Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 65 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +32
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 26 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.10% 1.96% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 8.36% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 66
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.54% +63.15%
10th Percentile £276 £119 £322
90th Percentile £575 £528 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -70.00% +15.38%

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 245 311 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.34% 23.45% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 156 279
Reading median daily rate £425 £418 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +9.87% +1.33%
10th Percentile £205 £231 £250
90th Percentile £575 £561 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Reading median hourly rate £17.80 £52.50 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.09% +87.92% +29.94%
10th Percentile £15.73 £15.50 £12.05
90th Percentile £52.13 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +58.33% -56.36% -23.61%

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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 25 May 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 25 May 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 (42.86%) Windows
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco
4 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
4 9 (32.14%) SaaS
5 8 (28.57%) Office 365
6 7 (25.00%) IaaS
6 7 (25.00%) WAN
7 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 6 (21.43%) PaaS
8 5 (17.86%) SIEM
8 5 (17.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (17.86%) Samsung
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 5 (17.86%) Android
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (14.29%) SonicWALL
9 4 (14.29%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
9 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) OpenStack

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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 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (32.14%) SaaS
3 8 (28.57%) Office 365
4 7 (25.00%) IaaS
5 6 (21.43%) PaaS
6 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (10.71%) HP Helion
8 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (10.71%) DHCP
6 3 (10.71%) Skype
6 3 (10.71%) SNMP
6 3 (10.71%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (7.14%) BGP
7 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.14%) IPsec
7 2 (7.14%) LAN
7 2 (7.14%) MPLS
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) WLAN
8 1 (3.57%) 3G
8 1 (3.57%) ICMP
8 1 (3.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Redis
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Security Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Social Media
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Android
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) VMS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 5 (17.86%) SIEM
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) B2C
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Security
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCDP
1 1 (3.57%) CCIE
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.71%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Samsung
4 4 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) Mirantis
6 2 (7.14%) Okta
6 2 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (3.57%) CA
7 1 (3.57%) Capita
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard