Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 74 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.04% 1.62% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 6.52% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 27
Reading median daily rate £400 £350 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -20.45% +40.80%
10th Percentile £209 £228 £361
90th Percentile £588 £505 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +17.86% -15.15% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.18% +8.08%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -70.00% +15.38% +1.30%

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 245 368 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.23% 24.81% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 161 199
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £212
90th Percentile £558 £525 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £368
% change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -45.45% +57.14%

VPN
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 17 November 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 17 November 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (50.00%) Office 365
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (34.62%) Samsung
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
5 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
5 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco
5 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (34.62%) Android
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (26.92%) SaaS
6 7 (26.92%) Firewall
6 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
6 7 (26.92%) Coaching
6 7 (26.92%) Remediation Plan
7 6 (23.08%) MPLS
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 5 (19.23%) SSL
8 5 (19.23%) Juniper
8 5 (19.23%) IPsec
9 4 (15.38%) BGP
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
9 4 (15.38%) Ethernet

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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 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (50.00%) Office 365
2 10 (38.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (26.92%) SaaS
4 3 (11.54%) IaaS
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
1 9 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (26.92%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) MPLS
3 6 (23.08%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) IPsec
4 5 (19.23%) SSL
5 4 (15.38%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) Skype
6 3 (11.54%) Wireless
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (7.69%) HTTP
7 2 (7.69%) NAS
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (15.38%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) Social Media
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) FMCG
4 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Android
2 9 (34.62%) Apple iOS
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Coaching
1 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
1 7 (26.92%) Remediation Plan
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security
2 4 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Physics
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
1 3 (11.54%) C-shell
1 3 (11.54%) Korn
1 3 (11.54%) Perl
1 3 (11.54%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CCNP
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCDA
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCIP
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) NFS
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Samsung
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
4 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) McAfee
5 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.85%) Lumension
6 1 (3.85%) Meridio
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.85%) Varonis
6 1 (3.85%) Vyatta