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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 87 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing VPN 16 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.96% 0.87% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 8.23% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £135 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £503 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -37.72%
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England

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
209 158 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.48% 10.60% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 59 65
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 22
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

VPN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPN across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +4 4 £400 +150.00%
Northamptonshire -2 4 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 4 £256 +132.95% 2
Derbyshire -8 2 £375 -25.37% 1
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England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 24 (77.42%) Cisco
3 18 (58.06%) LAN
4 16 (51.61%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (48.39%) CCNA
5 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (41.94%) WAN
7 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
8 11 (35.48%) CCNP
9 9 (29.03%) Juniper
9 9 (29.03%) Windows
10 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
10 8 (25.81%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
11 7 (22.58%) DNS
12 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
12 6 (19.35%) Network Design
12 6 (19.35%) VLAN
13 5 (16.13%) IPsec
13 5 (16.13%) Wireless
13 5 (16.13%) SSL
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
13 5 (16.13%) SAN
13 5 (16.13%) MPLS
13 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
13 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
14 4 (12.90%) HSRP
14 4 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
14 4 (12.90%) Network Security

VPN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (3.23%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 18 (58.06%) LAN
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (41.94%) WAN
5 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (25.81%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (22.58%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) VLAN
8 5 (16.13%) IPsec
8 5 (16.13%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) MPLS
8 5 (16.13%) SSL
8 5 (16.13%) SAN
8 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
9 4 (12.90%) HSRP
9 4 (12.90%) FCoE
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) OSPF
9 4 (12.90%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) DTS
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Support
3 4 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Voice Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) WAP
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) ISPF
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (48.39%) CCNA
2 11 (35.48%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) CCDP
4 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) CCIP
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) CCSA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
3 9 (29.03%) Juniper
4 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 2 (6.45%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) Compaq
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Avaya
8 1 (3.23%) Nokia
8 1 (3.23%) McAfee
8 1 (3.23%) VMware
8 1 (3.23%) Brocade
8 1 (3.23%) Aastra
8 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds