The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bracknell region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 22 36 16
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.59% 1.15% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 3.23% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +34.92%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 93 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 31.39% 35.63% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 12
Average daily rate £350 £331 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +47.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £438 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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
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 25 July 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) SSL
5 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (31.25%) IPsec
7 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (31.25%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) Android
8 4 (25.00%) UAG
8 4 (25.00%) Lync
8 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 4 (25.00%) Juniper
8 4 (25.00%) NetScreen
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) CCNA
9 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
9 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (12.50%) AlgoSec
10 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
10 2 (12.50%) IaaS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Lync
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) SSL
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) NetScreen
6 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
6 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
7 2 (12.50%) RIP
8 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.25%) LAN
8 1 (6.25%) WAN
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CESG
1 2 (12.50%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
6 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (12.50%) eTOM
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) CCSP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (25.00%) UAG
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) Tufin
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) AlgoSec
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp