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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 70 63 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing VPN 49 61 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.02% 2.39% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 10.70% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 18
Average daily rate
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£398 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -48.33%
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
618 570 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.48% 22.33% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 192 182
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.70% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.81 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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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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
Maidenhead +14 13 £398 -
Bracknell -2 10 - - 2
Reading -18 10 - - 4
Slough +4 6 £344 - 4
VPN
South East

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 91 (72.22%) Cisco
2 78 (61.90%) Firewall
3 62 (49.21%) LAN
4 56 (44.44%) WAN
5 54 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (42.86%) MPLS
6 53 (42.06%) CheckPoint
7 45 (35.71%) Telecoms
8 44 (34.92%) Windows
9 38 (30.16%) OSPF
10 35 (27.78%) Active Directory
11 33 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (23.81%) ITIL
12 30 (23.81%) IPsec
13 29 (23.02%) Linux
13 29 (23.02%) DNS
13 29 (23.02%) CCNP
14 27 (21.43%) Windows 7
15 26 (20.63%) Degree
16 25 (19.84%) CCNA
17 24 (19.05%) Juniper
17 24 (19.05%) RIP
17 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
18 23 (18.25%) SMTP
19 22 (17.46%) HTTP
19 22 (17.46%) BGP
20 21 (16.67%) Internet
20 21 (16.67%) SSL
20 21 (16.67%) VoIP
21 20 (15.87%) CCIE

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.97%) Lync
4 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.59%) MediaWiki
5 2 (1.59%) Confluence
5 2 (1.59%) Apache
5 2 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Visio
1 17 (13.49%) MS Office
2 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (61.90%) Firewall
2 62 (49.21%) LAN
3 56 (44.44%) WAN
4 54 (42.86%) MPLS
5 38 (30.16%) OSPF
6 33 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (23.81%) IPsec
8 29 (23.02%) DNS
9 24 (19.05%) RIP
10 23 (18.25%) SMTP
11 22 (17.46%) HTTP
11 22 (17.46%) BGP
12 21 (16.67%) Internet
12 21 (16.67%) SSL
12 21 (16.67%) VoIP
13 20 (15.87%) VLAN
14 18 (14.29%) Network Security
15 17 (13.49%) Ethernet
16 16 (12.70%) Wireless
17 13 (10.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) MySQL
2 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) SQLite
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.38%) Subversion
2 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.59%) Hudson
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.38%) Back Office
3 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (17.46%) Architect
1 22 (17.46%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) IP Engineer
2 17 (13.49%) Design Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (8.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Analyst
6 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (7.14%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.35%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.56%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.97%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) IP Network Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.17%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.79%) LAMP
2 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.79%) JSON
2 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.79%) WCF
2 1 (0.79%) XMPP
2 1 (0.79%) JMS
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.14%) SecurID
3 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Frameworx
6 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.59%) MPEG
6 2 (1.59%) DTV
6 2 (1.59%) STB
6 2 (1.59%) IPTV
6 2 (1.59%) Wiki
6 2 (1.59%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.92%) Windows
2 29 (23.02%) Linux
3 27 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.56%) UNIX
4 7 (5.56%) CentOS
4 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Debian
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.81%) ITIL
2 17 (13.49%) Project Management
3 16 (12.70%) Network Design
4 12 (9.52%) Validation
4 12 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.14%) eTOM
5 9 (7.14%) Network Management
6 7 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.76%) PRINCE
7 6 (4.76%) Migration
8 5 (3.97%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (3.17%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (3.17%) UML
9 4 (3.17%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) Java
2 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.59%) Perl
3 2 (1.59%) Ruby
4 1 (0.79%) PHP
4 1 (0.79%) C
4 1 (0.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (23.02%) CCNP
3 26 (20.63%) Degree
4 25 (19.84%) CCNA
5 20 (15.87%) CCIE
6 19 (15.08%) SC Cleared
6 19 (15.08%) Security Cleared
7 15 (11.90%) CISSP
8 11 (8.73%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (7.14%) CCDP
10 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (6.35%) CCSE
10 8 (6.35%) CCSA
11 6 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (4.76%) MCITP
12 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.97%) CCSP
12 5 (3.97%) BC Cleared
13 4 (3.17%) Sun Certification
13 4 (3.17%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 12 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 35 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.76%) Firmware
4 5 (3.97%) Samba
5 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.17%) vSphere
5 4 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.38%) XenApp
7 2 (1.59%) iptables
7 2 (1.59%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.59%) Postfix
7 2 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) TrustSec
2 6 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.17%) SCCM
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.59%) Puppet
4 2 (1.59%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.79%) Netcool
5 1 (0.79%) Salt
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (72.22%) Cisco
2 53 (42.06%) CheckPoint
3 24 (19.05%) Juniper
3 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.70%) VMware
5 15 (11.90%) F5
6 11 (8.73%) Fortinet
7 10 (7.94%) HP
8 9 (7.14%) CA
8 9 (7.14%) AlgoSec
8 9 (7.14%) Tufin
9 6 (4.76%) Nokia
10 5 (3.97%) Huawei
10 5 (3.97%) Redback
10 5 (3.97%) Citrix
10 5 (3.97%) Radware
11 4 (3.17%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.17%) ProCurve
11 4 (3.17%) Sun
11 4 (3.17%) IBM
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