Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 86 117
Rank change year-on-year +17 +31 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 99 93 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.01% 2.25% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.89% 11.71% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 34
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £145 £231 £163
90th Percentile £550 £538 £634
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.64% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £19.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +305.06% +46.30% -75.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.85 £12.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £22.45 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +370.59% - -12.82%

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 768 794 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 23.33% 19.18% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 323 333
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £162 £225 £243
90th Percentile £544 £554 £600
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 27 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.58% -11.11% -34.35%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £45.25 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +60.47% +22.86% -22.22%

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 23 January 2020.

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 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 6 months to 23 January 2020. 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 +3 34 £313 -37.50% 19
Newbury -2 19 £500 +42.86% 5
Bracknell +27 6 £325 +36.74% 2
Maidenhead +8 2 £400 -28.41% 4
Slough 0 1 £155 -46.55% 2
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 70 (70.71%) Firewall
2 63 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 59 (59.60%) DNS
4 57 (57.58%) Azure
5 56 (56.57%) Security Cleared
6 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
7 49 (49.49%) Windows
8 48 (48.48%) Internet
8 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
9 44 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
10 40 (40.40%) SaaS
10 40 (40.40%) Replication
11 39 (39.39%) SAN
11 39 (39.39%) PowerShell
11 39 (39.39%) IaaS
12 38 (38.38%) Office 365
13 37 (37.37%) NAS
13 37 (37.37%) Disaster Recovery
13 37 (37.37%) Web Services
14 36 (36.36%) PaaS
14 36 (36.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Office
16 29 (29.29%) WAN
17 26 (26.26%) SOA
18 24 (24.24%) Computer Science
18 24 (24.24%) Degree
19 23 (23.23%) Non-Functional Testing
20 22 (22.22%) Information Security
20 22 (22.22%) Active Directory
20 22 (22.22%) Cisco

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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 (4.04%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (32.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.03%) Acrobat
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (57.58%) Azure
2 40 (40.40%) SaaS
3 39 (39.39%) IaaS
4 38 (38.38%) Office 365
5 36 (36.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 36 (36.36%) PaaS
6 15 (15.15%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (14.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.01%) AWS
8 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (1.01%) GCP
8 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.01%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (70.71%) Firewall
2 63 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 59 (59.60%) DNS
4 48 (48.48%) Internet
5 44 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 39 (39.39%) SAN
7 37 (37.37%) NAS
8 29 (29.29%) WAN
9 18 (18.18%) LAN
10 17 (17.17%) BGP
11 15 (15.15%) OSPF
12 13 (13.13%) IPsec
12 13 (13.13%) MPLS
12 13 (13.13%) Wireless
13 12 (12.12%) Network Security
14 11 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (9.09%) DHCP
15 9 (9.09%) EIGRP
16 8 (8.08%) VoIP
17 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.01%) JMeter
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (20.20%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.05%) Finance
3 2 (2.02%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.01%) Billing
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (31.31%) Architect
2 18 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
3 16 (16.16%) Azure Architect
4 13 (13.13%) Network Engineer
5 11 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
5 11 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (10.10%) Implementation Engineer
7 9 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) IT Support
11 4 (4.04%) IT Engineer
11 4 (4.04%) Platform Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) IP Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) IP Network Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) Network Architect
12 3 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (3.03%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (37.37%) Web Services
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.02%) Kafka
5 1 (1.01%) JSON
5 1 (1.01%) REST
5 1 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (40.40%) Replication
2 14 (14.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Licensing
5 10 (10.10%) Data Centre
6 9 (9.09%) Public Cloud
7 8 (8.08%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (4.04%) Blackberry
8 4 (4.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (3.03%) PDA
10 2 (2.02%) Clustering
10 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
11 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
11 1 (1.01%) iPhone
11 1 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.49%) Windows
2 15 (15.15%) Windows 10
3 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.10%) Linux
5 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.03%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.02%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Solaris
9 1 (1.01%) Android
9 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.37%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (26.26%) SOA
3 24 (24.24%) Computer Science
4 23 (23.23%) Non-Functional Testing
5 22 (22.22%) Information Security
6 21 (21.21%) ERP
7 16 (16.16%) Re-Platforming
8 15 (15.15%) Analytics
9 12 (12.12%) Identity Management
9 12 (12.12%) Project Management
10 11 (11.11%) Runbook
10 11 (11.11%) Software Licensing
11 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.08%) Network Design
13 7 (7.07%) Incident Management
13 7 (7.07%) ITIL
13 7 (7.07%) Migration
13 7 (7.07%) Mobile First
14 6 (6.06%) Service Management
14 6 (6.06%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.39%) PowerShell
2 18 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) C
4 2 (2.02%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) Perl
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (56.57%) Security Cleared
2 48 (48.48%) SC Cleared
3 24 (24.24%) Degree
4 20 (20.20%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (16.16%) CCNP
6 14 (14.14%) CCNA
7 7 (7.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.05%) CCIP
10 4 (4.04%) BC Cleared
10 4 (4.04%) CCDP
10 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
10 4 (4.04%) HNC
10 4 (4.04%) HND
11 1 (1.01%) CCIE
11 1 (1.01%) CCSA
11 1 (1.01%) CCSE
11 1 (1.01%) MCSA
11 1 (1.01%) MCSD
11 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) SLA
3 3 (3.03%) NCSC
4 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.04%) Docker
4 3 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.01%) KVM
5 1 (1.01%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.01%) XenApp
5 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (12.12%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.02%) Grafana
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.02%) SCCM
5 1 (1.01%) Ansible
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (50.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.22%) Cisco
3 16 (16.16%) Workday
4 12 (12.12%) VMware
5 11 (11.11%) Juniper
5 11 (11.11%) Oracle
6 6 (6.06%) Citrix
7 5 (5.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 5 (5.05%) HP
7 5 (5.05%) Nokia
8 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.04%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.03%) Adobe
9 3 (3.03%) Bomgar
9 3 (3.03%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.03%) Meraki
9 3 (3.03%) Peregrine
9 3 (3.03%) Remedy
10 2 (2.02%) Aruba
10 2 (2.02%) Red Hat