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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 47 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.66% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 5.06% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£205 £135 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.85% -64.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -13.15%
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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
102 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 12.99% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 22
Average daily rate £319 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £124 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (38.10%) Juniper
4 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (33.33%) Extranet
5 7 (33.33%) BGP
6 6 (28.57%) MPLS
6 6 (28.57%) OSPF
6 6 (28.57%) Internet
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
7 5 (23.81%) DSL
7 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
7 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (19.05%) ATM
8 4 (19.05%) UNIX
8 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) Avaya
8 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
9 3 (14.29%) CCSA

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 7 (33.33%) Extranet
3 7 (33.33%) BGP
4 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 6 (28.57%) OSPF
4 6 (28.57%) Internet
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
5 5 (23.81%) DSL
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) ATM
7 3 (14.29%) ADSL
7 3 (14.29%) ISDN
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (14.29%) xDSL
7 3 (14.29%) Junos
8 2 (9.52%) Network Security
8 2 (9.52%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) DTS
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Fedora
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
2 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
2 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) People Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) Tcl
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCNP
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) CCSA
3 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) CCSP
4 2 (9.52%) CCIP
4 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) PMP
5 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Postfix
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Control-M
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 6 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Avaya
5 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Nortel
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) CommVault
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Radware
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) Cramer
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel