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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 68 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing VPN 56 76 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 2.87% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 10.67% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 32
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £27.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £42.50 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.21 £42.50 £73.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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 +10 30 £425 +54.54% 3
Newbury +8 7 £313 +66.66% 1
Slough +9 6 £400 +14.28% 2
Bracknell -7 5 £214 -28.75% 2
Maidenhead +2 2 £225 -46.90% 1
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 62 (65.26%) Cisco
2 53 (55.79%) Firewall
3 44 (46.32%) LAN
4 38 (40.00%) Juniper
5 36 (37.89%) OSPF
6 35 (36.84%) VLAN
7 34 (35.79%) BGP
8 28 (29.47%) MPLS
8 28 (29.47%) WAN
9 26 (27.37%) TCP/IP
9 26 (27.37%) CheckPoint
9 26 (27.37%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (23.16%) IPsec
11 21 (22.11%) Telecoms
12 20 (21.05%) Load Balancing
13 19 (20.00%) Windows
14 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
15 16 (16.84%) F5
15 16 (16.84%) DNS
15 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
15 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
16 15 (15.79%) SSL
17 13 (13.68%) Internet
17 13 (13.68%) Linux
17 13 (13.68%) Network Design
18 12 (12.63%) Degree
18 12 (12.63%) CCNP
18 12 (12.63%) Ethernet
19 11 (11.58%) Microsoft

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (7.37%) Apache
1 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 6 (6.32%) Lync
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.16%) CMS
5 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) IaaS
1 4 (4.21%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (55.79%) Firewall
2 44 (46.32%) LAN
3 36 (37.89%) OSPF
4 35 (36.84%) VLAN
5 34 (35.79%) BGP
6 28 (29.47%) MPLS
6 28 (29.47%) WAN
7 26 (27.37%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (27.37%) TCP/IP
8 22 (23.16%) IPsec
9 16 (16.84%) DNS
10 15 (15.79%) SSL
11 13 (13.68%) Internet
12 12 (12.63%) Ethernet
13 11 (11.58%) EIGRP
13 11 (11.58%) SNMP
13 11 (11.58%) Wireless
14 10 (10.53%) DHCP
14 10 (10.53%) WebEx
15 8 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) DB2
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (22.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Billing
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (30.53%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Architect
3 8 (8.42%) Analyst
3 8 (8.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Network Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Check Point Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.21%) Designer
6 4 (4.21%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Network Designer
6 4 (4.21%) Network Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.21%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) XML
2 5 (5.26%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) Silverlight
4 3 (3.16%) XMPP
5 2 (2.11%) .NET
5 2 (2.11%) WAP
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) REST
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (3.16%) DTV
4 3 (3.16%) Frameworx
4 3 (3.16%) IPTV
4 3 (3.16%) MPEG
4 3 (3.16%) Streaming Video
4 3 (3.16%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.47%) Unix
5 5 (5.26%) CentOS
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 13 (13.68%) Network Design
3 11 (11.58%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Migration
4 10 (10.53%) High Availability
5 6 (6.32%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) UML
6 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.16%) Change Management
8 3 (3.16%) CRM
8 3 (3.16%) DRM
8 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.16%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.16%) Scrum
8 3 (3.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.11%) C
1 2 (2.11%) C++
1 2 (2.11%) Perl
2 1 (1.05%) C#
2 1 (1.05%) Java
2 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.05%) Python
2 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.05%) VB
2 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.84%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
1 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) CCNP
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 9 (9.47%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (8.42%) CCSA
4 8 (8.42%) CCSE
5 7 (7.37%) CCIE
6 4 (4.21%) CCNA
7 3 (3.16%) CCDP
7 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.16%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.16%) MBA
8 1 (1.05%) CCDA
8 1 (1.05%) CCIP
8 1 (1.05%) CCSP
8 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.05%) Firmware
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) SELinux
2 2 (2.11%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.11%) WSUS
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (65.26%) Cisco
2 38 (40.00%) Juniper
3 26 (27.37%) CheckPoint
4 16 (16.84%) F5
5 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.47%) Palo Alto
6 9 (9.47%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.42%) HP
7 8 (8.42%) VMware
8 7 (7.37%) Aruba
8 7 (7.37%) Avaya
9 6 (6.32%) Brocade
10 5 (5.26%) NetScout
10 5 (5.26%) Nokia
10 5 (5.26%) Oracle
11 3 (3.16%) Adobe
11 3 (3.16%) Apple
11 3 (3.16%) Citrix
11 3 (3.16%) Huawei
11 3 (3.16%) IBM
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