The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 21 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.43% 1.76% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 7.14% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £225 £465 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+103.44% -23.68%
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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
51 70 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 32.28% 24.65% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 22
Median daily rate £350 £225 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (60.00%) Network Security
2 7 (46.67%) F5
2 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) PMP
5 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (20.00%) HIPAA
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Network Security
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
4 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
4 4 (26.67%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) SNMP
5 3 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (13.33%) HSRP
6 2 (13.33%) TACACS
7 1 (6.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Security Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Implementation Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Voice Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) WAN Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Support
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (26.67%) PMP
3 3 (20.00%) CCDA
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky