The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 65 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing VPN 1 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 1.12% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.84% 9.30% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £263 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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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
119 86 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.54% 12.08% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 74
Median daily rate £400 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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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 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for VPN.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
5 3 (21.43%) IBM Domino
5 3 (21.43%) Sophos
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
6 2 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) L2TP
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Lotus
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) IBM Domino
1 3 (21.43%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) Junos
5 2 (14.29%) L2TP
5 2 (14.29%) PPP
5 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.14%) HSRP
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) BYOD
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
2 2 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Budget Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
3 1 (7.14%) Strategic Management
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNP
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) vCloud
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) DameWare
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Sophos
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Acronis
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.14%) Stonesoft