Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 79 116
Rank change year-on-year +7 +37 -35
Contract jobs citing VPN 32 101 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.85% 2.39% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.44% 13.27% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 53 37
Median daily rate £444 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +8.24% +9.54%
10th Percentile £283 £150 £219
90th Percentile £594 £525 £575
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.48% +24.07%
10th Percentile £15.67 £16.25 £13.48
90th Percentile £27.13 £18.75 £19.43
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +12.90% +12.28%

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 430 761 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.86% 18.02% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 344 307
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £188 £213 £188
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £415
% change year-on-year +2.41% -0.06% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -53.85% +113.99%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £43.05 £51.73 £53.63
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +77.14% -31.37% +45.71%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VPN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VPN in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for VPN in Berkshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VPN in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VPN in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for VPN in Berkshire

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VPN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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
Newbury +5 14 £425 +169.84% 1
Reading +4 8 £450 +24.14% 1
Windsor +7 2 £431 -
Slough +19 1 £400 -
Maidenhead +10 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £225 -
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 18 (56.25%) WAN
1 18 (56.25%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Juniper
3 12 (37.50%) MPLS
3 12 (37.50%) OSPF
3 12 (37.50%) DNS
4 11 (34.38%) BGP
5 10 (31.25%) IPsec
5 10 (31.25%) Internet
5 10 (31.25%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) EIGRP
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (21.88%) TACACS
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
8 7 (21.88%) VoIP
8 7 (21.88%) RIP
8 7 (21.88%) SNMP
8 7 (21.88%) CCNP
8 7 (21.88%) Network Security
9 6 (18.75%) Communications Security
9 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (18.75%) xDSL
9 6 (18.75%) Unified Communications
9 6 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (18.75%) CCIP

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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 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (12.50%) Azure
3 3 (9.38%) Serverless
4 2 (6.25%) Apigee
4 2 (6.25%) AWS
4 2 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (6.25%) G Suite
4 2 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (6.25%) SaaS
5 1 (3.13%) GCP
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) Firewall
1 18 (56.25%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) MPLS
2 12 (37.50%) OSPF
3 11 (34.38%) BGP
4 10 (31.25%) Internet
4 10 (31.25%) IPsec
4 10 (31.25%) LAN
5 9 (28.13%) EIGRP
6 7 (21.88%) Network Security
6 7 (21.88%) RIP
6 7 (21.88%) SNMP
6 7 (21.88%) TACACS
6 7 (21.88%) VoIP
7 6 (18.75%) DSL
7 6 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) Unified Communications
7 6 (18.75%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
General
1 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) IP Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.38%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.25%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.25%) SIEM Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
1 1 (3.13%) Java SE
1 1 (3.13%) JSON
1 1 (3.13%) OAuth
1 1 (3.13%) OpenID
1 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (3.13%) REST
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.13%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Change Management
3 6 (18.75%) Communications Security
3 6 (18.75%) Process Management
3 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Network Design
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 2 (6.25%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
1 2 (6.25%) Python
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (18.75%) CCIP
4 6 (18.75%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) BC Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) CCDP
6 1 (3.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 3 (9.38%) Docker
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.13%) PowerDNS
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.13%) vCloud
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.25%) Demisto
2 2 (6.25%) Istio
2 2 (6.25%) QRadar
2 2 (6.25%) vMotion
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.13%) Terraform
3 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
1 13 (40.63%) Juniper
2 6 (18.75%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (15.63%) Google
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) Carbon Black
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Dell
5 2 (6.25%) Nokia
5 2 (6.25%) Radware
5 2 (6.25%) Redback
6 1 (3.13%) Adobe
6 1 (3.13%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Nortel
6 1 (3.13%) Peregrine