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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 45 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% 1.51% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 9.78% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £198 £203 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £358 £144
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.72% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.61 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +0.66%
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
97 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.59% 15.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) LAN
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
5 6 (27.27%) Juniper
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) MPLS
6 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 5 (22.73%) BGP
6 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Junos
7 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 4 (18.18%) JNCIA
7 4 (18.18%) JNCIS
7 4 (18.18%) JNCIP
7 4 (18.18%) JNCIE
7 4 (18.18%) SecurID
7 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 4 (18.18%) VPLS

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Domino
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 6 (27.27%) LAN
3 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 5 (22.73%) BGP
4 5 (22.73%) MPLS
4 5 (22.73%) OSPF
5 4 (18.18%) DHCP
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Junos
5 4 (18.18%) L2TP
5 4 (18.18%) VPLS
5 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (13.64%) ADSL
6 3 (13.64%) ATM
6 3 (13.64%) SDH
6 3 (13.64%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (13.64%) VLAN
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 4 (18.18%) SecurID
3 2 (9.09%) iPad
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Android
5 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.09%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 4 (18.18%) Workflow
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Budget Control
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
3 3 (13.64%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Software Licensing
3 3 (13.64%) Strategic Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Ticket Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) CCIE
3 4 (18.18%) JNCIA
3 4 (18.18%) JNCIE
3 4 (18.18%) JNCIP
3 4 (18.18%) JNCIS
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) CCVP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Juniper
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Acronis
3 2 (9.09%) iManage
3 2 (9.09%) Lotus
3 2 (9.09%) Mitel
3 2 (9.09%) MobileIron
3 2 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) Altiris
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) VMware