The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VSAT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VSAT over the 3 months to 29 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.

Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 645 -
Contract jobs citing VSAT 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.038% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £238 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £238 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VSAT 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

VSAT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VSAT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VSAT in the UK

VSAT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VSAT in the UK

VSAT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VSAT in the UK