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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 75 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.19% 1.71% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.59% 6.99% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 12
Median daily rate £338 £398 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +173.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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
552 601 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.46% 24.51% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 241 213
Median daily rate £363 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.75 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Reading +21 32 £375 - 1
Bracknell -8 9 £315 -
Slough +6 7 £338 -1.81% 1
Wokingham - 5 £255 -
Newbury -4 2 £188 -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 67 (49.63%) Windows
2 61 (45.19%) Cisco
3 55 (40.74%) DNS
4 52 (38.52%) Firewall
5 49 (36.30%) MPLS
6 48 (35.56%) IPsec
7 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
8 45 (33.33%) WAN
9 43 (31.85%) DHCP
10 39 (28.89%) Windows Server
11 38 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (26.67%) BGP
12 36 (26.67%) MS Excel
12 36 (26.67%) Telecoms
13 35 (25.93%) LAN
14 33 (24.44%) TCP/IP
14 33 (24.44%) Degree
15 32 (23.70%) Linux
16 30 (22.22%) Hyper-V
17 28 (20.74%) Load Balancing
18 26 (19.26%) Network Security
18 26 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (19.26%) CCNP
19 24 (17.78%) IPv6
19 24 (17.78%) Public Cloud
20 23 (17.04%) Computer Science
21 22 (16.30%) Presales
21 22 (16.30%) Juniper
21 22 (16.30%) OSPF
21 22 (16.30%) HTTP

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 6 (4.44%) IIS
2 5 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.93%) IaaS
2 8 (5.93%) SaaS
3 5 (3.70%) Office 365
4 4 (2.96%) PaaS
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (40.74%) DNS
2 52 (38.52%) Firewall
3 49 (36.30%) MPLS
4 48 (35.56%) IPsec
5 45 (33.33%) WAN
6 43 (31.85%) DHCP
7 36 (26.67%) BGP
8 35 (25.93%) LAN
9 33 (24.44%) TCP/IP
10 26 (19.26%) Network Security
11 24 (17.78%) IPv6
12 22 (16.30%) HTTP
12 22 (16.30%) OSPF
13 21 (15.56%) Software-Defined Networking
14 19 (14.07%) VoIP
15 16 (11.85%) Internet
15 16 (11.85%) VLAN
16 15 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (11.11%) Wireless
17 13 (9.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.48%) DB2
7 1 (0.74%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) AppScan
1 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.11%) Marketing
3 8 (5.93%) Finance
4 3 (2.22%) French Language
4 3 (2.22%) Games
4 3 (2.22%) German Language
4 3 (2.22%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (2.22%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 24 (17.78%) Support Engineer
3 18 (13.33%) Architect
4 14 (10.37%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.41%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Network Support
8 9 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (5.93%) Analyst
9 8 (5.93%) Designer
10 7 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) Consultant
11 6 (4.44%) Escalation Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) IT Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) IT Security Engineer
11 6 (4.44%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.44%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.70%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.81%) CSS
2 18 (13.33%) .NET
3 14 (10.37%) XML
4 5 (3.70%) ADO.NET
4 5 (3.70%) Web Services
5 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
5 3 (2.22%) RSS
5 3 (2.22%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.48%) JSON
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.74%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.74%) HTML5
7 1 (0.74%) MAPI
7 1 (0.74%) Middleware
7 1 (0.74%) OAuth
7 1 (0.74%) REST
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
7 1 (0.74%) WCF
7 1 (0.74%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.74%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.78%) Public Cloud
2 23 (17.04%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.22%) BYOD
5 3 (2.22%) DTV
5 3 (2.22%) FMCG
5 3 (2.22%) IPTV
5 3 (2.22%) MPEG
5 3 (2.22%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.48%) IVR
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 67 (49.63%) Windows
2 39 (28.89%) Windows Server
3 32 (23.70%) Linux
4 12 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.44%) Unix
6 6 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.22%) CentOS
9 3 (2.22%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) Load Balancing
2 22 (16.30%) Presales
3 18 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 18 (13.33%) Network Design
4 17 (12.59%) Workflow
5 16 (11.85%) ITIL
5 16 (11.85%) Process Improvement
6 11 (8.15%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (7.41%) Project Management
7 10 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.67%) Change Management
9 8 (5.93%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.19%) Migration
11 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.44%) Open Source
11 6 (4.44%) Service Management
12 5 (3.70%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.70%) Identity Management
12 5 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) PowerShell
2 13 (9.63%) C++
3 12 (8.89%) C
4 11 (8.15%) C#
4 11 (8.15%) VB
4 11 (8.15%) VBScript
5 8 (5.93%) SQL
6 2 (1.48%) Java
7 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.74%) Korn
7 1 (0.74%) Perl
7 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (24.44%) Degree
3 26 (19.26%) CCNP
4 21 (15.56%) CCNA
4 21 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (11.85%) MCSE
6 13 (9.63%) CCIE
6 13 (9.63%) MCSA
6 13 (9.63%) MCSD
7 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
8 8 (5.93%) MCTS
9 6 (4.44%) CCDA
9 6 (4.44%) CCSA
9 6 (4.44%) CCSE
9 6 (4.44%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (3.70%) MCITP
11 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.22%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 17 (12.59%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.70%) UAG
5 3 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.22%) XenApp
6 2 (1.48%) vSphere
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.70%) SCOM
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.74%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.74%) cPanel
6 1 (0.74%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.74%) Nessus
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Puppet
6 1 (0.74%) SCCM
6 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.74%) SELinux
6 1 (0.74%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 61 (45.19%) Cisco
2 46 (34.07%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.30%) Juniper
4 15 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.37%) VMware
6 13 (9.63%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.41%) Citrix
7 10 (7.41%) F5
8 6 (4.44%) Huawei
9 3 (2.22%) Adobe
9 3 (2.22%) Apple
9 3 (2.22%) Aruba
9 3 (2.22%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.22%) Mitel
9 3 (2.22%) Tektronix
10 2 (1.48%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (1.48%) HP
10 2 (1.48%) Nortel
11 1 (0.74%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (0.74%) WSO2