The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 59 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 1.23% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 9.52% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £308 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.23 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.19%
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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
105 84 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.08% 12.88% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 55 36
Average daily rate £338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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

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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 22 October 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 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (36.36%) Blue Coat
5 7 (31.82%) CCNP
5 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) Juniper
5 7 (31.82%) Extranet
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 5 (22.73%) LAN
7 5 (22.73%) Avaya
7 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
7 5 (22.73%) Internet
8 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
8 4 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.64%) Nortel
9 3 (13.64%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 7 (31.82%) Extranet
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) LAN
4 5 (22.73%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) Junos
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) 3G
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) WLAN
7 1 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) FTP
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) CentOS
5 1 (4.55%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
1 4 (18.18%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Tcl
1 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCSA
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) CCSP
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Blue Coat
3 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 5 (22.73%) Avaya
5 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) SonicWALL
7 3 (13.64%) Nortel
8 2 (9.09%) Mitel
8 2 (9.09%) Sophos
8 2 (9.09%) Radware
9 1 (4.55%) HP
9 1 (4.55%) EMC
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) Sun
9 1 (4.55%) McAfee
9 1 (4.55%) CommVault
9 1 (4.55%) F5