DB2
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Back Office
3 3 (3.13%) Finance
3 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.54%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Consultant
4 9 (9.38%) Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Tester
8 4 (4.17%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.17%) Tester
8 4 (4.17%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) XML
3 3 (3.13%) Middleware
3 3 (3.13%) SOAP
3 3 (3.13%) Web Services
3 3 (3.13%) REST
4 2 (2.08%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.08%) CSS
4 2 (2.08%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.04%) OAuth
5 1 (1.04%) WAP
5 1 (1.04%) SAML
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) PKI
4 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.08%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.08%) Frameworx
6 2 (2.08%) IPTV
6 2 (2.08%) Clustering
6 2 (2.08%) STB
6 2 (2.08%) SecurID
6 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.08%) MPEG
6 2 (2.08%) DTV
7 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.75%) Windows
2 22 (22.92%) Linux
3 17 (17.71%) UNIX
4 15 (15.63%) Windows 7
5 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.25%) Solaris
8 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Load Balancing
2 15 (15.63%) ITIL
3 10 (10.42%) Project Management
4 9 (9.38%) Network Design
5 7 (7.29%) Validation
5 7 (7.29%) Identity Management
6 5 (5.21%) Information Security
6 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 4 (4.17%) Data Security
7 4 (4.17%) Service Management
7 4 (4.17%) Network Management
7 4 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.17%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.13%) Cyber Security
8 3 (3.13%) Transition Management
8 3 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.13%) Time Management
8 3 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.29%) C++
4 4 (4.17%) C
4 4 (4.17%) C#
4 4 (4.17%) VBScript
4 4 (4.17%) VB
5 3 (3.13%) Java
6 2 (2.08%) Perl
6 2 (2.08%) Python
6 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (16.67%) Degree
3 15 (15.63%) CCNA
4 13 (13.54%) CCNP
5 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (9.38%) CCSE
6 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (8.33%) CCSA
8 6 (6.25%) SCSA
8 6 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.25%) MCITP
8 6 (6.25%) Sun Certification
9 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.21%) CCIE
10 3 (3.13%) CCDP
11 2 (2.08%) CISSP
11 2 (2.08%) MBA
11 2 (2.08%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
1 5 (5.21%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.25%) vSphere
4 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) XenApp
5 4 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.13%) Samba
7 2 (2.08%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.04%) vCloud
8 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 56 (58.33%) Cisco
2 32 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (19.79%) Juniper
5 17 (17.71%) VMware
6 15 (15.63%) HP
7 14 (14.58%) F5
8 12 (12.50%) Oracle
9 6 (6.25%) Sun
9 6 (6.25%) Veritas
9 6 (6.25%) Huawei
10 5 (5.21%) Brocade
10 5 (5.21%) ProCurve
10 5 (5.21%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.17%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.08%) Tektronix
12 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.08%) Crossbeam
12 2 (2.08%) Apple
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