Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 60 51
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +30
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 30 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.89% 2.38% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.72% 10.79% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 41
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -28.74%
10th Percentile £400 £193 £228
90th Percentile £575 £558 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +11.68% +12.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% -61.97% -8.97%

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 288 278 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.49% 22.08% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 135 227
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £166 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £560 £524
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 12
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £19.66 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +0.25% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.65 £13.01 £10.65
90th Percentile £53.50 £56.21 £37.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +53.85% -10.34% -51.67%

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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 17 August 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 17 August 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 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (39.29%) SaaS
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
4 9 (32.14%) WAN
4 9 (32.14%) Office 365
5 7 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (25.00%) DNS
6 6 (21.43%) LAN
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (21.43%) SCCM
7 5 (17.86%) Network Security
7 5 (17.86%) Android
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) WLAN
7 5 (17.86%) SSL
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (17.86%) Samsung
7 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
7 5 (17.86%) IaaS
8 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
8 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (14.29%) OpenStack
8 4 (14.29%) SIEM

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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
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (39.29%) SaaS
2 9 (32.14%) Office 365
3 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (17.86%) IaaS
5 4 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 4 (14.29%) PaaS
6 3 (10.71%) HP Helion
7 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (7.14%) Route 53
7 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) WAN
3 7 (25.00%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) LAN
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 5 (17.86%) SSL
5 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (17.86%) WLAN
6 4 (14.29%) DHCP
6 4 (14.29%) Internet
6 4 (14.29%) Skype
6 4 (14.29%) SNMP
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) BGP
7 3 (10.71%) IPsec
7 3 (10.71%) MPLS
7 3 (10.71%) OSPF
7 3 (10.71%) SMTP
7 3 (10.71%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (10.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MariaDB
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Scripter
4 2 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) Social Media
3 2 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Android
2 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Fedora
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) B2C
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCDA
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) CCVP
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) CCIE
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Btrfs
4 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.71%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (7.14%) Consul
3 2 (7.14%) HAProxy
3 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Samsung
4 4 (14.29%) Juniper
4 4 (14.29%) Okta
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) Capita
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Mirantis
6 2 (7.14%) Nortel
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) CA
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard