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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 56 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing VPN 12 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.56% 2.77% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 14.20% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 1
Median daily rate £338 £320 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.94%
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
139 162 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.12% 19.49% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 100 42
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 8 (33.33%) DNS
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) IBM Notes
7 6 (25.00%) IBM Domino
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (25.00%) Sophos
8 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
8 5 (20.83%) Lotus
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) WAN
8 5 (20.83%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) SSL
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 4 (16.67%) Coaching
9 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 4 (16.67%) Junos
9 4 (16.67%) Workflow
9 4 (16.67%) Finance

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 6 (25.00%) IBM Domino
1 6 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (37.50%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) SSL
4 5 (20.83%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) Junos
5 4 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (12.50%) ADSL
6 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.33%) BGP
7 2 (8.33%) L2TP
7 2 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (8.33%) PPP
8 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
8 1 (4.17%) ICMP
8 1 (4.17%) Internet
8 1 (4.17%) IPv4
8 1 (4.17%) SAN
8 1 (4.17%) Telnet
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Law
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (8.33%) iPhone
4 1 (4.17%) BYOD
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.33%) Android
7 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.33%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) CentOS
8 1 (4.17%) Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Ticket Management
6 1 (4.17%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Fault Management
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) vCloud
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) DameWare
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Citrix
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) Sophos
4 5 (20.83%) Lotus
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) Acronis
6 3 (12.50%) Juniper
7 2 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (8.33%) iManage
7 2 (8.33%) Mitel
7 2 (8.33%) MobileIron
7 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.17%) IBM