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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 1.93% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 9.27% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 10
Median daily rate £475 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £388 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+103.44% -23.68%
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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
173 205 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.44% 20.83% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 104 93
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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

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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 28 August 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 28 August 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 29 (58.00%) Windows
1 29 (58.00%) IPsec
2 26 (52.00%) DNS
3 25 (50.00%) Firewall
4 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (42.00%) WAN
5 21 (42.00%) DHCP
5 21 (42.00%) Load Balancing
6 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 19 (38.00%) Linux
7 19 (38.00%) MPLS
8 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
8 18 (36.00%) Cisco
8 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
9 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
10 16 (32.00%) CCNP
10 16 (32.00%) BGP
11 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
11 15 (30.00%) .NET
12 14 (28.00%) Public Cloud
13 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
13 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (26.00%) HTTP
13 13 (26.00%) IPv6
13 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
14 12 (24.00%) C++
14 12 (24.00%) LAN
14 12 (24.00%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (24.00%) Mentoring
15 11 (22.00%) Computer Science

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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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) IaaS
2 4 (8.00%) PaaS
2 4 (8.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) IPsec
2 26 (52.00%) DNS
3 25 (50.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) DHCP
4 21 (42.00%) WAN
5 19 (38.00%) MPLS
6 16 (32.00%) BGP
7 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 13 (26.00%) HTTP
8 13 (26.00%) IPv6
9 12 (24.00%) LAN
9 12 (24.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 11 (22.00%) Network Security
11 9 (18.00%) VLAN
12 8 (16.00%) SSL
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (12.00%) EIGRP
13 6 (12.00%) OSPF
14 5 (10.00%) VoIP
15 4 (8.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) AppScan
General
1 13 (26.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (6.00%) Finance
4 2 (4.00%) Billing
4 2 (4.00%) French Language
4 2 (4.00%) German Language
4 2 (4.00%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Military
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Escalation Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 11 (22.00%) CSS
3 10 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (8.00%) ADO.NET
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Public Cloud
2 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) PKI
5 2 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.00%) IVR
6 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.00%) FMCG
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (38.00%) Linux
4 10 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (18.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (24.00%) Mentoring
3 10 (20.00%) Presales
3 10 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 10 (20.00%) Workflow
4 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.00%) SIEM
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
6 5 (10.00%) Network Design
7 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (8.00%) Open Source
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (24.00%) C++
3 11 (22.00%) C
4 10 (20.00%) C#
4 10 (20.00%) VB
4 10 (20.00%) VBScript
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (32.00%) CCNP
3 10 (20.00%) CCNA
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
3 10 (20.00%) MCSE
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (18.00%) CCIE
5 8 (16.00%) MCSA
5 8 (16.00%) MCSD
6 3 (6.00%) CCA
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) CISM
7 2 (4.00%) CISSP
7 2 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.00%) CRISC
7 2 (4.00%) MCAD
7 2 (4.00%) MCPD
7 2 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) vCloud
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) Nessus
4 1 (2.00%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (16.00%) Juniper
4 6 (12.00%) Citrix
5 4 (8.00%) Huawei
6 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.00%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (6.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.00%) Aruba
7 2 (4.00%) Qualys
8 1 (2.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) NetScout
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.00%) Sybase
8 1 (2.00%) VMware