The table below looks at the statistics for VPN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
Rank 84 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 0.56% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 4.59% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £125 £114 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -63.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £110 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £244 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £22.50
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 East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
192 196 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.14% 12.29% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 114 83
Median daily rate £300 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
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 the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing VPN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region.

VPN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

VPN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region.

VPN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

VPN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +7 4 £198 +73.24% 2
Derbyshire -11 3 £125 +9.64% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 - - 1
VPN
England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (20.00%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) VBScript
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Junos
4 2 (13.33%) Telepresence
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) IT Support
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth2
1 1 (6.67%) OpenID
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) WAP
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) API Integration
3 1 (6.67%) BDD
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Chat Support
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) MVVM
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCDP
4 2 (13.33%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Apigee
5 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Radware
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec