Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 65 84
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 27 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.71% 2.18% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 11.48% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 3
Reading median daily rate £445 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% +25.00% -26.44%
10th Percentile £334 £132 £308
90th Percentile £575 £588 £524
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £413 £374
% change year-on-year +12.05% +10.51% -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +51.85% -75.45% +41.03%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 325 244 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.62% 19.02% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 130 157
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £199 £253 £221
90th Percentile £538 £550 £527
Berkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £18.11 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.55% -50.73% +107.04%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.90 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.40 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £20.81
% change year-on-year +44.44% -35.14% -24.32%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for VPN.

1 12 (44.44%) Internet
2 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
3 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 9 (33.33%) OSPF
5 8 (29.63%) BGP
5 8 (29.63%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 8 (29.63%) WAN
5 8 (29.63%) LAN
6 7 (25.93%) SSL
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Huawei
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) WLAN
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) CCNP
8 5 (18.52%) Juniper
8 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 5 (18.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 5 (18.52%) Replication
8 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (14.81%) IPsec
9 4 (14.81%) Network Security

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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 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon S3
3 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Route 53
3 2 (7.41%) SaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) Internet
2 11 (40.74%) Firewall
3 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 9 (33.33%) OSPF
5 8 (29.63%) BGP
5 8 (29.63%) DNS
5 8 (29.63%) LAN
5 8 (29.63%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) WAN
6 7 (25.93%) SSL
7 6 (22.22%) WLAN
8 5 (18.52%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (14.81%) IPsec
9 4 (14.81%) Network Security
9 4 (14.81%) SMTP
9 4 (14.81%) SNMP
10 3 (11.11%) DECT
10 3 (11.11%) FTP
10 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
10 3 (11.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MariaDB
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Linux Scripter
3 2 (7.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Network Team Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.41%) CentOS
3 2 (7.41%) Fedora
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.11%) Network Design
2 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Software Licensing
2 3 (11.11%) Use Case
3 2 (7.41%) Analytics
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) CCDA
4 3 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) CCVP
4 3 (11.11%) CWNA
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIP
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIS
4 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) CCIE
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CCDP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Btrfs
2 2 (7.41%) Docker
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Consul
1 2 (7.41%) HAProxy
1 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) Huawei
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Juniper
4 3 (11.11%) Avaya
4 3 (11.11%) Nortel
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Lotus
5 2 (7.41%) Mapinfo
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL