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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 64 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.04% 2.85% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.95% 11.42% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 10
Average daily rate
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- £200 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £310
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -32.00%
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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
202 254 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 24.93% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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

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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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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 6 May 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 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (50.00%) VoIP
3 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) CCIE
4 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) IPsec
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (33.33%) FWSM
5 6 (33.33%) CCDP
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) RIP
5 6 (33.33%) SNMP
5 6 (33.33%) MS Office
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Nokia
6 5 (27.78%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
6 5 (27.78%) Huawei
7 4 (22.22%) SCSA
7 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) VoIP
3 7 (38.89%) IPsec
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (33.33%) FWSM
4 6 (33.33%) RIP
4 6 (33.33%) SNMP
4 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 4 (22.22%) PPP
5 4 (22.22%) DSLAM
5 4 (22.22%) ATM
5 4 (22.22%) Broadband
5 4 (22.22%) xDSL
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (22.22%) VLAN
6 3 (16.67%) SSH
6 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) IP Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) MPEG
2 2 (11.11%) DTV
2 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
2 2 (11.11%) STB
2 2 (11.11%) IPTV
2 2 (11.11%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.56%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (22.22%) Solaris
4 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Video Processing
3 2 (11.11%) DRM
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCIE
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCDP
4 5 (27.78%) Degree
4 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 4 (22.22%) CCSP
5 4 (22.22%) Sun Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (22.22%) CISSP
5 4 (22.22%) SCSA
6 3 (16.67%) JNCIS
7 2 (11.11%) CCSE
7 2 (11.11%) CCSA
7 2 (11.11%) CCDA
8 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
8 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) HP
4 5 (27.78%) Nokia
4 5 (27.78%) Huawei
5 4 (22.22%) Veritas
5 4 (22.22%) Radware
5 4 (22.22%) Redback
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
6 2 (11.11%) Adobe
6 2 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (11.11%) Tektronix
7 1 (5.56%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Dell