The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 30 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)
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.62% 0.73% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 3.51% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.25 - -
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 Bracknell with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 71 57 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 26.59% 20.80% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 26
Median daily rate £350 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £253 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £13.65
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 Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Bracknell

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for VPN.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (60.00%) Degree
4 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (60.00%) WAN
5 8 (53.33%) CCNP
5 8 (53.33%) CCNA
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Network Design
7 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (40.00%) Firewall
7 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 6 (40.00%) CCSE
8 5 (33.33%) Internet
8 5 (33.33%) MPLS
8 5 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (33.33%) Juniper
8 5 (33.33%) SSL
8 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
9 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
9 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
9 4 (26.67%) Migration
9 4 (26.67%) xDSL
9 4 (26.67%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (26.67%) ADSL
9 4 (26.67%) BGP
9 4 (26.67%) DSL
9 4 (26.67%) OSPF
10 3 (20.00%) EIGRP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) MPLS
5 5 (33.33%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) ADSL
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) DSL
6 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) xDSL
7 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (20.00%) RIP
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) ATM
9 1 (6.67%) HTTP
9 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
9 1 (6.67%) ISDN
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Change Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Design
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 8 (53.33%) CCNA
2 8 (53.33%) CCNP
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) CCSE
4 5 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (13.33%) BC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (13.33%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) CCDA
6 1 (6.67%) CCIE
6 1 (6.67%) CCIP
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Tandberg