Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +9
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.50% 3.07% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 14.52% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Slough median daily rate £383 £525 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +55.56% -15.63%
10th Percentile £323 £322 £165
90th Percentile £448 £550 £394
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% -61.97% -8.97%

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 75 62 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 22.52% 21.16% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 51
Slough median daily rate £363 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £533 £550 £438
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 £13.43 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.31% +22.09% -48.84%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.81 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.75 £14.74 £11.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%

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

VPN
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 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for VPN.

1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VPLS
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) GPG13
4 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows

VPN
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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) VPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Real Time Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Service Design
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GPG13
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia