Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 92 92
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 82 79 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.00% 1.84% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.68% 8.00% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 46
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +36.00%
10th Percentile £256 £208 £305
90th Percentile £625 £480 £579
South East median daily rate £370 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -9.65% +2.38% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 15
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +15.38% +1.30%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.25 £17.45
90th Percentile £139.90 £55.00 £47.15
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £26.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year -36.45% +35.44% -1.25%

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 768 987 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.69% 22.94% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 491 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £234 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%

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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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +9 25 £400 +14.29%
Newbury +10 15 £263 -
Slough +2 8 £525 +147.06%
Bracknell -13 4 £425 +21.43%
Wokingham +11 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Maidenhead -8 2 £505 +26.25%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (43.90%) Cisco
2 35 (42.68%) Windows
3 30 (36.59%) Firewall
4 26 (31.71%) Internet
5 20 (24.39%) Linux
5 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
5 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.17%) Citrix
7 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
7 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (20.73%) DNS
8 17 (20.73%) MPLS
9 16 (19.51%) WAN
9 16 (19.51%) Office 365
10 14 (17.07%) ITIL
10 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
11 13 (15.85%) Network Security
12 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.63%) LAN
12 12 (14.63%) Ethernet
12 12 (14.63%) Server Patching
12 12 (14.63%) Palo Alto
12 12 (14.63%) Windows Server
13 11 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (13.41%) CheckPoint
13 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (13.41%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (13.41%) IPsec
13 11 (13.41%) SaaS
14 10 (12.20%) Android

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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 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.22%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (19.51%) Office 365
3 11 (13.41%) SaaS
4 10 (12.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (6.10%) IaaS
6 3 (3.66%) PaaS
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.59%) Firewall
2 26 (31.71%) Internet
3 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 17 (20.73%) DNS
4 17 (20.73%) MPLS
5 16 (19.51%) WAN
6 13 (15.85%) Network Security
7 12 (14.63%) Ethernet
7 12 (14.63%) LAN
8 11 (13.41%) IPsec
8 11 (13.41%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (12.20%) DHCP
10 9 (10.98%) BGP
10 9 (10.98%) SSL
11 8 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (8.54%) ADSL
12 7 (8.54%) Wireless
13 6 (7.32%) NAS
13 6 (7.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) MySQL
2 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
General
1 14 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.88%) Publishing
3 2 (2.44%) Billing
3 2 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Architect
2 13 (15.85%) Network Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Security Architect
3 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.10%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (6.10%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Web Services
2 4 (4.88%) LAMP
2 4 (4.88%) Sensu
3 3 (3.66%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) HTML
4 1 (1.22%) Kafka
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.54%) CMDB
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.54%) Replication
3 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.88%) Social Media
5 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.44%) FMCG
5 2 (2.44%) iPad
5 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) PMI
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 35 (42.68%) Windows
2 20 (24.39%) Linux
3 12 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.20%) Android
5 9 (10.98%) Apple iOS
5 9 (10.98%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.98%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.88%) CentOS
8 3 (3.66%) Unix
8 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Server Patching
3 8 (9.76%) Coaching
3 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.76%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.54%) Project Management
4 7 (8.54%) Remediation Plan
4 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
5 6 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.32%) Information Security
5 6 (7.32%) SIEM
6 5 (6.10%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.88%) Network Design
7 4 (4.88%) Process Improvement
7 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) Perl
1 9 (10.98%) Python
2 6 (7.32%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.88%) C-shell
4 4 (4.88%) Java
4 4 (4.88%) Korn
5 1 (1.22%) R
5 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (12.20%) CCNA
4 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.76%) Degree
6 7 (8.54%) CCNP
7 3 (3.66%) BC Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.66%) CCDA
7 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.44%) CCENT
8 2 (2.44%) CCSE
8 2 (2.44%) CISSP
8 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) MCSA
8 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.44%) PMP
8 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.22%) CCIE
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) NFS
2 3 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) XenServer
3 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.44%) Openswan
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (9.76%) WSUS
3 7 (8.54%) Nmap
3 7 (8.54%) OpenVAS
3 7 (8.54%) Puppet
4 6 (7.32%) Nagios
5 4 (4.88%) AirWatch
5 4 (4.88%) FortiGate
5 4 (4.88%) SCCM
5 4 (4.88%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.66%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (3.66%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (2.44%) Cacti
7 2 (2.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (43.90%) Cisco
2 20 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (23.17%) Citrix
4 12 (14.63%) Palo Alto
5 11 (13.41%) CheckPoint
6 9 (10.98%) Juniper
6 9 (10.98%) Samsung
7 8 (9.76%) SonicWALL
8 7 (8.54%) HP
9 6 (7.32%) F5
10 5 (6.10%) Oracle
10 5 (6.10%) ServiceNow
10 5 (6.10%) VMware
11 4 (4.88%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.88%) NetIQ
11 4 (4.88%) Remedy
12 3 (3.66%) CA
12 3 (3.66%) Dell
12 3 (3.66%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.66%) Lancope