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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.23% 3.04% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.70% 12.50% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 8
Average daily rate
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- £254 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +81.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco
4 8 (44.44%) VoIP
4 8 (44.44%) IPsec
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) SNMP
5 7 (38.89%) CCIE
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
5 7 (38.89%) UNIX
5 7 (38.89%) CCNP
5 7 (38.89%) Juniper
5 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
5 7 (38.89%) OSPF
6 6 (33.33%) CCDP
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) RIP
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) FWSM
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) Huawei
7 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
7 5 (27.78%) CCNA
7 5 (27.78%) HP
7 5 (27.78%) Nokia
7 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Veritas
8 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) VoIP
2 8 (44.44%) IPsec
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (38.89%) SNMP
3 7 (38.89%) OSPF
4 6 (33.33%) RIP
4 6 (33.33%) FWSM
5 4 (22.22%) DSLAM
5 4 (22.22%) PPP
5 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 4 (22.22%) ATM
5 4 (22.22%) Broadband
5 4 (22.22%) VLAN
5 4 (22.22%) xDSL
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (16.67%) SSH
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) IP Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Deskside Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) DTV
2 2 (11.11%) MPEG
2 2 (11.11%) IPTV
2 2 (11.11%) STB
2 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
2 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) DRM
3 2 (11.11%) Video Processing
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCIE
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCDP
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (22.22%) CCSP
5 4 (22.22%) SCSA
5 4 (22.22%) CISSP
6 3 (16.67%) JNCIS
7 2 (11.11%) CCDA
7 2 (11.11%) CCSE
7 2 (11.11%) CCSA
8 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) Huawei
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) Nokia
5 4 (22.22%) Veritas
5 4 (22.22%) Radware
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Redback
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (11.11%) Adobe
6 2 (11.11%) Tektronix
7 1 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Dell