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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 53 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing VPN 11 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.41% 1.22% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.32% 9.64% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.77%
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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
118 83 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.11% 12.69% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 45
Average daily rate £300 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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
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 30 September 2014.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 (71.43%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
5 7 (33.33%) Extranet
5 7 (33.33%) Juniper
5 7 (33.33%) CCNP
5 7 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) Avaya
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
8 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
9 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 3 (14.29%) Nortel
9 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (14.29%) CCSA
9 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
9 3 (14.29%) Junos
9 3 (14.29%) Network Security
9 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) Extranet
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) Internet
5 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (14.29%) Junos
6 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) 3G
6 2 (9.52%) OSPF
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
7 1 (4.76%) FTP
7 1 (4.76%) HTTP
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Services Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
1 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
1 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCSP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
3 7 (33.33%) Juniper
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) Avaya
4 5 (23.81%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
6 3 (14.29%) Nortel
7 2 (9.52%) Sophos
7 2 (9.52%) Radware
7 2 (9.52%) Mitel
8 1 (4.76%) F5
8 1 (4.76%) McAfee
8 1 (4.76%) Sun