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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 58 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.89% 2.67% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 9.62% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £356 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% +29.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £241 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £59.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.33% +91.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +14.31%
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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
207 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.62% 27.69% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 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 28 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 14 (48.28%) UNIX
1 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) OSPF
3 12 (41.38%) BGP
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
4 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) Degree
4 11 (37.93%) Load Balancing
4 11 (37.93%) F5
5 10 (34.48%) CCNP
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
5 10 (34.48%) Juniper
5 10 (34.48%) IPsec
6 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) VLAN
6 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
7 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
7 8 (27.59%) LAN
7 8 (27.59%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) VoIP
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) HTTP
8 7 (24.14%) PPP
8 7 (24.14%) HP
8 7 (24.14%) Broadband
8 7 (24.14%) MS Office

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) TCP/IP
2 13 (44.83%) OSPF
3 12 (41.38%) BGP
3 12 (41.38%) Firewall
4 10 (34.48%) IPsec
5 9 (31.03%) VLAN
6 8 (27.59%) DNS
6 8 (27.59%) LAN
7 7 (24.14%) VoIP
7 7 (24.14%) Broadband
7 7 (24.14%) DHCP
7 7 (24.14%) HTTP
7 7 (24.14%) PPP
7 7 (24.14%) xDSL
8 6 (20.69%) WebEx
8 6 (20.69%) MPLS
8 6 (20.69%) SSL
8 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (20.69%) ATM
8 6 (20.69%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (31.03%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Network Operations Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Network Support
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.90%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.45%) WAP
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.24%) PKI
3 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.34%) Algorithms
5 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
5 2 (6.90%) Streaming Video
5 2 (6.90%) STB
5 2 (6.90%) MPEG
5 2 (6.90%) DTV
5 2 (6.90%) Video on Demand
5 2 (6.90%) IPTV
6 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) UNIX
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Solaris
4 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Identity Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Security
3 3 (10.34%) Time Management
3 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (10.34%) Cyber Security
3 3 (10.34%) SDLC
4 2 (6.90%) Video Processing
4 2 (6.90%) Network Management
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) DRM
4 2 (6.90%) Validation
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C++
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C
2 3 (10.34%) C#
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
2 3 (10.34%) VB
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (37.93%) Degree
2 10 (34.48%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) SCSA
4 6 (20.69%) Sun Certification
4 6 (20.69%) CCNA
5 4 (13.79%) CCIE
6 3 (10.34%) CCDP
7 2 (6.90%) CCDA
7 2 (6.90%) CCSP
7 2 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (6.90%) CCSA
7 2 (6.90%) CCSE
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.45%) CCIP
8 1 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) F5
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Juniper
3 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 9 (31.03%) Oracle
5 7 (24.14%) HP
6 6 (20.69%) Sun
6 6 (20.69%) Veritas
6 6 (20.69%) Huawei
7 3 (10.34%) VMware
8 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (6.90%) Apple
8 2 (6.90%) Adobe
8 2 (6.90%) Tektronix
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix
9 1 (3.45%) Nokia
9 1 (3.45%) Radware
9 1 (3.45%) Redback
9 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
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