Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 50 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +20
Contract jobs citing VPN 28 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.95% 2.55% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 12.08% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 16
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -20.45%
10th Percentile £363 £288 £226
90th Percentile £575 £580 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +20.37% -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 278 265 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.37% 21.08% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 134 170
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £190 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 14
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.33 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.47% -1.43% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.80 £14.61 £12.15
90th Percentile £41.75 £47.50 £44.88
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% -6.90% -39.58%

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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 18 October 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 18 October 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 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (32.14%) SaaS
5 8 (28.57%) Firewall
5 8 (28.57%) Office 365
6 7 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (25.00%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) WAN
6 7 (25.00%) SCCM
7 6 (21.43%) LAN
7 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
8 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 5 (17.86%) Samsung
8 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (17.86%) WLAN
8 5 (17.86%) SSL
8 5 (17.86%) Cisco
8 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.86%) Network Security
8 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (17.86%) Android
8 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.29%) PaaS
9 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.29%) Juniper
9 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint

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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%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (32.14%) SaaS
3 8 (28.57%) Office 365
4 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (14.29%) IaaS
5 4 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 4 (14.29%) PaaS
6 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
6 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (7.14%) HP Helion
6 2 (7.14%) Route 53
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 6 (21.43%) LAN
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
4 5 (17.86%) SSL
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (17.86%) WLAN
5 4 (14.29%) DHCP
5 4 (14.29%) Internet
5 4 (14.29%) Skype
5 4 (14.29%) SNMP
6 3 (10.71%) BGP
6 3 (10.71%) IPsec
6 3 (10.71%) MPLS
6 3 (10.71%) OSPF
6 3 (10.71%) SMTP
7 2 (7.14%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MariaDB
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud 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%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
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%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 5 (17.86%) Android
3 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Mobile
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 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) B2C
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
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
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
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 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) Btrfs
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
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%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Samsung
3 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.29%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) Okta
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Lotus
5 2 (7.14%) Nortel
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.57%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Mirantis
6 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle