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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing VPN 24 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.25% 3.01% 4.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.20% 11.62% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Average daily rate £214 £300 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £172 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £388 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £99.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+518.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £18.71
% change year-on-year
-35.18% +44.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 198 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.42% 25.92% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VPN
Berkshire

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 20 (52.63%) WAN
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco
4 18 (47.37%) LAN
5 17 (44.74%) Windows
5 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
6 15 (39.47%) DNS
6 15 (39.47%) VoIP
7 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
9 10 (26.32%) Citrix
9 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 10 (26.32%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) MS Office
9 10 (26.32%) Internet
10 9 (23.68%) BGP
10 9 (23.68%) MPLS
10 9 (23.68%) OSPF
10 9 (23.68%) ITIL
11 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
11 8 (21.05%) CCNP
11 8 (21.05%) CCNA
11 8 (21.05%) CCIE
11 8 (21.05%) IPsec
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
12 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (18.42%) Degree

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Office
2 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) WAN
1 20 (52.63%) Firewall
2 18 (47.37%) LAN
3 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
4 15 (39.47%) DNS
4 15 (39.47%) VoIP
5 10 (26.32%) Internet
6 9 (23.68%) MPLS
6 9 (23.68%) OSPF
6 9 (23.68%) BGP
7 8 (21.05%) IPsec
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (18.42%) SNMP
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco PIX
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (15.79%) FWSM
9 6 (15.79%) HTTP
9 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
10 4 (10.53%) SAN
10 4 (10.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Technician
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Design Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) IP Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Senior IP Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) IT Support
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.63%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Kindle
2 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Workflow
2 6 (15.79%) Network Management
3 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.26%) Fault Management
4 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.63%) Network Design
5 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.05%) CCIE
2 8 (21.05%) CCNP
2 8 (21.05%) CCNA
3 7 (18.42%) CCDP
3 7 (18.42%) CCSP
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (15.79%) CISSP
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.89%) MCSA
7 2 (5.26%) MCSE
8 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.63%) CCSA
8 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) ISO 9001
1 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) KVM
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) VMware
5 7 (18.42%) F5
5 7 (18.42%) Juniper
5 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.89%) EMC
6 3 (7.89%) NetApp
6 3 (7.89%) Lotus
6 3 (7.89%) Apple
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.63%) Redback
8 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) FrontRange
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) Siebel
8 1 (2.63%) Royalblue
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