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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 30 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.06% 0.92% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.99% 4.28% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 8
Average daily rate £425 £275 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +41.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £158 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.90 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
VPN
Berkshire

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
273 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.86% 21.44% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

VPN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (70.83%) Cisco
2 24 (50.00%) Firewall
3 23 (47.92%) BGP
3 23 (47.92%) OSPF
3 23 (47.92%) Juniper
4 20 (41.67%) LAN
4 20 (41.67%) VLAN
5 19 (39.58%) TCP/IP
6 17 (35.42%) MPLS
6 17 (35.42%) Load Balancing
7 16 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 14 (29.17%) WAN
8 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
8 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
8 14 (29.17%) F5
8 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
9 10 (20.83%) WebEx
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (16.67%) IPsec
11 8 (16.67%) DNS
12 7 (14.58%) CCNP
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
13 6 (12.50%) Internet
13 6 (12.50%) ITIL
13 6 (12.50%) Unix
13 6 (12.50%) SNMP
14 5 (10.42%) Ethernet

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 23 (47.92%) BGP
2 23 (47.92%) OSPF
3 20 (41.67%) LAN
3 20 (41.67%) VLAN
4 19 (39.58%) TCP/IP
5 17 (35.42%) MPLS
6 14 (29.17%) WAN
7 10 (20.83%) WebEx
8 9 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.67%) DNS
9 8 (16.67%) IPsec
10 6 (12.50%) Internet
10 6 (12.50%) SNMP
11 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
11 5 (10.42%) Ethernet
11 5 (10.42%) SSH
12 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (6.25%) Junos
13 3 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) DB2
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Designer
6 3 (6.25%) IP Designer
6 3 (6.25%) NetScreen Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Network Designer
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Silverlight
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) WAP
2 2 (4.17%) XMPP
3 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) REST
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) DTV
2 3 (6.25%) IPTV
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) MPEG
2 3 (6.25%) Streaming Video
2 3 (6.25%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (10.42%) CentOS
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) Network Design
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) DRM
5 3 (6.25%) High Availability
5 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 3 (6.25%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) UML
5 3 (6.25%) Validation
5 3 (6.25%) Video Processing
6 2 (4.17%) Change Control
6 2 (4.17%) Change Management
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C++
1 2 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) C
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (14.58%) CCNP
4 4 (8.33%) CCIE
5 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.17%) CCDP
7 1 (2.08%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) CCSP
7 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SELinux
2 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Cisco
2 23 (47.92%) Juniper
3 16 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 14 (29.17%) F5
5 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.33%) VMware
7 3 (6.25%) Adobe
7 3 (6.25%) Apple
7 3 (6.25%) Avaya
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Huawei
7 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.25%) Tektronix
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) Nokia
8 2 (4.17%) Nortel
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) Polycom
8 2 (4.17%) Remedy