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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 50 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 79 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.28% 2.10% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 8.05% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 21
Median daily rate £350 £398 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +59.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £283
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Median hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.70 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-5.28% +0.98%
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
575 671 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.91% 26.13% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 285 204
Median daily rate £375 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Median hourly rate £24.00 £39.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +24 40 £375 - 3
Slough +10 8 £404 +17.45% 1
Bracknell -13 5 £315 - 3
Wokingham - 4 £230 -
Newbury - 2 £188 - 2
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 65 (47.79%) Cisco
2 62 (45.59%) Firewall
3 58 (42.65%) Windows
4 55 (40.44%) DNS
5 50 (36.76%) IPsec
6 47 (34.56%) WAN
7 44 (32.35%) Microsoft
8 43 (31.62%) MPLS
9 41 (30.15%) DHCP
10 40 (29.41%) BGP
11 39 (28.68%) LAN
12 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
13 35 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (24.26%) Linux
15 32 (23.53%) MS Excel
15 32 (23.53%) Telecoms
16 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
17 29 (21.32%) Load Balancing
18 28 (20.59%) Degree
18 28 (20.59%) Hyper-V
18 28 (20.59%) IPv6
19 27 (19.85%) OSPF
20 26 (19.12%) Juniper
21 25 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 24 (17.65%) VLAN
22 24 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
22 24 (17.65%) CCNP
23 22 (16.18%) Public Cloud
24 21 (15.44%) Computer Science
24 21 (15.44%) 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 7 (5.15%) IIS
1 7 (5.15%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.21%) Apache
3 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.15%) IaaS
3 5 (3.68%) Office 365
4 4 (2.94%) SaaS
5 2 (1.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (45.59%) Firewall
2 55 (40.44%) DNS
3 50 (36.76%) IPsec
4 47 (34.56%) WAN
5 43 (31.62%) MPLS
6 41 (30.15%) DHCP
7 40 (29.41%) BGP
8 39 (28.68%) LAN
9 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
10 28 (20.59%) IPv6
11 27 (19.85%) OSPF
12 24 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (17.65%) VLAN
13 21 (15.44%) HTTP
14 19 (13.97%) Network Security
14 19 (13.97%) Software-Defined Networking
15 18 (13.24%) Internet
15 18 (13.24%) Wireless
16 16 (11.76%) EIGRP
17 13 (9.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.47%) DB2
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) AppScan
1 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.03%) Marketing
3 8 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (2.21%) Billing
4 3 (2.21%) French Language
4 3 (2.21%) German Language
4 3 (2.21%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (2.21%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Electronics
5 1 (0.74%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.44%) Architect
2 21 (15.44%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.56%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) Designer
8 7 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Network Support
8 7 (5.15%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Escalation Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) IT Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.68%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.97%) CSS
2 17 (12.50%) .NET
3 15 (11.03%) XML
4 8 (5.88%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.41%) Web Services
6 5 (3.68%) ADO.NET
7 3 (2.21%) RSS
7 3 (2.21%) XMPP
8 2 (1.47%) JSON
9 1 (0.74%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.74%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.74%) HTML5
9 1 (0.74%) Middleware
9 1 (0.74%) OAuth
9 1 (0.74%) REST
9 1 (0.74%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.74%) SOAP
9 1 (0.74%) WAP
9 1 (0.74%) WCF
9 1 (0.74%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.18%) Public Cloud
2 21 (15.44%) Computer Science
3 15 (11.03%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.21%) BYOD
7 2 (1.47%) IVR
7 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.74%) DTV
8 1 (0.74%) Eurex
8 1 (0.74%) FMCG
8 1 (0.74%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.74%) IPTV
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.74%) MPEG
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.65%) Windows
2 33 (24.26%) Linux
3 31 (22.79%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.35%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.15%) CentOS
7 5 (3.68%) Unix
8 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.21%) Windows Phone
9 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.32%) Load Balancing
2 20 (14.71%) Presales
3 18 (13.24%) Network Design
4 17 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 16 (11.76%) Workflow
6 15 (11.03%) ITIL
6 15 (11.03%) Process Improvement
7 11 (8.09%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (7.35%) Change Management
8 10 (7.35%) Project Management
8 10 (7.35%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.15%) High Availability
9 7 (5.15%) Migration
10 6 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.41%) Open Source
10 6 (4.41%) Service Management
11 5 (3.68%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.68%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (3.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.82%) C
2 12 (8.82%) C++
3 10 (7.35%) C#
3 10 (7.35%) VB
3 10 (7.35%) VBScript
4 8 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.74%) Korn
6 1 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (25.74%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (20.59%) Degree
3 24 (17.65%) CCNP
4 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (12.50%) CCNA
6 15 (11.03%) MCSE
7 13 (9.56%) SC Cleared
7 13 (9.56%) Security Cleared
8 12 (8.82%) MCSA
8 12 (8.82%) MCSD
9 10 (7.35%) CCIE
10 8 (5.88%) MCTS
11 6 (4.41%) JNCIP
12 5 (3.68%) CCDA
12 5 (3.68%) CCDP
12 5 (3.68%) MCITP
13 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
14 3 (2.21%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (2.21%) MCAD
14 3 (2.21%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Hyper-V
2 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.68%) UAG
4 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.74%) vCloud
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (3.68%) SCOM
3 4 (2.94%) Windows Intune
4 3 (2.21%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.21%) SELinux
5 2 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.47%) NSN NetAct
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%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Puppet
6 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.74%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 65 (47.79%) Cisco
2 44 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 26 (19.12%) Juniper
4 18 (13.24%) Red Hat
5 17 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 13 (9.56%) VMware
7 9 (6.62%) Aruba
7 9 (6.62%) F5
7 9 (6.62%) Palo Alto
8 7 (5.15%) HP
9 6 (4.41%) Avaya
9 6 (4.41%) Citrix
9 6 (4.41%) NetScout
10 5 (3.68%) Brocade
10 5 (3.68%) Huawei
10 5 (3.68%) Nokia
11 3 (2.21%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.21%) Mitel
12 2 (1.47%) Nortel
12 2 (1.47%) Remedy
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