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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 32 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.72% 3.27% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 11.84% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £214 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
Berkshire

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
38 76 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.10% 27.64% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 27
Average daily rate £293 £338 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £273 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.65 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.67% +1.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPN
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

VPN
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

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (66.67%) CCSA
3 8 (66.67%) CCSE
3 8 (66.67%) Network Design
3 8 (66.67%) SSL
3 8 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
3 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Lync
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (8.33%) Telepresence
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) Lync
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Sage 200
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
3 8 (66.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) LDAP
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Network Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Check Point Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) CCSA
1 8 (66.67%) CCSE
1 8 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sage
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard