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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 73 73 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs citing VPN 55 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 2.37% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 10.39% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 28
Average daily rate
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£275 £390 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £131 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% +6.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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
663 597 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.07% 22.80% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 229 228
Average daily rate £350 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.20% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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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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 +3 8 £313 +86.56% 2
Bracknell +1 7 £333 - 1
Newbury - 5 £123 -
Slough -13 3 £260 -28.27% 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 71 (63.39%) Cisco
2 64 (57.14%) Firewall
3 55 (49.11%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (44.64%) CheckPoint
4 50 (44.64%) OSPF
5 42 (37.50%) IPsec
5 42 (37.50%) Telecoms
6 40 (35.71%) LAN
7 38 (33.93%) WAN
8 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
9 33 (29.46%) Windows
9 33 (29.46%) SC Cleared
10 32 (28.57%) CCNP
10 32 (28.57%) Internet
11 31 (27.68%) RIP
12 30 (26.79%) ITIL
12 30 (26.79%) Juniper
13 28 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (24.11%) CCIE
14 27 (24.11%) VLAN
15 25 (22.32%) MPLS
15 25 (22.32%) BGP
16 24 (21.43%) Network Security
17 23 (20.54%) Linux
17 23 (20.54%) CISSP
17 23 (20.54%) Risk Assessment
18 20 (17.86%) Active Directory
18 20 (17.86%) Load Balancing
18 20 (17.86%) PCI DSS
18 20 (17.86%) F5

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (7.14%) IIS
2 6 (5.36%) Apache
3 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Lync
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) PaaS
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
1 2 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (57.14%) Firewall
2 50 (44.64%) OSPF
3 42 (37.50%) IPsec
4 40 (35.71%) LAN
5 38 (33.93%) WAN
6 32 (28.57%) Internet
7 31 (27.68%) RIP
8 28 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (24.11%) VLAN
10 25 (22.32%) BGP
10 25 (22.32%) MPLS
11 24 (21.43%) Network Security
12 19 (16.96%) SSL
12 19 (16.96%) VoIP
13 18 (16.07%) TCP/IP
14 17 (15.18%) Wireless
15 16 (14.29%) DNS
16 15 (13.39%) Ethernet
17 13 (11.61%) WLAN
17 13 (11.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.46%) DB2
General
1 42 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Design Engineer
2 30 (26.79%) IP Engineer
3 24 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) Architect
6 6 (5.36%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Administrator
7 5 (4.46%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.57%) IT Support
8 4 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Network Specialist
9 3 (2.68%) Network Security Specialist
9 3 (2.68%) Network Design Specialist
9 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.68%) OLE
3 1 (0.89%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) SecurID
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.68%) CESG
3 2 (1.79%) PKI
3 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (0.89%) Kindle
4 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.89%) Statistics
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.46%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Linux
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.82%) Windows 7
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.46%) SUSE
7 5 (4.46%) AIX
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.46%) Android
8 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) CentOS
9 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.79%) ITIL
2 23 (20.54%) Risk Assessment
3 20 (17.86%) Load Balancing
4 13 (11.61%) eTOM
4 13 (11.61%) Network Management
5 10 (8.93%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (8.04%) Change Management
7 7 (6.25%) Validation
7 7 (6.25%) Network Design
8 6 (5.36%) Migration
8 6 (5.36%) Service Management
8 6 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (4.46%) Fault Management
9 5 (4.46%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (3.57%) Network Architecture
11 3 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.68%) Line Management
11 3 (2.68%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (0.89%) VBScript
2 1 (0.89%) Python
2 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
2 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.89%) C
2 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (49.11%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 33 (29.46%) SC Cleared
4 32 (28.57%) CCNP
5 27 (24.11%) CCIE
6 23 (20.54%) CISSP
7 18 (16.07%) Degree
8 14 (12.50%) CCNA
9 11 (9.82%) CCSP
10 9 (8.04%) CCDP
11 6 (5.36%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (3.57%) BC Cleared
12 4 (3.57%) CCIP
13 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.89%) CCSE
14 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 11 (9.82%) SLA
3 5 (4.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) Firmware
3 5 (4.46%) vSphere
3 5 (4.46%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.79%) WSUS
4 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 71 (63.39%) Cisco
2 50 (44.64%) CheckPoint
3 30 (26.79%) Juniper
4 20 (17.86%) F5
5 18 (16.07%) Fortinet
5 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.39%) Citrix
7 13 (11.61%) Tufin
7 13 (11.61%) AlgoSec
8 12 (10.71%) CA
9 11 (9.82%) VMware
10 10 (8.93%) Remedy
11 9 (8.04%) Radware
11 9 (8.04%) Redback
11 9 (8.04%) Nokia
12 6 (5.36%) HP
13 5 (4.46%) Dell
13 5 (4.46%) Oracle
13 5 (4.46%) IBM
13 5 (4.46%) Splunk
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