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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.60% 4.55% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 18.42% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £550 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.96% -1.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.94% +20.63%  

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 21 38 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 15.11% 24.68% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 49
Median daily rate £550 £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.96% +17.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.43 £11.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% -69.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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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 25 June 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 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Machine to Machine
4 4 (36.36%) F5
4 4 (36.36%) Sensu
4 4 (36.36%) ZABBIX
4 4 (36.36%) Smart Meter
4 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (36.36%) Network Design
4 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
4 4 (36.36%) CentOS
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 4 (36.36%) Nagios
4 4 (36.36%) LAMP
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (27.27%) PKI

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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 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
1 5 (45.45%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DWDM
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) SDH
2 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
General
1 6 (54.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) LAMP
1 4 (36.36%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
1 4 (36.36%) Machine to Machine
1 4 (36.36%) Smart Meter
2 3 (27.27%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) CentOS
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) OCP
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios
1 4 (36.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) F5
2 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Nortel
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Virgin Media