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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 62 69 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.57% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 6.64% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 11
Average daily rate
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£313 £168 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.56% -50.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £393 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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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
190 256 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.97% 23.57% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 100 95
Average daily rate £350 £390 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (48.15%) LAN
2 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) WAN
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco
5 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) DNS
6 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) IPsec
7 7 (25.93%) CCNP
7 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (22.22%) MPLS
8 6 (22.22%) CCIE
8 6 (22.22%) DHCP
8 6 (22.22%) Wireless
9 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
9 5 (18.52%) VoIP
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) Juniper
10 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
10 4 (14.81%) OSPF
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
10 4 (14.81%) DSL
10 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.81%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) LAN
2 12 (44.44%) WAN
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (29.63%) DNS
4 7 (25.93%) IPsec
4 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
5 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 6 (22.22%) MPLS
5 6 (22.22%) DHCP
6 5 (18.52%) VoIP
7 4 (14.81%) OSPF
7 4 (14.81%) DSL
8 3 (11.11%) VLAN
8 3 (11.11%) WLAN
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (7.41%) xDSL
9 2 (7.41%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (7.41%) PPP
9 2 (7.41%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) IP Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Deskside Support
5 1 (3.70%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) OLE
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) CESG
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) UNIX
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.81%) Network Architecture
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) E-business
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) CCNP
5 6 (22.22%) CCIE
6 2 (7.41%) CCNA
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) MCSE
7 1 (3.70%) CCDP
7 1 (3.70%) CISSP
7 1 (3.70%) CCSP
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
1 1 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Juniper
3 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) NetApp
4 3 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) McAfee
6 1 (3.70%) Radware
6 1 (3.70%) Perforce
6 1 (3.70%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) Redback
6 1 (3.70%) Huawei
6 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) Apple