Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 89 112
Rank change year-on-year -2 +23 -18
Contract jobs citing VPN 93 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.16% 1.97% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 10.41% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 38 35
Berkshire median daily rate £469 £413 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.44% -12.12%
10th Percentile £303 £223 £250
90th Percentile £556 £629 £490
South East median daily rate £370 £338 £417
% change year-on-year +9.63% -19.02% +4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -75.45% +41.03%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +6.06% -38.32% +33.75%

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 819 778 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.00% 18.88% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 330 478
Berkshire median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £530
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -31.21% -28.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £16.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -32.50% -3.85%

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

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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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 26 £445 +11.25% 6
Newbury -2 16 £400 +52.38% 2
Bracknell 0 12 £231 -45.59% 2
Slough -6 6 £325 -3.70%
Maidenhead +9 5 £559 -14.04% 1
Windsor +4 1 - - 1
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South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 53 (56.99%) TCP/IP
2 49 (52.69%) Firewall
3 45 (48.39%) Internet
4 39 (41.94%) DNS
5 37 (39.78%) MPLS
6 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
7 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 30 (32.26%) Windows
9 29 (31.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (30.11%) Reverse Proxy
11 27 (29.03%) Juniper
12 24 (25.81%) BGP
12 24 (25.81%) Web Services
12 24 (25.81%) Cisco
13 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
14 22 (23.66%) Linux
15 21 (22.58%) LAN
15 21 (22.58%) WAN
16 20 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (21.51%) OSPF
16 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
16 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
17 19 (20.43%) SaaS
17 19 (20.43%) Replication
18 18 (19.35%) Degree
19 17 (18.28%) Network Security
19 17 (18.28%) Software Licensing
19 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Licensing
20 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
20 15 (16.13%) CCNP

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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 6 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.30%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (31.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (20.43%) SaaS
3 14 (15.05%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (10.75%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (8.60%) Office 365
6 7 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (5.38%) Azure Functions
7 5 (5.38%) GitHub
7 5 (5.38%) Serverless
8 4 (4.30%) IaaS
8 4 (4.30%) PaaS
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (2.15%) Route 53
9 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (56.99%) TCP/IP
2 49 (52.69%) Firewall
3 45 (48.39%) Internet
4 39 (41.94%) DNS
5 37 (39.78%) MPLS
6 28 (30.11%) Reverse Proxy
7 24 (25.81%) BGP
8 21 (22.58%) LAN
8 21 (22.58%) WAN
9 20 (21.51%) OSPF
10 17 (18.28%) Network Security
11 10 (10.75%) Wireless
12 9 (9.68%) VoIP
12 9 (9.68%) WLAN
13 8 (8.60%) HTTP
13 8 (8.60%) Junos
13 8 (8.60%) SAN
13 8 (8.60%) SDH
14 7 (7.53%) NAS
14 7 (7.53%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.38%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) MySQL
5 2 (2.15%) Big Data
5 2 (2.15%) Cloudera CDH
5 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (24.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.30%) Billing
3 3 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.15%) Automotive
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Finance
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (31.18%) Architect
2 14 (15.05%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.05%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (8.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Consultant
4 7 (7.53%) Network Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (5.38%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Network Consultant
7 4 (4.30%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) IP Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) Web Services
2 5 (5.38%) SAML
3 3 (3.23%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.15%) JSON
4 2 (2.15%) LAMP
4 2 (2.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.08%) .NET
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Replication
2 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Licensing
3 11 (11.83%) Public Cloud
4 8 (8.60%) PKI
5 7 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.23%) Driving Licence
8 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.23%) User Experience
9 1 (1.08%) Clustering
9 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.26%) Windows
2 22 (23.66%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.30%) Android
6 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.30%) CentOS
6 4 (4.30%) Unix
7 2 (2.15%) Fedora
7 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Software Licensing
2 14 (15.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (13.98%) ITIL
4 10 (10.75%) Migration
5 9 (9.68%) DevOps
5 9 (9.68%) Project Management
6 8 (8.60%) Network Management
6 8 (8.60%) SIEM
6 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (7.53%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (7.53%) SOA
8 6 (6.45%) Analytics
8 6 (6.45%) Change Management
8 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
8 6 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (6.45%) Information Security
8 6 (6.45%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.45%) Network Design
8 6 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.75%) SQL
3 8 (8.60%) Python
4 7 (7.53%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.38%) Perl
6 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.51%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
3 18 (19.35%) Degree
4 15 (16.13%) CCNP
4 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.75%) CCNA
6 7 (7.53%) JNCIS
7 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.30%) BC Cleared
8 4 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (4.30%) CCIE
8 4 (4.30%) CCIP
8 4 (4.30%) JNCIA
8 4 (4.30%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.23%) CCDA
9 3 (3.23%) CCVP
9 3 (3.23%) CWNA
10 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.23%) SLA
4 2 (2.15%) COBIT
4 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.08%) GAMP
5 1 (1.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) Docker
2 10 (10.75%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.30%) KVM
6 2 (2.15%) Btrfs
6 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.08%) iptables
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.08%) XenApp
7 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Puppet
2 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.45%) Ansible
4 5 (5.38%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (5.38%) Terraform
5 3 (3.23%) SCCM
6 2 (2.15%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.15%) Consul
6 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.08%) Grafana
7 1 (1.08%) Graylog
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 27 (29.03%) Juniper
3 24 (25.81%) Cisco
4 9 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.60%) Nortel
5 8 (8.60%) VMware
6 7 (7.53%) Huawei
6 7 (7.53%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.45%) Oracle
8 5 (5.38%) F5
9 4 (4.30%) Avaya
9 4 (4.30%) Mirantis
9 4 (4.30%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.23%) Citrix
10 3 (3.23%) Mapinfo
11 2 (2.15%) HP
11 2 (2.15%) Lotus
11 2 (2.15%) McAfee
11 2 (2.15%) Nokia