Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 74 76
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing VPN 34 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.27% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 8.77% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 10
Reading median daily rate £488 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +18.06% -15.29%
10th Percentile £300 £132 £108
90th Percentile £538 £575 £551
Berkshire median daily rate £460 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +8.24% +21.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year +4.48% -51.09% -12.18%

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 331 228 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.07% 17.73% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 127 159
Reading median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £203 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 13
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £17.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -68.18% +83.33%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.90 £16.11
90th Percentile £48.70 £40.20 £57.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -30.43% +27.78% -54.24%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 2019, 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 20 (58.82%) Internet
2 19 (55.88%) Firewall
3 18 (52.94%) TCP/IP
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 16 (47.06%) DNS
4 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 15 (44.12%) Windows
5 15 (44.12%) Office 365
6 13 (38.24%) Web Services
6 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (38.24%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (38.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (32.35%) Replication
8 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
9 10 (29.41%) SaaS
9 10 (29.41%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (23.53%) Software Licensing
10 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Licensing
10 8 (23.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (20.59%) SAN
11 7 (20.59%) OSPF
11 7 (20.59%) BGP
11 7 (20.59%) QA
11 7 (20.59%) NAS

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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 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (29.41%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (29.41%) SaaS
4 8 (23.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (8.82%) IaaS
5 3 (8.82%) PaaS
6 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) Internet
2 19 (55.88%) Firewall
3 18 (52.94%) TCP/IP
4 16 (47.06%) DNS
5 13 (38.24%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (20.59%) BGP
6 7 (20.59%) NAS
6 7 (20.59%) OSPF
6 7 (20.59%) SAN
7 6 (17.65%) LAN
8 5 (14.71%) MPLS
8 5 (14.71%) WAN
9 3 (8.82%) Network Security
10 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
10 2 (5.88%) SSL
11 1 (2.94%) 3G
11 1 (2.94%) DSL
11 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
11 1 (2.94%) NetScreen
11 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Replication
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (14.71%) Private Cloud
3 5 (14.71%) Public Cloud
4 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.88%) Cyberattack
5 2 (5.88%) Cybercrime
5 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) SCADA
6 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.82%) Android
4 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Software Licensing
3 5 (14.71%) Information Security
3 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) SOA
4 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile First
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Records Management
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (23.53%) DV Cleared
4 6 (17.65%) CCNP
4 6 (17.65%) Degree
5 4 (11.76%) CCNA
6 3 (8.82%) CWNA
6 3 (8.82%) JNCIA
6 3 (8.82%) JNCIP
6 3 (8.82%) JNCIS
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.88%) CEH
7 2 (5.88%) CISA
7 2 (5.88%) CISM
7 2 (5.88%) CISSP
7 2 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.94%) CCDA
8 1 (2.94%) CCIE
8 1 (2.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.94%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Huawei
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Juniper
4 2 (5.88%) Nortel
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) Brocade
5 1 (2.94%) BT
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (2.94%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.94%) Splunk
5 1 (2.94%) VMware