Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 76 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22 +34
Contract jobs citing VPN 21 19 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.74% 1.34% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.91% 5.21% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 48
Reading median daily rate £425 £253 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.32% -42.61% +29.79%
10th Percentile £132 £164 £329
90th Percentile £595 £376 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.56% +141.43%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £55.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -75.45% +41.03% -8.24%

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 212 365 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.54% 25.76% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 158 272
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £251 £213 £251
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £416 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 29
Reading median hourly rate £19.83 £53.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.11% +19.44% +157.14%
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.13 £14.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £78.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% -53.85% +20.00%

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 25 February 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 February 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 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) DNS
4 6 (28.57%) Office 365
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (19.05%) MPLS
6 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (19.05%) SaaS
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) IaaS
6 4 (19.05%) Skype
7 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 3 (14.29%) PaaS
7 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (14.29%) SIEM
7 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
7 3 (14.29%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) HP

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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 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) Office 365
3 4 (19.05%) IaaS
3 4 (19.05%) SaaS
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (14.29%) PaaS
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 4 (19.05%) Skype
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (9.52%) BGP
5 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
5 2 (9.52%) IPsec
5 2 (9.52%) NAS
5 2 (9.52%) Network Security
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
5 2 (9.52%) SMS
5 2 (9.52%) SNMP
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Strategy Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) VMS
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Project Management
1 3 (14.29%) SIEM
2 2 (9.52%) Coaching
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Data Security
3 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Load Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.76%) Release Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) CCNP
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CCDP
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 2 (9.52%) AirWatch
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) Samsung
5 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy