The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.42% 1.67% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 9.82% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +72.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 112 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.37% 16.97% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 63
Median daily rate £400 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £189 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -54.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the Birmingham region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) Juniper
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) Network Design
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) CCNA
5 5 (41.67%) CCDA
5 5 (41.67%) CCDP
5 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
5 5 (41.67%) F5
5 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) Junos
6 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (33.33%) CCVP
6 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Nokia
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 3 (25.00%) BGP
7 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (8.33%) IBM Domino
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (58.33%) LAN
3 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
4 5 (41.67%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (33.33%) Junos
5 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) DNS
8 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (8.33%) HTTP
8 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CCNA
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCDA
2 5 (41.67%) CCDP
3 4 (33.33%) CCVP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
1 10 (83.33%) Juniper
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) VMware