Period
to 21 April 2019

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 6 months to 21 April 2019 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -21
Contract jobs citing VPN 25 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.47% 1.70% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.45% 13.51% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 6
Swindon median daily rate £425 £450 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +82.74% -32.07%
10th Percentile £354 £383 £231
90th Percentile £713 £505 £278
Wiltshire median daily rate £405 £475 £269
% change year-on-year -14.74% +76.74% -25.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Swindon with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 152 74 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 15.02% 12.56% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 47 65
Swindon median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £108 £313 £203
90th Percentile £590 £550 £500
Wiltshire median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Swindon median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% +29.63% -64.00%
10th Percentile £17.75 £17.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £17.50 £13.75
Wiltshire median hourly rate £46.50 £22.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +108.99% -42.21% -1.28%

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing VPN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPN in Swindon over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 April 2019, 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 Swindon region with a requirement for VPN.

1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 14 (56.00%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (40.00%) Google
5 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (40.00%) Kubernetes
5 10 (40.00%) OpenShift
5 10 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (40.00%) Terraform
5 10 (40.00%) DNS
6 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (32.00%) Cisco
6 8 (32.00%) Finance
6 8 (32.00%) iPad
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
8 6 (24.00%) LAN
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (20.00%) SSL
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 5 (20.00%) CCNP
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) OSPF
9 5 (20.00%) BGP

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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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) HipChat
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (40.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (40.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) BGP
4 5 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 5 (20.00%) MPLS
4 5 (20.00%) OSPF
4 5 (20.00%) SSL
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.00%) Wireless
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (16.00%) FCoE
5 4 (16.00%) IPsec
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 4 (16.00%) VoIP
5 4 (16.00%) VPLS
6 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Operational Security Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Operations Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Security Operations Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Expert
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Site Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 8 (32.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (12.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (8.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.00%) Decision-Making
7 1 (4.00%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (4.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (4.00%) Presales
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum
7 1 (4.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) CISSP
4 3 (12.00%) GIAC
4 3 (12.00%) ISACA
5 2 (8.00%) CCSP
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 10 (40.00%) Terraform
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
3 3 (12.00%) OSSEC
4 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Google
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.00%) HP
6 3 (12.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (8.00%) F5
8 1 (4.00%) Apple
8 1 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (4.00%) Juniper
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) QNAP