Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 70 67
Rank change year-on-year -35 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 65 89 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.64% 2.30% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.49% 11.98% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 76
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £251 £288 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £481
South East median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.59% +5.33% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -61.97% -8.97%
10th Percentile £13.90 £12.75 £22.08
90th Percentile £19.90 £114.13 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £17.88 £18.75
% change year-on-year -9.12% -4.64% -25.00%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 685 743 1,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.29% 19.19% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 318 517
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.34%
10th Percentile £185 £246 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 53 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -10.34% -47.27%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.88 £46.45 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Berkshire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 28 £450 +12.50% 10
Bracknell +2 13 £338 -20.59% 3
Newbury -11 9 £338 -22.86%
Maidenhead -11 3 £148 -59.03% 2
Slough -14 3 £325 -7.14% 3
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 26 (40.00%) Windows
3 25 (38.46%) WAN
3 25 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 24 (36.92%) SaaS
5 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (35.38%) Internet
6 22 (33.85%) MPLS
6 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
7 21 (32.31%) LAN
7 21 (32.31%) Cisco
8 17 (26.15%) Telecoms
9 15 (23.08%) DNS
10 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
11 13 (20.00%) Juniper
11 13 (20.00%) BGP
11 13 (20.00%) Office 365
12 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (18.46%) OSPF
12 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (16.92%) Linux
13 11 (16.92%) ITIL
13 11 (16.92%) Project Management
13 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
13 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.38%) CCNA
15 9 (13.85%) CCNP
15 9 (13.85%) Web Services
15 9 (13.85%) VoIP
15 9 (13.85%) Ethernet

VPN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) Apache
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.92%) SaaS
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (20.00%) Office 365
4 12 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (10.77%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (7.69%) Azure Functions
7 5 (7.69%) GitHub
7 5 (7.69%) IaaS
7 5 (7.69%) Serverless
8 4 (6.15%) OneDrive
8 4 (6.15%) PaaS
9 3 (4.62%) HP Helion
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
10 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (3.08%) Route 53
10 2 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 25 (38.46%) WAN
3 23 (35.38%) Internet
4 22 (33.85%) MPLS
4 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
5 21 (32.31%) LAN
6 15 (23.08%) DNS
7 13 (20.00%) BGP
8 12 (18.46%) OSPF
9 9 (13.85%) Ethernet
9 9 (13.85%) Unified Communications
9 9 (13.85%) VoIP
10 8 (12.31%) SSL
11 7 (10.77%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (10.77%) VPLS
11 7 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (10.77%) WLAN
12 6 (9.23%) IPsec
12 6 (9.23%) Network Security
13 5 (7.69%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Cosmos DB
1 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.08%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (26.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Architect
2 8 (12.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
3 7 (10.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (3.08%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (3.08%) Product Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) SAML
3 2 (3.08%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) JSON
3 2 (3.08%) LAMP
3 2 (3.08%) LDAP
3 2 (3.08%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Replication
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Licensing
2 7 (10.77%) Public Cloud
3 6 (9.23%) PKI
4 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (4.62%) Social Media
6 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) User Experience
6 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.54%) Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.54%) PMI
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.69%) Android
4 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.15%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.62%) CentOS
7 2 (3.08%) Fedora
7 2 (3.08%) Unix
8 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
1 11 (16.92%) Project Management
2 9 (13.85%) DevOps
3 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (10.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (10.77%) Software Licensing
4 6 (9.23%) Migration
5 5 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 5 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.69%) Logistics
5 5 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.69%) Presales
5 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.15%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.15%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.31%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.23%) SQL
4 3 (4.62%) Python
5 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) CCNA
4 9 (13.85%) CCNP
5 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.69%) CCDA
6 5 (7.69%) CCDP
6 5 (7.69%) CCIE
7 4 (6.15%) CCIP
7 4 (6.15%) Degree
8 3 (4.62%) BC Cleared
8 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.62%) CCVP
8 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.08%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.54%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.54%) PMP
10 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Docker
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (6.15%) BitLocker
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (3.08%) Btrfs
8 1 (1.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) SCCM
1 8 (12.31%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.23%) Puppet
3 5 (7.69%) Terraform
4 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.08%) Consul
5 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.54%) Ansible
6 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.31%) Cisco
3 13 (20.00%) Juniper
4 6 (9.23%) Nortel
5 5 (7.69%) Avaya
5 5 (7.69%) HP
5 5 (7.69%) Samsung
6 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.15%) Okta
6 4 (6.15%) VMware
7 3 (4.62%) Mirantis
7 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.62%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.08%) Capita
8 2 (3.08%) Dell
8 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.08%) Tandberg
8 2 (3.08%) Twitter
8 2 (3.08%) Veeam