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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 34 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% 3.35% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 11.53% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 4
Median daily rate £253 £400 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% +60.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £350 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £560 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-28.06% +7.65%

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
171 295 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.98% 29.06% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 161 81
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Wireless
5 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
5 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
5 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) CCNP
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
7 4 (21.05%) Network Management
7 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) MPLS
7 4 (21.05%) OSPF
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.79%) Solaris
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) SLA

VPN
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 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
3 6 (31.58%) Wireless
4 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 3 (15.79%) BGP
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
6 3 (15.79%) SSL
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) DSLAM
7 2 (10.53%) Skype
7 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) CMDB
2 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Presales
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCDA
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) CCVP
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.53%) MCSA
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) SCSA
3 2 (10.53%) Sun Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIP
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) OPNET
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.26%) Netcool
3 1 (5.26%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (5.26%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.79%) Arista
4 3 (15.79%) Huawei
4 3 (15.79%) Riverbed
4 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Samsung
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.53%) Sun
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
6 1 (5.26%) Mercator