Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 109 93
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16 -31
Contract jobs citing VPN 101 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.44% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.20% 8.69% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 33
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +18.06% -0.69%
10th Percentile £150 £204 £164
90th Percentile £531 £575 £545
South East median daily rate £375 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -10.98% +5.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +24.07% -61.97%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.48 £12.58
90th Percentile £18.75 £19.43 £28.43
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +16.07% -26.32%

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 765 633 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.45% 16.47% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 309 303
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £198 £205
90th Percentile £567 £575 £560
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 56
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.85% +116.67% -52.00%
South East median hourly rate £17.46 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.51% +57.14% -45.31%

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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 17 June 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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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 17 June 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 0 37 £400 -13.51% 2
Newbury +7 15 £165 -51.11% 2
Bracknell -5 12 £319 -5.56% 1
Maidenhead +9 7 £500 +238.98% 2
Slough -4 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - - 1
Ascot - 1 £133 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 54 (53.47%) Firewall
2 45 (44.55%) TCP/IP
3 43 (42.57%) Security Cleared
4 40 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (36.63%) SC Cleared
6 36 (35.64%) DNS
7 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
8 32 (31.68%) Internet
9 28 (27.72%) WAN
10 26 (25.74%) Cisco
10 26 (25.74%) Windows
10 26 (25.74%) Migration
10 26 (25.74%) Office 365
10 26 (25.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 24 (23.76%) Reverse Proxy
12 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
13 22 (21.78%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (21.78%) MPLS
14 21 (20.79%) Web Services
15 19 (18.81%) LAN
16 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (17.82%) Telecoms
17 17 (16.83%) BGP
18 16 (15.84%) SAN
19 15 (14.85%) OSPF
19 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
19 15 (14.85%) CCNP
19 15 (14.85%) NAS
20 14 (13.86%) SaaS
20 14 (13.86%) 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 7 (6.93%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.93%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.98%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.99%) Apache
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) assyst
1 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (25.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 26 (25.74%) Office 365
3 14 (13.86%) SaaS
4 13 (12.87%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.93%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (6.93%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (4.95%) IaaS
6 5 (4.95%) PaaS
7 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (53.47%) Firewall
2 45 (44.55%) TCP/IP
3 36 (35.64%) DNS
4 32 (31.68%) Internet
5 28 (27.72%) WAN
6 24 (23.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (21.78%) MPLS
8 19 (18.81%) LAN
9 17 (16.83%) BGP
10 16 (15.84%) SAN
11 15 (14.85%) NAS
11 15 (14.85%) OSPF
12 11 (10.89%) RIP
13 10 (9.90%) Ethernet
13 10 (9.90%) IPsec
14 9 (8.91%) EIGRP
15 8 (7.92%) NetScaler
16 7 (6.93%) Skype
16 7 (6.93%) SSL
16 7 (6.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (17.82%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.95%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Legal
3 4 (3.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Architect
2 19 (18.81%) Network Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) Azure Specialist
4 9 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Network Specialist
6 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Office 365 Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Field Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Desktop Support
9 3 (2.97%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Technical Director
9 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.79%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) LDAP
3 2 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.98%) HTML
3 2 (1.98%) XML
4 1 (0.99%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.99%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Replication
2 12 (11.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Licensing
4 7 (6.93%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.96%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.97%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.97%) Cybercrime
6 3 (2.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.99%) Clustering
8 1 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.99%) FMCG
8 1 (0.99%) iPad
8 1 (0.99%) iPhone
8 1 (0.99%) NHS
8 1 (0.99%) PDA
8 1 (0.99%) SCADA
8 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.74%) Windows
2 13 (12.87%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.94%) Linux
4 4 (3.96%) Unix
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.97%) Android
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Migration
2 22 (21.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (10.89%) Change Management
3 11 (10.89%) Software Licensing
4 9 (8.91%) Information Security
4 9 (8.91%) Network Virtualisation
5 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure as Code
5 8 (7.92%) Project Management
6 7 (6.93%) ITIL
7 6 (5.94%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.94%) Service Management
8 5 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.95%) Process Management
8 5 (4.95%) SIEM
9 4 (3.96%) Communications Security
9 4 (3.96%) ITSM
9 4 (3.96%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.96%) SOA
9 4 (3.96%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.93%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) Lua
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 37 (36.63%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (14.85%) CCNP
5 13 (12.87%) CCNA
6 10 (9.90%) DV Cleared
7 8 (7.92%) Degree
8 6 (5.94%) CCIP
9 5 (4.95%) CCDP
10 4 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (3.96%) Master's Degree
11 3 (2.97%) CEH
11 3 (2.97%) CISA
11 3 (2.97%) CISM
11 3 (2.97%) CISSP
11 3 (2.97%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.97%) PMP
12 2 (1.98%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) QA
2 8 (7.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) NCSC
3 2 (1.98%) PMO
4 1 (0.99%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.98%) NDS
3 2 (1.98%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) iptables
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.96%) Ansible
2 4 (3.96%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.97%) SCCM
4 2 (1.98%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.99%) Cacti
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.99%) Nagios
5 1 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 33 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.74%) Cisco
3 13 (12.87%) Juniper
4 9 (8.91%) Blue Coat
5 8 (7.92%) VMware
6 7 (6.93%) Oracle
7 6 (5.94%) F5
7 6 (5.94%) Remedy
8 5 (4.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.95%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.96%) HP
10 3 (2.97%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.98%) Apple
11 2 (1.98%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.98%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (1.98%) Nortel
11 2 (1.98%) Novell
11 2 (1.98%) Peregrine
11 2 (1.98%) Zscaler