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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 30 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.01% 3.20% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 12.90% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £193 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -11.67%
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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
95 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.88% 24.80% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 39
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -55.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.79 £18.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 January 2015, 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 (50.00%) SSL
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) IPsec
1 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (50.00%) VLAN
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (25.00%) Network Management
4 3 (25.00%) 4G
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (25.00%) L2TP
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SSL
1 6 (50.00%) IPsec
1 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) 4G
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (25.00%) L2TP
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (25.00%) SNMP
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
3 3 (25.00%) ADSL
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSE
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
5 1 (8.33%) Crossbeam
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus
5 1 (8.33%) IBM