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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 42 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing VPN 26 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.30% 0.78% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.46% 5.56% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -44.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £178 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £298 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -48.33%
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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
158 90 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.03% 13.98% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 45 21
Average daily rate £325 £323 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £168 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 20 (60.61%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco
3 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (39.39%) MPLS
4 13 (39.39%) OSPF
4 13 (39.39%) BGP
4 13 (39.39%) LAN
5 12 (36.36%) WAN
5 12 (36.36%) Windows
5 12 (36.36%) CheckPoint
5 12 (36.36%) CCNP
6 10 (30.30%) Network Security
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (24.24%) CCNA
8 8 (24.24%) Juniper
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.18%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) F5
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) CCIE
10 5 (15.15%) IPsec
10 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) EIGRP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) MPLS
2 13 (39.39%) OSPF
2 13 (39.39%) BGP
2 13 (39.39%) LAN
3 12 (36.36%) WAN
4 10 (30.30%) Network Security
5 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (15.15%) IPsec
7 4 (12.12%) EIGRP
7 4 (12.12%) VLAN
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (12.12%) Junos
8 3 (9.09%) Wireless
8 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 3 (9.09%) Extranet
8 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.06%) SSL
9 2 (6.06%) ATM
9 2 (6.06%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics
4 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Designer
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Voice Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) DTV
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Handset
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.15%) Programme Management
3 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Network Management
4 3 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Perl
1 2 (6.06%) Tcl
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (36.36%) CCNP
3 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) CCIE
5 4 (12.12%) CCSA
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (6.06%) CCDP
8 1 (3.03%) HP ASE
8 1 (3.03%) CCSE
8 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.03%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.03%) CCVP
8 1 (3.03%) CCIP
8 1 (3.03%) HNC
8 1 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) MetaFrame
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.03%) Control-M
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 12 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 8 (24.24%) Juniper
4 5 (15.15%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) AppSense
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Foundry
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) BMC
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Sun
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