Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 29 43
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.73% 2.84% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.59% 10.34% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Slough median daily rate £525 £213 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +147.06% -54.30% +63.16%
10th Percentile £322 £139 £332
90th Percentile £550 £312 £473
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Slough median hourly rate - - £50.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -70.00% +15.38% +1.30%

VPN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 69 87 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 23.55% 27.44% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 96
Slough median daily rate £325 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +2.27% +1.54%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £213
90th Percentile £545 £444 £523
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Slough median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Slough

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Slough

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Slough over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPN in Slough

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 4 (50.00%) Nagios
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAMP
2 4 (50.00%) CentOS
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) ZABBIX
2 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (50.00%) Sensu
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) MCSA
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server

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Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) SMTP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) LAMP
1 4 (50.00%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) CentOS
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) CCDA
3 2 (25.00%) CCENT
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Nagios
1 4 (50.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Veeam