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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 49 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 0.49% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 4.00% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.99% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -22.37%
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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
94 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.09% 12.32% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 27
Average daily rate £350 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 7 (38.89%) Extranet
4 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
5 6 (33.33%) CCNP
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Internet
7 4 (22.22%) Low Latency
7 4 (22.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 4 (22.22%) Avaya
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 3 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Nortel
8 3 (16.67%) Clustering
8 3 (16.67%) CCSA
8 3 (16.67%) Junos
8 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Extranet
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) Junos
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
7 1 (5.56%) WLAN
7 1 (5.56%) FTP
7 1 (5.56%) HTTP
7 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Security Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Fedora
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) CentOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Low Latency
1 4 (22.22%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Tcl
1 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCSA
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCSP
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) ProxySG
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
2 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
3 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Avaya
5 3 (16.67%) Nortel
5 3 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Sun
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Radware
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel