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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 82 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.38% 2.11% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 9.32% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 18
Median daily rate £350 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.31 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
459 558 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.41% 22.64% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 278 307
Median daily rate £388 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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
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 18 January 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 -3 11 £185 -56.47% 1
Bracknell 0 8 £344 +60.81% 2
Maidenhead -3 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Slough +4 1 - -
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 33 (60.00%) LAN
1 33 (60.00%) Cisco
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 23 (41.82%) WAN
4 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 18 (32.73%) Telecoms
6 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (27.27%) Degree
7 15 (27.27%) MPLS
8 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (25.45%) Network Security
9 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
10 12 (21.82%) SSL
11 11 (20.00%) BGP
11 11 (20.00%) Juniper
11 11 (20.00%) CCNP
11 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (20.00%) Network Design
12 10 (18.18%) CCSE
12 10 (18.18%) CCNA
12 10 (18.18%) Windows
12 10 (18.18%) Linux
13 9 (16.36%) VoIP
13 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
13 9 (16.36%) Palo Alto
14 8 (14.55%) PKI
14 8 (14.55%) F5
14 8 (14.55%) Citrix
14 8 (14.55%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (12.73%) CISSP

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 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (60.00%) LAN
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 23 (41.82%) WAN
4 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (27.27%) MPLS
6 14 (25.45%) Network Security
7 12 (21.82%) SSL
8 11 (20.00%) BGP
8 11 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (16.36%) VoIP
10 7 (12.73%) Wireless
11 6 (10.91%) DNS
11 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
11 6 (10.91%) Internet
11 6 (10.91%) SAN
12 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (9.09%) OSPF
12 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.27%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (32.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Network Engineer
2 12 (21.82%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Network Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Network Security Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) ELK Stack
2 2 (3.64%) SAML
3 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) RESTful
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.55%) PKI
3 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.45%) CMDB
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.82%) IPTV
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.82%) PMI
7 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Linux
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Network Design
2 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.91%) Project Management
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
4 5 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 5 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (7.27%) Analytics
5 4 (7.27%) ITIL
5 4 (7.27%) Network Management
5 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) SIEM
6 3 (5.45%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.64%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
1 2 (3.64%) Python
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Java
2 1 (1.82%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) Ruby
2 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 14 (25.45%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.00%) CCNP
4 10 (18.18%) CCNA
4 10 (18.18%) CCSE
5 8 (14.55%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (12.73%) CISSP
7 5 (9.09%) SANS
8 4 (7.27%) CISM
8 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.45%) CCIE
9 3 (5.45%) CCSA
9 3 (5.45%) SSCP
10 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.64%) CCDA
10 2 (3.64%) CCDP
10 2 (3.64%) MCSE
10 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) HIPAA
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.82%) KVM
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Nessus
1 3 (5.45%) OPNET
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) QRadar
3 1 (1.82%) Kibana
3 1 (1.82%) logstash
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Netcool
3 1 (1.82%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.82%) Nmap
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.82%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (20.00%) Juniper
4 9 (16.36%) Palo Alto
5 8 (14.55%) Citrix
5 8 (14.55%) F5
6 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.09%) Apple
7 5 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 5 (9.09%) VMware
8 4 (7.27%) Oracle
9 3 (5.45%) Qualys
9 3 (5.45%) Remedy
9 3 (5.45%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.45%) Splunk
10 2 (3.64%) Huawei
10 2 (3.64%) SAP
10 2 (3.64%) Tandberg
10 2 (3.64%) Veritas