The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 41 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 +24  
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.37% 3.76% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 12.62% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 1
Median daily rate £408 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +21.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 301 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.37% 29.77% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 158 81
Median daily rate £435 £395 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +18.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 6 (28.57%) LAN
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) MPLS
6 5 (23.81%) CCNP
6 5 (23.81%) CCNA
6 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
7 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
7 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (19.05%) Network Management
7 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
7 4 (19.05%) Huawei
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) Citrix
7 4 (19.05%) Juniper
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel

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Co-occurring 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 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
3 6 (28.57%) Wireless
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) OSPF
5 4 (19.05%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (9.52%) DSLAM
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) Network Security
7 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (14.29%) CMDB
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.76%) CCTV
5 1 (4.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Android
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
2 4 (19.05%) Network Management
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CCDA
3 2 (9.52%) CCIE
3 2 (9.52%) CCVP
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Sun Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCDP
4 1 (4.76%) CCIP
4 1 (4.76%) CISA
4 1 (4.76%) CISM
4 1 (4.76%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) OPNET
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.76%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (4.76%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Huawei
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
3 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
4 3 (14.29%) Arista
4 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Apple
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Samsung
5 2 (9.52%) Sourcefire
5 2 (9.52%) Sun
5 2 (9.52%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Lancope