The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 34 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.73% 0.23% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 1.15% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£450 - £205
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.92 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -20.37%
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 87 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.00% 20.23% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 36
Average daily rate £425 £450 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £311 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Swindon region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) Juniper
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (76.92%) Network Security
5 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
5 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
5 9 (69.23%) CCNP
5 9 (69.23%) OSPF
5 9 (69.23%) BGP
6 8 (61.54%) IPsec
7 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
8 6 (46.15%) IPv4
8 6 (46.15%) IPv6
8 6 (46.15%) H.323
8 6 (46.15%) Tandberg
8 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
8 6 (46.15%) JNCIS
9 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
9 5 (38.46%) Firewall
10 4 (30.77%) Wireless
10 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
10 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
10 4 (30.77%) Billing
10 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (30.77%) Finance

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 11 (84.62%) MPLS
3 10 (76.92%) Network Security
4 9 (69.23%) OSPF
4 9 (69.23%) BGP
5 8 (61.54%) IPsec
6 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
7 6 (46.15%) IPv4
7 6 (46.15%) IPv6
7 6 (46.15%) H.323
8 5 (38.46%) Firewall
9 4 (30.77%) Wireless
10 3 (23.08%) SSL
10 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 2 (15.38%) RIP
11 2 (15.38%) SNMP
11 2 (15.38%) DHCP
11 2 (15.38%) VoIP
11 2 (15.38%) ATM
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Lead Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
1 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
1 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) JNCIS
4 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) Tandberg
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) NetQoS
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) McAfee
4 2 (15.38%) Websense
5 1 (7.69%) Radware
5 1 (7.69%) Toshiba
5 1 (7.69%) OpenText
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.69%) IronPort
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Intel