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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 35 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.06% 1.18% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 5.36% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£285 £344 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.09% +69.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £309 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £379 £221
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £328
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.92 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.48% -3.31%
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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
72 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.74% 21.96% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 17
Average daily rate £300 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.72% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £61.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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

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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 1 October 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) SSL
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) SecurID
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Benchmarking
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCSE
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago