The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 24 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.41% 2.29% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 6.42% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate £400 £350 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £318 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +1.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 109 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.27% 35.62% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 25
Average daily rate £365 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Slough region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Slough

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Slough region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (83.33%) SDH
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
3 3 (50.00%) ICMP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) HIPAA
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) VMware

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) DHCP
1 6 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) 2G
2 5 (83.33%) 3G
2 5 (83.33%) 4G
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (83.33%) HSRP
2 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 5 (83.33%) OSPF
2 5 (83.33%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (83.33%) RTCP
2 5 (83.33%) RTP
2 5 (83.33%) SCTP
2 5 (83.33%) SDH
2 5 (83.33%) VLAN
2 5 (83.33%) VRRP
2 5 (83.33%) xDSL
3 3 (50.00%) ICMP
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IP Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Design Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Transmission Planning Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCDA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HIPAA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
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