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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 37 63 43
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 30 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.68% 0.87% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 4.60% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Median daily rate £363 £440 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.61% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £398 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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Berkshire

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
185 174 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.70% 18.89% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 79
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.51% -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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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

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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

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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 24 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 36 (55.38%) Windows
1 36 (55.38%) IPsec
2 33 (50.77%) DNS
3 28 (43.08%) Firewall
4 27 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (40.00%) MPLS
5 26 (40.00%) Cisco
5 26 (40.00%) WAN
6 24 (36.92%) DHCP
7 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
7 23 (35.38%) Windows Server
8 21 (32.31%) MS Excel
8 21 (32.31%) BGP
8 21 (32.31%) CCNP
8 21 (32.31%) Load Balancing
9 20 (30.77%) Hyper-V
9 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (29.23%) Linux
11 18 (27.69%) TCP/IP
12 16 (24.62%) IPv6
12 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
13 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (23.08%) .NET
13 15 (23.08%) Public Cloud
14 14 (21.54%) Juniper
14 14 (21.54%) Degree
15 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 13 (20.00%) HTTP
16 12 (18.46%) LAN
16 12 (18.46%) C++

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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 5 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (32.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.23%) IaaS
2 6 (9.23%) SaaS
3 4 (6.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (55.38%) IPsec
2 33 (50.77%) DNS
3 28 (43.08%) Firewall
4 26 (40.00%) MPLS
4 26 (40.00%) WAN
5 24 (36.92%) DHCP
6 21 (32.31%) BGP
7 18 (27.69%) TCP/IP
8 16 (24.62%) IPv6
9 13 (20.00%) HTTP
10 12 (18.46%) LAN
10 12 (18.46%) Network Security
10 12 (18.46%) Software-Defined Networking
11 11 (16.92%) OSPF
12 10 (15.38%) EIGRP
12 10 (15.38%) VLAN
13 8 (12.31%) SSL
14 7 (10.77%) Broadband
14 7 (10.77%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (9.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) AppScan
General
1 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.38%) Marketing
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
4 2 (3.08%) Billing
4 2 (3.08%) French Language
4 2 (3.08%) German Language
4 2 (3.08%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Military
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Network Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Designer
7 5 (7.69%) Field Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) IP Designer
7 5 (7.69%) IT Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Designer
7 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Escalation Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) .NET
2 11 (16.92%) CSS
3 10 (15.38%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) ADO.NET
5 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
5 3 (4.62%) RSS
6 2 (3.08%) JSON
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
7 1 (1.54%) Middleware
7 1 (1.54%) REST
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Public Cloud
2 11 (16.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.62%) BYOD
4 3 (4.62%) PKI
5 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.08%) IVR
5 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) FMCG
6 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Windows Server
3 19 (29.23%) Linux
4 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (13.85%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.08%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Load Balancing
2 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
2 12 (18.46%) Presales
3 10 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 10 (15.38%) Workflow
4 9 (13.85%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (13.85%) Software Testing
5 8 (12.31%) ITIL
6 7 (10.77%) SIEM
7 6 (9.23%) Change Management
7 6 (9.23%) Service Management
8 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.69%) Network Design
9 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.15%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (6.15%) Open Source
9 4 (6.15%) Project Management
9 4 (6.15%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.62%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.46%) C++
3 11 (16.92%) C
4 10 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (15.38%) VB
4 10 (15.38%) VBScript
5 5 (7.69%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) Java
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) Korn
7 1 (1.54%) Perl
7 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (32.31%) CCNP
3 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (21.54%) Degree
5 10 (15.38%) CCIE
5 10 (15.38%) CCNA
5 10 (15.38%) MCSE
6 8 (12.31%) MCSA
6 8 (12.31%) MCSD
7 7 (10.77%) MCTS
7 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
7 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.69%) JNCIP
8 5 (7.69%) MCITP
9 4 (6.15%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.62%) CCA
10 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.08%) CISM
11 2 (3.08%) CISSP
11 2 (3.08%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.15%) UAG
4 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.62%) XenApp
5 1 (1.54%) vCloud
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (6.15%) SCOM
3 3 (4.62%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Nessus
5 1 (1.54%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) Puppet
5 1 (1.54%) SCCM
5 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.54%) Juniper
4 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 8 (12.31%) Citrix
6 5 (7.69%) Huawei
7 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.15%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.62%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (4.62%) F5
8 3 (4.62%) VMware
9 2 (3.08%) Aruba
9 2 (3.08%) Qualys
10 1 (1.54%) EMC
10 1 (1.54%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) NetScout
10 1 (1.54%) Nortel
10 1 (1.54%) Oracle
10 1 (1.54%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.54%) Sybase