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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 57 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 2.83% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.66% 15.22% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
Median daily rate £306 £320 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.29% +27.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £295 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.63% +1.61%
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
122 138 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.25% 18.60% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 84 57
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

VPN
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

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) CCNP
5 6 (31.58%) WAN
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) IBM Notes
6 5 (26.32%) IBM Domino
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
6 5 (26.32%) Sophos
7 4 (21.05%) Lotus
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) MS Office
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (21.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) CCNA
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) OSPF

VPN
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 5 (26.32%) IBM Domino
1 5 (26.32%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) Junos
6 2 (10.53%) L2TP
6 2 (10.53%) PPP
6 2 (10.53%) Wireless
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.26%) DMVPN
7 1 (5.26%) HSRP
7 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (5.26%) IPv4
7 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.26%) SNMP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) BYOD
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Coaching
2 2 (10.53%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) vCloud
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) DameWare
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Sophos
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Lotus
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Acronis
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.26%) Stonesoft