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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 66 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing VPN 8 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 1.47% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 12.22% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £306 £323 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £287 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £453 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -12.41%
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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
108 90 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.88% 12.03% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 51 72
Median daily rate £338 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +120.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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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

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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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Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 July 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (33.33%) CCNP
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Sophos
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) DHCP
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) IBM Notes
5 5 (27.78%) IBM Domino
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Lotus
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (16.67%) BGP
7 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 3 (16.67%) CCNA

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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 5 (27.78%) IBM Domino
1 5 (27.78%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) SSL
6 2 (11.11%) Junos
6 2 (11.11%) L2TP
6 2 (11.11%) PPP
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.56%) DMVPN
7 1 (5.56%) HSRP
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) BYOD
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (11.11%) Coaching
2 2 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Budget Control
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.56%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) vCloud
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) DameWare
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Sophos
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Lotus
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Acronis
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.56%) Stonesoft