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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing VPN 13 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.15% 2.07% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.93% 12.87% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £198 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.53% -2.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
- +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%

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
109 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.02% 16.08% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 10 (71.43%) Juniper
4 9 (64.29%) WAN
5 8 (57.14%) LAN
5 8 (57.14%) Network Design
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (50.00%) CCNA
7 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
8 5 (35.71%) F5
8 5 (35.71%) CCDA
8 5 (35.71%) CCDP
8 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 5 (35.71%) VoIP
8 5 (35.71%) IP Telephony
9 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
9 4 (28.57%) OSPF
9 4 (28.57%) BGP
9 4 (28.57%) CSS
9 4 (28.57%) Windows
9 4 (28.57%) Nokia
9 4 (28.57%) Junos
9 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 4 (28.57%) CCVP
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop

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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (57.14%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) IP Telephony
4 5 (35.71%) VoIP
5 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (28.57%) Junos
5 4 (28.57%) OSPF
5 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) VLAN
6 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Network Design
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
4 1 (7.14%) Server Hardening
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CCNA
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) CCDA
2 5 (35.71%) CCDP
3 4 (28.57%) CCVP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
5 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 10 (71.43%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) F5
4 4 (28.57%) Nokia
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Aruba
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) BT
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) VMware