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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 48 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 19 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.35% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.38% 5.41% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£319 £240 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -48.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £240 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £240 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -31.50%
VPN
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
142 74 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.57% 12.31% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 44 32
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 16 (57.14%) Cisco
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) MPLS
4 10 (35.71%) BGP
5 9 (32.14%) OSPF
5 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
6 8 (28.57%) Juniper
6 8 (28.57%) CCNA
7 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) Network Security
8 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) Internet
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) IPsec
9 5 (17.86%) DSL
9 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) UNIX
10 4 (14.29%) ATM
10 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Firewall
2 11 (39.29%) LAN
3 10 (35.71%) WAN
3 10 (35.71%) MPLS
3 10 (35.71%) BGP
4 9 (32.14%) OSPF
5 6 (21.43%) Network Security
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 5 (17.86%) DSL
6 5 (17.86%) IPsec
7 4 (14.29%) ATM
7 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.29%) Junos
8 3 (10.71%) xDSL
8 3 (10.71%) ADSL
8 3 (10.71%) ISDN
8 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.71%) Wireless
8 3 (10.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) DTS
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) DTV
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 4 (14.29%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Low Latency
3 3 (10.71%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) Tcl
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (39.29%) CCNP
3 8 (28.57%) CCNA
4 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CCSA
5 3 (10.71%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (7.14%) CCIE
6 2 (7.14%) CCIP
6 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.57%) PMP
7 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) MetaFrame
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Control-M
1 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.14%) AppSense
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) BMC
7 1 (3.57%) Nokia
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (3.57%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) Cramer
7 1 (3.57%) VMware
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