The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 43 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing VPN 17 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.37% 0.81% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.88% 6.33% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£301 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-20.37% +30.76%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
132 79 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.38% 12.76% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 34 39
Average daily rate £313 £355 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.97% +102.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £144 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
VPN
West Midlands

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
5 7 (33.33%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (19.05%) CCNP
8 4 (19.05%) Extranet
8 4 (19.05%) Avaya
8 4 (19.05%) Juniper
9 3 (14.29%) Clustering
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) Network Security
9 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) Internet
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) LAN
5 4 (19.05%) Extranet
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (14.29%) Junos
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) WLAN
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) 3G
7 2 (9.52%) OSPF
7 2 (9.52%) BGP
8 1 (4.76%) Intranet
8 1 (4.76%) VoIP
8 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Services Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
1 4 (19.05%) Ultra-Low Latency
1 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (9.52%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
1 2 (9.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCSA
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) SonicWALL
5 4 (19.05%) Avaya
5 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Mitel
6 2 (9.52%) Nortel
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) Sophos
6 2 (9.52%) Radware
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Sun
7 1 (4.76%) F5