The first table below looks at the demand for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 54 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.59% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 4.76% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £240 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £277 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £26.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-34.90% +36.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.23% 12.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
VPN
West Midlands

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

VPN
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

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) 4G
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) ADSL
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) 3G
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) AS400
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Legal
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) 4G
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) ADSL
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) 3G
3 2 (28.57%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk