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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 2.95% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 10.44% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.16% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £291 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.89% -20.75%
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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
165 249 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.61% 28.26% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 85
Average daily rate £360 £363 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +29.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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 13 (56.52%) UNIX
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
3 11 (47.83%) Degree
4 10 (43.48%) CCNP
4 10 (43.48%) OSPF
5 9 (39.13%) IPsec
6 8 (34.78%) BGP
6 8 (34.78%) Juniper
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) VoIP
6 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 7 (30.43%) MS Office
7 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
7 7 (30.43%) Broadband
7 7 (30.43%) PPP
7 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (30.43%) CCNA
7 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
7 7 (30.43%) Huawei
7 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
7 7 (30.43%) xDSL
7 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
8 6 (26.09%) F5
8 6 (26.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (26.09%) SCSA

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Office
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) OSPF
3 9 (39.13%) IPsec
4 8 (34.78%) BGP
4 8 (34.78%) VoIP
5 7 (30.43%) Broadband
5 7 (30.43%) PPP
5 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (30.43%) xDSL
6 6 (26.09%) ATM
6 6 (26.09%) Ethernet
6 6 (26.09%) SNMP
6 6 (26.09%) DSLAM
7 5 (21.74%) MPLS
7 5 (21.74%) VLAN
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (21.74%) SSL
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) RIP
8 4 (17.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
3 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Support
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Security Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IP Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
4 2 (8.70%) IPTV
4 2 (8.70%) MPEG
4 2 (8.70%) DTV
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.70%) Streaming Video
4 2 (8.70%) STB
4 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) UNIX
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Video Processing
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Cyber Security
3 2 (8.70%) SDLC
3 2 (8.70%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) VB
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) Degree
3 10 (43.48%) CCNP
4 7 (30.43%) CCNA
5 6 (26.09%) SCSA
5 6 (26.09%) Sun Certification
6 5 (21.74%) CCIE
7 4 (17.39%) CCDP
7 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) CCSP
8 3 (13.04%) JNCIS
9 2 (8.70%) CISSP
9 2 (8.70%) CCDA
9 2 (8.70%) CCSE
9 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
9 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (8.70%) CCSA
10 1 (4.35%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 7 (30.43%) Huawei
4 6 (26.09%) F5
4 6 (26.09%) Veritas
4 6 (26.09%) Sun
4 6 (26.09%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Nokia
6 2 (8.70%) Adobe
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 2 (8.70%) Radware
6 2 (8.70%) Redback
6 2 (8.70%) Tektronix
7 1 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
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