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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 49 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 19 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.19% 1.87% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 8.05% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+353.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
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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
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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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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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (53.85%) Firewall
3 26 (50.00%) DNS
4 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
4 25 (48.08%) LAN
4 25 (48.08%) IPsec
5 24 (46.15%) MPLS
5 24 (46.15%) WAN
5 24 (46.15%) Cisco
6 20 (38.46%) CCNP
7 19 (36.54%) Windows
8 15 (28.85%) Juniper
8 15 (28.85%) OSPF
9 14 (26.92%) VoIP
10 13 (25.00%) CCIE
10 13 (25.00%) BGP
10 13 (25.00%) Network Architecture
11 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
11 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
12 11 (21.15%) DHCP
12 11 (21.15%) Degree
12 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
12 11 (21.15%) Network Management
12 11 (21.15%) F5
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (19.23%) SNMP
13 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
13 10 (19.23%) CISSP
13 10 (19.23%) Apache

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (19.23%) Apache
2 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (53.85%) Firewall
2 26 (50.00%) DNS
3 25 (48.08%) LAN
3 25 (48.08%) IPsec
4 24 (46.15%) MPLS
4 24 (46.15%) WAN
5 15 (28.85%) OSPF
6 14 (26.92%) VoIP
7 13 (25.00%) BGP
8 11 (21.15%) DHCP
9 10 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (19.23%) SNMP
9 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 10 (19.23%) Wireless
10 9 (17.31%) WLAN
10 9 (17.31%) BIG-IP
10 9 (17.31%) FWSM
11 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (9.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
General
1 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) IP Engineer
3 11 (21.15%) Design Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (5.77%) Security Designer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) IT Support
7 3 (5.77%) Designer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior IP Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
8 2 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) PKI
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) SecurID
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (36.54%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (13.46%) Linux
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) UNIX
5 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 11 (21.15%) Network Management
4 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (15.38%) Network Design
5 8 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (13.46%) ITIL
6 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.77%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) Security Management
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
9 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.77%) Java
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) C++
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (38.46%) CCNP
3 13 (25.00%) CCIE
4 11 (21.15%) Degree
4 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
5 10 (19.23%) CISSP
6 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
7 8 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (15.38%) CCDP
7 8 (15.38%) CCSP
8 7 (13.46%) CCNA
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (5.77%) MCSE
10 3 (5.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) KVM
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) Juniper
3 12 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 11 (21.15%) F5
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.46%) VMware
7 6 (11.54%) Nokia
8 4 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (7.69%) NetApp
9 3 (5.77%) Radware
9 3 (5.77%) Apple
9 3 (5.77%) Ericsson
9 3 (5.77%) Redback
10 2 (3.85%) Huawei
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle
11 1 (1.92%) McAfee
11 1 (1.92%) Perforce
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) Dell
11 1 (1.92%) Citrix