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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 55 48 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.47% 2.34% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.19% 10.43% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 3
Median daily rate - £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% +141.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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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
212 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.38% 22.47% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 111 94
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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

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

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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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 14 (82.35%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
6 6 (35.29%) CCNP
6 6 (35.29%) SSL
6 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
7 5 (29.41%) MS Office
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (29.41%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 4 (23.53%) IPsec
8 4 (23.53%) Change Management
8 4 (23.53%) Network Management
8 4 (23.53%) xDSL
8 4 (23.53%) Network Security
8 4 (23.53%) Oracle
8 4 (23.53%) Broadband
8 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (23.53%) PPP
8 4 (23.53%) MPLS
8 4 (23.53%) OSPF
8 4 (23.53%) BGP
8 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 4 (23.53%) Juniper
9 3 (17.65%) SLA
9 3 (17.65%) Project Management

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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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 6 (35.29%) SSL
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) Broadband
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) PPP
5 4 (23.53%) xDSL
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
6 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 2 (11.76%) 4G
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) CMDB
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (11.76%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) PMI
4 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.76%) Solaris
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Budget Control
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.76%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (11.76%) CRISC
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) SCSA
4 2 (11.76%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Sun Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CCDA
5 1 (5.88%) CCVP
5 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) OPNET
2 2 (11.76%) Nessus
3 1 (5.88%) Netcool
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
4 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 3 (17.65%) Riverbed
4 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Huawei
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Qualys
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) Sun
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) Mercator
6 1 (5.88%) VMware