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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 82 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 53 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.26% 2.14% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.97% 9.23% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 30
Median daily rate £350 £390 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £271 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £530 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +14.28%

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
419 574 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.03% 23.21% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 290 336
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.80 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Reading -7 9 £253 -40.58% 2
Bracknell +7 8 £319 +8.97% 1
Slough +4 4 £350 -5.08%
Maidenhead -3 1 £374 +66.00%
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 34 (59.65%) LAN
3 28 (49.12%) Firewall
4 26 (45.61%) WAN
5 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
6 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
7 19 (33.33%) MPLS
7 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (29.82%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (28.07%) CCNP
9 16 (28.07%) CCNA
10 14 (24.56%) BGP
10 14 (24.56%) Degree
11 12 (21.05%) Network Design
11 12 (21.05%) Linux
11 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
12 10 (17.54%) OSPF
12 10 (17.54%) Juniper
12 10 (17.54%) Windows
12 10 (17.54%) SSL
12 10 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.79%) Internet
13 9 (15.79%) Palo Alto
14 8 (14.04%) Wireless
14 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) Unix
14 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat

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 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (59.65%) LAN
2 28 (49.12%) Firewall
3 26 (45.61%) WAN
4 19 (33.33%) MPLS
5 17 (29.82%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (24.56%) BGP
7 10 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (17.54%) OSPF
7 10 (17.54%) SSL
8 9 (15.79%) Internet
8 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 8 (14.04%) Ethernet
9 8 (14.04%) Network Security
9 8 (14.04%) Wireless
10 7 (12.28%) DNS
10 7 (12.28%) VoIP
11 6 (10.53%) xDSL
12 5 (8.77%) ADSL
12 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
12 5 (8.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (43.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Billing
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Network Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) Voice Architect
8 2 (3.51%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.51%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.75%) JMS
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) REST
2 1 (1.75%) RESTful
2 1 (1.75%) SAML
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.28%) PKI
4 4 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.26%) CMDB
6 2 (3.51%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.51%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) IPTV
7 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.75%) PMI
7 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) Unix
4 3 (5.26%) Android
4 3 (5.26%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Network Design
2 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.53%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Process Improvement
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) Change Management
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Network Management
5 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
5 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (7.02%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.51%) Analytics
7 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.51%) SIEM
7 2 (3.51%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (28.07%) CCNA
2 16 (28.07%) CCNP
3 14 (24.56%) Degree
4 8 (14.04%) CCSE
5 6 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (8.77%) CISSP
6 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) CCIE
7 4 (7.02%) SANS
8 3 (5.26%) CCDA
8 3 (5.26%) CCDP
8 3 (5.26%) SSCP
9 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.51%) CCIP
9 2 (3.51%) CISA
9 2 (3.51%) CISM
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (3.51%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) OPNET
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.51%) Netcool
2 2 (3.51%) QRadar
3 1 (1.75%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Kibana
3 1 (1.75%) logstash
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) Nessus
3 1 (1.75%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.75%) Nmap
3 1 (1.75%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.75%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 21 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 10 (17.54%) Juniper
4 9 (15.79%) Palo Alto
5 8 (14.04%) Blue Coat
5 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.28%) F5
7 6 (10.53%) Citrix
8 5 (8.77%) Apple
8 5 (8.77%) Oracle
8 5 (8.77%) Remedy
9 4 (7.02%) VMware
10 3 (5.26%) Arista
10 3 (5.26%) HP
10 3 (5.26%) Huawei
10 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.26%) Splunk
11 2 (3.51%) Samsung
11 2 (3.51%) Tandberg