Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 99 78
Rank change year-on-year +35 -21 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 127 67 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.10% 1.77% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.99% 10.00% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 43
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £147 £258 £278
90th Percentile £540 £575 £573
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £392
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.17% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +321.05% +40.74% -61.97%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £12.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £19.90 £130.05
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £17.00 £18.85
% change year-on-year +355.88% -9.81% +9.28%

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 847 670 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.68% 17.66% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 322 340
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £203 £250
90th Percentile £550 £549 £588
South East median daily rate £413 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +0.12% +3.00% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 23 51
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +48.15% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.45 £42.25
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +52.17% +29.58% -29.00%

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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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 46 £350 -22.22% 5
Newbury -2 10 £303 -30.86% 5
Bracknell -1 6 £325 -10.34% 5
Maidenhead +9 3 £500 +185.71%
Slough -5 1 £155 -59.48% 6
Ascot - 1 £133 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 85 (66.93%) Firewall
2 77 (60.63%) Security Cleared
3 74 (58.27%) TCP/IP
3 74 (58.27%) DNS
4 71 (55.91%) SC Cleared
5 70 (55.12%) Azure
6 63 (49.61%) Microsoft
7 55 (43.31%) Internet
8 54 (42.52%) Reverse Proxy
9 50 (39.37%) Windows
10 45 (35.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 45 (35.43%) Office 365
10 45 (35.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 44 (34.65%) PowerShell
12 43 (33.86%) SAN
13 42 (33.07%) SaaS
13 42 (33.07%) NAS
13 42 (33.07%) Replication
13 42 (33.07%) IaaS
14 40 (31.50%) PaaS
15 39 (30.71%) Web Services
16 36 (28.35%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (25.98%) Cisco
17 33 (25.98%) WAN
18 32 (25.20%) Telecoms
19 30 (23.62%) Degree
20 27 (21.26%) SOA
21 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
22 23 (18.11%) LAN
22 23 (18.11%) ERP

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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 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.30%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.57%) Apache
3 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) nginx
4 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (28.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.51%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (55.12%) Azure
2 45 (35.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 45 (35.43%) Office 365
3 42 (33.07%) IaaS
3 42 (33.07%) SaaS
4 40 (31.50%) PaaS
5 13 (10.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (9.45%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (6.30%) Power Platform
8 3 (2.36%) AWS
9 1 (0.79%) GCP
9 1 (0.79%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.79%) Slack
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (66.93%) Firewall
2 74 (58.27%) DNS
2 74 (58.27%) TCP/IP
3 55 (43.31%) Internet
4 54 (42.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 43 (33.86%) SAN
6 42 (33.07%) NAS
7 33 (25.98%) WAN
8 23 (18.11%) LAN
9 22 (17.32%) MPLS
10 20 (15.75%) BGP
11 18 (14.17%) IPsec
12 16 (12.60%) OSPF
13 12 (9.45%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (8.66%) Wireless
15 10 (7.87%) EIGRP
15 10 (7.87%) Ethernet
15 10 (7.87%) Network Security
16 9 (7.09%) DHCP
16 9 (7.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.57%) MySQL
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.79%) JMeter
3 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (25.20%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.94%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Back Office
3 4 (3.15%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (32.28%) Architect
2 24 (18.90%) Network Engineer
3 21 (16.54%) Azure Architect
4 16 (12.60%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.66%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (5.51%) Azure Specialist
7 7 (5.51%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) IP Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Office 365 Architect
8 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.94%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) IP Network Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.15%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) Administrator
11 3 (2.36%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.71%) Web Services
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.72%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.79%) JSON
4 1 (0.79%) LAMP
4 1 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.79%) REST
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (33.07%) Replication
2 14 (11.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (10.24%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Licensing
4 11 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (7.87%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.36%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.36%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.57%) PKI
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.79%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.79%) iPad
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.37%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Linux
3 12 (9.45%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.66%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.94%) Solaris
6 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.57%) Unix
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (21.26%) SOA
3 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
3 23 (18.11%) ERP
3 23 (18.11%) Information Security
4 22 (17.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 20 (15.75%) Migration
6 18 (14.17%) Re-Platforming
7 14 (11.02%) Identity Management
8 13 (10.24%) Analytics
9 12 (9.45%) Project Management
10 11 (8.66%) Service Delivery
10 11 (8.66%) SIEM
10 11 (8.66%) Software Licensing
11 9 (7.09%) Network Design
12 8 (6.30%) Change Management
12 8 (6.30%) ITIL
12 8 (6.30%) Runbook
13 6 (4.72%) Mobile First
13 6 (4.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.65%) PowerShell
2 18 (14.17%) SQL
3 2 (1.57%) C
3 2 (1.57%) C#
3 2 (1.57%) C++
3 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (60.63%) Security Cleared
2 71 (55.91%) SC Cleared
3 30 (23.62%) Degree
4 25 (19.69%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (17.32%) CCNP
6 13 (10.24%) CCNA
7 6 (4.72%) CCDP
7 6 (4.72%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.94%) CCIP
9 4 (3.15%) CISSP
9 4 (3.15%) Master's Degree
10 3 (2.36%) BC Cleared
10 3 (2.36%) CEH
10 3 (2.36%) CISA
10 3 (2.36%) CISM
10 3 (2.36%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.36%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.24%) QA
2 8 (6.30%) SLA
3 4 (3.15%) NCSC
4 2 (1.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) NIST
5 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) NDS
3 2 (1.57%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.79%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) iptables
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (11.02%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 63 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 33 (25.98%) Cisco
3 16 (12.60%) Juniper
3 16 (12.60%) Workday
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle
5 13 (10.24%) VMware
6 7 (5.51%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.51%) Palo Alto
7 6 (4.72%) HP
7 6 (4.72%) Remedy
8 5 (3.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (3.94%) F5
8 5 (3.94%) Nokia
9 4 (3.15%) Aruba
9 4 (3.15%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.36%) McAfee
10 3 (2.36%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.36%) Saba
11 2 (1.57%) Novell