Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 86 60
Rank change year-on-year -25 -26 +16
Contract jobs citing VPN 53 65 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.38% 1.78% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.29% 8.99% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 94
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -0.69% -8.81%
10th Percentile £219 £165 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £570
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% -61.97% -8.97%
10th Percentile £13.48 £12.58 £22.08
90th Percentile £19.43 £28.43 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £13.90 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.49% -26.83% -26.92%

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 639 723 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.59% 19.79% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 305 548
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £192 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 57 44
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -48.39% -35.42%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.70 £60.80
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +58.21% -47.66% +0.38%

VPN
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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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 -7 27 £463 +15.63% 7
Bracknell -2 8 £338 +3.85% 4
Newbury -6 8 £338 - 1
Maidenhead -11 3 £148 -59.03% 3
Slough -12 3 £325 -31.58%
VPN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 25 (47.17%) WAN
2 23 (43.40%) Cisco
3 22 (41.51%) Windows
4 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) MPLS
5 19 (35.85%) Firewall
6 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
7 16 (30.19%) Office 365
8 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
9 14 (26.42%) DNS
9 14 (26.42%) LAN
9 14 (26.42%) SaaS
10 11 (20.75%) Internet
10 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (18.87%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (16.98%) Project Management
13 8 (15.09%) ITIL
13 8 (15.09%) Ethernet
13 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
13 8 (15.09%) SCCM
13 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
14 7 (13.21%) CCNA
14 7 (13.21%) Linux
14 7 (13.21%) VoIP
14 7 (13.21%) BGP
14 7 (13.21%) Skype
14 7 (13.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 6 (11.32%) OSPF

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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 (9.43%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.55%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) GroupWise
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.19%) Office 365
2 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (26.42%) SaaS
4 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (11.32%) IaaS
5 5 (9.43%) PaaS
6 4 (7.55%) OneDrive
7 3 (5.66%) HP Helion
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.89%) GitHub
9 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (47.17%) WAN
2 19 (35.85%) Firewall
2 19 (35.85%) MPLS
3 14 (26.42%) DNS
3 14 (26.42%) LAN
4 11 (20.75%) Internet
5 10 (18.87%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (15.09%) Ethernet
6 8 (15.09%) Unified Communications
7 7 (13.21%) BGP
7 7 (13.21%) Skype
7 7 (13.21%) VoIP
8 6 (11.32%) DHCP
8 6 (11.32%) OSPF
9 5 (9.43%) IP Telephony
9 5 (9.43%) Network Security
9 5 (9.43%) SSL
9 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (7.55%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (1.89%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.89%) Redis
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Hudson
1 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Publishing
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Consultant
2 11 (20.75%) Architect
3 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Support Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Network Security Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Strategy Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) HTML
1 2 (3.77%) JSON
1 2 (3.77%) LDAP
1 2 (3.77%) Web Services
1 2 (3.77%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) COM
2 1 (1.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
2 3 (5.66%) Social Media
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) PMI
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Android
3 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (7.55%) Mac OS
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) CentOS
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.89%) OS/2
7 1 (1.89%) VMS
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Project Management
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.32%) SIEM
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Presales
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.55%) DevOps
6 4 (7.55%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) CCDA
4 4 (7.55%) CCDP
4 4 (7.55%) CCIE
5 2 (3.77%) CCIP
5 2 (3.77%) CCVP
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.89%) PMP
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) BitLocker
3 4 (7.55%) XenApp
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.89%) Docker
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) Ansible
5 1 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.89%) SCOM
5 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Cisco
2 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) Juniper
3 5 (9.43%) Samsung
4 4 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) Okta
4 4 (7.55%) SonicWALL
5 3 (5.66%) Avaya
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.77%) Intel
6 2 (3.77%) Nortel
6 2 (3.77%) Remedy
6 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.77%) Tandberg
6 2 (3.77%) Twitter
6 2 (3.77%) Veeam
6 2 (3.77%) VMware