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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 53 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15  
Contract jobs citing VPN 40 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.21% 3.10% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.02% 13.35% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 42 21
Median daily rate £408 £338 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.74% -15.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 363 547 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.21% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 249 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 30
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 16 £415 +10.66% 2
Slough +2 5 £550 +62.96% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £360 - 1
Bracknell +3 3 £500 +58.73% 1
Newbury +2 1 - - 1
Wokingham 0 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 41 (62.12%) Cisco
2 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
3 24 (36.36%) Firewall
3 24 (36.36%) MPLS
3 24 (36.36%) CCNP
3 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (33.33%) LAN
4 22 (33.33%) WAN
5 21 (31.82%) Migration
6 19 (28.79%) Internet
7 16 (24.24%) Linux
8 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 15 (22.73%) OSPF
8 15 (22.73%) BGP
9 14 (21.21%) CCNA
10 12 (18.18%) DNS
10 12 (18.18%) Network Design
11 11 (16.67%) Windows
12 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
12 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
14 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
14 8 (12.12%) ITIL
15 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (10.61%) ADSL
15 7 (10.61%) DHCP
15 7 (10.61%) VMware
15 7 (10.61%) EIGRP
15 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
15 7 (10.61%) F5

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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 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 3 (4.55%) Office 365
3 3 (4.55%) PaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.36%) Firewall
1 24 (36.36%) MPLS
2 22 (33.33%) LAN
2 22 (33.33%) WAN
3 19 (28.79%) Internet
4 15 (22.73%) BGP
4 15 (22.73%) OSPF
4 15 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 12 (18.18%) DNS
6 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.61%) ADSL
7 7 (10.61%) DHCP
7 7 (10.61%) EIGRP
8 6 (9.09%) DSL
8 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
8 6 (9.09%) IPv6
8 6 (9.09%) Multicast
8 6 (9.09%) RIP
8 6 (9.09%) SSL
8 6 (9.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.06%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 31 (46.97%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.61%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) IP Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Active Directory Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) LAMP
1 4 (6.06%) Sensu
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) JMS
2 1 (1.52%) REST
2 1 (1.52%) RESTful
2 1 (1.52%) SOAP
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.06%) Machine to Machine
3 4 (6.06%) Smart Meter
4 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) CCTV
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 11 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (7.58%) Android
3 5 (7.58%) Unix
4 4 (6.06%) CentOS
4 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Migration
2 12 (18.18%) Network Design
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.09%) Presales
4 6 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Validation
6 4 (6.06%) Change Control
6 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (6.06%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.55%) Adaptive Security
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.55%) Information Security
7 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.03%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) Java
3 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.06%) Perl
3 4 (6.06%) Python
3 4 (6.06%) VB
4 2 (3.03%) SQL
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) CCNP
1 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (21.21%) CCNA
3 6 (9.09%) CCIE
3 6 (9.09%) CCIP
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 4 (6.06%) BC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.03%) CCDA
6 2 (3.03%) CCDP
6 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.03%) MCSA
6 2 (3.03%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
7 1 (1.52%) OCP
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.52%) KVM
4 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 4 (6.06%) Nagios
2 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.06%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
2 4 (6.06%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (62.12%) Cisco
2 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (10.61%) Blue Coat
3 7 (10.61%) F5
3 7 (10.61%) Huawei
3 7 (10.61%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) HP
4 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.58%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
5 4 (6.06%) MobileIron
5 4 (6.06%) Symantec
6 3 (4.55%) Remedy
7 2 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) Avaya
7 2 (3.03%) Juniper
7 2 (3.03%) McAfee
7 2 (3.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) Ericsson
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