The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.05% 3.01% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 12.07% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 1
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£300 £160 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £30.75 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +110.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-20.75% +28.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 232 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.47% 24.97% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPN
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 31 (56.36%) Firewall
3 29 (52.73%) LAN
3 29 (52.73%) WAN
4 28 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (50.91%) Cisco
5 25 (45.45%) DNS
6 24 (43.64%) IPsec
7 23 (41.82%) MPLS
8 19 (34.55%) VoIP
8 19 (34.55%) Windows
9 18 (32.73%) CCNP
10 14 (25.45%) Juniper
10 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
10 14 (25.45%) OSPF
11 13 (23.64%) BGP
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
12 12 (21.82%) CCIE
12 12 (21.82%) Network Architecture
13 11 (20.00%) Network Management
13 11 (20.00%) F5
13 11 (20.00%) Degree
13 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
13 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
14 10 (18.18%) SNMP
14 10 (18.18%) CISSP
14 10 (18.18%) Apache
14 10 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
14 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (16.36%) FWSM

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 14 (25.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) Firewall
2 29 (52.73%) LAN
2 29 (52.73%) WAN
3 25 (45.45%) DNS
4 24 (43.64%) IPsec
5 23 (41.82%) MPLS
6 19 (34.55%) VoIP
7 14 (25.45%) OSPF
8 13 (23.64%) BGP
9 10 (18.18%) SNMP
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (16.36%) FWSM
10 9 (16.36%) BIG-IP
10 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
10 9 (16.36%) DHCP
10 9 (16.36%) Wireless
11 8 (14.55%) WLAN
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Design Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Technician
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Designer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Designer
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) PKI
1 4 (7.27%) Kindle
2 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) SecurID
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.09%) UNIX
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.82%) Android
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Network Architecture
2 11 (20.00%) Network Management
2 11 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.55%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.73%) Network Design
5 4 (7.27%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.45%) Security Management
6 3 (5.45%) Workflow
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security
6 3 (5.45%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) Data Security
7 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.45%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.73%) CCNP
3 12 (21.82%) CCIE
4 11 (20.00%) Degree
5 10 (18.18%) CISSP
6 8 (14.55%) CCSP
6 8 (14.55%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (14.55%) CCDP
6 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.73%) CCNA
8 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.45%) MCSE
9 3 (5.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) KVM
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Cisco
2 14 (25.45%) Juniper
3 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.00%) F5
4 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.73%) VMware
6 6 (10.91%) Nokia
7 4 (7.27%) Apple
7 4 (7.27%) NetApp
7 4 (7.27%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Redback
8 3 (5.45%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.45%) Radware
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix
9 2 (3.64%) Huawei
10 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.82%) Tufin
10 1 (1.82%) AlgoSec
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Austin Fraser
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