The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.53% 2.77% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.64% 10.70% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 5
Median daily rate £185 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.47% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £345 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
195 243 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.16% 25.88% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 96
Median daily rate £325 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £300 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Reading region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for VPN.

1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (38.89%) LAN
3 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
4 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) CCNP
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (22.22%) Network Management
6 4 (22.22%) CCNA
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) SSL
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Juniper
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security
4 4 (22.22%) SSL
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) 3G
6 2 (11.11%) ATM
6 2 (11.11%) Broadband
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.11%) IPv6
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) PPP
6 2 (11.11%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) CMDB
2 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Budget Control
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (11.11%) Line Management
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 2 (11.11%) CCDA
4 2 (11.11%) CCVP
4 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (11.11%) CRISC
4 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.11%) SCSA
4 2 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (11.11%) Sun Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) OPNET
2 2 (11.11%) Nessus
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.56%) Netcool
3 1 (5.56%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Apple
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 2 (11.11%) Qualys
5 2 (11.11%) SAP
5 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 2 (11.11%) Veritas
6 1 (5.56%) Mercator
6 1 (5.56%) Nokia