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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 35 16 38
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22  
Contract jobs citing VPN 7 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.03% 8.56% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% 33.73% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 4
Median daily rate £246 £363 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.06% +90.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £363 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £363 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 34 83 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 9.88% 25.38% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 26
Median daily rate £253 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.34% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £350 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 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 Swindon region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
2 7 (63.64%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) Nagios
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) CentOS
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3

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Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
1 4 (36.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 4 (36.36%) AWS Lambda
1 4 (36.36%) Route 53
1 4 (36.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) HTTP
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (36.36%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
1 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Artifactory
1 4 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
1 4 (36.36%) SonarQube
1 4 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (36.36%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Lead DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Network Integration Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) CentOS
1 4 (36.36%) CoreOS
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Load Balancing
2 4 (36.36%) Auto-Scaling
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) Open Source
3 3 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
1 4 (36.36%) Python
1 4 (36.36%) Ruby
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
1 4 (36.36%) LXC
1 4 (36.36%) VirtualBox
2 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) Nagios
1 4 (36.36%) OSSEC
1 4 (36.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) New Relic
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) F5