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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 41 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20  
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.79% 3.58% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.51% 14.83% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 0
Median daily rate £415 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 139 209 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.22% 24.16% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

VPN
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 24 June 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 24 June 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 15 (60.00%) Cisco
1 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 10 (40.00%) CCNP
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (32.00%) MPLS
5 7 (28.00%) OSPF
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (28.00%) Huawei
6 6 (24.00%) Marketing
6 6 (24.00%) Network Design
6 6 (24.00%) Multicast
6 6 (24.00%) WAN
6 6 (24.00%) CCIP
6 6 (24.00%) IPv6
6 6 (24.00%) CCIE
6 6 (24.00%) BGP
6 6 (24.00%) Presales
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (20.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (16.00%) Change Control
8 4 (16.00%) LAN
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) Active Directory

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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 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) HP Helion
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) MPLS
3 7 (28.00%) OSPF
3 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (24.00%) BGP
4 6 (24.00%) IPv6
4 6 (24.00%) Multicast
4 6 (24.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (16.00%) LAN
6 4 (16.00%) SSL
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.00%) Network Security
8 2 (8.00%) Skype
8 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (8.00%) VLAN
9 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (4.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) IP Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Network Support
4 3 (12.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Project Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Support
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.00%) Project Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) CCTV
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Network Design
2 6 (24.00%) Presales
3 4 (16.00%) Change Control
4 3 (12.00%) Adaptive Security
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.00%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CCNP
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCIE
2 6 (24.00%) CCIP
3 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) CISA
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) Huawei
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.00%) F5
4 3 (12.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Apple
5 2 (8.00%) McAfee
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Lumension
6 1 (4.00%) Meridio
6 1 (4.00%) Samsung
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.00%) Varonis
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