The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 24 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 19 39
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20  
Contract jobs citing VPN 2 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.60% 6.98% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 27.59% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 3
Median daily rate £325 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -21.05%  
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 Swindon with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 87 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 13.86% 25.29% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 64 30
Median daily rate £325 £361 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -23.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £432 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 £27.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.60% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Swindon

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Swindon region with a requirement for VPN.

1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
2 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
4 3 (33.33%) SIEM
4 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Skype
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) LAN
1 7 (77.78%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (22.22%) Skype
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Network Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Migration Specialist
3 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5