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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 67 67
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 60 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.53% 2.41% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 9.76% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 32
Median daily rate £350 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £542 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.11% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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 359 615 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.63% 24.75% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 288 336
Median daily rate £400 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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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 29 March 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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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 29 March 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 -14 9 £408 +1.87% 5
Bracknell +8 8 £300 -
Slough +5 6 £350 -19.54% 1
Newbury +2 1 - -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (65.45%) Cisco
2 28 (50.91%) Telecoms
3 27 (49.09%) LAN
4 25 (45.45%) Firewall
5 23 (41.82%) WAN
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (30.91%) CCNP
7 17 (30.91%) CCNA
8 16 (29.09%) CheckPoint
8 16 (29.09%) MPLS
8 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (21.82%) Degree
9 12 (21.82%) Linux
10 11 (20.00%) BGP
10 11 (20.00%) Network Design
11 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
11 10 (18.18%) OSPF
11 10 (18.18%) SSL
12 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
12 9 (16.36%) Juniper
12 9 (16.36%) Project Management
13 8 (14.55%) Internet
13 8 (14.55%) DNS
13 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.55%) Unix
13 8 (14.55%) Windows
13 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
14 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
14 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills

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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 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (49.09%) LAN
2 25 (45.45%) Firewall
3 23 (41.82%) WAN
4 16 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (29.09%) MPLS
5 11 (20.00%) BGP
6 10 (18.18%) OSPF
6 10 (18.18%) SSL
7 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (14.55%) DNS
8 8 (14.55%) Internet
9 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
9 7 (12.73%) Wireless
10 6 (10.91%) VLAN
10 6 (10.91%) VoIP
10 6 (10.91%) xDSL
11 5 (9.09%) ADSL
11 5 (9.09%) EIGRP
11 5 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 28 (50.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Architect
3 6 (10.91%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.64%) IP Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Design Authority
7 2 (3.64%) Voice Architect
7 2 (3.64%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
1 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.82%) JMS
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
1 1 (1.82%) REST
1 1 (1.82%) SOAP
1 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) PKI
3 5 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.45%) CMDB
4 3 (5.45%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) CCTV
6 1 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.82%) IPTV
6 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.82%) PMI
6 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Linux
2 8 (14.55%) Unix
2 8 (14.55%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Android
3 3 (5.45%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Network Design
2 9 (16.36%) Project Management
3 7 (12.73%) Migration
4 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL
5 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 4 (7.27%) Network Management
6 4 (7.27%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
8 2 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.64%) Line Management
8 2 (3.64%) Service Management
8 2 (3.64%) Validation
8 2 (3.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (3.64%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.91%) CCNA
2 17 (30.91%) CCNP
3 12 (21.82%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) CCSE
5 5 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.45%) CCDA
7 3 (5.45%) CCDP
7 3 (5.45%) CCIE
7 3 (5.45%) CISSP
8 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.64%) CCIP
8 2 (3.64%) CCVP
8 2 (3.64%) MCSA
8 2 (3.64%) MCSE
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.64%) SCSA
8 2 (3.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) ProxySG
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) OPNET
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Nessus
3 1 (1.82%) Netcool
3 1 (1.82%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.82%) Nmap
3 1 (1.82%) QRadar
3 1 (1.82%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.82%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) Cisco
2 16 (29.09%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.36%) Juniper
4 8 (14.55%) Blue Coat
4 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.91%) F5
5 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
6 5 (9.09%) HP
6 5 (9.09%) Remedy
7 4 (7.27%) Apple
7 4 (7.27%) Citrix
7 4 (7.27%) Huawei
8 3 (5.45%) Arista
8 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
8 3 (5.45%) Riverbed
8 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.45%) VMware
9 2 (3.64%) Samsung
9 2 (3.64%) Splunk