The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Maidenhead 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 7 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 15.45% - 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 51.35% - 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £24.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 - £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 - £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
37 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 30.08% 39.73% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 1
Average daily rate £295 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
Berkshire

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

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

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 30 (69.77%) MPLS
2 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
3 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
4 23 (53.49%) MS Office
4 23 (53.49%) Windows
4 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
5 19 (44.19%) LAN
6 18 (41.86%) Ethernet
6 18 (41.86%) OSPF
6 18 (41.86%) BGP
6 18 (41.86%) Telecoms
7 17 (39.53%) SCCM
7 17 (39.53%) Network Design
7 17 (39.53%) WSUS
8 16 (37.21%) LTE
8 16 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (37.21%) HSRP
8 16 (37.21%) 2G
8 16 (37.21%) RSVP
8 16 (37.21%) VRRP
8 16 (37.21%) 3G
8 16 (37.21%) Cisco
9 14 (32.56%) DNS
9 14 (32.56%) SAN
10 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
11 12 (27.91%) NetBackup
11 12 (27.91%) VMware
11 12 (27.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (27.91%) HP
11 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 9 (20.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (60.47%) MS Excel
2 23 (53.49%) MS Office
3 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) MPLS
2 19 (44.19%) LAN
3 18 (41.86%) Ethernet
3 18 (41.86%) OSPF
3 18 (41.86%) BGP
4 16 (37.21%) LTE
4 16 (37.21%) Radio Access Network
4 16 (37.21%) HSRP
4 16 (37.21%) 2G
4 16 (37.21%) RSVP
4 16 (37.21%) VRRP
4 16 (37.21%) 3G
5 14 (32.56%) DNS
5 14 (32.56%) SAN
6 12 (27.91%) Internet
7 10 (23.26%) Firewall
7 10 (23.26%) WAN
8 8 (18.60%) LDAP
9 7 (16.28%) ATM
9 7 (16.28%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) MS Access
General
1 18 (41.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) French Language
2 4 (9.30%) German Language
2 4 (9.30%) Italian Language
2 4 (9.30%) Japanese Language
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
1 13 (30.23%) Design Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Network Design Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 10 (23.26%) Team Leader
4 9 (20.93%) Test Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) RAN Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Operations Team Leader
5 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
1 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Network Design
2 11 (25.58%) Capacity Management
3 9 (20.93%) ITIL
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
4 7 (16.28%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.63%) ITSM
7 4 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Data Security
8 3 (6.98%) Security Management
9 2 (4.65%) Operations Management
9 2 (4.65%) Change Control
9 2 (4.65%) Network Management
9 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) VB
3 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.91%) vSphere
3 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (39.53%) SCCM
1 17 (39.53%) WSUS
2 12 (27.91%) NetBackup
2 12 (27.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 12 (27.91%) HP
3 12 (27.91%) Symantec
4 10 (23.26%) Blue Coat
5 9 (20.93%) Huawei
5 9 (20.93%) MobileIron
6 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
7 7 (16.28%) Business Objects
7 7 (16.28%) Nortel
7 7 (16.28%) BT
7 7 (16.28%) OPNET
8 6 (13.95%) Brocade
9 5 (11.63%) Apple
10 4 (9.30%) F5
10 4 (9.30%) McAfee
11 3 (6.98%) SAP
12 2 (4.65%) Riverbed
12 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds