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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 28 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.70% 2.42% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.96% 12.24% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£405 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
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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
73 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.66% 19.76% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 22
Average daily rate £425 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £437 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) SNMP
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) VLAN
4 5 (41.67%) Lync
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) SLA
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) ProCurve
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Brocade

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (41.67%) Lync
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) LAN
1 8 (66.67%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) SNMP
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) VLAN
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) IPsec
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (25.00%) 4G
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) 3G
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) MCSA
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
1 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) Samba
3 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) ProCurve
2 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 4 (33.33%) Brocade
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Crossbeam
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) IBM