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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 24 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.69% 2.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 10.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £291 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.30% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.42 £17.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -37.27%
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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
70 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 26.92% 20.34% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 14 17
Average daily rate £305 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £162 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £330 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 7 (53.85%) LAN
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) VLAN
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) SNMP
3 5 (38.46%) Lync
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Network Management
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
4 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (30.77%) 4G
4 4 (30.77%) Network Design
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (30.77%) Brocade
4 4 (30.77%) SCCM
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
4 4 (30.77%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (38.46%) Lync
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
1 7 (53.85%) VLAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) SNMP
4 4 (30.77%) 4G
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) 3G
5 3 (23.08%) IPsec
5 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (15.38%) LTE
6 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
3 2 (15.38%) Use Case
3 2 (15.38%) Network Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (30.77%) vSphere
1 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Samba
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
2 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Brocade
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Lotus
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Cramer
5 1 (7.69%) Crossbeam
5 1 (7.69%) ComArch