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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 18 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.29% 4.15% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 17.31% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £435 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +15.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -2.89% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 52 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 23.96% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 38
Median daily rate £413 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.40% -30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 28 March 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 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) SLA
4 3 (42.86%) PKI
4 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 3 (42.86%) Smart Meter
4 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
4 3 (42.86%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) OCP
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Avaya
6 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) Nagios
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware

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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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DWDM
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) ICMP
4 1 (14.29%) IGMP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) SDH
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Optical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Transmission Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Machine to Machine
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
1 3 (42.86%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) IPTV
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (14.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) OCP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) Fortinet
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media
4 1 (14.29%) VMware