The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 25 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.88% 1.23% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.95% 5.45% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£333 - £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -21.05%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 36.21% 22.54% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 9
Average daily rate £330 £352 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +164.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

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Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Bracknell region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Bracknell region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 10 (62.50%) Cisco
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) BGP
2 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) RIP
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 6 (37.50%) IPsec
4 4 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Splunk
4 4 (25.00%) Regular Expression
4 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (25.00%) BC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) Android
4 4 (25.00%) vSphere

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Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Internet
2 8 (50.00%) BGP
2 8 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) RIP
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 6 (37.50%) IPsec
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (25.00%) NetScaler
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) xDSL
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) ADSL
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (6.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) SecurID
1 2 (12.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Android
3 4 (25.00%) AIX
3 4 (25.00%) SUSE
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (12.50%) eTOM
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) BC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCSP
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 4 (25.00%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) Firmware
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Splunk
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Tufin
4 2 (12.50%) F5
4 2 (12.50%) AlgoSec
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel