Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 73 90 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.86% 2.26% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.12% 11.72% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 59
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £220 £278 £215
90th Percentile £575 £585 £475
South East median daily rate £388 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +1.31% -4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -61.97% -8.97%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.75 £16.13
90th Percentile £18.98 £130.05 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% -2.56%

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 721 768 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.39% 19.25% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 336 482
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 51
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% - -41.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £43.83 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £24.65
% change year-on-year +42.86% -29.01% +9.56%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -13 28 £450 +12.50% 8
Bracknell +4 12 £238 -48.65% 2
Maidenhead +3 7 £350 -2.78% 1
Newbury -12 7 £438 +55.56% 2
Slough -8 6 £325 -38.10% 4
Windsor +3 1 - - 1
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 31 (42.47%) Firewall
2 30 (41.10%) Windows
3 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
3 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
4 24 (32.88%) Internet
4 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (32.88%) SaaS
5 22 (30.14%) MPLS
5 22 (30.14%) DNS
6 19 (26.03%) WAN
6 19 (26.03%) Cisco
6 19 (26.03%) Juniper
7 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
7 18 (24.66%) Linux
8 17 (23.29%) LAN
9 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
10 15 (20.55%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (19.18%) BGP
11 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
12 13 (17.81%) ITIL
12 13 (17.81%) Reverse Proxy
13 12 (16.44%) Office 365
13 12 (16.44%) Web Services
13 12 (16.44%) CCNP
14 11 (15.07%) OSPF
14 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
14 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
15 10 (13.70%) Network Security
15 10 (13.70%) Replication

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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 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.74%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (32.88%) SaaS
2 12 (16.44%) Office 365
3 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (10.96%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (9.59%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (6.85%) Azure Functions
6 5 (6.85%) GitHub
6 5 (6.85%) Serverless
7 4 (5.48%) IaaS
7 4 (5.48%) OneDrive
7 4 (5.48%) PaaS
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.74%) HP Helion
8 2 (2.74%) Route 53
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (42.47%) Firewall
2 28 (38.36%) TCP/IP
3 24 (32.88%) Internet
4 22 (30.14%) DNS
4 22 (30.14%) MPLS
5 19 (26.03%) WAN
6 17 (23.29%) LAN
7 14 (19.18%) BGP
8 13 (17.81%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (15.07%) OSPF
10 10 (13.70%) Network Security
11 9 (12.33%) Wireless
12 8 (10.96%) VPLS
12 8 (10.96%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (9.59%) Skype
13 7 (9.59%) SSL
13 7 (9.59%) WLAN
14 6 (8.22%) DHCP
14 6 (8.22%) IPsec
14 6 (8.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) Cosmos DB
1 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
1 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) Big Data
3 2 (2.74%) Cloudera CDH
3 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
3 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.11%) Publishing
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Architect
2 12 (16.44%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Linux Scripter
8 2 (2.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) Web Services
2 5 (6.85%) SAML
3 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.11%) LDAP
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
4 2 (2.74%) JSON
4 2 (2.74%) LAMP
4 2 (2.74%) XML
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Licensing
1 10 (13.70%) Replication
2 9 (12.33%) Public Cloud
3 8 (10.96%) PKI
4 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (4.11%) Social Media
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.74%) User Experience
8 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 18 (24.66%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.85%) Android
5 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.85%) CentOS
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Unix
8 2 (2.74%) Fedora
8 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) DevOps
2 10 (13.70%) Software Licensing
3 8 (10.96%) Project Management
3 8 (10.96%) SIEM
4 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.22%) Migration
5 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (6.85%) Analytics
6 5 (6.85%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 5 (6.85%) Logistics
6 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.85%) Network Design
6 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.48%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (5.48%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.96%) Bash Shell
3 7 (9.59%) SQL
4 5 (6.85%) Python
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.44%) CCNP
4 10 (13.70%) CCNA
4 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) BC Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.48%) CCIE
6 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.11%) CCDA
7 3 (4.11%) CCIP
7 3 (4.11%) Degree
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.74%) CCDP
8 2 (2.74%) CCVP
8 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.37%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.11%) QA
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) COBIT
2 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.37%) GAMP
3 1 (1.37%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (24.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) Docker
3 5 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (5.48%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.74%) Btrfs
7 1 (1.37%) KVM
7 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (9.59%) SCCM
3 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.22%) Puppet
4 5 (6.85%) Terraform
5 4 (5.48%) Ansible
6 3 (4.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.74%) Consul
7 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.03%) Cisco
2 19 (26.03%) Juniper
3 6 (8.22%) Nortel
3 6 (8.22%) Palo Alto
4 5 (6.85%) F5
4 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
4 5 (6.85%) Samsung
5 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.48%) Okta
5 4 (5.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.11%) Avaya
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) Riverbed
6 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.74%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) Qualys
7 2 (2.74%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.74%) Trend Micro