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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 1.97% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 9.01% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 10
Median daily rate £430 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £363 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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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
166 222 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.90% 21.89% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 121 89
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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

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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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016, 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 23 (58.97%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) IPsec
3 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 20 (51.28%) WAN
4 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (46.15%) DNS
6 17 (43.59%) MPLS
7 15 (38.46%) Cisco
7 15 (38.46%) DHCP
8 14 (35.90%) CCNP
8 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
9 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 13 (33.33%) LAN
9 13 (33.33%) Linux
10 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
10 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
10 12 (30.77%) Network Security
11 9 (23.08%) VLAN
11 9 (23.08%) BGP
11 9 (23.08%) CCNA
11 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 8 (20.51%) CCIE
12 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
12 8 (20.51%) Citrix
12 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (17.95%) Public Cloud
13 7 (17.95%) Juniper
13 7 (17.95%) IPv6
13 7 (17.95%) SLA

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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 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.26%) SaaS
3 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (58.97%) Firewall
2 21 (53.85%) IPsec
3 20 (51.28%) WAN
4 18 (46.15%) DNS
5 17 (43.59%) MPLS
6 15 (38.46%) DHCP
7 13 (33.33%) LAN
8 12 (30.77%) Network Security
9 9 (23.08%) BGP
9 9 (23.08%) VLAN
10 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
11 7 (17.95%) IPv6
12 6 (15.38%) HTTP
12 6 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (15.38%) SSL
13 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
13 5 (12.82%) OSPF
13 5 (12.82%) VoIP
14 4 (10.26%) Broadband
14 4 (10.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) German Language
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Military
5 1 (2.56%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) IT Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) ADO.NET
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Public Cloud
2 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.13%) IVR
4 2 (5.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.38%) SIEM
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Network Design
4 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (10.26%) Open Source
4 4 (10.26%) Presales
4 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (10.26%) Workflow
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.13%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.26%) C
2 4 (10.26%) C#
2 4 (10.26%) C++
2 4 (10.26%) VB
2 4 (10.26%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.90%) CCNP
3 9 (23.08%) CCNA
4 8 (20.51%) CCIE
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
6 4 (10.26%) MCSE
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.69%) CCA
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (7.69%) MCSA
7 3 (7.69%) MCSD
8 2 (5.13%) CISM
8 2 (5.13%) CISSP
8 2 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (5.13%) CRISC
8 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.56%) MCPD
9 1 (2.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Netcool
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) Juniper
5 4 (10.26%) Huawei
6 3 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.13%) Aruba
7 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) F5
7 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 2 (5.13%) Qualys
7 2 (5.13%) SAP
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) Mercator
8 1 (2.56%) Ruckus Wireless