The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 60 61 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 1.40% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.65% 6.28% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Average daily rate
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£302 £188 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.80% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £123 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £366 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
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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
192 223 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.70% 22.32% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 73 73
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.38 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.83% -4.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 5 (25.00%) CCIE
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 4 (20.00%) VLAN
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (15.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) DSL
7 3 (15.00%) Juniper
7 3 (15.00%) RIP
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) IPsec

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (20.00%) VoIP
4 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 4 (20.00%) Wireless
4 4 (20.00%) VLAN
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.00%) IPsec
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.00%) RIP
5 3 (15.00%) OSPF
5 3 (15.00%) DSL
6 2 (10.00%) ADSL
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.00%) ATM
7 1 (5.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) IT Support
1 3 (15.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Architect
3 1 (5.00%) Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JMS
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Service Management
1 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) E-business
3 1 (5.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (5.00%) Security Management
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCIE
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCSP
5 1 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Redback
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Radware
5 1 (5.00%) Perforce