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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Rank 100 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing VPN 9 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.55% 1.00% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.07% 9.82% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £325 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.48%
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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
221 163 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.43% 10.18% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 97
Median daily rate £338 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 24
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £5.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 2016.

VPN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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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

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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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Derbyshire -1 4 £124 -73.18%
Nottinghamshire -14 4 £350 +55.55% 4
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VPN.

1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
3 21 (65.63%) WAN
3 21 (65.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (65.63%) Office 365
4 20 (62.50%) LAN
5 19 (59.38%) Cisco
5 19 (59.38%) Mac OS X
6 18 (56.25%) Linux
6 18 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (56.25%) SCCM
7 17 (53.13%) Puppet
7 17 (53.13%) Wireless
7 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (53.13%) Ansible
7 17 (53.13%) DevOps
8 16 (50.00%) Google
9 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
10 14 (43.75%) Mule
10 14 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (43.75%) CISSP
11 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL
13 4 (12.50%) Finance
13 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
13 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
13 4 (12.50%) IaaS
13 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
14 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
14 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance

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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 14 (43.75%) Mule
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 21 (65.63%) Office 365
2 18 (56.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) WAN
2 20 (62.50%) LAN
3 17 (53.13%) Wireless
4 14 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.38%) MPLS
6 2 (6.25%) BGP
6 2 (6.25%) DHCP
6 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (6.25%) SAN
6 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.13%) IPsec
7 1 (3.13%) LTE
7 1 (3.13%) MegaStream
7 1 (3.13%) NAS
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security
7 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Architect
2 14 (43.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) AWS Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SOA Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) JSON
1 3 (9.38%) RESTful
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
1 3 (9.38%) WCF
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.25%) OAuth2
2 2 (6.25%) OpenID
3 1 (3.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) BYOD
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Mac OS X
3 18 (56.25%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) DevOps
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) API Integration
4 3 (9.38%) MVC
4 3 (9.38%) MVVM
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) SOA
4 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 2 (6.25%) BDD
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) People Management
6 1 (3.13%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) XAML
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) CISSP
2 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) CCNP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) SCCM
2 17 (53.13%) Ansible
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (53.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) Google
3 15 (46.88%) Palo Alto
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Apigee
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) BT
6 1 (3.13%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (3.13%) F5
6 1 (3.13%) Huawei
6 1 (3.13%) QNAP
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.13%) Tellabs
6 1 (3.13%) Veeam
6 1 (3.13%) Virgin Media