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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.39% 1.39% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.04% 10.47% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Median daily rate £363 £275 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £150 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £18.42 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-28.06% +7.65%

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
112 86 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.26% 13.25% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 41
Median daily rate £313 £359 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +30.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £159 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.73 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.35 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
4 10 (55.56%) Juniper
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (50.00%) Network Design
5 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (44.44%) LAN
7 7 (38.89%) Windows
7 7 (38.89%) CCNA
8 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 6 (33.33%) OSPF
8 6 (33.33%) BGP
8 6 (33.33%) F5
8 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
9 5 (27.78%) CCDA
9 5 (27.78%) CCDP
9 5 (27.78%) VoIP
10 4 (22.22%) CSS
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 4 (22.22%) CCNP
10 4 (22.22%) Nokia
10 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 4 (22.22%) CCVP
10 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (22.22%) Junos
10 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications

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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
6 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (22.22%) Junos
7 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 3 (16.67%) DHCP
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
9 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (11.11%) FTP
9 2 (11.11%) VLAN
9 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) Server Building
5 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) CCDA
3 5 (27.78%) CCDP
4 4 (22.22%) CCNP
4 4 (22.22%) CCVP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Juniper
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Nokia
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Avaya
6 1 (5.56%) BT
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago